1 October 2014

Spain: Foodie Penpals September

Sangria dappled sunlight, incredibly organic architecture and steaming roadside cauldrons of Paella greeted me from my doorstep this month.  All in one compact parcel wrapped in packing tape. Not bad, eh?


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Every single month I wrestle with the thought of poking through my favourite foodie shop for another batch of goodies into the post for my Foodie Penpals. Every single month I am then overwelmed by the wonderful consideration my penpal - in this case the lovely Katie - takes to prepare a scrumptious packages of goodies for me in return. Every month I then write a post remembering just how much I adore Foodie Penpals.




This month was no exception.  I always ask my penpals to send me a taste of home, and in this case it was a delectable selection from Katie's second home Espana. Full of spice, sizzling flavour, exotic recipes and very few particles of Gluten, my parcel was transformed into a scrumptious weekday meal that transported us back to our last visit to Barcelona - Paella, food of the gods.


Oh, and crowned with my absolute favouritest (is that a word?) flavour recipe ever!!


Not all of the ingredients quite made into the dish, but enjoyed in al fresco bite size chunks by my husband shaped mouse. Absolutely delicious - thank you again Katie it was the best slice of late summer sunshine I could have wished for from the Postie (though I'm a little worried that my packages might start being delivered with nibble marks - that's how good it smelt!)

11 comments :

  1. How fun!! I learned to make paella while in Spain and I'm so glad I did. It is just that good! Now I'm craving some! ;)

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  2. How fab, my penpal didn't ever get back to me last month, but I will have a new one this month :) I can't help but feel it would be better to be sending parcels throughout the whole of Europe, rather than just in Canada though - it is amazing that you get such exotic food every time!

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  3. I stopped my pen pal box over the summer but this makes me want to join up again. I love the thoughtful ones.

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  4. I have never heard of foodie penpal but I love this idea! I need to check it out, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yum! Another great parcel, looks fab :)

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  6. It's really great fun - you get matched with two penpals, one to sent to and another to get a package from. You make two new blog friends, get awesome mail AND delicious goodies!

    Or, we could organise a parcel between us - do you fancy a few British treats?

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  7. Aww, it's always a shame when the odd one doesn't turn up. It is wonderful having such a variety of countries - the Canadian split from the American ones is because of customs, isn't it?

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  8. I've been really lucky the last few months. I still get odd looks from the post office staff though...

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  9. Yeah, so my foodie pal is from Alberta this time - I am still excited thouh nd this time she has made contact :~)

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