Friday, November 30, 2012

November Foodie Penpals Reveal

This month I got a really big lamp box from Laura, filled not with a lamp, but with so many goodies (and such a thoughtful postcard) I couldn't believe my eyes. And I couldn't / can't thank her enough. Besides getting to know some items which I would probably not have the chance of knowing, it was really a box of inspiration, what I got.

 This is how it looked when I opened it:

Inspiring items
 
SCHWARTZ MULLED WINE SPICE:
what an amazing, warming fragrance!


MERCHANT GOURMET'S SUN-DRIED TOMATOES:
Just wait for the next posts.

QUAKER'S OAT SO SIMPLE ORIGINAL:


TWO SHIPPAM'S GOURMET SPREADS:
I've already finished the second - with plain bread slices. I was expecting the stilton to be a bit on the overwhelming side, but it wasn't. And it's finished: what more can I say? I'm quite curious to taste the other one, but it will have to wait until next week, since I'm going to my parents' this weekend.

COFRESH'S CRUNCHY HANDMADE HONEY & SESAME HAZELNUT BAR:
This has been one of my battles against the goodies drawer. I really want to taste it, but I want to decide how I can use it in a dish (dessert or not) first. Ah, decisions, decisions...

BUTTERKIST'S POPCORN:
Waiting for the right movie night

TWININGS' WINTER EDITION MULLED SPICED TEA:
I'm SO addicted to this scent


BRITISH-THEMED CHOCOLATES:
Once upon a time, there was an unopened box of chocolate...

COFRESH CRUNCHY HANDMADE PEANUT BAR:

CHOW MEIN'S STIR FRY SAUCE:
You might recognize it from my previously published recipe. Gone. If only I could find a similar sauce around here... I just loved it. I could live on this for months. Ok, not for months. But at least once a week.


KELLOGG'S NUTRI-GRAIN:
Almost gone. Yogurt. Biscuits. Honey. Need I say more?

JACOB'S MIXED SEED FLATBREADS:
A slice of Portuguese cheese on top? Perfection.


AND HERE'S THE GROUP PHOTO:

Cold November, I think I love you.

And just two questions:

Do you usually use any of these with a different dish? (For instance, mulled wine with poached pears...) How would you suggest I used them?

6 comments:

  1. What great loot! Your idea of using the mulled wine spices with poached peaches (pears would be good too) is great.

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  2. What a delcious parcel my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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