Foodie Penpals (June) Reveal

Hi all! It’s the foodie penpals reveal day! yay!!

This month I got a package from the UK from Caroline. This is the first time I have participated in Foodie Penpals, having read about this on the Rock Salt blog. I wanted to join in on the fun! Who wouldn’t? Thank you Carol Anne for taking on the mammoth task of managing this every month, you are awesome!!

It really was like christmas when I received my box and while I said I would wait a couple of days to open it, I opened it within 10 minutes of arriving. What a great box!

First was a lovely note that of course got quickly put to one side as I greedily opened the rest of the box. The first item I took out was the purple basil jam, how cool! Along side some gluten-free oat cakes that I hadn’t tried before and were delish. I had to get some cheese out of the fridge and mix the 3. Hubby then ran off with the jam to add to his lunch!  I am going to incorporate this jam into a scone recipe soon, it really is tasty.

The next day we tried the mackeral relish and it nearly blew our heads off 🙂 then we read the “use sparingly” bit! HA!


Last and certainly NOT least, was a really cool ginger beer kit! I then decided I would open the note and Caroline said that she bought the kit as she loves ginger beer and wanted to share. I absolutely love ginger beer myself and am going to make my own. Let’s hope I don’t blow up the shed!

I really enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to do this again next month!!

I was paired with a lovely Greek woman, Vanessa, who does not have her own blog. It was a neat experience to connect with someone outside the UK, and we exchange emails and she is going to give me some tips before hubby and I book our Greek holiday.

 Ready to join the fun?

  • All interested parties in the UK and Europe – bloggers and blog readers alike – sign up by the form available on this link
  • Participants are matched on the 5th of the month by the lovely Carol Anne. Thank you again Carol Anne!!
  • Penpals send thoughtful, food related parcels, on or before the 20th of the month. The parcels can include home baked treats, shop bought treats (especially local or unusual things), cake cases or decorations – use your imagination. The parcel must include something hand written – a note explaining the box’s contents, a recipe card, whatever you like. The price limit for the boxes is £10 – this is a limit
  • At the end of the month, everyone blogs about their box, or writes a guest blog post if they are usually a blog reader and not writer. Everyone reads one another’s posts and rejoices some more. Posts are made available on Lindsay’s blog so we can all find each other easily

So you see it’s well worth doing and you get some really great food finds.

Have a good one,
Steph