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Unexpected Food Gifts


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13 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Left for me at the office today - company called FoodiePages. Looks like our own @Alleguede has some items in their catalogue. 

 

Thanks for mentioning the company name! I sometimes send gift baskets/food gifts to friends and relatives in Ottawa area and I'm always looking for something new. 

 

Good that they didn't include chocolate in your gift, "coals to Newcastle", etc.   😄

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9 minutes ago, FauxPas said:

 

Thanks for mentioning the company name! I sometimes send gift baskets/food gifts to friends and relatives in Ottawa area and I'm always looking for something new. 

 

Good that they didn't include chocolate in your gift, "coals to Newcastle", etc.   😄

There was one chocolate thing in there - the salted caramel crackle. 

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My friend came back from Thailand and all  she brought me was 5 different curry pastes, 2 chilli pastes, 2 shrimp pastes, 2 loose leaf teas, and some impossible to find spices...

 

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12 hours ago, KennethT said:

My friend came back from Thailand and all  she brought me was 5 different curry pastes, 2 chilli pastes, 2 shrimp pastes, 2 loose leaf teas, and some impossible to find spices...

 

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What a great friend!

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19 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

What a great friend!

Oh yeah.  This kind of haul was comletely unexpected.  I knew she was going to bring back some curry paste - we had discussed how to pack it so it didn't stink up her luggage but I didn't expect 5 different ones plus all the rest! 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Warning:  long story:  We now have a cleaning lady who comes every two weeks.  She's has become a young friend which is lovely.  She's the age of our youngest.  She and her husband are financially worth ten of us.   I note that only because most cleaning ladies are not financially well off.  She owns the cleaning company but loves to clean and picks her clients according to some set of criteria...mostly old and to quote her own words concerning me... 'you really are a dear old lady'.  

 

Background now set.  Her husband has some kind of incredible job where he travels a lot and last month he and the other executives went on a fishing trip where he caught many salmon.  Neither my friend nor her husband like salmon at all.   Today, cleaning day, every second Tuesday, she brought me I'd say roughly $75.00 worth of freshly caught salmon frozen professionally in water.  I was stunned to put it mildly.  Talk about an unexpected food gift. 

 

I am now going to make her a raspberry pie ice cream.  Like my apple pie ice cream, but with raspberries. 

 

Oh, and feed her some salmon cooked by Ed in two weeks time.  She said she cooked it once and it was just awful. 

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I guess this was unexpected since I happened to walk by and when I didn't see the usual scrum, I popped into:

 

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And ended up with a bunch of stuff for the next few breakfasts on Thanksgiving Day and post...

 

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At lunch today wth my ladies Dympna brought each of a packet of these molasses crisps - dark chocolate. One of my favorite items always in the See's assortment. 

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And at the same ladie's lunch (5 of us) after finishing  our meals, amd chatting a long time, my friend who manages the plaza went in. When she returned I leaned over amd said "silly you - did youjust pay the bill?  - reply " I tried but my plumber paid bill and tipped" He was working at one of the offices or stores, saw our group amd treated us. Think that counts :) We did pay it forward and gifted our leftovers when we ran into another contractor for Verizon in parking lot. He teased us about feeding him lunch and we said to help himself to our packaged leftovers. 

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Our housesitter gave us some of her home-harvested, home-boiled maple syrup before we left for the winter. I'm not usually a fan of maple flavor, but this is the Real Deal and it's delicious. My husband quipped that we should see if we can get more from her next season. A quart, maybe, instead of the cup jar that she gave us. We had some with breakfast a few days ago.

 

Three other unexpected food gifts, still to be opened: pickled beets, dilly beans, and raspberry jam. I gave my great-niece a lot of my spare kitchen equipment to help her set up housekeeping now that she's out of college. When she and her mother came to collect the stuff, they brought these gifts from their (massive and ambitious) garden. I'm told that they refer to the dilly beans as cocktail beans, but since we don't do cocktails often I expect to just break into them and have them with dinner one evening. The beets are beautiful. 

 

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