Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Foodie Penpal Reveal

Time for the October Foodie Penpal Reveal!

I sent a package to a reader this month, she is gluten free so I sent her a package of Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour blend, this is what I always use for Nephew's stuff. I also sent her a recipe for Gluten Free Banana Bread that I make for Nephew. I included some local Jalapeno Jelly and a Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (I also bought a bottle of this for myself and it is good!).

I received my package this month from Maeve over at Adventure! With Maeve.

Here is everything that was in my box, I was so excited to open everything, Hubby especially wanted the cotton candy. I had to wait until the next evening when I had some light to take pictures though.

First up, we've got these amazing little cookies. They have lemon thyme and lemon flavoring, they were so amazing, I may just have to try and make some of these.

Next up, a spice mix and hot chocolate mix. I haven't quite been in a hot chocolate mood yet, maybe tonight now that I officially woke up this morning with my first cold of the season :(.

She also sent me this catalog of spices, there are so many different things I want!

There was also this great description of the Boquet Garni spice mix she sent me. I haven't tried it yet but I can't wait to.

And last but not least, some Maple Cotton Candy. This was so good! I don't remember the last time I had cotton candy so it was a treat.

Thank you so much Maeve for the wonderful package.

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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 Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. They have 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 November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!

*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send Lindsay an email and She'll see if she gets enough interest this month!


  1. Maple Cotton Candy sounds AWESOME!

    1. The cotton candy was so good. I had never had maple before but it was awesome :)