In my last post I wrote about Foodie PenPals and my first experience of taking part. Well I took part again, for September, and got matched up with Jessica. She sent me the following:
A Vegan book 🙂 as soon as I saw the title of this it made me giggle a little, but then when I saw that bit at the bottom: “Foreword by Isa Chandra Moskowitz”, I got excited!! I used to visit Isa’s blog a lot, here, ((which I plan to do again around Christmas time to make these….))
She also sent me a box of lemon-ginger tea ((which I will be enjoying in the evenings when I read and sew 🙂 – I love the taste of lemon and ginger together)), a pack of Miso soup sachets, which I love and haven’t had for quite a while, as well as a bag of lentils, which she even included a quick, cosy-sounding recipe for, in the cute card that she included..
Here is the recipe:
Sausage, Rosemary & Lentil Stew
Slice some veggie sausages into thick rounds and brown in a frying pan with some olive oil. Put sausages to one side.
Saute some onion, garlic, finely diced carrots and celery until softened. Add a couple of chopped, fresh rosemary stalks to the pan, then stir in 200ml of stock and a tin of chopped tomatoes.
Add a couple of tablespoons of lentils, then return the sausages to the pan. Stir to combine, then simmer gently for 30 minutes.
Thank you Jessica – I really like and will use everything you have sent me, which I may post some recipes for in the future 🙂
I sent out my Foodie PenPals package to Sally, but she has not posted about it, for some reason :(. Anyways, as far as I can remember, I sent her a jar of PB & Co. Smooth Peanut Butter, some Vanilla Redbush Teabags, a small sachet of my Nori Sprinkle, a bar of Divine 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries, some Nairns Oatcakes and some other things..
Anyways, other happenings of the last few weeks have included:
Doll making, including these..
Dad, Pat and I went to Tonbridge Market on Saturday, then to a Farmer’s Market on the way home ((where I met and caught up with an old friend, who works there 🙂 ))!! We ended up getting quite a load, for an amazing price!! I got:
2 bunches of green Bananas
Some very big, fresh Vine Tomatoes
5 fresh, ripe Figs
3 huge Bell Peppers
A bag of Pistachios
A bag of mixed Nuts and Raisins
A bag of Potatoes ((well, these were Dad’s))
A bag of Chocolate Brazil Nuts ((Pat’s))
and more that I can’t remember.. but it was a heck of a lot for the price that we paid 😀 I am definitely going back there soon!! As well as the haul of fruit and veg, when at Tonbridge Market, I went over to a craft stall, where some buttons ((of course 😉 )) caught my eye. So, naturally, I got some for my StitchUps ((of course I already had about 400 at home but I can’t seem to pass them without looking ^_^))..
Check out that leopard-print one 😀 I hadn’t seen one like this before!! Yup, I collect buttons 😛 ..and socks.. but that’s another story 😉
….Aaaand September brought lots of fruitiness ….
Want the recipes?? Look out for my next post 😛 …….. Thanks for reading 🙂