i recently joined the Foodie Penpal program that Lindsey from The Lean Green Bean coordinates. there are over 1000 people that participate in the US alone, mostly bloggers & blog readers. oddly enough, i heard about this program through a friend who doesn’t even blog. she knew this program was perfect for me because i am obsessed with food food food
the program is simple. each month, you are assigned a penpal and you send that person a few food items in the mail, in addition you receive a few food items from another penpal. it’s a simple and fun program, a great way to connect with people from all over the country.
this month, i had the pleasure of receiving a box from a gal named Allison from Seattle, Washington. i requested she send some “local” goods – items i would not find in Chicago. she did not disappoint
this strawberry pepper jelly was AMAZING, i ate the entire jar of jelly within moments of opening my box!
i am inspired to make my own pepper jelly using peppers from the garden…
it is obvious that Allison had a good time putting this box together for me and i am forever grateful.
THANK YOU ALLISON
it was just as exciting to send out a box as it was to receive one. i look forward to doing this again in October!