Blogging by Mail
This post isn’t about cooking, or photography (see how I failed to make a still life out of all that stuff?). It’s about the sheer fun of sending presents to strangers, and receiving massive boxes of goodies in return. That’s what Blogging by Mail is all about.
Last time I tried Blogging by Mail, the package I sent to Singapore never arrived, and the package I received from England was integrated into our pantry before I could photograph it and post. This time, I decided to stay within the country so I could send some homemade treats to Enthusiastically Human. Little did I know that as I was baking for her, she was plotting to send me a holiday gift of her own.
Apparently the package I received was actually the second one my kind benefactor had put together for me. The first was destroyed in a car accident. Somehow Enthusiastically Human, whose blog name fits her perfectly, threw together a second package and sent it out.
What did I get? Well, there was coffee, and honey, and Arthur Bryants’ barbecue sauce, and Monin gingerbread syrup. There were homemade jellies, hot pepper and pomegranate. There was a book of cooking quotes, a food magazine, and a paper menorah. There were even a few horrifying yet fascinating candies thrown in (and I am sure she’ll understand that I use those words with great delight): a Cherry Mash, a Russel Stover, and a pair of Valomilks. I’ve never even heard of Valomilk before.
The only thing that didn’t make it was a jar of rosemary sugar, which broke in transit. It sure made everything smell nice, though.
I am so grateful for this gift, and I had so much fun putting together my package for her. Dave has been making gingerbread soda, and I’m all excited about the jellies.
This really lifted my spirits. Thank you.