Last week was Soup Week here at Words to Eat By. I must be digging this whole theme-y thing, because next week I’ve got a whole new leitmotif: stuff to buy for the holidays. Fun stuff, unique stuff, groovy stuff, yummy stuff, a new find every day (even on Thanksgiving!). It might be something to make your life as a cook easier, or the perfect gift—for others, for your kid, even for yourself. I’ll be writing about products I know and love, all of which are made by small, sometimes tiny, companies. None of them came to me through PR contacts; these are things I use and endorse.