The cardboard crinkles, and the smell of the Aegean Sea slowly whispers out. It’s my favourite parcel hitting the doorstep again: a Foodie Penpal package. This month’s goodies have winged their way across turquoise oceans and mountain ranges to end up on our kitchen bench.
Filled to the brim with Grecian goodies, my non-blogging penpal Evangelia sent me a delectable array of treats. Tahini, which she loves spread on toast with honey, an olive tapenade that hid rays of sunshine when paired with feta pasta, and Cypriot smoked salt (this is possibly the only ingredient I’m not sure where to use).
She also sent over a variety of sweet treats; luxurious Greek Honey, rose flavoured Charleston Sweets (I swear there were more than photographed – someone may have eaten them…) and a delicious dark chocolate waffle bar, similar to Kitkats in all the right ways.
Oh, did I mention my absolute favourites? Dark chocolate covered almonds. Being unable to get them in the UK, I think a move to a sun soaked Greek Island is imminent.
In all a delicious taste of Evalinia’s Greek home, though may end up costing me two plane tickets and at least a week’s annual leave.