I love participating in the blogging by mail/post events. Who doesn’t like surprises or, most of all, foreign foodie gifts? And it’s such fun to prepare the parcel that you send out as well. Another great thing is that you get to know about food blogs that you maybe never have encountered before, as you all know there are so many that you can’t read and know about all of them.
Euro Blogging by Post 3 is hosted by Johanna from the lovely blog the Passionate Cook. She choose “Comfort Me” as theme, which I think was an excellent choice. That’s just what we all need during winter!
Yesterday, after a long day at work, I came home finding a dispatch note in the mailbox. As sender the mailman had only written “England”, so I was very curious when I walked to the post office to get my parcel (or actually the grocery as they nowadays handles all parcels). When I got the parcel in my hand I became even more curious as I didn’t recognize the sender at all. Anna from England… Hmm…
Anna in England turned out to be Anna at Baking for Britain, a blog that I never had seen before. Lovely blog and photos. And her parcel was great! Dear Anna sent me lovely gifts. She made me really happy and it was a pleasure to open it, as she had wrapped all gifts individually in food magazine paper with beautiful food photos and instead of scotch she had used cute food stickers! Everything was perfect and she put so much effort on the parcel. She had read on my blog that I really want to visit Japan one day, so she even sent a mix for Green Tea ice cream. Anna actually spent a whole month in Japan last year! Lucky girl! I will probably try the ice cream mix this weekend, it sounds really exciting. Anna also sent me a book that sounds just lovely, “Apricots on the Nile”. It is written by Colette Rossant who grew up in Egypt. She was sent to Egypt as a child during World War II where she found comfort among the cooks and servants in the kitchen. The book is full of recipes and as I’m planning to start reading it tonight I’m really looking forward for this evening. As mentioned earlier the theme for this Euro Blogging by Post is comfort so Anna also sent me Bath fizzers and face masks! How cute and considerate. Unfortunately we don’t have any bath tub, but if everything goes as planned we will have it in Stockholm. Anna’s homemade Grasmere Gingerbread that she also sent are lovely, I really like oatmeal in cookies and biscuits. Furthermore I received Moroccan green tea, Liquourice Comfits (and as Anna wrote herself: the name sounds comforting), Vanilla pods and Rosemary chocolate. The Vanilla pods (mmm, smells so good) will be used when I bake and the other things I havn’t tried yet but they all sound delicious.
I could write so much about Anna’s parcel, but I will stop here and leave you with the photos of all gifts. Thank you so much again, Anna! All the things are really comforting and I’m so happy.
A big thanks also to Johanna who hosted part 3 of Euro Blogging by Post. Her round-up with links to all posts about the comfort parcels can be read here.