Saturday, August 9, 2008

Taste Like Home...or New York!



A few weeks ago, I co-hosted this even with Megan of Megan's Cookin. Those who signed up were paired up with someone and you exchanged local goodies from your area. I was lucky enough to me paired up with Stephanie at Stephchows, who is from Rochester, NY!
Stephanie included a very sweet letter that explained all of the goodies she included. One of the things that she talked about was a white hotdog..weird. I didn't get them, but she says that they are the phenomenon there, completely made from pork and literally white. If I am ever up that way, I will definitely have to try them. I am sure that my kids would enjoy them! Stephanie also told me about sponge candy. Evidently, you can only get it when the humidity is low, so...I just think that gives me another reason to go there! Well, lets get on with the package...

What a great package! See the printout at the bottom? It is for a recipe for a thing called the "garbage plate", come to find out, it is a huge thing with college kids after a night of drinking. I just don't know if I could make myself do it! There is also 2 bags of candy from Stever's Candy. A bag of Salt Water Taffy, since she is an original Jersey girl, and a bag of crunchy gummy bears that she threw in for the kids! They are loving them! Let me break down the package!

Here are 2 mini bottles of wine, one white and one blush wine from Bully Hill Winery. It has a screw top instead of a cork, and has a very fun history! Go and check them out at www.bullyhill.com.

Next there was a bottle of Dinosaur BBQ sauce, which came from a biker style restaurant and people come from all over to it their BBQ. This will be great on the ribs for dinner! Just another reason why I need to go and visit! And yes, that is a car freshener that looks like sushi. I haven't opened it yet, afraid of what it smells like! Ha!

Here we have bottle of some great looking honey, and a bottle of Apple cider molasses rub that came from a local organic farm. I can't wait to try it on grilled chicken or pork chops! There was also a back of organic popcorn! This will be great for movie night with the kids!

Stephanie also sent me a ton of visitor pamphlets, so I will know exactly what to do once I get there!
Thanks again Stephanie for the great package and giving me a virtual tour of Rochester!!


5 comments:

Bunny said...

Now that was a very nice package to get in the mail April! And I bet you'll put everything to very good use !

Megan said...

Fun package! :) I'm glad we had this event. Looks like everyone had (is having) fun. Cant wait to see what you sent! :) Talk soon!

rainbowbrown said...

It all looks just delicious. Very nice!

AutumnRose said...

I'm from the fingerlakes area too originally and I was so excited to see Bully Hill Wine and Dinosaur BBQ! Hope you enjoy it :)

stephchows said...

So happy this made it to you ok! Can't wait for you package to see all the goodies! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Taste Like Home...or New York!



A few weeks ago, I co-hosted this even with Megan of Megan's Cookin. Those who signed up were paired up with someone and you exchanged local goodies from your area. I was lucky enough to me paired up with Stephanie at Stephchows, who is from Rochester, NY!
Stephanie included a very sweet letter that explained all of the goodies she included. One of the things that she talked about was a white hotdog..weird. I didn't get them, but she says that they are the phenomenon there, completely made from pork and literally white. If I am ever up that way, I will definitely have to try them. I am sure that my kids would enjoy them! Stephanie also told me about sponge candy. Evidently, you can only get it when the humidity is low, so...I just think that gives me another reason to go there! Well, lets get on with the package...

What a great package! See the printout at the bottom? It is for a recipe for a thing called the "garbage plate", come to find out, it is a huge thing with college kids after a night of drinking. I just don't know if I could make myself do it! There is also 2 bags of candy from Stever's Candy. A bag of Salt Water Taffy, since she is an original Jersey girl, and a bag of crunchy gummy bears that she threw in for the kids! They are loving them! Let me break down the package!

Here are 2 mini bottles of wine, one white and one blush wine from Bully Hill Winery. It has a screw top instead of a cork, and has a very fun history! Go and check them out at www.bullyhill.com.

Next there was a bottle of Dinosaur BBQ sauce, which came from a biker style restaurant and people come from all over to it their BBQ. This will be great on the ribs for dinner! Just another reason why I need to go and visit! And yes, that is a car freshener that looks like sushi. I haven't opened it yet, afraid of what it smells like! Ha!

Here we have bottle of some great looking honey, and a bottle of Apple cider molasses rub that came from a local organic farm. I can't wait to try it on grilled chicken or pork chops! There was also a back of organic popcorn! This will be great for movie night with the kids!

Stephanie also sent me a ton of visitor pamphlets, so I will know exactly what to do once I get there!
Thanks again Stephanie for the great package and giving me a virtual tour of Rochester!!


5 comments:

Bunny said...

Now that was a very nice package to get in the mail April! And I bet you'll put everything to very good use !

Megan said...

Fun package! :) I'm glad we had this event. Looks like everyone had (is having) fun. Cant wait to see what you sent! :) Talk soon!

rainbowbrown said...

It all looks just delicious. Very nice!

AutumnRose said...

I'm from the fingerlakes area too originally and I was so excited to see Bully Hill Wine and Dinosaur BBQ! Hope you enjoy it :)

stephchows said...

So happy this made it to you ok! Can't wait for you package to see all the goodies! :)