Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Blogging By Mail

photograph picture the gift package I received for blogging by Mail from Truffle Mutt, Liz in a meme started by Nic at the Baking Sheet 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?
photograph picture the gift package I received for Blogging by Mail from Nic at the Baking Sheet 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!



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8 Comments:

  • At 20/7/05 08:08, Blogger Clare Eats said…

    How good was it to get packages in the mail! Such a nice suprise even though you are kind of expecting it. :)
    Those Cardomon cookies looked so good!

     
  • At 20/7/05 10:32, Blogger farmgirl said…

    I just got my surprise package from Nic yesterday (I can't believe she sent everybody a package!). Besides the two kinds of yummy cookies (oatmeal chocolate chip and darling little ginger snaps) there was some pink grapfruit tea (!) and some of those same ginger candies. Have you tried one yet? Don't expect the package to last long once you do. I was addicted after the first one. Then Nic told me her favorite flavor is the apple ginger--I definitely had better not try any of those! Yep, Blogging By Mail has been lots of fun. My outgoing package is in transit right now. . .

     
  • At 20/7/05 10:33, Blogger farmgirl said…

    Oh no. I guess I was supposed to take a picture before I ate everything. . .

     
  • At 20/7/05 11:02, Anonymous Samantha said…

    Hi Sam,

    Yup, I'll be hosting the next baking swap, I'll post info on my site when we're up and running. Nic is the best, and her cardamom cookies looked so delish!

     
  • At 20/7/05 15:32, Blogger Andrew said…

    What a superb idea - I have just instigated a UK/Ireland (Sweden too) version... if anyone would like to participate they should send me an email with their address.

    But I am not letting on who has joined - it will ruin the surprise.

     
  • At 20/7/05 19:32, Blogger Nic said…

    Great post, Sam. Talk about good publicity for the next one!

     
  • At 21/7/05 07:49, Blogger Sam said…

    I think one of the future themes is going to have to be a low-fat, sugar free diet box. I have never eaten so many cookies!

     
  • At 28/7/05 06:31, Anonymous johannna said…

    oh... can i join too? or would posting to europe/back be too expensive? probably. maybe stick with andrew's suggestion of a euro-version. but what a great idea!

     

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