September 23, 2006

To Clivia from Upstate New York!

Look what I got in the mail this friday! Wonderful gifts from Stefanie of Couteau Bonswan. I am one of those people addicted to BBM and EBBP, two different events with the one in common that it is all about sending food parcels around the world - and also receive one from a Secret Santa somewhere. I have shipped my own BBM parcel far, far away and hope it will reach its final destination. Yesterday I mailed Stefanie with the happy news that her parcel has arrived here in Södertälje safe and sound. Here to be seen on my kitchen counter!

This is what I got...

  • 1 bottle of red BBQ sauce
  • 1 bottle of chicken BBQ sauce (both of these I will put away for using next summer)
  • 1 bag of vegan granola, already opened and sampled by me and A (I had to hide it from him eventually. Well, I had to hide it from myself too - it was that good)
  • 1 bottle of wild flower honey (I collect - and use! - honey from around the world so this is perfect)

Everything is locally produced around where Stefanie lives in Syracuse, which I really like - I always tries to include local things in my own parcels so we seem to share the same philosophy!

Thank you so much for all this Stefanie! And thank you to another important Stephanie, she of Dispensing Happiness who is organising this happy event.


Anonymous said...

Here's a little more info about each of the items:

The buckwheat pancake mix is from New Hope Mills. Making pancakes is good, but I also recommend it for making these cookies!

The BBQ sauce is from Dinosaur BBQ, one of Syracuse's most well-known restaurants. The barbeque there is often said to be just as good as anything you'd find in the South and is apparently a favorite of former President Bill Clinton.

The non-red sauce is a marinade for chicken. The best way to use it is to marinate chicken in it overnight before grilling. The recipe is based off of one developed at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and you'll find chicken like this at church and fire station barbeques all over the state and especially at the New York State Fair.

And the granola and honey are just tasty locally-produced foods!

I'm glad you're enjoying everything!

ilingc said...

Hi Clivias,

I just wanted to let you know I have received your BBM Package. Thank you!
I haven't had much chance to enjoy the goodies you sent me yet but I already love the jams!

I have had lingonberry jam before at
Ikea in Melbourne with the swedish meatballs :)

I hope to sit down and have a good look at what you've sent me this weekend.
Once again thank you :)

Clivia said...

Stefanie, I will definitely try those cookies! They sound like something I would like. Thanks again for everything!

I-Ling, I am so glad to hear that the package has arrived safely. Just drop me a line if you wonder about anything!