I’ve Had a Revelation
I speak to one of my parents most days, usually while I’m on my lunchtime walk. Today the conversation started off on quite an exciting note:
“I’ve had a revelation” I said
However, my Mum knows me and my tendency towards exaggeration to know that the next sentence would probably be a let-down.
“All these years I thought that I hated liquorice, but it turns out that maybe I was wrong” I continued.
Ever since I was little I couldn’t even be in the same room as someone eating a Liquorice Allsort (you know how to get rid of me quickly now!), but I’ve long been frustrated that lots of delicious-sounding herbal teas contain liquorice root. I mentioned this to Maria when we met up on the day before the Great North Run and she assured me that the liquorice root didn’t taste of liquorice sweets, but made the tea lovely and sweet.
By coincidence, the week after I tried some Aveda liquorice and peppermint tea at their counter in Debenhams and loved it and couldn’t detect even a hint of the horrid flavour I detest. I took the plunge earlier in the week at bought some of the Teapigs version and I’m now officially addicted.
The lovely Maria sent me a couple of other teas with liquorice root to try, along with these yummy cakes as a thank you for sponsoring her.
They are vegan pumpkin spice cakes and peanut butter crispy squares. Before I took this photo one of the crispy squares made it’s way into my mouth. I’ve now had a chance to taste both and they are yummy! Maria sent me the recipes so that I can try them out myself once I’ve finished these ones (which won’t take very long!)
One fact that Maria mentioned was that a lot of liquorice sweets are flavoured with aniseed. I know that I *really* hate aniseed, so maybe I’ve been giving liquorice a bad rep that it didn’t deserve?
Have you ever realised that you like a food that you thought that you hated?
I also thought that I hated coconut, but I use it a lot now. I still hate Bounty bars though.