Happy October! <- Whoa! How did THAT happen?!
But more importantly…
Happy Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!!
This month I was paired up with a blog reader, Gin, from Ohio and I have to say she did a darn good job picking out my goodies:
I was so excited to see my box was filled with unique local items! I received a packet of spicy dry rub mix, a baby jug of pure maple syrup, some cranberry honey mustard, and the CUTEST little tin of peach honey spread.
The rub has been sprinkled on everything from roasted veggies, to grilled chicken, to scrambled eggs…it has an amazing smoky flavor that I just can’t get enough of!
My Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes claimed the debut drizzle of syrup…
And I’ll give you two guess as to how I ended up eating the mustard
But the best? Well of course I saved that for last…
Toasty bagel + goat cheese + peach honey = HEAVVVVVVEN!
I’m sure that jar was meant to have something around the line of 4 or 5 servings, but I’ll admit, after breakfast the other day, there’s only a small spoonful left!
Thank you SO MUCH for everything, Gin…I loved it ALL!
As for the recipient of MY foodie package, Ashleigh, a new mother and blog from North Carolina, welcomed this lovely haul:
I think I got a little carried away!
Through our email exchange, I knew she liked a mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy as well as a fine admiration for chocolate, hazelnuts, and black tea…
So I packed up some of my favorite snacks that I thought she might enjoy, including my coveted orange date nut honey jelly (I’ll be honest, it was hard letting that go!), a variety of bars, some pumpkin spice, chocolate, and chai tea (with some Stevia for her to try), and well, it only made sense to throw in some Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter!
But believe it or not, there was still room left in the box after all that!
Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a little something extra…
I think she earned it!
While she wasn’t able to type up a guest post, she did send me a lovely email the weekend after she received her goodies…
“Heather, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for my goodie box. I shared everything with my family too and my dad ate all the plantain chips if that tells you anything. LOL I really enjoyed the almond and coconut bar it was the shizznit. The Justin’s Hazelnut butter was also fabulous spread on top of walnut browines. I have not tried the chocolate tea yet but its nice and rainy this evening an it with some lavender bubble bath sounds divine. Lavender is my fav. So that was very much so appreciated!! :-)”
So there ya have it…another INCREDIBLE Foodie Pen Pal experience!
Wanna join in on next month’s fun?
Here are some deets:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email-
-You 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-
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things-
local food items or even homemade treats!
-Spending limit is $15-
-Open to blog readers AS WELL as bloggers-
-For US & Canadian residents only-
Try it for a month, if it’s not your thing, there’s no commitment! But I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked just like me!
What is your favorite jam/spread?
Any exciting tales from this weekend?
I was on call this weekend, and ended up getting called in (Boo!), but I still managed to get in a couple of good workouts, scored some AWESOME deals at the supermarket (more on that later), and watched a bit more Netflix than I care to admit!