June 30, 2012

Foodie Penpals June Reveal ~
Taste of Kentucky


I'm sitting here writing this post enjoying a delicious cup of Maker's Mark Bourbon Flavored Gourmet Coffee, thanks to my Foodie PenPal, Barb, from Kentucky!

This is my first month as a Foodie PenPal, after hearing about it from my friend Heather of GirliChef .  I loved the idea of receiving a box of goodies from a foodie in another state and having the fun of doing the same for someone else!  

Barb was so very, very generous with the box of locally sourced treats from Kentucky!  She sent more than enough to make a whole day's worth of meals and entertain some guests too!  See for yourself...

1)  Whole Wheat Biscuit Mix, Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Mix and Spoon Bread Mix from Weisenberger's historic water powered flour mill (the oldest commercial mill in Kentucky).

2)  Kentucky Gourmet Black Bean Soup Mix from Flag Fork Farms.

3)  Moonshine Marinade (love the cute bottle) from Hillbilly Specialties.

4) Yoder's Homestyle Strawberry Jam

5) Kenny's Cajun Gourmet Popcorn (I'll be hoarding this all to myself)

6)  Zippy Beer Cheese Mix from Flag Fork Farms.  Barb told me that this is a local favorite and that in Winchester, they have an annual Beer Cheese Festival.  I can't wait to try it!

7)  Creamy Dill Tarragon Dressing from Flag Fork Farms.

8)  Cheese'n Season from Herb'n Renewal (love the name) for making a boursin-type cheese spread.

9)  Two bars of Jamieson's chocolate bars -- the Mt. Sterling chocolate company sources all of their cocoa from Ghana and contributes a portion of all of their sales to support Ghanaian education.

10)  The Maker's Mark coffee that I'm enjoying right now!


This morning I prepared the Lemon Popyseed Muffin batter, but poured it in our Belgian waffle maker rather than in a muffin tin.  Delicious!
 
 
Tonight we enjoyed the black bean soup, Creamy Dill Tarragon salad dressing, and barbecued tri-tip marinated in the Moonshine!  Everything was fantastic!  

Thank you Barb!


foodiepal large reveal day 

So, if you're interested in becoming a Foodie PenPal, here's the rundown from the amazing gal behind all the fun -- Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.

-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
 
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
 
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 


If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!


*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send Lindsay an email and she'll see if there's enough interest this month!


*If you'd like to browse all of the other Foodie PenPal reveal posts for June,
click here.

 


3 comments:

  1. Such a fun box you received, Jenn! So happy I could help you find this fun foodie "event". =)

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  2. How fun! She sent you some wonderful goodies!

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  3. What a great idea - I'd join in if I could, but I have been having my own little version of it with you anyway!

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