It's here! I had been a bit leary of the postman, he brought the package I sent to KJ at A Cracking Good Egg in Australia back to me twice, due to anal retentive postal employees and their interpretation of the policies (Attention USPS - flat rate shipping is supposed to refer to the pricing, not the shape of the package), so seeing him on my doorstep with a package in his hand sent a chill of dread through me. Happily though, he was bringing me a lovely package from London, from the wonderful Abby at Eat The Right Stuff, full of fun British treats! Abby sent me harissa with rose petals, which smells and tastes wonderful. I had it on Red Beans and Rice last night. I have had harissa before and it almost set me on fire, but this is totally different, zingy to be sure, but the rose petals smooth out the rough corners and mellow the heat. The next goodie was Biltong, an African beef jerky that Mike appropriated as soon as I opened the box. Abby, noticing my penchant for cheese, sent some Charcoal Wafer Thins to be enjoyed with an English Cheddar during Happy Hour. Dark and crunchy, they are a terrific accompaniment to a cold beer. My favorite thing in the box is a bag of Tyrell's Naked Chips. Abby wrote that she loves the "cheeky" packaging as much as the chips, I can certainly see why. Next came two lovely dark bars of chocolate, interestingly flavoured Cherry and Geranium and Orange. The label on the Montezuma's Geranium and Orange bar proclaims their love of creating unique flavor combos, with their standard of measurement being that if half of the population would be willing to climb Mount Everest to eat a bar with frozen hands, and the other half would bungee jump naked off of a bridge to avoid it, they have succeeded. A bold statement to be sure, and I'm happy to report that after tasting it, I am firmly in the Mount Everest crowd. Abby also thoughtfully included some Clipper Ayurvedic Detox Tea to help me relax after enjoying the bounty of my UK goodies. Last, but certainly not least, she sent two bags of gummie candies for Lovie, who was thrilled that she had been included. She has been inhaling the gummies at an alarming rate, and may need a cup of the Detox Tea, too.
Thanks for the goodies, Abby! You made my day! And thank you to The Happy Sorceress at Dispensing Happiness for pulling all of this together. This has been such a treat - Count me in for the next round of Blogging By Mail!