Taste Test – HelloFresh (Butternut Squash Agnolotti)

Tonight’s HelloFresh was Butternut Squash Agnolotti. We added on a loaf of garlic bread and some caramelized onion and feta cheese pastry bites both available as add-ons from HelloFresh. We are enjoying the vegetarian meals from HelloFresh and are getting one or two of them per week for a pleasant change from meat dishes. 9 out of 10.

The onion & Feta bites made a fantastic appetizer

Coin and Currency Club – India

December 2022 Coin and Currency Club country is India. India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; ChinaNepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

Alex was able to name the country this month from the clues provided!

Most prevalent language is Hindi


Additional Coins and Currency available

Taste Test – Explore Local (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

The Explore Local subscription box this month was from Albuquerque, New Mexico. An ecletic mix of items as is usual for this subscription service.

Taos Bakes gingersnap and pecan bar

Sadie’s spicy green salsa

K and C Naturals scented sachet – strong scented but pleasant

Pearson Ranch wild boar meat snack stick

Alex was a little confused by these crystals from Drishti Handmade

Taste Test – Olive Brine

When purchasing some high quality olives like these from Tassos do not throw away the brine. There are many extraordinary uses; add brine to your marinara or pizza sauce. This is particularly great with a spicy puttanesca or vodka cream sauce. Try a vinaigrette of olive oil, fresh grapefruit juice, white wine vinegar, olive brine and Dijon mustard. It can be a great flavorful ingredient in a number of applications.

It can even be used as a beverage

Alex would not recommend!!