five o’clock tea
I am always overjoyed when friends go travelling and bring back a little something from the region. Sometimes it is something you have heard about but never tried before, sometimes it is something you know and love dearly and just can’t live without but unfortunately can’t lay your hands on where you live at the moment and sometimes it is something you had no idea it existed and means a new adventure for you. No need to say that, being my friends and family, the travellers almost always bring me something to eat or drink.
So it seemed to me to be the perfect and logical step forward when I first read about Euro Blogging By Post: A foodie somewhere in a foreign land sends you a care package, full of goodies to eat, drink and enjoy. You send a package to another foodie. You all blog about it and see what more specialties are out there, waiting to be discovered by you. So as Johanna announced that she would be organizing the 6th round, it was already decided that this time I was playing along.
The perfect five o’clock tea T. and I enjoyed this afternoon (a cold and rainy one) was thanks to Lilian over at iFantabulous in Dublin, where I have never been before. She very lovingly put together a package with finest tea, white chocolate – raspberry cookies, two sorts of fudge (which we have sampled right away, as you can see), some local raspberry jam which we will try for breakfast tomorrow, a very interesting lemon and lime sugar which I will dust over some figs tonight (and maybe bake a tarte tatin tomorrow?) and last but not least four different spices/seasonings which are all trying to get my attention to be the first adorning a salad…
EBBP #6 package from Lil
Thank you so much Lil, my husband and I could both see the thought and love you put into this package and were delighted. And also a big thank you to Johanna, who has organized this round of EBBP, matched the 36 (!) bloggers and sent out countless emails. You can read her round-up and maybe find new food blogs you will like.