Another great month with Foodie Penpals!
This month Emilie from Find Your HealthSpot sent me a lovely package filled with great treats. Teas, amazing chocolate (didn't even last long enough to take a picture of it), a raw vegan snack with cocoa and cranberries, and a delicious energy bar. Thanks Emilie. Check out her blog here.
One of the items she sent was a strawberry tea bloom from David's Tea. The kids loved watching it bloom (I don't have a clear teapot so I used a bowl). It took about 8 minutes for it to bloom completely. The tea itself tasted great too - it was light and tasted fresh and (surprise) strawberry-like. I also loved it on ice.
|The strawberry bloom.|
|Strawberry bloom submerged in boiled water.|
|Starting to bloom.|
|Love the pinky finger!|
And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to
If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for November, please CLICK HERE (www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals/) to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!
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Europe, please CLICK HERE (www.thisisrocksalt.com/foodie-penpals/) to signup.
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