Friday, March 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals!!

The Lean Green Bean

Early in March, I read about this awesome club called Foodie Pen Pals! I joined immediately! It has turned out to be as fun as I hoped it would.Lindsay over at The Lean Green Been coordinates this program, and she matches you up with someone new every month.

My package of the month was sent from Anne over at From My Sweetheart. Her blog has as many  yummy and delicious treats as my box had! Anne lives near Washington DC, so she has the lovely store called Trader Joe's nearby. Since she has introduced me to the tasty treats they have there, I will be stopping at a Trader Joe's next time I am near civilization!

What a treat to open this up! It truly was like celebrating Christmas in March!
 Old Bay Seasoning with Anne's favorite recipe for Crab dip. As soon as our seafood truck starts running up here again, I will be trying this!

Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds. Really? I have never heard of these before. I only sample a few of them to see how yummy they are. I am holding out to try them this weekend in Anne's recipe for SunFlower Seed Cookies! This is the most spring like, yummy treat I have seen this year. Love the colors!

How did she know that I have always wanted to try growing Basil? Smart!

Let me tell you, these little lemon cookies are so dang amazing! If I could walk into Trader Joe's for just one thing it would be for another bag of these! Just like having a little bite of sunshine :)

Thanks so much Anne for an awesome box and a great first month of belonging to this fun club!
Here is the scoop on the program in case you are interested in joining 
in spreading some foodie joy!!

-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. We've 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. So, I'm going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
If you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!


  1. omg old bay is one of my fav seasonings. especially in chowder

  2. In my experience, basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow. I hope it works out well for you! Good luck! :)

  3. Hi Kris! Thanks so much for your kind words! It's really been so fun getting to know you and I hope you like all the goodies I sent! I am always going to try to send one non-edible thing, like the kitchen towel, just so that you can have something to remember when the goodies are gone! I look forward to our continued new friendship and to seeing what you bring back from your trip to Trader Joe's and to see how your chicks are coming along. (Plus....I just love your fabulous recipes here and I think you are a doll!) This was really fun and I hope you have a GREAT weekend! : )