Wednesday, 3 January 2007

New Zea·land blog·ging by post round-up

So what did you get for Christmas? I know a few things that some lucky New Zealanders got for early Christmas presents :

Barbara at Winos and Foodies received a box of goodies from me which I think she liked ; I tried to include some of my favourite things. I was interested to see how my mincemeat turned out, since Barbara made mince pies before I did!

Barbara put together a lovely parcel for Nigel at Curious Kai ; a thoughtful selection of food goodies including her homemade kiwifruit chutney.

Céline at Angel at My Table was very happy to receive a brilliant box from Nigel including some locally (for Nigel in the Hawkes Bay) grown strawberries and cherries - such a good idea to send those!

Céline passed the joy to Jules at the Wine Wanker with quite a selection including homemade grapefruit marmalade chocolate brownie.

Bron was the happy recipient of Jules's gift, a great assortment of treats, not least his homemade Vanilla bean infused Lemonade syrup ; the deliciousness of which I can confirm!

Arfi of Homemades found in her mailbox a parcel from Bron - just in time for morning tea! Bron had included homemade macaroons and her girls had helped with the parcel, making some finger puppets for Arfi's children - I think that is just lovely!

Tim from Take 3 Eggs was treated by Arfi to some Asian pantry supplies, not always easy to find in the smaller places around New Zealand, as well as a homemade Christmas cake, cookies and chutney!

Tim repaid the favour by sending Morven at Food, Art and Random Thoughts a parcel fairly bulging with home made goodies - including some blondies, which I have never tried, so hopefully Tim will reveal his recipe.

Paul at Eat NZ opened a parcel from Morven revealing, to his delight, a fantastic selection of goodies including some homemade feijoa relish and new breakfast trend - french marshmallow!

I was so very excited when on a Saturday morning Paul's box arrived. What a lot of wonderful goodies, including some homegrown beetroot and rosemary - a lovely idea to include something he had grown. I can happily admit not much lasted the weekend - but Christmas is not about restraint!

The inaugural New Zealand Blogging by Post was a fantastic success. We all managed to find local products, special items, and not least something homemade or homegrown - and to my mind - that is what it is all about!

I think the next round should be all about Easter - I hope you will join in!

2 comments:

Arfi Binsted said...

Emma, it's good that you post this round-up NZBBP. Great to share. Would love to sign up again for the next one!

Paul said...

Well done Emma, and well done food bloggers of New Zealand. Happy New Year.
Cheers,
Paul