The title of this post should actually be a HUGE thank you! To two lovely ladies, for this:
It arrived yesterday but a neighbour took it in for me, which meant, this morning, I got this:
This is thanks to Freya, at Brit Chick Runs, and another lovely lady called Joy. Freya had organised a food swap with an American reader and then, a few posts later, asked if anyone else was interested in doing a similar one.
I’d been desperate to get my grubby mitts on some peanut flour, so I emailed Freya so fast, I’m surprised my keyboard didn’t smoke 🙂
Freya replied straight away saying she’d set it up already but that she could pass my details on to another of her US readers. Bless her, she did just that and within hours, Joy had emailed asking exactly what I wanted.
I’d also really wanted to find coconut extract and she was more than happy to send that too.
She said she’d rather have surprises for her parcel but that she was vegan and loved herbal tea so I got this lot together:
A lovely seedy mix, which includes ground Brazil nuts, a Nakd pecan pie bar and a Raw almond/date bar, some Nakd lemon raisins and a selection of herbal tea (I thought white tea with vanilla sounded amazing).
But I’ve got a horrible feeling my favourite dark chocolate, which is vegan, didn’t make it into the parcel, because I’ve mysteriously got an extra bar – if you read this Joy, I’m really sorry; the thought was there!
I also sent this, which smelt A.Mazing…
I’m so grateful, both to Freya for sorting it out and to Joy for taking all that trouble, she sent me a lovely card too. I just really hope Joy likes what’s in her box!
The next question was, what to use it for?!
Porridge and pancakes will definitely be coming up but for today, it needed to be with chocolate.
I only made 1/4 quantities because I’m so ridiculous – I don’t want to use the flour up too soon 🙂
But that made three perfect little brownies, gooey on the inside, crunchy on the outside… 🙂
I love these foodie swaps; I think it’s so lovely that people who have never met each other will go to that much trouble… would anyone be interested if I set up some sort of page where anyone interested in doing a swap could put her details on and then other people could get in touch to see if swaps were doable…? I think it might work; let me know your thoughts!