December 11, 2006

Swedes are Swell! (And Alliterations are Awesome)

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I don’t even know where to begin. I got a package in the mail today from Anne of Anne’s Food and it fulfills my love of food, presents and food related presents. I was ecstatic this afternoon when Dad informed me that I got a package from someone named Anne. Immediately I replied “I hope it’s from Sweden!” Best of all, it was. Anne is always showcasing wonderful goodies like Cheese Pierogi, Lingonberry Toffee and Chocolate Truffle Cake just to name a few and I’m beyond thrilled to receive a package from her as part of Blogging By Mail, hosted by Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness. And how cool is it that Anne has her own cards made up with pictures from her blog? Very cool.

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My package was carefully wrapped and obviously much thought had been put into packing the following goodies: gingerbread hearts, a Kex chocolate bar, cardamom seeds, gingerbread spices, (which Anne has used to make toffee, and which I will soon be using to make toffee!) a spice mix for Christmas bread, (ha! That means more bread posts are imminent, the only problem is that the directions are Swedish, minor detail) foamy Santas, (Juleskum, for those in the know) spiced tea, two truffles, (which are already gone and were very tasty) and a beautiful handmade scarf to keep me warm!

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I recently read a post by Bron of Bron Marshall: Classic & Creative Cuisine, entitled “Food Blogging Friends are the Bee’s Knees!” and I really couldn’t agree more. Seriously, Anne knit me a scarf and gave me ingredients to fuel my bread making, that’s awesome. It’s like Christmas has come early. So thank you a whole bunch Anne, you really made my day! For anyone who hasn’t read Anne’s blog, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, get over there.

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7 comments:

cookingchat said...

Sounds like a Swell Swede to be sure! I'm married to a Swell Swede (at least a partial Swede), so maybe we can get some sent our way too!

Jeff said...

Cheese pierogi...NOICE!

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Did someone say Pierogi? I can feel my Polish side tingling at the thought...

Lis said...

Wow! What a fabulous BBM package! I lurve the scarf.. it's a very pretty blue =) I can't wait for your versions of Anne's bread and toffee! Woo!

K & S said...

lovely package! enjoy!

Ellie said...

What an awesome package! :D

joey said...

Lucky you! What goodies! I love receiving things in the mail too :)