There's is no greater pressure in the holiday gifting season than between partners and spouses. My husband and I decided early on in our relationship that we wanted to be a little different about gift giving. Most of the time, we give each other tokens we call Happy Presents. A random Tuesday, or just because. If one of us sees something we think is perfect for the other, we don’t wait, we just give.
I keep a sourdough starter and make our bread every week, in part because it is fun, and in part because I’m a bread-loving Type 2 diabetic and homemade sourdough doesn’t spike my blood sugar. My bread has a good crust, and a good crust requires a good knife. My favorite bread knife is a German made wood-handled serrated beauty, ten inches long and sharp as a scalpel.