So here's my parcel, it was full of surprises and Heather had catered very well for Simon's gluten intolerance!
|Sausage, chocolate, cake, sweets - you can't go wrong with a box like that!|
|I was excitedly studying the contents of my parcel to find Eben (left) had already tucked into the Chocolate 'Zwarte Piet' (right) and pretty much demolished it!|
|So then I put some of the fruit sprinkles on my 'OnbijtKoek' - its an amazing dutch spiced cake that's sticky and delicious and also traditionally eaten for breakfast.|
|Heather bought us a nice lot of dark chocolate and some cinnamon, I'd literally just finished my jar of cinnamon so that was super handy. She gave us a recipe for Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse which I made for friends on Friday night and it went down well!|
|This 'S' is for sausage - Eben's favourite. I made a really easy risotto with this Dutch Smoked Sausage and Eben loved it!|
I think we did extremely well with this month's Foodie Penpals parcel, thanks so much to Heather who sent us such an exciting and enjoyable box. If you're interested in Foodie Penpals I really would recommend it, just have a look here at how to get involved.
Other homemade items included Slow Cooker Pear and Apple Butter , which as explained in the letter she had put in the parcel was picked as Apples and Pears are at their best this season. I also followed her suggestion and spread some of the butter on to some crumpets for a weekend treat and it was delicious!
There was also a jar of spiced cocoa which really did taste of Autumn and was perfect for a cold day. The cocoa was a combination of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Carly had kindly included extra marshmallows and cool stripy cups to use on bonfire night which is a brilliant idea and a really nice touch.
Ihave really enjoyed being part of this scheme and definitely recommend it and thank you Carly for such a great introduction to Foodie Penpals.