Yesterday morning, I received a wonderful surprise. I went to the post office to collect a parcel for which I had received a calling card, expecting it to be something that I had ordered online. However, to my great surprise and pleasure, it was a parcel all the way from California from Diane and Todd, the fantastic White on Rice Couple. If you haven't yet found Diane and Todd's site, I highly recommend a visit - their beautiful photography, fun and educational videos and interesting and original dishes, often with an Asian influence and utilising their own fresh produce, will blow you away.
Along with a beautiful thank you card, Diane and Todd had written me a note explaining the various items in my parcel. I received:
- Dolfin spiced chocolates, including ginger, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon and Earl Grey tea flavours - I haven't opened them yet, but I can't wait to try them; my guess is that the ginger ones will be my favourite;
- Dean & Deluca chocolate bars in dark chocolate, dark chocolate and raspberry and milk chocolate and caramel (the latter looks a little skinny in the photo because it's just a wrapper - I opened my parcel at work and shared around the caramel chocolate, which was delicious!!!! I also loved these bars because they reminded me of one of my favourite 1990s TV shows, Felicity, in which the title character worked at Dean & Deluca in New York and had a very understanding boss called Javier);
- Vietnamese shrimp crackers to make Asian nachos - yum!
- chocolate coated cranberries, cherries and blueberries - these sound amazing, and I can't wait to try them
I am a self-confessed chocoholic, so I am in chocolate heaven at the moment. Thanks so much Diane and Todd! This is an amazing parcel and a wonderful surprise (and the guys at work had almost as much fun as me in opening it). You have made my week!