Foodie Penpals Reveal – July 2012

I am still loving foodie penpals. What is not to love? you get to shop for people (and fun baking/cooking shopping – not boring socks/groceries type shopping!) and then you get a pressie in the post. Ace! If you want to know more about foodie penpals and sign up (which you should!) click on the logo in the left side bar 🙂

This month I sent a baking inspired parcel to Lisa, and received my parcel from Catherine – check out her blog here. All I had specificed was my dislikes – bananas, sprouts, liquorice and bacon!

#1 was most intrigued as to why someone had sent me ice cream in the post 😉 Check him out trying to nosy into shot!

Catherine is a Yorkshire lass like myself (well, I probably havent made true Yorkshire status yet as I’ve only lived here 14yrs, I think it has to be about 50 to properly count!) and she has sent me some lovely local exciting treats 🙂

The ginger fudge is a long distant memory already – I am a big fudge fan, and was by myself over the weekend. Whats a girl to do?

The plantain chips are yummy, and as Catherine pointed out not banana-ery (phew!). I haven’t braved the chilli gummy sweets yet, that might be a treat for tonight!

The loose teas look really exciting, I’m looking forward to trying them and maybe doing a little taste-off once I have located a tea strainer (yay, I get to buy more kitchen gadgets!!). Or maybe have myself a posh afternoon tea with yummy tea, mini sandwiches with no crusts and some cake!

The flavours are osmanthus, liquorice rooibos (I’m a bit scared of this one as I’m not a big rooibos fan, but I’ll give it a shot!) and russian caravan.

Catherine has found Yorkshire made chorizo, and I’m most excited to try it. My plan is for a lovely paella – mmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Last, but certainly not least, we have homemade orange, lemon & brandy marmalade. I am a big preserves fan (as readers will know!) and this has already been used to glaze a carrot cake the boys took away camping last weekend. I’m not ashamed to admit I ate a couple of spoons of marmalade from the jar when I was doing the glaze – its yummy!

So all in all another fab parcel, what a lucky girl I am 🙂 Huge thanks to Catherine for picking out such a lovely selection of treats for me!



  1. Rock Salt said,

    31 July 2012 at 11:44

    That really is a lovely selection of treats! Can’t wait to hear how the chorizo fared in the taste test.

  2. bakingaitch said,

    31 July 2012 at 13:30

    Lovely box of stuff! I’ve had some of that Yorkshire chorizo…very nice indeed.

  3. Vicky said,

    31 July 2012 at 16:11

    The chorizo looks yummy 🙂

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