Today’s post is sponsored by my friends from French Food & Beverage Federation!
The weather is changing, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are falling. Fall is my personal favorite time of year! Even though, as a Houstonian, we don’t experience a truly long fall season, I do love every little bit of fall that we have. It’s a time for me and my family to drink hot chocolate and tea, eat caramel and apples, anything to get us into the fall spirit!
I know we have all wanted to experience the beauty of fall in another country, some people aren’t able to, which is a real shame. The French Food & Drink Federation has been so kind to send me some fall goodies from France! So now I am able to experience France’s fall in the comfort of my Houston, Texas home without spending money on a flight. Talk about a score!
In my European Taste box were carefully packaged bottles of Favols Apricot Almond & Orange Marmalade, Hénaff Pork Liver Confit with Black Pepper Pâté, canned sardines, Elixia Wild Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade, Carambars Caramel Candy, and Anis de Flavigny Violet Mints. This is how the French get down during the fall and I am here for it! LOL
The Wild Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade is one of the most refreshing and titillating lemonades that will grace your taste buds. To incorporate a bit of fall, garnish your glass of lemonade with a skewer of cranberries. The Carambars Caramels are the perfect snack for those of us that (TRY to) fight a sweet tooth but have to give in with a little bit of candy! The caramels can be easily packed in a snack bag or toss them in your purse, ladies! The Violet Mints can also be tossed into your purse too. They are bright tasting with a floral note that isn’t too overpowering.
Now about the Apricot Almond & Orange Marmalade, it is begging to be slathered on toasted French bread or sourdough. I’d also love to use this marmalade as a glaze on fruit tarts or as a topping on cheesecake. For a savory snack, you are going to want to grab the pork liver confit, some herb flavored crackers, and a garnish like chives, green onions, or parsley and if you are feeling a little fancy top the pâté with a small dollop of crème fraîche before garnishing. Top your salad with sardines or make a pâté from the sardines!
Tell me down below in the comment section which of these French items you would love to get your hands on to try! Also, tell me some things that you love about fall. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family who need a bit of French fall in their life.