My first food parcel (I’ll tell you ALL about the other one in another post) was a hamper from www.formanandfield.com. To my memory I cannot remember ever receiving a hamper, but I can confirm it’s the best thing ever. Tonnes of delicious food already packaged up, pre-cooked and ready to go. No rummaging for a pound for a trolley, no glares from the M&S lady when you try and go through her checkout with 11 items instead of the mandatory 10. No, I’ve decided if I ever win the lottery that I will do all my shopping and eating by way of hamper – and the way Erin encourages me to buy lottery tickets that is certain to be very soon.
In my hamper we had a lovely selection, I’ll take you through them one by one.
First up there were two packs of salmon, a wild salmon and a cured smoked Scottish salmon. These I gifted to my mother who likes to have it on a bagel or through pasta. I’m not a fan, so I thought I’d curry favour for future babysitting. The text came through that the salmon was delicious. Job done.
Next us was some hand carved alderton ham with which Alex expertly made griddled ham and cheese toasties with for brunch.
There was a geuniune melton mowbray pork pie and some banana bread which I left to Alex and Erin. I claimed the chocolate brownie loaf for myself, and oh my good god was it good, easily the moistest most chocolatey and nutty piece of yumminess I’ve ever had. I was hooked, like and addict on…well on whatever addicts have. Chocolate was my drug and I had another fix in the way of tea flavoured chocolates by Paul Wayne Gregory, I won’t wax lyrical too much here as I have whole other post to write about these little beauties.
Onwards then and next up we had potted lobster and a selection of Neal’s Yard cheeses. We took these a long to share at family sunday dinner. The potted lobster got a mixed reaction, too strong a flavour for some.
Last but not at least was the lemon curd. The lemoniest lemon curd I’ve ever tasted, perfect on hot buttered toast.