It’s back!!!! Yes, I again participated in the Foodie Pen Pals! I received the BEST box from Anna Tesch. She’s from the Seattle area and sent me a box full of yummy deliciousness.
I got: some delicious tea (it’s in the ziplock bag), pad thai noodles, trio granola bars, some delicious chocolates, the MOST DELICIOUS cookies ever! (really! they are egg free even!), and this sauce made of tahini. It’s smooth with a bit of heat at the back end. I’ve been putting it on everything. I’ve been using it as part of a salad dressing, on some roasted veggies, and just dipping veggies in it. I also got the current issue of Cooking Light magazine and this really nice CD of local music. It’s super relaxing for the ride home.
Here are the rules for participating (which you should totally do!):
-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 Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. 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.