Thursday Things

Here are this week’s Thursday Things:

1. There’s a Peanut Butter of the Month Club that I just stumbled upon and I think I have to join. Deluxe and exotic peanut butter shipped directly to my house. Yes, I have to sign up.

2. Scott and I used to go to Napa and Sonoma quite frequently and we sampled and drank tons of wine we enjoyed ourselves fully and at each new vineyard, feeling slightly tipsy, we’d get suckered into signing up for (another) Wine of the Month clubs. When the wine started showing up by the caseload on our doorstep in subsequent months, we realized we had to drink it or it was going to accumulate. The horrors.

I bet if peanut butter showed up on my doorstep, I’d just have to eat it. Oh goodie!

3. Fresh Produce Capri Pants. Lightweight and perfect for warmer weather, and the drawstring is nice, in case you ate one too many of these.

I live in capri pants almost year round and these make a nice addition to my favorite capris.

Good thing I’ve got new capri pants.

Just in time for the cool, overcast weather, but I know the San Diego sunshine will be back soon enough.

4. Hibiscus Syrup. Organic hibiscus petals, real sugar, a bit of ginger and orange spice. Use it for soda or to flavor cocktails. I think I need this, now.

5. Diamond Knife Sharpener on a Pedestal. Only $29 bucks. This seems like a deal. There is nothing worse than a dull knife. Other than a crappy knife.

6. A non-crappy knife would be a Shun Fuji Santoku. Win the lottery first.

7. While you’re playing the lottery, you can also save up for a set of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

“In Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet–scientists, inventors, and accomplished cooks in their own right–have created a six-volume, 2,400-page set that reveals science-inspired techniques for preparing food that ranges from the otherworldly to the sublime. The authors and their 20-person team at The Cooking Lab have achieved astounding new flavors and textures by using tools such as water baths, homogenizers, centrifuges, and ingredients such as hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, and enzymes. It is a work destined to reinvent cooking.”

I’d love a set of these books. Alton Brown is my hero and these seem like they’d be like Alton Brown, times ten-fold.

8. Need to shop for anything like nutritional yeast, probiotics, bulk spices such as cinnamon, white stevia powder, liquid vanilla stevia drops, fancy honey, organic bodywash?

Check out iHerb

Everything is at least 30 to 40% below retail. Use code AVE630 to save $10 on your order until March 31 (or always save $5 using that code)

$10.00 off for any order of $40.00 or more

$5.00 off for any order less than $40.00 — no minimum

orders of $60.00 or more a minimum 5% discount will be applied toward the order total

I have saved thousands of dollars over the years using iHerb. Seriously.

9. The winner of the Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook Giveaway is Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

10. It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day. That calls for Triple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies

What are your Thursday Things?

Anything new, noteworthy, or fun you’ve seen, made, done, or just want to share? 

Link it up in the comments.


37 Responses to “Thursday Things”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 15, 2012 at 12:56 am (#

    Those brownies look DANGEROUS! Maybe that’ll be part of my new Thursday things too. I should whip up a batch today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. After all, you can never have enough green food :)

  2. Erica — March 15, 2012 at 2:20 am (#

    Pb of the month club? I want this!!! I really want to take josh to wine country- i know hed really enjoy it. I dont drink wine but would admire the scenery and food :)

  3. Sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 15, 2012 at 3:18 am (#

    peanut butter of the month club sounds like heaven on earth. forget fruit of the month, bring me some pb! something very noteworthy to me today is that my very first photo was accepted on foodgawker. i am in heaven!!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 at 7:46 am (#

      I saw it on their site yesterday when I was checking my own submission. Congrats!

  4. Paula — March 15, 2012 at 4:11 am (#

    I’m sure my chopping skills would instantly improve to Top Chef level if I had that knife (Ha)! The PB of the month club sounds perfect for this household! I usually make PB in my nut butter rotation but could easily be swayed into having it shipped to me!

  5. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — March 15, 2012 at 5:09 am (#

    peanut butter club? Uh yes, I would say JOIN this is practically made for you.

  6. Heather (Where's the Beach) — March 15, 2012 at 5:24 am (#

    Seriously – PB of the month club? Um, sign me up ASAP! Or maybe not. That’s dangerous for me LOL. And I am a firm believer in paying the money for a really good knife (and pans).

  7. Cookin' Cowgirl — March 15, 2012 at 5:54 am (#

    Those brownies look AMAZING!! And peanut butter of the month club? I might have to get that for my “husband’s birthday” {wink, actually for myself!, wink!}

  8. Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free — March 15, 2012 at 6:01 am (#

    I need that hisbiscus syrup! It sounds too delicious. And pb of the month club is a genius idea – they should offer a chocolate of the month club to go along with it.

  9. Katie — March 15, 2012 at 6:18 am (#

    I’ve seen that PB club and thought about joining, but I think coffee clubs are more my speed. I’ve posted about that Modernist Cuisine set too – super expensive but SO interesting!

    Here’s my Thursday thing –

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 at 7:48 am (#

      Ok that spice rack needs to be way bigger. But then, I’d have to have more storage area for the storage unit. I just need more storage space…overall!

