Post from my kitchen: Very Berry!

This week the time has come: Hundreds of packs of chefs and backwaters are sent across Germany and Europe. The content: Everything that has to do with berries.
The occasion is the second action of the post office from my kitchen girls.
After the chocolate in April, now the berry is in the foreground and the appropriate motto is : Very Berry !
The first time I was unfortunately unable to attend because of time constraints, but this time I was there.
I was given a very nice exchange partner, with whom I get a little bit in advance about preferences and tastes.
And then it started: hours of cookbooks, browse the Internet, look for tips and ideas. Unfortunately, then some plans were about the Pile thrown because there was simply no fresh home-made redcurrant and blackberry (now, a few days later, of course, they were on my small fruit and vegetable stand ...).
Nevertheless, I was overwhelmed with ideas just not decided and therefore have a total of 6 ve battled together various little things. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cranberries play the lead role here.

So here it is, the mail from my kitchen, which luckily arrived well on Wednesday at my dear exchange partner, although the post office is my package I spent 26 hours in Cologne ...
I made and made for hours, boiled and baked, folded and glued, written and taped, packed and unpacked and was then finally quite satisfied with my work Card with a personal greeting to my exchange partner (and the delightful "Post from my kitchen" logo), I have added an envelope in which I have collected the recipes for the individual treats. For this I used the beautiful template, which you can download just like the logo at post from my kitchen. It started with my absolute favorite jam: strawberry-vanilla . You only need a few ingredients, but it just tastes fantastic.
I've already boiled and stored a whole supply of my current favorite strawberry Lambada and a bunch of bourbon vanilla bars.

Recipe for strawberry-vanilla jam

Jam was not the only thing I made from strawberries.
After I bought freeze-dried strawberries in Hamburg (for which I still have not opened a source in Cologne ...) , that was finally the opportunity to make delicious strawberry crispy chocolate .
I chose a combination of white chocolate with strawberry chips and rice crispies.
I was pretty excited about my first chocolate try and finally able to dedicate my little chocolate forms.

Strawberry Crispy Chocolate: White Chocolate with Strawberries and Crispies Piece
 recipe for strawberry crispy chocolate

Besides, I did not just want to make sweets but also make something hearty.
Stephs raspberry salt , from which I already got something from her, was just right for me.That's why I just stood in my kitchen and experimented loosely and finally conjured up a delicious blueberry balsamic . The idea came to me relatively spontaneously and I was simply thrilled with the result. I had no dinner on the production evening, but I just dipped baguette in my favorite olive oil with blueberry balsamico. Also to leaf salads and goat cheese he fits perfectly and the color is a dream. I strongly recommend replicating - but pay attention to the quality and use a good genuine aceto balsamico and blueberry berries, which give a much nicer color than these blueberry berries.
As another blueberry recipe, I have opted for the blueberry sugar Nicole Stich's gift ideas from the kitchen * decided. The book is a treasure trove of great ideas!

The sugar has a crazy color and takes on interesting properties when sprinkled on ice or other desserts: it crackles easily and becomes firm, as does sugar Crema Catalana. Altogether very exciting and sometimes an unusual idea!

blueberry sugar, blueberry balsamic and raspberry salt
 Raspberry Salt Recipe
Recipe for Blueberry Balsamico
recipe for blueberry sugar

Last but not least, of course I also wanted to bake something.
Whereby I found the part the hardest. What can you send well without getting moldy or rock hard?
After all, I chose Cranberry Biscotti with pistachios and white chocolate , after having a wonderful recipe with Petra of Chili and Ciabatta I found that she had already blogged out a few years ago.
I have taken over and modified only slightly and am very excited about the result.

 Recipe for cranberry biscotti with white chocolate and pistachio
Recipe for cranberry biscotti with pistachios and white chocolate

I am also very excited about my package and received it the same day.
In it were raspberry vinegar (wanted I always do it myself), strawberry limes (ditto), raspberry cookies (super delicious), raspberry friands with poppy seeds (also totally delicious and juicy) and the best strawberry jam in the world (I have not tested yet, hehe ). In addition a nice recipe booklet with totally beautiful personal notes, a few greetings and even a photo.
I'm simply thrilled about this round and had great luck with the lots. Everything arrived well and safely on both sides and we both met each other's tastes.
Many thanks to Clara, Jeanny and Rike for calling in the "mail from my kitchen". A really great action!

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