This is my first time participating in the Foodie Penpals hosted by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. I had participated in a blogger cookie swap this winter and the monthly penpals sounded like a great idea. You are paired up with another blogger or blog reader and have a $15 spending cap to send your pen pal a package with items you have made or enjoy. My favorite part is that you must include something handwritten, whether it is a note, recipe, etc. I lucked out and was paired with Mike from Made by Mike, an amazing blogger, baker and picture taker! He really included something from all of those categories in my package. Here is what it looked like when we ripped open the package! Packed full of goodies we couldn't wait to check out!
The first thing we broke into was the granola, it was crunchy and sweet but not too sweet. Too bad for us because that meant we could eat it by the handful! I have already looked up the recipe to make more! I was especially taken by the amazing photography of Mike. He included those adorable business cards and note cards with photos all taken by him. The box included cherry candies, local cherry spread, two kinds of local coffee beans, and dark honey. It's always nice to be able to try local items from a place I have never been. The cherry spread and honey were perfect on an English muffin for breakfast. And the granola went fast since we ate it as a snack and on top of my yogurt. I of course signed up for another month and can't wait to see who we are paired with.