Foodie Penpals – September

I was even more exited when this month’s box arrived on my doorstep than normal, being ill, camped on the couch when the Postie knocked on the door with a wee parcel that brightened my sniffly day immensely. I had to restrain myself, as I knew there was no point ripping everything open until I had my sense of taste back. My lovely foodie penpal (and coincidentally a local blog I was already following) was Kit from What a Peach, a really lovely blog (incidentally she’s also an ex-pat!).

Since then, I’ve been trying everything – the Sweet Potato noodles (Wheat & Gluten Free). I paired these with Chilli Jam, roasted Butternut Squash and a Chicken (and everything-except-the-kitchen-sink) Stirfry. I really enjoy gluten & wheat free pasta – you have a less gloggy feeling than normal pasta, and this pasta was no exception. It’s also scrummy. (I must admit that I spent the time eating my dinner giggling at the idea that in Sesame Street style “Dinner has been brought to you by the number 3 and the colours Purple and Orange”) Such a geek.

We used some of these in a glorious Mushroom Risotto – hubby enjoyed it even without meat. It helped intensify the flavour and make it creamy.

This was inhaled. I can confirm ‘divine hazlenut’ is a good name for it!

Yoyo’s – Strawberry, Peach and Blueberry. Scrummy daytime snacks – and they have some random facts;

I really loved these – I’m always on the look out for different healthy snacks.

The Pièce de résistance; Chocolate Pop-Tarts. Kit is american, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw these – the hype is true, they are awesome. Hot pockets of chocolately yummy-ness. They are not great for you, but my motto has always been moderation is everything. These are a treat, and what a good treat.

Not to mention the lovely card & wrapping paper on everything – it put a huge smile on my dial. Thank you Kit, I really loved the thought and care you put into my package!