European Blogging By Post #6

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This time I hadn’t forgotten so I knew what the postman wanted when he beeped outside our gate! I dashed out in the drizzling rain, still barefoot, and yes! he had brought a parcel for me! Earlier this week I had sent off a parcel (well I had to divide it into two large envelopes at the post office because of distribution problems) to Caryn of Reality Bites and I was very curious about the parcel that was heading towards me. And it didn’t disappoint me!

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The parcel was lovingly put together by Johanna from the really nice UK food blog the passionate cook, I write lovingly because that is a good word to describe the care with which she had made it; the ‘items’ wrapped in nice paper, a special note to each and every gift, not to speak about the gifts themselves! This is what she sent:

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1. Wasabi coated peanuts. I love horse radish and I love wasabi, I find the tickling, prickling sensation that you feel in your nose when you eat it addictive so this is a perfect thing to give me. And Marco.

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2. A jar of Johanna’s own fig and peach jam. It has a lovely colour and I’m looking forward to a nice toast with a dollop of jam on it! I just stuck a finger into it and I can report that it tastes goood!

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3. Another little jar, this time with an intriguing pumpkin seed pesto. It comes from Austria and Johanna included it as a part of her own being as she was born there. It will be interesting to try that!

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4. She included three goodies from her favourite local patissier and chocolatier: a beautiful chocolate lollipop covered with pistachios and dried raspberries, a toffee stick with nuts and dried fruit (mmm, I have already started on that) and some nice looking almond and hazelnut sablĂ©s that I’m saving for a rainy afternoon when I need to some cheering up!

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5. Last but not the least, she also included some home made parmesan biscotti with pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes, really savoury and Johanna suggests that I eat them with some avocado and goat’s cheese on top! mmmmm…

So what else can I say than Thanks a lot Johanna! Your parcel made and is still making me very happy and I can tell you that I’m jealousy defending it from my children who would finish it in 5 minutes flat if I allowed them to! The only thing that blackens this experience is that now I will have to wait for an eternity of EBBP rounds before I will get another one from you! And another Thank You Johanna for organizing this round of EBBP! If you want to check out the whole roundup, click here!

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