Last Saturday, Churchable and I went to Mt. St. Helens to play in the snow. Our dogs frolicked while we took a hike on snowshoes. When we got back home I received my Blogging By Mail package from Gigha at Gigha’s thoughts on food and travel. I am excited to share (and eat) those treats as well as show y’all what I am sending for BBM. It was good to get out since I just got over being sick. Today I am also posting several recipes from a cookie exchange I hosted.
Gigha is off on a trip to Asia, but sent me items from Europe. I love Asia but I love Europe so much more. The year I attended High School in Germany was unforgettable. I loved the people, the countryside and of course the food. It took me 2 years to work off all the schnitzel and Kinder Eggs I ate.
She included things from all the places she has lived – Sweden, Scotland and Belgium.
Here is what she sent:
From Sweden: (Gigha’s country of origin)
crispbread with sunflower seeds (They arrived broken, but everything else was intact)
spices for Glögg (similar to mulled wine)
oatmeal and cranberry biscuits (delicious – the dogs ate the last one when we accidentally left it on the couch)
From Belgium: (Gigha’s current residence)
cherry flavored beer (all mine since Churchable hates cherry)
Christmas tea (lovely black tea with cinnamon. I love cinnamon!)
gingerbread spices (not yet tried, but I’ll have lots of time this winter)
Belgium beer jam (typically used on foie gras – not something found in this house, but we will find a use for it)
4 kinds of Chocolate (the bikini had the most amazing smell when I broke into it and the apricot flavor was delicious).
And some doggie treats. The trout and salmon treats were already devoured enthusiastically.