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post #1 of 9
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Did an exchange with JustPassingThru and recently received his package with lots of goodies in it.
Vanilla coffee, vanilla perfume, vanilla powder, a bottle of pineapple vinegar, coconut essence (coconut extract) and 4 sample jams.
I had to look up the names for a few of them since they were in French.
Coco and Banane were obviously coconut and banana, then there was pamplemousse which I figured pineapple but turns out pamplemousse is grapefruit and corosol which I had to search a bit to figure that one out but it is guanabana also known as soursop.

Thanks so much Gene, I loved the package and the smell of it alone was great.
post #2 of 9
Neat Stuff, now everyone will be after him...LOL icon_mrgreen.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 9
Nice exchange. You're gonna smell purdy. What did you send back?
post #4 of 9
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I exchanged a few bags of chipotle peppers. Didn't know what he was sending so it was a big surprise when the package showed up.
From what I understand pineapple vinegar is really good and extremely hard to get in the US. Have been thinking of what to make with it, most likely I'll try out a salsa with veggies form the garden. Give Rivet's way of doing them a try but steep the peppers in the pineapple vinegar instead of apple cider and see what happens.
And of course a pico de gallo with maybe some mango in it.
post #5 of 9
There is no doubt that you will come up with something good fire you have that nack. I'm glad things went good with you two guys. I'm looking forward to your creations.
post #6 of 9
Man o man! That is excellent to hear your revitalization of the exchange program is going so well...congratulation are in order to you FiU for making it INTERNATIONAL!

Nice stuff too....with all that good stuff you got I'm looking forward to some of your unique and tasty creations.

Thanks for posting, and lets keep the exchange going on. There's a lot out there to share.
post #7 of 9
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I have to give credit to The Dude, he suggested I try some sort of finishing sauce with the coconut essence, pineapple vinegar, brown sugar, chipotle powder and some pineapple juice.
Tell me that doesn't sound good!
post #8 of 9
Hey Fire,

I’m glad you liked what we picked out, like it has been mentioned, I know you are creative so I figured you would find some concoction to use them in, just a word of caution, the coconut essence is very potent, so start with just a couple of drops.

Sorry about not translating the fruits into English, I’ve been here so long I think in French.

I scored some “soursop,” that just sounds bad, "corosol" sounds so much better, wood last month, haven’t had time to cut it up yet.

This is what the fruit looks like; they grow to about the size of a football, the Tahitians scoop out the fruit, mix in some coconut milk and then place it in the freezer, it’s their “ice cream.”

We receive our International mail on Thursdays, maybe your package will be here.

post #9 of 9
that there is so cool.
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