I almost thought I wouldn’t have anything to share with you today (and that would have been horrible), because there was a mix-up at my mail room. On the day my box was actually delivered, the postman didn’t leave a slip to let me know I had a box to pick up, and when I asked in the mail room, they originally couldn’t find it. Such chaos.
Thankfully, they eventually found it and I can share the wonderful things that Cassie (who happens to also live in the Philly area!), a reader, sent me.
July is the second time that I participated in Foodie Penpals and I love it. Nothing beats the excitement of finding out who your penpals will be for the month, putting together a special box for the person you’re sending a box to, and receiving and opening your box from your other penpal. I love how everything remains a mystery until the end of the month as well.
This month’s box was sent by Anna, a reader, all the way from Whidbey Island, Washington. Judging by the images I’ve seen, I would love to travel there. My mom says we went to Washington when I was about 9-months-old, but to me that doesn’t really count.
The first thing I noticed about my box, when I opened it, was the aroma. It smelled like fruit and I couldn’t wait to find the source. I also loved that everything was local to the Seattle area. Here’s a look at all of my goodies:
This was my first month participating in the Foodie Penpals program, started in September 2011 by Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean. At the beginning of each month you’re paired up with two different people: one who you will be sending a box of goodies to and one who you will receive a box of goodies from. Then you have two weeks to put together a box and mail it.