Monday, October 1, 2012

September Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

Its that time of the month again…Foodie Pen Pal Reveal. This month by Pen Pal was Barbara form California. She has a great blog called Barbara Cooks and it is all about healthy and delicious food. Since she lives in an area of the county where fresh local ingredients are readily available all year round, she takes advantage of that in her cooking. She sent me a very fun package of all new things! 

 Her package included:

  • Local Honey (always fantastic!)
  • Dried Apples and Pears (The kids enjoyed these as snacks)
  • A Bitchin' Bar (this was an organic fig based bar- yum!)
  • Quinoa Polenta (I have not tried this yet, but I am looking forward to trying it)
  • 2 of her favorite teas
  • Meijer Lemon Marmalade (I LOVE lemon! Although I have not tried it yet, she says it is a great marinade for fish)
Thanks for the great box of goodies! 
Our family has enjoyed to so far!

What I sent my Foodie Pen Pal

My Foodie Pen Pal was Jenny from Oklahoma. She is a pastors wife, has 2 boys and is very busy in her community. She is trying to slowly take her whole family gluten free. The only "instructions" she  have me was that she does not like tomatoes and she is trying to loose weight, so healthy is good! 

So here is what I found (ALL GLUTEN FREE!)
  • Dried Sweet Mago Chips
  • POPCORN Kettle corn chips
  • Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • Butternut Squash pasta sauce (since she doesn't like tomatoes I thought this sound fun!)
  • No Salt Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Pomegranate crunchy granola snack
  • Yum Yum Organic hard candies

Sound FUN? Want to participate? 

Click HERE to join the FUN!

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.
- Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!

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