It’s the final day of the month so it must be Foodie Penpal time!
This month I was paired with Gretchen who sent me a whole bunch of goodies (I know that’s a terrible picture above, but I lacked the patience and time to fix it). I had told Gretchen that I am a fan of quality over quantity and that I love to receive things from her area of the country (Ohio). And she really delivered!
Under the category of really local are these mini zucchini muffins that were delicious! I shared them with my friends and work and they were a big hit.
Ok, this Bertolli Balsamic glaze isn’t from Ohio, but it’s still great. I always want to buy a big thing of balsamic vinegar and make glaze, but I never do. So this is perfect.
Here is some Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce and some local Ohio honey.
And this tomato sauce which Gretchen says is her family’s favorite.
And this classic caramel corn cob treat. I’ve never seen such a thing, but it’s pretty damn brilliant.
Unfortunately I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to try anything. I was going to open the tomato sauce last weekend, but then I thought it would go to waste since I wouldn’t be around all week to finish it. But I can’t wait to try the stuff and thanks so much to Gretchen for so many great things!
It feels like a small eternity ago (thank god August is over!) but I played Foodie Penpal to Carrie. I honestly don’t remember what I sent her so I can’t wait to go over to her blog and check it out and you all should too!
Thanks to Lindsay for organzing Foodie Penpals! If you want to participate in September here are the details:
Foodie Penpals Terms & Conditions
“By signing up to participate in Foodie Penpals, you are hereby agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
-Condition 1: You will contact the person you are matched with withing 72 hours of receiving your match to discuss dietary needs, allergies and food preferences.
-Condition 2: You will make an effort to meet the dietary needs of your penpal- ie not sending animal products to vegans, dairy products if your match tries to avoid dairy or junk food if they ask for healthy snacks.
-Condition 3: You will mail your box by the 15th of the month. It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation/get a tracking number for your package. It is very inexpensive and can be used to prove that you sent your package in the event that it gets lost.
If your match does not receive a package for the month, you will receive a warning. If it happens two months in a row, you will no longer be able to participate in the program
-Condition 4: In the event that you do not receive a package, Lindsay and The Lean Green Bean blog cannot be held accountable. By agreeing to participate in FPP, we cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive a package. The mail gets lost occasionally and your partner may fail to deliver.
-Condition 5: Using the foodie penpals email list to send out personal or spam emails promoting your blog, giveaways, etc is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Doing so is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program as it is a violation of the other participants’ privacy.
Failure to comply with these terms and conditions is grounds for dismissal from the Foodie Penpals Program.”