As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I love receiving mail, specifically parcels containing food! That would be why I joined the foodie exchange group. Don’t know what that is? Head on over here and check it out. Don’t be shy – sign up!!!
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Remember when I received my first package from the foodie exchange all the way from Arizona? Then just before Christmas, Conor’s parcel arrived from Perth, Australia. So far, I have sent parcels to Arizona, Perth, Paris, Seattle, Melbourne and Baltimore – it’s so much fun seeing what people come up with to send you!
Just last week, a lovely surprise arrived for me all the way from France. It’s from Kristin, a non-blogger (not yet, she says!!) who came across the foodie exchange group and wanted to join too.
Sweet things for my (and Neil’s) sweet tooth:
Some more Carambar:
Whoo-hoo – I can make these petits pots again!
Again – I was standing in front of this in the supermarket in Dinan on our final day there wondering whether I would bring some home with me. I didn’t. Very pleased to have some now as I have come across a number of recipes calling for it.
Herbes de Provence so I can make my ratatouille again!
And probably the most exciting ingredient – how DID it make it through customs??? – dried morilles (morels)!
When I lived in Paris, I would often go to La Dame Tartine beside the Centre Pompidou for a tartine au poulet/morilles – chicken in a creamy mushroomy sauce. I have already started hunting around for a similar recipe so I can make this dish with these beauties (I am kind of liking this one) - so thanks Kristin!