Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tastes Like Home!

Megan of Megan's Cookin created an awesome blog event in which bloggers from lots of places exchange local treats by mail. For instance, I'm from Berkeley, CA and so one of the things I sent was some jam from the local Frog Hollow Farms. I had such a fun time scouting out local foods at our farmer's market and local grocery! But it was even more fun to get my own box in the mail! My partner was Glenna of A Fridge Full of Food, and she mailed me some delightful Missouri goodies...Missouri black walnuts from Hammons (Stockton), Cavender's Seasoning (Harrison, AR), Silver Dollar City (Branson) BBQ sauce made by Ott's (Carthage), and Hallam's sorghum (Ozark) (her descriptions). Yum! I had never even had three of the things before (with the obvious exception of walnuts!), so it was really a treat to be able to get new things to try. And I love walnuts, so it's cool to get them straight from the source! I may try them in my next batch of rugelach (recipe coming soon). The BBQ sauce I'm saving for when my BBQ-loving housemate gets back from Thailand...I can't wait! Look for these goodies to pop up again in the next few months on my blog...

Here is my somewhat failed photo...everything just wouldn't fit into the shot!!


  1. Hey, glad you liked them! The Cavender's is a great all purpose seasoning but my all time favorite is on cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. The BBQ sauce is sort of a legend here, Silver Dollar City being our oldest theme park whose theme is: late 19th century so they have rides but also tons of old-fashioned craftsmen. And the sorghum is a deeper, earthier, richer flavor than honey, as the black walnuts are to their English counterpart.

    This event was a blast --thanks again for all my goodies!

  2. @ Glenna:
    Yay, thanks so much for the treats...I agree, the event was lots of fun! :-D

  3. Sounds like a lot of great flavor to play with. I'm so glad you joined the swap. It was fun!