Foodie Penpals Reveal!

 

Yay! Time for another reveal. I participated for the second month in a row Food Penpals through The Lean Green Bean. This month I got paired with two awesome ladies. Generally speaking you only are paired with one awesome person but the first person I emailed didn’t respond within the 72 hour time frame so I was reassigned but then I did receive an email back so I decided to send to both of them and therefore got two awesome boxes!

First up is Ronda, from South Carolina! She writes at Kitchen Dreaming, check it out for some awesome recipes!

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I am so ready to head out to South Carolina! Fried peanuts, peach jelly and a local cookie she made called Bennies that she sent the recipe for. Yum!

Next up is Nicole, from SoCal-an area I know well, having lived there throughout my life and constantly visiting.

NicoleAmong the local products, she sent California raisins (anyone remember the California Raisins from the ’80’s and 90’s? Are they still around?) and almonds from her uncle’s farm North of Los Angeles, how cool is that! She also sent Herbs D’Provence which I love using on chicken and haven’t had any for awhile!

Want to get in on the fun next month?

Here’s some details about FPP in case you want to join in for July:

-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. 
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US, Canadian & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans.  

If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for March, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

Who knows? Maybe you’ll get an awesome box of Oregon goodies from me!

Foodie Fridays: Foodie Pen Pals

I kind of dropped off the grid for a a couple of weeks. I actually went to Vegas with the biffle last weekend which was awesome! And now I am slowly getting back into the flow of things. I’m also transitioning to start working full-time starting July 1st at one of my part-time jobs but throwing in working on community educational initiatives, which I am super psyched about!

A couple of years ago, when I was still living in New York, I participated in a foodie pen pals through the Lean Green Bean swap three or four times. I loved it but because of my schedule, couldn’t commit to doing it. I decided to restart it this month and I am so glad I did! I was paired with Raina from the_home_plate. What a sweetheart! She lives in Murfreesboro, TN–I’ve actually been there! We drove through there last month on our way back to Nashville from the Jack Daniels Distillery. I stopped and had my first Sonic experience–a delicious milkshake that they brought to my car :).

Raina sent an awesome package full of yummies-many of which I brought on the plane with me to Vegas. Here we go!

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A delicious package full of goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-05-22 21.34.45  A sweet letter describing things including the fact that Goo Goo Clusters are a Tennessee treat coming from Grand Ole Opery (GOO). So cool! I never knew that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delicious yummies including really good Asian chocolate treats, corn bread, salsa and sauce, almonds and pecans!

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I am super excited for basil olives and chess pie!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Raina, for such an awesome package! I totally recommend getting involved with swaps, I think they are a great way to get to know people and to get some interesting stuff!