Early March, I was assigned my first Foodie PenPal: Natalie of “In Natalie’s Shoes”. I’m tickled to learn she’s into travel and food like I am. More on the goodies I sent Natalie in a moment.
However, my package came from Athena. Love her blog name: “Fitness and Feta.” I love that you get to make two new friends each month out of this interaction! Athena reached out to me and requested my foodie preferences. I briefly mentioned that I was a pescatarian and I loved ginger & cherries. Last week after I came home from BlissDom, a package was waiting for me.
The first thing I pulled out of the box was the bag of chocolate covered cherries. Chocolate AND cherries?! Yes, ma’am! *shimmy shake* I also got some seasoning & flavored olive oil, which Athena mentioned in her note thought will compliment my fish dishes. She’s right! Tonight I have a hot date with a plate of salmon & asparagus. I can’t wait to use these while cooking.
I was pleased to also get a gift set of 4 different ginger flavored marmalades. The small size is perfect for me to take on my travels or keep in my purse. Don’t lie. I know I’m not the only one that keeps condiments in their bag as a “just in case” when dining out.
Thank you, Athena for my goodies! My first foodie penpal experience is off to a fun start.
Back to Natalie: I reached out to her and we chatted briefly. I’m tickled to learn she lives in Napa. Yes! THAT Napa. As as wine lover, how come I have not been there yet?!
After reading her blog, It didn’t take me long to learn that she has a weakness for Thai food and chocolate. Two weeks ago, I sent her my package and waited with bated breath for her explanation.
She loved EVERYTHING I sent her! Check out her reaction here.
I’m so excited this small gesture brings so much joy. (I’m not being cheesy, it’s true) I already signed up for next month’s pal. Interested in joining? Click here for more details.