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Saturday, June 30, 2012

My First Foodie Penpals

We had so much fun participating in the Austin to Boston Food Swap in December, that when I heard that there's a group that does this sort of thing EVERY MONTH, I knew I had to try it out.

Foodie Penpals is organized by Lindsay of the Lean Grean Bean, and it's open to bloggers and readers alike. Every month, you get assigned a new penpal and you send them a package with a value of $15 or under. I was attracted to the idea because I love discovering local food, whether it's while I'm traveling, reading blogs from around the globe, or getting goodies in the mail.

My June penpal is Austin, and he's a student at VCU in Virginia, studying pre-med. He was super cheerful to chat with, and I loved that he sent me a little piece of himself with a slice of Virginia to Boston. I mean, look at all those tasty treats! Austin baked me cookies and also made these protein-packed energy bites, and also sent me a bacon brownie, pumpkin muffin, and blueberry jam from his local farmer's market. I was super thrilled to try some real Virginia peanut butter and Austin did not disappoint. He included Reginald's Homemade Nana Honey peanut butter, which was lightly sweet and really creamy. Browsing the Reginald's website, I may just have to order some of their other flavors. Bourbon pecan, anyone?

After such a great first month, I'm all in for July, so stop by on the 31st to see where my goodies have traveled from then!

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