It was a dark and stormy day...
...until my favourite postman came by bearing a skillfully decorated box of goodies. Full marks for presentation. Emily sent me my first ever food parcel and I knew I would enjoy it. Emily is clearly a woman of many talents.
What a treat! Tamari almonds, fragrant spices, ginger & pumpkin rice noodles, a Chakra Bar and a sampling of macaron from Toronto's Ruelo. I allowed myself one macaron; it was tea time after all. Tried the caramel & sea salt. Delicious. Haven’t had a macaron in years.They always seem to require such care and attention.
Fired up the espresso after dinner and indulged in the two remaining macaron. I sent my compliments to the patisserie. The rose/lychee/raspberry is rather nice. I must say they travelled well. I think next time I'm in Toronto, I will have to pay pilgrimage in order to try the other flavours-all of them!
|the blueberry/lemon macaron|
The granola bar is chock full of healthy ingredients. A nice chewy bar; good mid-morning snack which was quite filling so it served me two days. Yes, the ginger is potent!
I wrote that I love noodles and I enjoyed the Pumpkin & Ginger. I had one portion for breakfast with eggs and the flavours do come through. (Not very pleased with my photo so it didn't make it here.) I will try the recipe Emily provided when the veggies are in-season. Looking forward to it.
I will incorporate the spices into my next chicken or shrimp dish. The almonds would come in handy here, too.
Thank-you very much, Emily, for putting this package together and for your beverage pairing suggestions, too.
Hope you enjoyed your treats as much as I did mine.
I had the opportunity to put together a parcel for CeeCee in BC. You can find some of the details at WithinTheKitchen
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