LIFE + LOCAL,  Will Run for Pasta

Foodie Pen Pals – Oct 2012

I am so very behind on blogging!  I wasn’t feeling well and have just been in a general funk and not keeping up on things like I should, which is why I’m posting about last month’s Foodie Pen Pals more than a week late, ack!!

I got to “meet” two new people again this month because you don’t send to and receive from the same person.  I got to send to Melissa who blogs at Dancing for Food, you can read about what I sent her here.  And I got to receive from Kate in California.  That’s the other fun thing about FPP, you don’t need to be a blogger to join in.

I exchanged emails with each pen pal beforehand to talk about foodie things we like, dislike, are allergic to, etc., and Kate did an awesome job picking stuff out!  I told her I would love some local treats if she has some favorite products and she hit up the farmer’s market for her favorite Mediterranean pastries and honey sticks!

IMG_2191

These are date cookies which I had never eaten before and I was a little apprehensive as my experience with dates is pretty limited and I don’t always like them, but these were so good.  If I’m being honest, I basically had them for dinner the night I got the package.

IMG_2195

And baklava!!! (for dessert that night)

IMG_2196

I loved the curled ribbon, it was a cute touch.

IMG_2192

Larabars and Raw Revolution bars, two of her favorite brands for on-the-go snacks and I enjoy both of them as well.

IMG_2231IMG_2232

And honey sticks from Bare Bees Honey (started by a history teacher) in some crazy flavors: sage, apple, fireweed, chocolate, peach, orange, star thistle, and cinnamon.

IMG_2233

And check our her awesome handwriting, I love it!  I told her she should do the Kevin & Amanda thing where they’ll turn your handwriting into a font for free!  They also have a ton of free scrapbooking fonts if you’re into that.

IMG_2194

And the neatest part was a recipe for Oatmeal Ice Box cookies from her great-great-grandmother who is 107!

And there you have it!  Looks fun doesn’t it?  If you want to join in you can check it out here.  The hardest part is the $15 limit.  Oregon has so much fun stuff to offer I could really go overboard!

So what do you think?  Is FPP something you would ever participate in?

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.