Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jodi's Parcel

Once again, I have been blessed by the generosity of my wonderful blog friends.

Last week, I got an out-of-this-world parcel in the mail from my good friend Jodi. It was full of the most amazing baking ingredients I have ever had! Here is a shot of the contents:OMG - real, actual, in the flesh vanilla beans! I have never ever had any at my disposal before EVER. Up here, they are about $7 per bean! Jodi sent me three packages - and they are all different!

Also, dried sour cherries! I have never been able to find these here, either! So, now I have tons for all kinds of different uses!

Additionally, there were some smoked pecans, a selection of maple products (the maple sugar is really nice on oatmeal), a selection of nice hot chocolates, some citrus oils (I cannot wait to use these babies!), some chopped ginger in syrup, a can of almond paste, some seasoning mix, some nice chocolate, and a cookie cookbook! I plan on using the ginger for an upcoming dessert - it will be perfect for a gingerbread cake I'm making.

I am blown away by the vanilla beans...I feel so decadent with them and now am not sure what to do with them all! I have lots of ideas for the cherries, though.

Thank you, Jodi! This is an awesome gift! I will definitely post about the things I make with these luxuriant ingredients!

And Juno was happy, too! She loves a new box to play in!


Palidor said...

What lovely gifts! I am loving those vanilla beans. I've only had real vanilla beans once in my life, and they were a gift too. And it's nice that Juno got to play with the box. :-)

Future Grown-Up said...

Looking forward to reading the yummy recipes you come up with from this lovely gift.

Of course, from Juno's perspective, it's all about the box :) She looks adorable in it.

A Year on the Grill said...

VANILLA BEANS... I have been on a hunt for some for awhile... I have three uses for them, and need them badly

so lucky (I do think they will be in my stocking this Christmas, only thing I asked for)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful gifts! the blogging world is so great!



Chris said...

Wow, nice score! You have some great friends.

girlichef said...

What a haul!! Those vanilla beans are blowing my mind, too! Super expensive here, too. Lucky lady :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a great friend. I would be just as excited to receive all of those incredible ingredients, especially the vanilla beans and citrus oils. Incredible!

Bob said...

Wow, what generosity! Can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

Elra said...

What a wonderful parcel you have there. How lucky!

Pierce said...

That's quite a haul - wonderful. I love it how a cat gets so happy to have a box :-)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Such a very generous package full of gourmet goodies! I can't wait to see what you make.


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