Although it’s only Halloween, the next few months fly by, so my “2011 holiday local food-ish gift list”  begins today. Yahoo!! Why the non-word food–ish in the title?  Well, there is so much negativity – really silly, in my opinion –  in the food world around “foodie” as a word to describe someone uber-interested in edible treats . . .and since this list doesn’t just include food . . . .  and since the word culinary is sounding too snooty to me today, I am using food-ish. Don’t be a hater of words. Just keep reading. And read alllll the way to the end to find out how you can be a winner.

Oh, so nice . . . .with some crackers and Common Folk Organics blue cheese.


My first gift suggestion is a beautiful cutting board by Cutting Board Art, Inc., made in nearby Girard, Ohio.  The boards come in various sizes, are safe for using with food and are made with various woods (maple, cherry and oak.) They are stunning. A Cutting Board Art board works as serving piece for cheese and crackers, sliced bread, charcuterie or dried fruit . . but it’s also great used simply as a cutting board. It can be used every day in the kitchen and also on special occasions. I think it is a perfect gift for everyone .. .whether a new homeowner or someone who has everything. Timeless and beautiful.

See, it even looks good just hanging out on my ottoman!

Owner Ralph Teets, a master woodworker,  makes each and every board himself and he will happily ship to you in time for the winter holidays.  Lucky for my blog readers, Mr. Teets has offered to give a cutting board to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below about your favorite local food gift.   Tell me what it is and where we can buy it.  Then, on November 8, I will randomly choose a winner using an online random number generator. What a way to kick off the 2011 Holiday Local Food Gift List!  Good luck!!