So my lovely husband came home bearing gifts for me on recent trip away. He brought me African Coconut Chin Chin which are West African crunchy pastry snacks that originated in Nigeria. Next to it is a rather large tin of Ghanian Palm Nut Soup with Herbs known as Abemudro . If any one has had it before, please let me know, otherwise I will wait until I eat it.
I know there is so much controversy around Palm oil, but have been told that Carotino Palm Oil is a good one to purchase; and isn't good that he came back with it. I am looking forward to making a Ghanian Black Eyed Bean dish called Red Red again, when I made it a few years back, I never too a picture of it and therefore did not get round to sharing it. I need to find that recipe first!
Next we have is a box of Instant Plantain Fufu. I am guessing its like instant mash, which is not something I eat at all, but it will be interesting to try this Plantain Fufu. I've had Plantain chips before and they have also featured on my blog in the past, so some of you will know that I am quite partial to them, they also make a nice change from potato chips or crisps.
Talking about crisps, we have Tyrrell's Vegetable Crips: parsnips, beetroot and carrot. I do like these, but when you open the bag, the crisps are really shrivelled!
In our efforts to reduce plastic, we are trying to buy our oils in glass bottles, but its not that easy as most are in plastic bottles. We did however find some extra virgin olive oil in a canister tin that will be decanted into a glass bottle at home.
Someone else other than my husband likes me, as I was gifted a bag full of presents from Greece including Sesame Pistachio Halva, Greek Delight and some Greek ingredients from my nephew. It was very thoughtful . Bless You and Thank you. I will be tucking into these sooner than you think.
I also have some herbal and fruity Teapigs tea bags: Lemon and Ginger and Super Fruit. I don't usually buy this product as its expensive for me, but as it was more than half price so how could I not.
While D was away, I bought some blueberries from M&S and enjoyed most of the with Greek Yogurt and a drizzle of runny honey. It was good, though I must admit I am looking forward to homegrown blueberries.
Finally, we were both tempted by this Scottish Tablet Dairy Ice-Cream, hoping it would transport us back to our times in Scotland. It was okay as an ice-cream, but tasted nothing like it promised, so that disappointed a tad.
For those of you who may have missed my In My Kitchen blog post from last month, for those of you who may have missed it, but today I am sharing this blog post with Sherry's Picking for the In My Kitchen series. If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by the 13th of the month.