After an awful long delay, which included a misplaced note from the postman, a hectic work week, two trips to France and one to the UK, I can finally sit down and blog about my recent Euro Blogging by Post participation. I’ve always had a strange, bittersweet relationship with Secret Santa. On one side, I enjoy putting things together and giving them to friends. On the other, I hate surprises, or rather the long, anxious wait until I get my hands on the package and see what’s inside.
That’s why the misplaced note from the postman didn’t help at all. Apparently he put it in the wrong slot, and only after a week a kind neighbor put two and two together and left the note back in my slot. I hurriedly went to the post office to fetch it, and oh what a delight when I got home and opened it.
Jenni from pertelote.org had sent me a nice roundup of London treats. First, the almond cakes, which were still moist and delicious! With both my wife and the little one around in the house, they didn’t last for long. The cardamom and earl grey tea chocolate bars promptly followed, voraciously attacked by the little one. As for the cupboard ingredient, I got a little wattle seed jar, which I think will come very hand in my coming sous-vide cooking experiments. So no recipe for now, but a big thank you to Jenni for this great present!