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foodie penpals

This month I signed up to be a Foodie Penpal at The Lean Greenbean. I’d read about it somewhere out there in the ether and thought it would be something interesting to try.

The penpal match up works like this – at the beginning of the month, I received my penpal pairing via email. I then had to contact her to get her mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions. I then had until the 15th of the month to put my box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, I will post about the goodies I receive from my 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. Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? I put some local items and a couple of homemade items in the box for my penpal Natasha at A Daily Dose of Healthy. The only dietary restriction she mentioned is that she is a pescetarian, which is easy enough to deal with – I had no intention of sending meat through the Canadian mail system.

My offerings were some of the honey from the apiary that keeps hives on my in-law’s property, some fudge made by Community Living – a local program that helps teach adults with disabilities to live independantly, and some jam called “Toe Jam” made in another small town close to mine. Don’t worry, its made with berries. I added in my own coconut oil granola and cajun spiced walnuts. I hope she likes it.

Now I await my package. The person sending my package is different from the person I sent one off to. I guess that keeps it interesting.

You’ll see what I receive when I write about it at the end of the month.

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