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Foodie Penpals April

April 30, 2013

This month my parcel came from Emma at More Salt Please (@emcetera). It was her first month taking part so I hope she enjoyed the cheese parcel that she received from Holland as much as I enjoyed hers.  Emma went to loads of trouble to send me interesting and relavent things. I loved the fact that she put a “bath pigs” postcard  in the box and that she’d seen my brioche making and sent me a savoury brioche recipe from the Paul Hollywood book. I can’t wait to give it a go.

My box of goodies – thankyou very much Emma.

So, here’s what was in the box:

  • Home made toasted pumpkin seeds – Emma had an overload of pumpkin seeds so roasted these with a little oil and chili and they are so so good that I’ve been having to ration myself. This was easily my favourite item in the box and that’s saying something as I loved everything in it.
  • Snacking Chorizo – hello! This had paella written all over it.
  • Olive biscuits – great savoury snacks.
  • Goji Berries – I mentioned that I like healthy thinks and dried fruit and nuts. I’ve never had them before so it is great to get to try them.
  • Dark chocolate – do I need to even say why that’s good?!

Here’s what I sent to Vanessa Lambrou (@La_Va_Ne) who lives in Greece. I tried to send a mixture of UK produce, things I love and things she said she liked (eg. spice mixes)

Figs – I haven’t opened them because I want to cook with them but I know that if I open the packet I’ll just eat them as they are.

Foodie box all ready to fly to Greece

Dorset cereals honey granola – one of my favourite breakfasts particularly good with yoghurt
Shortbread and oatcakes to represent for Scotland
Hotel chocolat truffles because they are awesome
Cornish smoked sea salt – one of my current favourite ingredients as it’s brilliant with sweet and savoury things
Popping candy – adds a bit of fun to baking
American spice rub – a new product on sale in my local supermarket
English wildflower honey
Japanese rice cracker peanuts – love snacking on these on a night shift

If you would like to take part in foodie penpals, you can find out how here. You don’t have to be a blogger.

The Lean Green Bean
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