Good morning my loves!
I know, right? It's Saturday and I'm posting. I'm posting on a Saturday. It's the weekend, and I'm posting! ....as you can tell, it's morning (on Saturday) and I still haven't had any coffee yet.
I'm venturing into the blogosphere sans caffeine with good reason though: it's June Foodie PenPals reveal day!
This month Tenecia from - wait for it because the name of her blog is pretty much the coolest shit ever - Boobs Barbells and Broccoli was assigned my blog. She is a stellar insane fitness body building lady who is beautiful, honestly candid, funny, kind of adorable and lives in Tuscon.
|can't read my poker face...|
Speaking of Tuscon, aas anyone seen Hamlet 2??? Funniest. Movie. Ever. Except maybe for Ted, which I saw last night. That was awesome.
Something I haven't shared here as of yet - and I'm not too sure why, is that I have been working quite diligently at getting more fit. I've gained about 20 unwanted pounds in the past four years; I blame the arrival of a committed long term relationship. And I've been feeling a bit of the ickies. So her blog came into my life at just the right moment: Her love for fitness as well as music and food is evident and she facilitates much of the inspiration I feel to keep going.
So thank you, Tenecia for being such an incredibly focused and wonderful woman and also, of course, for the most fantastically delicious package of food goodies! Because really, that's what we're here to discuss, now isn't it? Foodie PenPals!
It was obvious Tenecia had examined my blog prior to sending me a package - so many wonderful, natural, local treasures!:
Tenecia sent me:
- Dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. As soon as I opened the box, I opened these. And then proceeded to mow half of them.
- 3 All-natural fruit strips. Now, I don't ordinarily buy snacky-foods because I eat them. This was the case here. And they were highly enjoyable.
- 1 Jar Arizona local Cactus Apple Jelly. I have something in mind for this little baby - and it isn't just spreading it on toast!
- 1 Dozen flour tortillas from a local tortilla maker, Alejandros. As soon as I saw these, of course my mind went directly to Lady Gaga and I started belting out this:
Again, thank you so much Tenecia - I loved everything! And yes, that is past tense, "loved". Because most of it is now gone.
To see what I sent my assignment - Vesna @ Lipstick and Lemondrops, click here.
The way Foodie PenPals works is simple: On the 5th of every month you are assigned a fellow blogger and his/her/their blog. You then have 72 hours to contact that person to find out their address, dietary restrictions, etc... By the 15th of the month you need to have your package to them in the mail. On the last day of the month, you post the reveal and link up @ The Lean Green Bean!
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!
This project is open to Canadian, US and UK bloggers as well as blog readers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you simply 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.
If you’re interested in participating for the month of 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!
P.S. Don't forget that starting next Wednesday Sam and I will be co-hosting a weekly linky party/blog hop that encourages fresh food production, consumption, activism and awareness for bloggers and blog readers alike! We want to feature you and any and all of your CSA collections, farmer's market treasures, home grown/raised hauls, and/or any seasonal recipes or DIY projects or tutorials related to the above. Ultimately, we want to create a space and a resource for seasonal, organic, pastured, small scale happy food and the people that love it.
We're going live Wednesday at midnight, Eastern standard time so if you want to participate sans blog and/or individual blog post, throw us an email @ freshfoodsbloghop (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll invite you to upload a photo & description to be posted Wednesday! More instructions to come Wednesday!