Thursday, October 31, 2013

Foodie Pen Pals - October - Cooking with Jax

Another great month with Foodie Pen Pals!

This month I was lucky enough to be paired with Jax from Cooking with Jax! Check out her site for great recipes.

I have a confession to make - for the first time ever I forgot to take pictures of everything before we ate them!!! This shows just how good of a package it was. So, in addition to what was left when I finally remembered to pull out my camera there was also Thai curry paste, a fruit bar, maple flavoured coffee, and mandarin flavoured juice!

My favorite item was the bag of coconut chips! I must find more of them - I think they will be perfect on top of cupcakes (although they were also fabulous right out of the bag).

Jax, thanks so much for all the thought that went into this great pen pal box and sorry I forgot to take a pic of the whole package!

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 and 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 Nov 4th as pairings will be emailed on Oct 5th!

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