My January Foodie Pen Pal is from Southern Florida! The other side of the country! Wanna see what Jonathan sent me?
Yep. Some sunshine in a box.
There were more oranges but they didn't last long once the box was opened. So juicy!
The grapefruit made for a good breakfast. I like a little sugar sprinkled on top; my mom liked salt sprinkled on top of hers. Not sure about that. What is your opinion? Salt or sugar on a grapefruit?
The mango nectar was delicious! It was like eating an mango without all the chewing. It was so thick and tasted so fresh.
I use a lot of Walla Walla Sweet Onions for obvious reasons so I was excited to get an onion I wouldn't usually go for at the grocery store. Which led me on a hunt for what I could do with it besides just make it into sandwich toppings. Which led me to this French Onion Soup Recipe...
Which leads me to believe I'll need to get a few more onions...
I love cilantro and never seem to have any when I need it. My cilantro plant died this summer leaving me cilantro-less. Now, thanks to Jonathan, I can have my cilantro any time. Mmmm...just the smell of cilantro is so refreshing. And it always brings back memories of when I was in grade school and I used to spend a week with my aunt and uncle in Everett during the summer. She had a garden with a cilantro plant and every time we played in the back yard it smelled like cilantro.
The rosemary can be used in anything! I threw some in some Stone Soup we made at Preschool last week; it was just what it needed. Flavor.
The tea is probably the best tea I have ever had. It is Lipton's Vanilla Caramel Truffle Black Tea. It is sweet enough not to have to sweeten but is isn't yucky sweet. I could drink this all day long. Even the bag is awesome; it is shaped like a pyramid! The geometric 3-D shape surely adds to the tastiness of the tea.
Jonathan also sent me a recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Squares. It looks so good! I have a family brunch coming up that I think I will make the Strawberry Pretzel Squares for. It looks like the perfect marriage of salty and sweet, crunchy and soft. Don't worry I will
It was fun learning about Florida and a little bit about you. Thanks for the fantastic food Jonathan!