Blogging by Mail 2 – A baking fest! Tan Slice


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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4 Responses

  1. Nic says:

    What great treats to send out. And how thoughtful to conjur up a “taste of home”!

  2. Caroline says:

    Being so far from my family and friends this year, I love sending (and receiving!) packages anyway. It was so much fun putting a foodie one together.

    Just browsing around on your blog, Nic, and you have some truly mouthwatering recipes. It sounds like you enjoyed your Blogging by Mail parcel too!

  3. Deborah says:

    I am Deborah – the recipient herself of the most fabulous package of goodies from the Bibliocook! I can attest to the more-ishness of the tan slice having eaten 4 pieces immediately upon opening! Other nostalgic treats included sherbet dabs (5c mixtures anyone?) and wild Canterbury walnuts which made it through the US Ag and Fish just fine thank you! Homemade Spicy Chocolate Biscotti has also gone down deliciously today and I love the spicy kick! (I was in Napa this past weekend and we had a “fire” chocolate with chillis in it made by Vosges – the biscotti reminded me of that – also of Nigellas red chilli syrup that she says to pour over chocolate ice cream – yum. what a great combo). Rounding out the package werre some chewy and delicious mini Cookie Time cookies with choc chipsand a gourmet dill and wild onion dip. So many lovely treats for the Kiwi in the US! Thanks so much!!!! I recommend blogging by mail wholeheartedly!

  4. Caroline says:

    I’m only sorry now that I didn’t put some more of that Tan Slice into the package now, Deborah, although it wasn’t an easy task to keep back the pieces that I sent you. Tan Slice is very popular in my household!

    Blogging by Mail is great – I had so much fun thinking about what to put in your package, wandering around the foodie shops, and then putting the whole thing together. Getting yours in return was just like the icing on the cake…are you going to sign up for the next round?

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