Sunday, March 30, 2008
Blogging By Mail
My partner in the recent Blogging By Mail round was Neha from the Literate and Liberal Foodie. Neha is based in Miami and sent me some of my favorites, and some of hers. Exciting!
When I was carrying the package from the car, I kept smelling cardamom buns - it was driving me quite crazy, and I couldn't figure out where the scent was coming from. Surely it couldn't be from the package? Well, it was! No, I didn't get cardamom buns, but I did get a large ziplock bag of fresh cardamom! From Neha's mom in India! Wow! It's extremely potent, it smells so much more than any other cardamom I've encountered. I used a little to make the Cardamom Biscotti the other day, and it's really, really great!
She also sent me three of my favorite US foods - Velveeta, dried cranberries and Honey-Roasted Cashews. Aww. That made for some supreme snacking :) And I got a large bar of La Cubanita, a cuban sweet with mango and guava. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks very exciting. Neha also included Chinese five-spice, which smells incredible. Can't wait to cook with it! And I got a bag of coarse corn meal! Yeay! :) To top it off, she sent me a St. Michael's candle. So sweet and thougtful! I loved my package! Thanks Neha, and thanks Stephanie for hosting yet another round of this fun event!
Sorry, no Daring Bakers for me today! I didn't manage to make this month's challenge (a party cake from Dorie Greenspan) but do check out everyone else's cake at the Daring Bakers blogroll.