So, two months ago, while surfing the blogosphere I stumbled upon this phenom called “Foodie Pen Pal”. This great gal, Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean, pairs up bloggers and readers every month. It’s like a pen pal, but with great little food finds. On the 5th of each month, Lindsay sends out the match list. You get two matches: one to which you’ll send a package and one from which you’ll receive a package (hopefully!).
After a disappointing first experience (never received a package), I gave it a second chance. So glad I did! This month, I wound up with two great ladies as my pen pals.
I sent my package to Marilyn from the great state of New York. You can check out her blog and package here. In her email, she indicated she loved cinnamon and nutmeg so I went with that as a theme.
I received my package from the wonderful Dawn from Alaska. Proving it’s a small world, Dawn’s mom lives in Abita Springs, Louisiana and we emailed back and forth the day after I blogged about Abita. She sent me some fantastic items: homemade cab jelly (saving for a party to serve over cream cheese per Dawn’s recommendation), granola, spicy chocolate, a couple of flavors of Justin’s nut butter and my absolute favorite thing: homemade coconut macaroons. She dipped the bottom in chocolate then drizzled with a blueberry sauce. I was sad when these were gone…luckily, she has the recipe on her blog. Thanks again Dawn, it was great.
I plan to participate one more month, because I love shopping for new little things to share with others. If you’re interested, please visit the link above for Foodie Pen Pals. But for now, I’ll leave you with some pictures of my items. (note, some are upside down, but i can’t figure out how to rotate)