Two Very Late Foodie-Penpal-Revealings and a Happy New Year

It’s been a while but I’m back with two extremely nice foodie penpals.

Sarah from Gateshead sent me a lovely parcel including two sorts of tea (half of it is already gone), a spice for meat, chocolate coffee beans, a plum pudding and cupcakes which I will serve on a special occasion.

My second parcel came from Cornwall and contained a lot of yummy stuff, too. Elizabeth sent me a risotto and a quinoa mix, a box of cheese sticks (they’re also already gone), a mix for mulled wine and a package of Cornish sea salt. You can take a look her lovely home in North Cornwall, they have lots of snow these days…



Thanks so much, Sarah and Elizabeth, all treats got special places in my kitchen…

The Lean Green Bean

So long: Mieux vaut tard que jamais!

Happy New Year, right on!

Decision Day

Decision Day

Let’s just hope no one is moving out or in…

Meanwhile you can keep updated with the news coverage from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Both will be dropping the paywall during the election…

The Washington Post shows a map (permanently updated) of all the states and all developments with background info on each state while the Atlantic Wire shows the very best of the presidential campaign in pictures.

Not that I’m obsessed with The Atlantic but when already on the page check out this great graph on why people don’t vote and interview which, according to the author, „is part of the day-long Festival of Hourly Posts to distract us all from the last spasm of the campaign“.

And for all those who think that they cannot stand the tension The Week shows the craziest and most nail-biting elections in US history

All very nice reads for the hours to come.

Photographed in July 2012

Foodie Pen Pals October

Foodie Pen Pal October

I just received my parcel from Susie and I love it! Thanks so much for all the lovely treats.

I got popcorn and marmite cashews (I already finished half of it), Willie’s cacao for hot chocolate, edible glitter (you guys have such nice decoration for baking in the UK!) and a curry spice mix for an Indian curry.

Thanks so much, Susie, I doubt anything will last longer than the weekend…

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