Foodie Penpals: Turkish delight

5 May

April brought us a jam packed parcel all the way from Turkey courtesy of Melike.

It meant we had to be a little more patient waiting for it to arrive but when it came it was well worth the wait!

Melike had gone to so much effort with her parcel and had taken the time to tell us what was in each packet and how they enjoyed them where she lives.

Our box included a gorgeous sauce from the Balkans which she said was nice on bread (and was right!), a lovely tahini and grape spread, a variety of Turkish delight (yum), some crackers and a traditional Turkish dessert which looks a bit like angel delight that I can’t wait to make (and luckily Melike kindly translated the instructions so I could!)

Troy was eating everything before I even had chance to take a picture!

This was our 4th penpals box and quite possibly our best one yet šŸ˜Š

Our box, meanwhile, went a little closer to home to a lovely lady called Lisa.

Lisa’s request was simple – a box of goodies to accompany tea. I relish a challenge and this one was a fun one!

Thanks to the discovery of Fenwick’s food hall, I was really pleased with our box. We had biscuits of different varieties, some macarons, chocolates and bubbles for bubble tea courtesy of the Tea Shed, a local company. No tea accompaniment box is complete though without a scone – which we packed with a tiny pot of jam and tinned cream (yes you read that right, I didn’t think you could get tinned cream and quite frankly I think it’s a little odd but hey it wouldn’t be a scone without cream right?)

So that’s another successful penpals swap complete. If you’d like more information about joining, click here.


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