I apologize for not posting this sooner, but we had a power outage first thing this morning and then a few more since then..must be the Grinch.
. We spent the early morning in the dark listening to the sounds of 4 happy Doxies happily squeaking their new Christmas toys.and then it was my turn to open my gift when it got light outside!
My Wonderful, Generous, Gracious and most special Secret Santa is Tofu and Sprouts!
I was so excited when I saw who my gifts were from and then even more excited when I saw the wondrous bounty in the box.
TNS, I do not have the words to thank you enough for the gifts that you sent to me. Everything was perfect and all just so personal and friendly, picked just for me. I truly love everything and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your generosity brought me to tears, (happy greedy tears,) as it was so obvious that everything was picked with so much thought and kindness. Thank you.
When I opened the box I caught some tantalizing little whiffs of heavenly fragrances. Soon hubby was laughing as I was sniffing everything and sighing with divine happiness (and then a tiny bit of jealousy swept over me when I saw that almost everything is local to where you live) wow. I might need to move..
Ok everyone, here is what I received:
Indian Black Salt (& its pink!) Who knew? (from TNSs own personal supply)
2 flavors of sipping chocolate. ( I never mentioned it, but my Godmother used to make this as a treat for me)
Wasabi Edamame (yum)
Hot Asparagus Bullets! I already sampled em and they are wonderful.
A huge bar of dark chocolate with Thyme! OMG! Who knew these things existed?! I am hiding it.
Red lentil soup mix. This will be my dinner next week during the next expected snow storm.
Huckleberry Red herbal tea, I smelled it already and it smells heavenly.
Zesty snack mixok, ya know Im gonna gobble that up.
A tea sampler with 5 different flavors and each one sounds better than the lastdecisions decisions..
Raspberry flavored cane sugar! Its such a simple concept & its ambrosial in its taste & totally new to me.
Jamaican seasonings. I cannot wait to try it, mon.
Smoked hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are addictive to me and I cant wait to taste em smoked.
Alder Smoked Sea Salt. It smells like smoked summer party in a jar and its even very pretty..Hubby says salt cannot be pretty, but this is..
Smoky Barbeque Rub! I must be psychic cuz I can already tell its gonna be used on everything.
An awesomely cute puppy dog spoon and an awesomely cute kitty cat spoon! They will be busy today helping me stir up some Christmas dinner.
A reusable shopping bag from Tacoma Boys Produce. Ok, I am the queen of reusable bags and at my local grocery they always read the bags cuz they are from all sorts of places. They are gonna love this one and it will be used often.
The piece de resistance, the item that just took my breath away. .A cookbook! And not just any cookbook, but the very one that I have been DYING to have. Vegan Soups and Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas.and it is personally signed by Nava! OMG , I was stunned speechless for a few seconds (hubby was thrilled) and then as I was trying in vain to pick out the first recipe I will try from this wondrous cookbook, what do I find? I find that my amazing Secret Santa actually has a recipe in this cookbook! OMG! Her first recipe in print! And I have it! And my Santa personally signed it for me! Just for me! So that started a whole new flood of tears.
M, your kind and generous spirit has swept over me and enveloped me like a big warm hug. Thank you so very, very much. I hope you and your Sprouts and all of your family and friends have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year to come.
Heres the pics! (I'm not a good picture taker , sorry )