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August Foodie Pen Pal

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This month’s foodie pen pal box was sent to me by Jen at Allergy Lane.  She has a great site talking about the food and environmental allergies that her family has.  I was super excited when my box arrived and I had JARS :).  I got three jars filled with wonderful finds.  The first jar was filled with lemon mint sugar.  This will be awesome for cookies and other baked goods when it gets cooler.  Next up was home made mint extract!  I’ve seen recipes for making my own extract, but hadn’t tried it before.  I was super excited to get this.  And my third jar is “cheesy” roasted chickpeas.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE roasted chickpeas.  I’ve made mine spicy, so this is going to be a new treat.  Thanks again to Jen for her great box.

The jars!

The jars!

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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.

The Lean Green Bean