It's time to show your stuff! It's time for the Seasoned Eatings Grand Finale Round-Up.
Lindsay, of Country Girl, City Living, and I will be sharing the fun!
But first: Don't you just love it when you trudge to your post box in the cold and, instead of the usual collection of bills and ads, there's a package waiting for you?
And not just any package but an actual present? Just for you? Containing something yummy to eat?
Hang on there, just a minute, wait up…..
Yes, there it is!
A little bottle of wine. But not just any wine; it's Icewine!
That wonderful, nectar of the gods that only happens when the stars are in perfect alignment with Father Frost (or something like that).
Each tiny, frozen grape, picked in the dead of night in the coldest of winters, produces one, perfect drop of sweet wine.
Val, of More than Burnt Toast, not only sent me the wine, but a box of Icewine Truffles to tickle my taste buds and a recipe to make more of my own….which I will be doing tomorrow. Stay tuned! (How did she know? Wow, just like Santa Claus, she knew my secret cravings! Awesome!)
As long as I'm at More than Burnt Toast , we'll start with Val.
Lindsay, my co-sponsor of this fun event, and author of Country Girl, City Living, sent Val some famous New York Roof Top Honey!
I remember reading about this a few years ago: some enterprising young man put bee hives on New York roofs and starting making honey. Cool!
You'll have to visit More Than Burnt Toast to see what delectable treat she's making with it!
Deb, of Deb's Key West Wine and Gardening, got to do something I've wanted to do for years:
Her Cinnamon Lace Cookies, look fantastic! She makes it sound so easy.
She got the cinnamon and the recipe from Sher, of What Did You Eat? (It looks like there were a few other goodies as well.)
Lydia, of The Perfect Pantry, sent her (according to Sher) a very sturdy bottle of Hot Sauce along with some wonderful flavored salts.
That rooster does look sturdy, doesn't he? You'll have to read the post to find out why – and to get the recipe for the Ceci Bruschetta that she made immediately to taste that lovely salt.
Some things just can't wait.
And I can't wait to see what Lydia, of The Perfect Pantry received in her mailbox!
New Mexico Chili Powder!
According to Lydia this is the real thing!
Heading over to articles dans la poucan, let's see what Carmen got for her pressie:
Ulrike, from, Kuchenlatein sent her a package for making Braune Kuchen or Brown Cakes.
Carmen says she was unfamiliar with both one of the ingredients and the recipes.
She persevered, with marvelous results. You have to go see….
Following our fragrant trail of crumbs to Germany: Ulrike, of Kuchenlatein, received a gourmet package from my home town (or one of them).
I love the molded rice on that, Ulrike!
When you live in the frozen north there is nothing, absolutely nothing (well, maybe something) like getting a bag of fresh herbs in the middle of winter.
This Italian Blend was sent from the farmer's market in California by Simona, of briciole, directly to Amy's kitchen.
I envision a lot of fragrant simmering's in the future!
Wendy, of A Wee Bit of Cooking, sent her the spice, along with a yummy dessert recipe.
Simona, gives us a bit of information about cardamom, (thanks for that) and a wonderful recipe for Cardamom Carrots.
The dessert, she assures us, will follow.
Wendy is off playing in the snow and I can't find her gift – she'll have to wait.
Guess what was wrapped up in all of the pretty, red ribbon?
I'm not telling…but it was from Pam's own garden and Peter made an incredible Pear Croustade with it….
And, no, it's not a pear…duh!
I'm not telling what the secret ingredient is, but Lannae says it is to Chinese Americans what tomato sauce is to Italian Americans.
Want to know what treasures Lannae got:
Huh? Do yah? Head on over to Lindsay's at Country Girl, City Living to get the other half.
That's first (or last) half of the first annual Seasoned Eatings Event. See y'all next year!
Still over a week left to bear your foodie soul. Search your closet/pantry for skeletons. Remember, confession is good. It can, but doesn't have to, be an actual recipe. It could just be the description of the, um, food or a story of the, um, event; holiday related or not….
Really, any dirty little secret you feel like sharing! You have until Christmas to post – the round-up will be just before Dec. 31. The usual rules: post, link to me, send me an e-mail with permalink. Click for details!
Come on, tell! Share the pain…you'll feel better! And so will we!