Saturday, November 19, 2005

BBM3 from Kristina

BBM3
Early this week I received a wonderful package from Kristina of Clivia's Cuisine. What a shock! I thought that this BBM was confined to our neck of the woods. My package came all the way from Sweden and due to Kristina's careful packaging the contents arrived all in one piece. At this writing I already finished the Nut Tops she sent. They have very little flour and are almost an hazelnut macarron. Can't wait to try the recipe myself. Lussekatter are leavened saffron cakes and are delicious. I had them for breakfast, warmed in the oven and dripping with butter. Heavenly! Blåbärstryffel are wonderful white chocolate covered blueberry truffles and I'm enjoying them as I write this. Very rich, to be sampled slowly and enjoy the goodness. Rounding up the package she sent a Christmas tree ornament, a potholder decorated with a gingerbreadman, Pepparkakor (ginger cookies), Salt Lakrits and Polkagris, a salt licorice candycane (to die for) and mint candycane. I also got a package of Glöggkryddor, the special spices to make glögg (a Swedish mulled wine) and, last but not least, a jar a loganberry jam which Kristina says is essential in Swedish cuisine, being served with both savoury and sweet dishes.

Kristina also sent a beautiful letter telling me all about the Christmas traditions of her family, some postcards of her hometown and of of Stockholm and pictures of herself and her family and, of course, the recipes. Thank you Kristina for a lovely package.

10 comments:

Clivia said...

Oh I am so glad you liked it! Good luck with the nut tops!

Elvira said...

Estas blogueiras são fantásticas! :-)

AntropoLógica said...

Olá Ana! :)

Como prometido, cá estou a comentar o Pumpkin Pie Bungalow, coisa que já há muito devia ter feito. Mas a pessoa habitua-se a ser uma lurker anónima e depois o hábito torna-se difícil de quebrar...

Em todo o caso, este blog desperta-me sempre o apetite, e acho especialmente interessante o escolher receitas portuguesas para divulgar aí por terras do Canadá. É uma mais-valia, sem dúvida, o ter-se algo de diferente para partilhar com os outros.

Quanto ao Blogging By Mail, acho uma ideia fabulosa! Partilham-se tradições, saberes e sabores, e para quem recebe, é como um Natal antecipado.

Espero que tudo ande bem, e que as renovações decorram sem precalços de maior. Beijinhos de Portugal. :)

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hereandthere123 said...

Hi Ana! I got your package today. You are truly a generous person. Thank you very much! When I post the photos at my blog, I'll link to your site and let you know.
best,
Deb
http://hereandthere123.blogspot.com

Zoubida said...

Lucky You !!! Great gift ! I went to Sweeden in October 1994 and I absolutely loved my 1 month stay there. Did you notice how the packaging designs are very different in style than our canadian packagings? I recognized Sweeden almost immediately when I saw the picture.

Elvira said...

Desejo-lhe um ano novo delicioso, cara Ana!

Andrea said...

Hi Ana,
Lucky you, what a nice presie.
I would like to tag you for 'Cooking challenge MEME 2006'. I would love to hear what your cooking challenges for the coming year are.

elmin said...

We wish you a happy day with your blog :)

Bruce said...

Thnaks for a great blog
Christmas Pie recipes