I haven’t done an ‘In My Kitchen’ post for a while because I have had nothing of interest to show you unless you’re interested in weevils flying around in the pantry and a stack of dishes in the sink and all over the benches because the dishwasher repairman is on his way – one day.
So it was with great excitement that a few days ago I answered a knock on the door and the lovely people at Agenda Selects had sent me a mystery box of hand-picked decadence. So much more interesting than counting the number of moths that can fly out of a pantry when you open the cupboard door and again, so much more interesting than washing a load of dishes that was invisible to the young adults.
Agenda Selects is a new website. From their website you can subscribe and have a box of delectable goodies delivered to your door as frequently as you desire. Here’s what was in the mystery box Agenda Selects sent me:
Sami’s Kitchen nuts.
These nuts were very welcome at the end of the day when we sat down with a glass of wine and needed something to nibble on. Plenty of flavour in these and highly addictive. I found my hand constantly reaching for the bowl.
Designer Foods Chilli Chocolate Dipping Sauce.
I haven’t tried this sauce but I’m really looking forward to it. Apparently it is excellent when you dip fruits into it like pineapple, strawberries and melon and the hint of chilli is meant to be wonderful.
Cacao Salted Caramel Bar.
Salted caramel does seem to be enjoying an ever-increasing rise in popularity and I’m definitely on the band wagon. This chocolate bar with its wafer centre was sensational and the perfect after-dinner snack.
Mixed Dried Fruit dipped in yoghurt and chocolate.
I love dried fruit and eat it often. Not surprisingly, it is so much more enjoyable when dipped in chocolate and yoghurt. I ate this after dinner one night congratulating myself on a healthy after-dinner snack of pears, apricots, prunes and apples.
Spring Hill Farm Rocky Road.
Who doesn’t love Rocky Road? I’m a huge fan. It not only tastes good, it looks pretty on the plate too. This Rocky Road has the added bonus of being gluten-free.
No Worries Curries, Massaman Curry.
As you know, I love to cook Thai and curries so I was very happy to receive this spice. I haven’t cooked with it yet but will one day this week. Sydney is certainly giving us the weather for curries; we’ve had torrential rain for many weeks and the temperature has dropped. It’s the perfect opportunity to be cooking warming comfort food like curries.
Farmer Jo Burnt Fig and Cinnamon Almond Muesli.
There will be fights over this in the morning as the young adults charge into the kitchen and try to be first to grab what’s available for breakfast. Packed with crunch, this is a muesli that’s full of flavour; there’s lots of nuts and fruit and the cinnamon adds a wonderful flavour to kick-start your day.
Perfect South Kukicha.
This is an Australian made green tea. Green tea is so very good for you; it’s very soothing on the stomach and full of anti-oxidants and low in caffeine. Drink green tea – it’s much better for you than gin.
Effervescent Fruit Juice.
This is a sparkling drink but not a soft drink. Each can delivers one serve of fruit. I loved this and wish I’d been delivered a palette’s worth. This sparkling fruit juice avoids the sickly sweetness of fizzy drink yet gives you the fizz whilst also delivering beautiful flavours with no sickly after-taste. I really enjoyed this sparkling guava juice and will be ordering more from this company because their product is wonderful.
The day after I received this beautiful mystery box of delectable delights there was another knock on the door and the people at Leggos had sent me a box of tomatoes on the vine.
These would have to be the best presented tomatoes I’ve ever seen. I’m going to roast these tomorrow morning sprinkled in sea salt with a little olive oil and serve them with poached eggs and crispy bacon.
I’m going to need a good breakfast like that because I’ve been asked to swim in a competition tomorrow. Why me? And as someone told me recently; ‘You’re not swim-fit’. I’m dreading it. I’ve only been asked to swim because they think I can. I can’t even dive in without losing my goggles. I feel a blog post coming on. Stay tuned…if I survive I will tell you all about it. And for now, I’ll just finish off those dried fruits dipped in chocolate and yoghurt and the salted caramel chocolate and the rocky road. I absolutely must; it’s very necessary – I’ll be swimming in multiple races tomorrow. (In the bloody cold and rain by the looks of it too – it will take me back to my childhood swimming lessons. This blog post is definitely writing itself).
And that’s what I have going on in my kitchen this month. A big thank you to Agenda Selects for the wonderful range of delectable delights.
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