Blogging By Mail
Maybe you missed out on Blogging by Mail? This was a great idea that Nic of the Baking Sheet had recently. It involved a bunch of us all sending some homemade cookies and a care package to another of the participants. In return, each of us would receive a surprise from somebody else.
Yesterday I received my mystery parcel from Calgary in Canada. I couldn't wait to get home to open it.
Lovely Liz from Truffle Mutt sent me a huge box of goodies, some baked by herself and the rest from around town. A bag of kettle corn, both caramel-sweet and slightly salty, grabbed from local street vendors was delicious. Liz made me two scrumptious types of cookies - chocolate chip, burnt almond and lemon nut fridge cookies. I particularly liked the chocolate ones. (What girl wouldn't!) She added a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar because she heard they are not available in the USA. That's a little treat I will be looking forward to on another day. I can't wait to try the leaf-shaped maple syrup lolly either, or the jar of the locally made lavender jelly. Liz kindly included recipes on picture postcards, too. How spoilt am I?
Obviously not spoilt enough. It's true I was expecting one package, but in fact I received two! Organiser Nic also sent me a parcel containing some of her tasty Cardamom Cookies. One of my favourite spices. You have to go and check out how she made the pattern on the top. Ingenious! As if that wasn't enough, I received tea and ginger candy too.
What a great idea Blogging by Mail is - it certainly makes a nice change from opening up all the unpaid bills! Don't fret too much if you didn't find out in time to take part in it this month. If you are interested in taking part in the future, keep an eye on Samantha and Nic who, together, are hatching a plot for further editions of Blogging by Mail soon.
Thank you very much, Nic and Liz!