When I went out to my car this afternoon I found a bottle of this left on the windshield, along with a note tucked under the wiper from my sister:
(After spending some time with me last weekend, on she went to visit with another sister who lives north of me just outside of Seattle, WA. The placement of this gift means she must have driven back through Portland with her family at 0’dark early this morning on their reverse 15 1/2 hour road trip home today –this done so they could bring the too big to easily fly with family member of theirs named Jake, a GORGEOUS Golden Retriever).
Having lived in Hawaii for many years, my delightful sister still practices the tradition of omiyage. However, in this moment I am not sure whether I want to hug her or hit her for introducing me to this stuff. OH MY GOSH!
The Speculoos cookie holiday treat dreams of my European heritage have just been whipped into the perfect accompaniment for consumption at the ritual closing of the day cup of tea with toast. Cinnamon sugar toast has long been a favorite from childhood, but this stuff blows the taste buds away by adding to those flavors the hints of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper. This combination is then mixed into a “please butter me up from head to toe” creamy spread with little cooky bits left to crunch, adding another layer to gift a deeper interest to the texture.
I just had my first taste of this manna on a toasted slice of Milton’s with a nice cup of Fez. This stuff I fear could become very addictive. However, I think eating anything with a happy heart negates most potential adverse effects.
Next time you hit Trader Joe’s, enjoy. Be forewarned though, and after your jar has quickly emptied, remember that I was just the messenger.
I adore you and I thank you for sharing this amazing find (but those skinny jeans, patiently waiting their turn to ever see the light of day from in the back of the closet, definately do not. 🙂 ) And hark, what is that yonder sound I hear, is it coming from the kitchen???
I think it is a second piece of toast calling my name. Mmmmm good. -lol-
I love you trina.