My foodie pen pal this month was Helene from Healthy French Foodie. Check out what she sent me!
My daughters were so excited when they saw the size on this box after I picked it up. I had to bribe them to finish their homework before we could open it.
Helene sent me an amazing and very general bunch of goodies. In our first email exchange she said she noticed I like coffee... that is very true. This coffee she sent me is Triple XXX dark french roast and exactly the high octane boost I need at 5 am to get me going.
Helene sent me millet. I just started cooking with millet a year ago and I love it. I find it a great addition to my granola and in soups.
She also sent me 3 things I've never tried before but am very excited about...
The first is miso paste. I've always wanted to buy this but never have... I've been a little chicken because I'm just not sure what to do with it. So now - no excuses. There are so many recipes out there... I'll be diving in soon.
The second thing I`ve tried and absolutely loved is hazelnut butter. This is delicious! I`ve had it on toast sprinkled with cocoa nibs - delish!
And the third is fennel seeds! Again - I`ve never cooked with them. I`ve eaten them in restaurants... but never prepared them myself. I`ll let you know how I make out.
And in other news things that I`m looking forward too.... tomorrow Gina, Katherine and I are going to be attending the Tommy Europe boot camp in Toronto! I can`t wait to go to the expo, hang with my lady friends and get an awesome workout! I will keep you posted.