Monday, September 30, 2013

Foodie Pen Pals - September


OMG! What a great month of Foodie Pen Pals :) My fabulous pen pal this month was Deborah from Gourmet Mom. Check out her blog it's is great! Deborah and I have been pen pal friends since last May when I sent her a package. This month we were paired together so we each sent a package across the country! I happened to mention that one of my fave childhood treats were Snowballs - marshmallow covered in chocolate covered in coconut....mmmm. And what was one of the first things I saw when I opened her very pretty package? Yes, that's right - Snowballs! I squealed...seriously I did. Heaven.

And then to add to all that happiness, Deborah sent even more great treats.. all of them amazing...but I have to say her homemade cookies blew me away! No flour, refined sugar but full of delicious goodness...pumpkin seeds, raw honey, almond butter, sesame seeds, oats...check out the recipe here.

I brought a curly wurly to work and at least 3 people commented that they used to eat them when they were kids (they used to be called wig wags). My kids loved sharing in the chocolate, cookies and treats. My son absolutely loved the chips and puffs!

Thanks Deborah - you are an amazing pen pal friend!

The Lean Green Bean

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Pen pals.  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 pen pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your pen pal 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 pen pal!
-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 Pen pals 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 pen pal 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 Pen pals 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 Canada and vice versa. 
If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

You must submit your information by Oct 4th as pairings will be emailed on Oct 5th!

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