If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I’ve been participating in the Foodie Penpal program, coordinated by “The Lean Green Bean” blogger Lindsay Livington. You can check out her blog at www.theleangreenbean.com.
The Foodie Penpal program started small with 30 participants in the first month. Now the program has over 1,000 blogger and reader participants in the US, Canada and the UK.
Here’s a detailed explanation of the program (taken from The Lean Green Bean website):
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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.
My Foodie Penpal was Stephanie Mui. Stephanie has a sweet website called Munch I Munch. Check out her awesome recipe section, it’s really comprehensive!
Last week I received the most awesome array of treats, which are pretty much gone, with the help of my boyfriend Chad.
Here is what I received:
- 4 boxes of Cha Cha crackers in a variety of flavors
- wasabi peas
- soba noodles
- spicy peanuts
Needless to say I am very glad Passover is going to be ending tomorrow night, so I can feast on all of these goodies.
It’s really hard to go a week without bread, bread products, corn, or anything that has these items in them. No pasta either. At least I don’t have to worry about the Kosher not mixing meat with milk since I don’t eat meat. I did enjoy some gluten free matzos and some passover granola, yum.
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Have a great week!