She got me
Sunday November 19th 2023, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends

A friend wished out loud for one of my chocolate tortes for Thanksgiving week and offered to pay for one.

I waved that away with I’m going to make you one because I want to. Because for that friend, always.

Her husband showed up at our door this afternoon to pick it up and he held out a box in return; I protested, You didn’t have to do that! He grinned and headed for his car–it was like a mutual doorbell ditch.

Inside were her homemade jams, with flavors like gold plum/cardamom/blackberry/lemon/honey (she really should open a business. Her stuff is exquisite.) Fig sauce. Tomato sauce. All from their garden, and honeys labeled by the season from his hives, seven jars in all. I kept unwrapping more and more in there.

It took much much much more work to make all those than any chocolate torte of mine ever did. Wow.

And I thought I was done writing this post but it wasn’t till I took this picture just now that I saw that there was a card tied to the box under those ribbons. It took some doing to pick them open to get at it.

Inside, she’d written a thank you note. With a $20 bill, too, the little stinker. I laughed. They totally win this round.

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Oh that all sounds delicious! Mutual enjoyment coming!

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 11.20.23 @ 8:05 am

What fun! I suppose they think “well, we have extra jars, let’s just fill a box” – I’ve done similarly with friends, and as long as we each feel we’ve gotten the better end of the deal, it works!

Often when I get the bonus money, I donate it to an appropriate charity and let the giver know. Or I suppose you can make another torte for them.

Comment by Margo Lynn 11.20.23 @ 9:52 am

What a treasure trove!

Comment by ccr in MA 11.20.23 @ 1:33 pm

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