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Foodie Penpals October: A Kent Collection

November 4, 2014

Apologies for the swift Foodie Penpals update. It’s no reflection at all on the contents – Suzie from Kent sent me a great mix of sweet, savoury, treats and ingredients. Thanks Suzie…here’s what I got:

Chillis, dried and seeds to grow (from Wahaca which I also love)

Chai tea

Hot chocolate sachets – gone already!

Chocolate chips – made into muffins already

Chocolate stars – earmarked for Christmas baking

Harbio ghouls (seasonal)

Flapjack bites

Basil oil – saved our new sofa when it got gloss paint on it (turns out olive oil get is off and this was all I had!). Mr B did only use two drops so don’t worry.

I sent to Kat in Glasgow. One more month and then probablyy a break for December to take part in the Cookie Swap.

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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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2014 10:22 am

    What a lovely idea! I had seen a few of these posts floating about before but hadn’t really taken the time to think about what an awesome idea it is. I definitely think I’d like to get involved 🙂 I love post! Even more so when there’s a handwritten letter and food involved!

    • November 5, 2014 10:24 am

      You should definitely get involved. It’s like a birthday present every month!

      • November 5, 2014 10:29 am

        And who doesn’t like birthday presents 😉 I appreciate I’ve missed this month but I’m all signed up now. Yay!

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