Friday, May 31, 2013

May Foodie Penpals Reveal

9 months in the Foodie Penpals programme already: wow. Emma was my Foodie Penpal this month and wow: how did she guess??? // Já há 9 meses no programa Foodie Penpals: wow. A Emma foi a minha Foodie Penpal este mês e wow: como é que adivinhou???

I'm absolutely addicted to MDH's Chicken Curry Masala (sold in El Corte Inglés, in Portugal) and, silly me, I didn't even know there were other spice mixes. You can guess my excitement when I saw these two little beauties smiling and waving at me! // Sou completamente viciada no Chicken Curry Masala da MDH (vendido no El Corte Inglés, em Portugal) e, que tola, nem sabia que havia outras misturas de especiarias. Podem adivinhar a minha emoção quando vi estas duas belezas a sorrir e a acenar para mim!


Remember the flapjack squares Marco sent me in March? Emma now sent me delicious handmade Thanks for Frank's original granola flapjack. // Recordam-se das barras de cereais que o Marco me enviou em Março? A Emma enviou-me agora estas barras de cereais - receita original - deliciosas e feitas à mão da Thanks for Frank's.


I loved the Top Op anardana seeds (pomegranate seeds). It was really exciting to use them in my Pomegranate Cupcakes with Cheese Spread and White Chocolate Frosting recipe. Sadly, I have never seen them on sale in Portugal. Has anyone? // Adorei as sementes de anardana (romã) da Top Op. Foi mesmo emocionante usá-las na minha receita de Cupcakes de Romã com Cobertura de Queijo Cremoso e Chocolate Branco. Infelizmente nunca as vi à venda em Portugal. Já alguém viu?


Pause. Breathe. Smile. Let us all bow down to the next guest: Montezuma's chilli dark chocolate. Pause. Breathe. Smile again. // Pausem. Respirem. Sorriam. Vamos todos fazer uma vénia ao próximo convidado: o chocolate preto com chilli da Montezuma. Pausem. Respirem. Sorriam de novo. 


Riddle's Ginger Compound - I can't wait to make a drink with it. // O Ginger Compound [composto de gengibre?] da Riddle's - mal posso esperar por usá-lo para fazer uma bebida.


The family portrait: // O retrato de família:


Emma, BIG KISS! and thank you again so so so so much.

And all of you: if you're interested in having some fun and joining Foodie Penpals and you're in the USA, click here. If you're in Europe, follow this link. // Se alguém estiver interessado em juntar-se aos Foodie Penpals e for dos Estados Unidos, clique aqui. Se for da Europa, siga este link.

21 comments:

  1. Ai que fixe! Não conhecia esse Penpal!
    Beijinhos, boa sexta!

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    1. M, é um programa fantástico. :) Podermos conhecer e dar a conhecer coisas nossas é qualquer coisa.

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  2. tb nao conheço mas parabens bjs bfs

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    1. Obrigada! Vale a pena: é uma bela fonte de inspiração.

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    1. Eheheh Indeed! I can't wait to try everything!

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  4. Bela dica, Alex! Também não conhecia.
    Beijinhos

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    1. É muito giro. Às vezes para apreciarmos o que temos cá dentro temos de olhar para fora (e de fora). :) E é uma belíssima maneira de mostrarmos o que de maravilhoso também temos cá dentro.

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  5. What a wonderful spicy package!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. Bom dia Alex,
    Ótimo post, muitas novidades, dicas.
    Beijo, bom domingo,
    Vânia

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  7. Gosh, what great stuff! You scored!

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    1. It really is a mouth-watering package! :D I can't wait to find some time to use everything... :)

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  8. What an amazing package to receive! Such an interesting assortment of items, some of which I've never used before! I must get to my local Indian store to see if they have them :)

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    1. That's what I felt! Especially when I saw the MDH mixes: I couldn't believe there were others! (I know I could have searched for it online, but sometimes you limit yourself to what's on the shelf of a supermarket and somehow you forget a brand may have other items, too...)

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  9. Alex... tanto miminho bom !!! :)

    Beijinhos

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    1. Mesmo. Senti-me mesmo mimada, que bela escolha de palavra. :) Beijinho e boa semana!

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  10. I'm so, so glad you enjoyed your package (sorry it took me so long to have a look at your post, but I have been away for a couple of weeks).
    How funny is that about the MDH spices, my local shop has about 20 varieties on the shelf - I will try & email you a pic!

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    1. Hi, Emma! And the excitement didn't stop when I posted this - it is still here whenever I use any of the things you sent me.

      I went to El Corte Ingles the other day and looked for the place where the MDH spices usually are, just to check if I were just being silly, but no, I was right: it's the only variety there. How fortunate it was for you to send me 2 others! I love mixing them with Portuguese spices, too. I'll post about it one of these days. Anyway, again: thank you so so much.

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