August 13, 2007

It's Like Christmas in August

This is my third time participating in the world wide version of Blogging by Mail, organized by Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness and once again, I couldn’t be happier with the treasures I’ve received. After shipping a package full of some of my favourite things to Cookworm’s kitchen in Pittsburgh, USA it was just a matter of time until I found a parcel on my doorstep from South Carolina courtesy of none other than Helen of Tartelette. As soon as I saw her name on the box I knew it was going to be good. I’ve been reading Helen’s blog for what seems like an eternity now, she’s a fellow Daring Baker and is constantly making sweets that look so good they haunt my dreams. She’s a constant source of inspiration and I marvel at her ability to churn out macarons like they’re no big deal.

Helen packed me a box filled with her favourite goodies from both France and South Carolina and it included:

Pecan pinches

Vanilla mousse sprinkles

Benne wafers

Tea towel with a pumpkin cookie recipe and cookie cutter attached

Silicone pot holder


Cinnamon and brown sugar spoons

Charleston chew

Le Petit Ecolier cookies

Dagoba Superfruit chocolate bar

I’ve already had some of everything. There was no rationing involved, I just sampled one thing after another and then went back for seconds. The cinnamon and brown sugar spoons made me think that combo would make a pretty tasty ice cream, I will definitely have to give that a try. And I’m looking forward to using my vanilla mousse sprinkles. I don’t know what they’ll be used for yet, but I know it’s going to be good… Thanks a million times over to Helen and Stephanie, BBM has been fantastic yet again!


Anne said...

What a great package! Although I have to confess to absoutely loving the knitted cupcake you sent in yours - any chance of a pattern? I'd love to make some for christmas :)

Vanilla Mousse Sprinkles sound especially intriguing - I'm looking forward to seeing what you will use them for :)

K & S said...

Christmas indeed! enjoy!

Lydia said...

BBM is great fun -- I've done it twice, and each time I've found wonderful treats in my box. Lucky you, to get something from Helen -- I love her blog, too.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Fabulous! Lucky you from Helene!

veron said...

Wow that feels indeed like Christmas. I better keep my eyes open to for the next blogging by mail. Sounds like so much fun!

Maria said...

what great goodies!

Patricia Scarpin said...

What a wonderful package, Bri!

Mercedes said...

oooo, benne wafers, I am so jealous!

Tartelette said...

Glad you liked it Brilynn, and I hate to do this but I have to correct that I am in Charleston, South Carolina...

Lis said...

You got Bene Wafers.. am so jealous! She's sent/brought me those twice now and I'm a true addict. I dream about them. I go to the Olde Colony Bakery website so I can drool over them. I have a problem, yes?

Everything else looks extremely tasty and very thoughtful - it's no surprise as she's quite the tasty and thoughtful gal. ;)

I gotta go find Cookworm's post to see what you sent!


Kelly-Jane said...

How wonderful! you enjoy it :)

breadchick said...

YEA!! What a wonderful package from Helen!!! I love Charleston Chews and can't wait to see your spoon inspired ice cream