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Foodie Penpals April: Welsh Wonders

May 5, 2014

This month foodie penpal box comes from Carol/Babette at Corpulent Capers. What a delight!

– Barabirth cake mix from Pobi Bodlon Bakes (they also do Welshcake and Teisen Lap mix), thoughtfully provided with welsh teabags so I could soak the fruit in an authentic brew.

– Strawberry and vanilla jam from Estelle’s Gower Goodies (@elstelledaviesjo) to have on the cake (though probably sacrilege to Welsh people!). I love the hint of vanilla dn there’s huge chunks of strawberry in it.

– Lossin Dant welsh mints . Proper old school sweet shop fare with wax twist wrappers.

– Candied Cashew nuts. With a cinnamon sweet coating these lasted all of about…a day!

Umami Seasoning from snowdonia. Made with mushrooms, salt and seaweed this has been the revelation of the package and I need to get some more. It adds depth of flavour to anything and is brilliant for shaking veg in before roasting. Get some.

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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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