I had a lot of errands to run today for various reasons.
One is for a wedding that we have this Friday.
We (my family) have known the groom's family since we moved to Cicero. We spent many Christmas Eves together and I learned a lot from his parents. They helped shape me.
Ethan, the groom, wanted to be a chef when he was ten. In fact there was a period of time that you asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and his reply was a firm, "I want to go to college for hotel management and then go on to culinary school". He was ten!
He ended up going to Purdue and getting a degree in Engineering. Doesn't that make more sense?
I'm guessing (and hoping) that he still enjoys cooking.
If not, this gift is going to be a huge disappointment.
I went to this great new store called the Old World Olive Press. Bill and I had stopped in there on our anniversary. They have delicious oils and vinegars. I knew this would be a great gift for someone who likes to cook.
I went back today. The young woman working knew her oils and vinegars. She had me try a couple combinations and I was sold.
I bought a bottle of each for us to try too. I'm making caramelized onions tomorrow night so I'll let you know how this balsamic works out.