>A very late update on my Gift Exchange…


!! Please do not forget to let me know which cookies I should bake for my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies here (and if possible leave a link to the recipe) !!

This update on my gift exchange is long overdue….!!! Way back in July I thought it was a great idea to host a gift exchange and I asked whomever wanted to participate to leave me a message. Luckily a few other bloggers agreed with me and I got a little group together to swap gifts. I used Elfster to draw the tickets and asked everyone to send their gift by the end of August.

So about one week later I received a package in the mail from Marie of A Year From Oak Cottage, co check out her blog as she has the most amazing collection of recipes on there!!

Now on to the contents of my package… My cat Senna was very interested in the content of the box too!

The first item I found in my parcel was this box of chocolates, I liked them a lot! I almost forgot to share them with a fried that was visiting ­čÖé

Up next was this wonderful Earl Grey Tea

Then I took out these gorgoues items, I love the packaging as it is pink: my favourite colour! Great soap, bath powder and hand cream. The hand cream actually travels with me wherever I go now: it smells like roses and moisturizes my hands ultrafast without leaving some sort of film over my hands!

Marie also sent me the cutest little book on cooking I ever saw

But the biggest surprise of them all were these Rhubarb and Custard Sweets, I somehow imagined these to me soft sweet like a winegum of sort. Instead these were hard candies. I loved them!! The sweetness of the custard and the tartness of the rhubarb are balanced to perfection!!

Again I would like to thank all of the participants of my Gift Exchange and especially Marie for sending me such an amazing spread of gifts!!


>Reminder for Gift Exchange and Greek Frittata and Asparagus, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Frittata


A reminder to all my readers: don’t forget to tell me if you are interested in participating in a gift exchange, read the explanation here! I will contact you all with further information!!

Today I wanted to share these Frittatas with you, but ‘I’ve come to the realisation that I forgot to write down the recipes…. I’ll ask my friend in Canada and come back to you later with the recipes!

Asparagus, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Frittata

Greek Frittata with Red Pepper, Feta and Kalamata Olives

>Anyone interested in participating in a Gift Exchange?


Next week will be my one year bloggoversay. And I will be celebrating!! Just wanted to ask you guys for some advise…. Last November I participated in the a TWD Holiday Card Exchange, which was a blast: everyone that participated was coupled with another TWD-baker and sent them a postcard and/or small gift.

As I love receiving postcards I thought it would be fun to exchange some postcards with a small gift. Instead of a giveaway I thought everyone could win in this swap. The postcard/gift could feature something that is typical for your town/region, have a certain theme or it could even be a handmade gift swap. It wouldn’t have to cost a lot… Who doesn’t like being cheered up with a gift in the mail??? All international bloggers will be welcome.

Please let me know if you would be interested in such a gift exchange and I’ll email you about the details!!
Deadline is 30th of August!