I’ve always loved cooking, baking in particular, so when I ran across a foodie pen-pal program, I was very excited to participate.
Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean came up with the idea. Check out her blog for the finer details, but the basic idea is that at the beginning of each month all participants are allocated a pen-pal (this is done geographically to cut down on postage costs) You make contact with them, try to work out what they may or may not like, then you send them a hamper of goodies for a total of about $15. The idea is that you don’t send a parcel to the same person who is sending you one… makes it more mysterious that way.
My pen pale for May lives in Philippines, and I really hope she loves the parcel I sent her. Of course I had to include Tim Tams.
The lucky person who got me this month is the awesome Bec from Brisbane, Australia. On her blog, Half-Baked, she creates simple, healthy yet delicious meals on a uni student budget. And on top of that she’s such a sweet person.
Well let’s get to the opening part. The awesome box of goodies Bec sent me.
So many goodies, reminding me of a picnic hamper. The turkish delight came in different varieties and the cocoa will be going into a chocolate cake I’ll be making. The cherry fruit paste looks so good, so what better thing to do than make something deliciously sweet from it. Just haven’t worked out what yet. There are yummy looking almond cookies, BBQ crackers and healthy muesli bars. I feel very spoilt.
Thank you so much Bec.
So till next month when I share with you my next foodie package.