Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Foodie Penpal

The Lean Green Bean
This month I participated in my first food swap through Foodie Penpals.  The program is run by Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean.  This month I was paired with Cynthia, she writes a blog called Home Matters 1st. She sent me a great box of goodies!

The box contained:
  • Bruschettini (snack size Italian Bruschetta Toast)
  • Artichoke Bruschetta Spread and Dip
  • Harvest moon vegetable soup mix
  • An Italian seasoning grinder mill
  • A handmade embroidered kitchen towel

The bruschettini with the artichoke bruschetta spread was so good. I toasted the bruschetta with grated parmesan cheese, delicious!

I love the Italian grinder mill, its the perfect mix of Italian seasoning with a touch of sea salt. The kitchen towel Cynthia made added a nice personal touch. Thanks Cynthia!

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals. 

-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. 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 are 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.  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.

 If you’re interested in participating for August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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

 *If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I'll see if we get enough interest this month!

1 comment :

  1. I am so glad you liked everything. I am off to read your post about the spring rolls!