My chosen FoodiePenpal, Coja from The Netherlands, put a most delightful box together for me. Yes, the box too, not just what was inside, check out the decoration:
And what was inside certainly didn’t disappoint. Coja had taken the time to wrap everything up individually and attach instructions or details to each item. Almost too good to unwrap, look:
My box was quite literally full of delights. Including:
- a box of dutch tea to drink with…
- a bag of Stroopwafels
- packets of nutmeg and sage
- delicious herbal meat rubs
- a dark red cabbage (yes really – through the post!)
- and some quite lovely stylised food stickers
And as I say Coja included some great recipe ideas for my new ingredients – taking into account the fact that I can’t cook so everything was really easy, which was very kind indeed! So there were handwritten notes for:
- Cinnamon Glazed Carrots
- Hollandaise Sauce (the clue’s in the name)
- Rode kool met appeltjes – an unctious appley way to make red cabbage and apparently a much loved side dish in Holland!
- Green beans with almonds
Well needless to say the Stroopwafels have gone, in fact they lasted less than a day and I have decided that anyone who sends me a packet of these is a firm friend for life. Why don’t we sell this as standard in the UK? And yes they go beautifully with a cup of Dutch blend tea.
The cabbage has been served as described and I can confirm it is delicious and I’ve had a steak marinated in one of my lovely rubs. The stickers are yet to be allocated but I am saving them for something special…
Going Dutch really is delightful, who knew!? Thanks Coja.
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