Monday, April 01, 2013

Foodie Pen Pals!


You may have noticed the link on the left-hand side of the page for 'Foodie Penpals'.  I found out about this wonderful exchange programme a few months ago and recommended it to my sister Ashleigh.  She signed up for February and had such a blast, that I decided to do it for March.  The reason I didn't do it right away is because we don't eat wheat or most grains, rarely eat sugar of any kind and really don't eat a lot of processed foods.  I figured that would be a bit too difficult for the person who was buying food for me, so thought maybe it wasn't a good idea.  But when I mentioned this to Ashleigh, she said there's no reason why I couldn't just explain about my restrictions and see what happens.  So, I went for it and I'm so happy I did.  What a great time I had buying items for my penpal's package!  She's a teacher in Toronto and said she loves everything except papaya, so that made for a fun shopping spree with almost no restrictions.
I received my box of goodies last week and was thrilled with the thought my penpal (you don't receive from the same person you're sending to) Vesna put into my treats.  

Here's what I got...

   
 
A lovely little hand-written card
  
 Delicious seaweed (I LOVE seaweed)


 Dried apricots, with no added sugar

 A fruit and seed mix which is supposed to be a snack, but I've got some cookies planned with this in them

 Raspberry licorice, which I found a bit sweet but Perry gobbled up in 2 seconds flat :)

And the very best part, homemade blondies made with chickpeas.  They are delicious!

 
Thank you again to Vesna for such a great Foodiepenpal first experience!  If you'd like to participate in Foodiepenpals, just click on the link at the top left-hand side of the page.  Do it, it's so much fun!!! :)

8 comments:

  1. That looks so fun! What a thoughtful package. What did you send to the person you bought for?

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  2. Vicki, it really is fun! I'm waiting to reply to your question as I really hope I can get my person to write a short guest post :) You should join for this month. Maybe we'll get each other :)

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  3. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything Deborah! I really enjoyed shopping for you. :)

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  4. Thank you Vesna! This was such a fun experience that I'm excited to do it again this month :)

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  5. I signed up! I can't wait. I especially hope I get a penpal who doesn't live in Vancouver, because then I can send him/her some local goodies.

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  6. I'm so excited too. I hope you get me lol

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  7. MMMMM those blondies look delish!

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