ever heard of the foodie pen pals? a while back, i came across a badge on someones blog and decided to investigate. turns out that everyone in this group exchanges gifts of food with a randomly selected partner each month. lindsay of the lean grean bean founded the group about three years ago and if you want to give it a try, visit her site and sign up. this is the third time i have participated and it has been a lot of fun.
first you have to shop for your partner, how can you not enjoy that. you do have to make sure they do not have allergies, dietary restrictions or preferences first but once you know, you can choose whatever you like to send them. some participants send homemade goodies. so far, i have just gone shopping, but i may have to try sending some homemade goodies-maybe next month...
lindsay recently decided to change things up a bit. in the past, you were paired randomly and the person you sent a box to was not the same person who sent one to you. however this month we were partnered so that we would swap boxes; my box came from kristyn of edmond, oklahoma and she received a box from me.
the spending limit is $15 and i easily kept within that budget by visiting two ethnic markets in my neighborhood. as a result, kristyn got a box filled with indian, latino and asian ingredients that she can cook with at home. to see kristyn's box, follow this link.
you can't go wrong with cupcake stamps!
the website for the links to see the other boxes that were sent around. and if you want to try, be sure to sign up before the 9pm EDT deadline on april 4th!