  10. katie @ KatieDid — March 15, 2012 at 6:36 am (#

    ohh thanks for the iherb coupon! I’ve been tinkering around on the website picking out things I like, and that’s an awesome coupon to use.

  11. marissa @ the boot — March 15, 2012 at 6:47 am (#

    what could do more damage though – the pb of the month club or the wine? i’ll take both personally!

  12. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — March 15, 2012 at 7:34 am (#

    I would TOTALLY be in for peanut butter club! amazing!! On this Thursday, I’m thinking about all kinds of St. Patty’s Day treats, like Irish soda bread (making tonight!) and my little chocolate stout mini cakes with Irish cream frosting…I can’t get enough!!

  13. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning — March 15, 2012 at 7:36 am (#

    I LOVE those capris!! I want them! It’s been in the 80s in DC this week- and getting to the high 80s today! I’ve worn a knee-length dress every day to work this week. I’m breaking out my summer wardrobe this weekend and will surely be rocking some capris!
    We are building up our knife collection one knife at a time. So far we have ONE out of about 20. And a nice knife block. Those suckers are PRICEY!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 at 7:49 am (#

      LMK if there are any knives you absolutely fall in love with. I love personal recommendations.

  14. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — March 15, 2012 at 7:43 am (#

    great website, thanks for sharing!

  15. Bev Weidner — March 15, 2012 at 8:07 am (#

    All of those Thursday things are excellent things! I want all of the things too.

  16. Jacqueline@digintobooks — March 15, 2012 at 8:10 am (#

    I love all of these Thursday things! It seems like your wardrobe and tastes (with that hibiscus syrup) is becoming more spring-like. I get to see my family this week and I am so excited to make them this: I am addicted to this crust!
    p.s. peanut butter of the month club seems right up my alley-it’s almost too good to be true! Thanks for sharing that!

  17. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 15, 2012 at 8:25 am (#

    What a great bunch of Thursday things! But, seriously, if you ever need help taking all that wine or peanut butter off your hands, I’m your girl.

  18. Joanna — March 15, 2012 at 8:33 am (#

    I’ve been dreaming about reading the Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking! I’m going to have to see if my library has it, since this book seems like a lot of fun!

  19. Deirdre — March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am (#

    So curious about the hibiscus syrup. So glad you reposted a link for the minty bars…can’t wait for Saturday!

  20. Amber K — March 15, 2012 at 10:36 am (#

    Oh my gosh, there’s no way I could ever justify a knife that expensive! Holy cow, why does it cost so much? And now I’m kicking myself, because I just bought something on Amazon that I could have gotten on iHerb! I got free shipping on Amazon so it was cheaper, but using your code iHerb would have won out.

    I don’t go through peanut butter fast enough to receive two jars a month, but ooh the possibilities.

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 at 10:41 am (#

      You could always cancel your order..but I know that’s a pain!

      Between all the baking I do with PB and the family, we go through 2 jars and then some…but I don’t think I’d use the deluxe PB’s IN baking. They would be for just eating as is!

    • Amber K — March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am (#

      I totally would too, except it already shipped. Darn!

  21. Kris — March 15, 2012 at 11:28 am (#

    I just bought that Shun. I love it SO much, because it’s more like a chef knife but still has the rocking motion, it is PERFECT. The grip feels good too. They are part of Kershaw here in the Portland area, and I can take it in free for sharpening!

    You guys would be fun to go through Napa with… J and I are the same way, last time we signed up for THREE wine clubs. They see us coming… ;)

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 at 11:38 am (#

      I know who’s kitchen I’m robbing…you have that Shun?! WOW congrats!! I have debated about it. I do love my Henckles Santoku 7 inch (most other Santoku’s are only 6 or 6.5 inches and I love a long knife!) and wondering if I’d love the Shun *that much more* than the Henckles. hmmm…. You have me so tempted!

      And see us coming? That’s our middle name from car dealerships to wine clubs. We have “easy target” plastered on us I swear, lol.

    • Kris — March 15, 2012 at 11:45 am (#

      if you like a longer knife, you may not like this one? I don’t like them too long, and this one feels … well, just perfect, goldilocks, not too long not too short ;) I spent 90 minutes at Williams Sonoma that day, looking at ALL of the knives, narrowed it down to 5, then they gave me a potato and an onion to chop!

      if you’re looking for a new knife I’d suggest you do that… so you get a real feel for them!

  22. Yellow Haired Girl — March 15, 2012 at 11:42 am (#

    Reading that there is a PB Club might be the most amazing thing I’ve done this afternoon! Hahaha going to visit the site right now!

  23. Amanda — March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm (#

    Oh my goodness, how did I not know about this PB club?

  24. Baking Serendipity — March 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#

    Peanut butter and wine of the month clubs are dangerous…in the absolute best way possible :)

  25. Ellen — March 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm (#

    I’m in live with French toast waffles:
    I want to check out iherb now…

  26. Jolene ( — March 17, 2012 at 9:07 am (#

    I am a little late on the Thursday things … but I have seen some awesome new gadgets and kitcheny things at Chapters/Indigo lately that I think would be fun to have.

Leave a Comment