I have been penny-pinching madly since we bought and moved into our new home this summer. I am taking great pleasure in tiny rewards, so, after paying off a sizeable chunk of my credit card balance last week, I bought myself this. It’s full of things I will rarely/never cook – my husband and I are both vegetarians, he’s lactose intolerant so sour cream is out – but also of things I can’t wait to try: new granola recipe! A whole chapter of fun new salads! Besides, I just like reading cookbooks, and this one is full of gorgeous photos. Smitten Kitchen is my (and everybody’s) favourite food blog. If you want to give yourself a present that really shows how much you love yourself, you might want to consider this book.