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Foodie Penpals October

October 31, 2013

Look what the postman brought me this month.

I had a lovely email exchange with Michelle who lives in Glasgow. Thankyou very much Michelle.

Glaswegian goodness from Michelle

  • Some home made paprika spiced pecan nuts + recipe (I’d eaten theses before I took the photo!).
  • Popcorn flavouring – Chilli and Lime for me and Cheese for the Mr.
  • Haggis crisps – looking forward to trying these. Though I need someone to tell me how authentic they taste.
  • Real scottish oatcakes.
  • FruitBroo – a hot drink syrup that i had seen reviewed online the day before my parcel arrived and then it turned up… brilliant.
  • Chia seeds. Can be used as an addition to breakfast, egg replacer, gel maker. A super food.
  • Stoats porridge. You know how I love my porridge.

6.Gentleman’s relish – I think this is an anchovy based spread.  This is something I wouldn’t naturally buy but am interested to try, which is one of the great things about foodie penpals.

You can see what everyone else got here

The Lean Green Bean

More about Foodie Penpals

Started by The Lean Green Bean, Foodie penpals is a way for food bloggers and blog readers to get to know each other, via a lovely parcel in the mail every month. This is Rock Salt has brought it to the UK and Europe. Here’s the rough outline of how it works:

  • All interested parties in the UK and Europe – bloggers and blog readers alike – sign up by the form available at the bottom of the Terms and Conditions post
  • Participants are matched on the 5th of the month
  • Penpals send thoughtful, food related parcels, on or before the 20th of the month. The parcels can include home baked treats, shop bought treats (especially local or unusual things), cake cases or decorations – use your imagination. The parcel must include something hand written – a note explaining the box’s contents, a recipe card, whatever you like. The price limit for the boxes is £10 – this is a limit, the point is not the cost, but the thought (no, really!)
  • Penpals open their boxes and rejoice!
  • At the end of the month, everyone blogs about their box, or writes a guest blog post if they are usually a blog reader and not writer. Everyone reads one another’s posts and rejoices some more. Posts are made available on Lindsay’s blog so we can all find each other easily

Find out more here: How it Works // Terms and Conditions.

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