Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Foodie Penpals

This is such a fab idea from The Lean Green Bean  and the uk version is Rock Salt
, Every month you get partnered up with a foodie pen pal that you send a parcel of food goodies to the value of £10 and some  lovely foodie sends you  a parcel too ! It's so exciting! This was my first month and I got a lovely parcel from the very generous Christine in Germany!
These are the items that I received
          • Chocolate Granola biscuits
          • Marzipan Beer chocolate
          • Herbal Tea
          • Chocolate spoon to go in hot milk for instant chocolate
          • Orange Sauce
          • Vegetable Green Rice
          • Homemade white chocolate with pistachios and violets
          • Lindt Chocolate
          • Spice for Pumpkin Soup and a recipe to make it

Overall a fantastic parcel to receive!! The White chocolate went within minutes of me opening it! It was my turn to host coffee today for the mummies and babies so we ate the biscuits which were yummy. I am going to make the pumpkin soup this weekend ( I love Soup!) and I am very excited to try beer marzipan ! I have never heard of that before. Such a lovely treat to get in the post instead of miserable old bills!
I had great fun picking out items for my foodie penpal and I am looking forward to doing it all again next month....

Monday, 29 April 2013

Melting Snowmen

I found these whilst deleting a load of photos from my phone - Melting snowmen biscuits that I made for Christmas!

. They were place settings for everyone. I cheated a little and used chocolate chip cookies and then decoarated them ( well I have a new excuse of a then 3 month old ) with melted chocolate and Rolos for a hat. I like the finished effect.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Any excuse to make a cake..! Mum invited us over for Easter so I decided to make a passionfruit and white chocolate cake. I havem't used passionfruits before but saw a recipe in Nigellas 'How to Bake' for Passion fruit curd and as I absolutely LOVE lemon curd thought this would be yummy and then decided to make a sort of victoria sponge with white chocolate just to add more calories to the cake!! It was delicious and you could feel the calories hitting you as you ate! Fortunately I left it with my mum otherwise I would have eaten it all...