Friday, January 31, 2014

Foodie Pen Pals!

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. We were paired up a few months ago and were lucky enough to get paired up again this month as there aren't a tonne of Canadians participating (hint, hint SIGN UP!)

This time I took a pic!!

It showed up on an afternoon when I was running out of the house and starving so I grabbed the coconut chocolate bar and ran. It was great! Actually all of the treats were wonderful. The kids claimed the bunny crackers, and awesome lollipops. I got the other coffee chocolate bar and we shared the rest. The bacon flavored mustard was great on hot dogs!

Jax, thanks so much for all the thought that went into yet another great pen pal box!

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 Feb 4th as pairings will be emailed on Feb 5th!

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