1 October 2012

Foodie Penpals - September

I was even more exited when this month's box arrived on my doorstep than normal, being ill, camped on the couch when the Postie knocked on the door with a wee parcel that brightened my sniffly day immensely. I had to restrain myself, as I knew there was no point ripping everything open until I had my sense of taste back. My lovely foodie penpal (and coincidentally a local blog I was already following) was Kit from What a Peach, a really lovely blog (incidentally she's also an ex-pat!).


Since then, I've been trying everything - the Sweet Potato noodles (Wheat & Gluten Free). I paired these with Chilli Jam, roasted Butternut Squash and a Chicken (and everything-except-the-kitchen-sink) Stirfry. I really enjoy gluten & wheat free pasta - you have a less gloggy feeling than normal pasta, and this pasta was no exception. It's also scrummy. (I must admit that I spent the time eating my dinner giggling at the idea that in Sesame Street style "Dinner has been brought to you by the number 3 and the colours Purple and Orange") Such a geek.



We used some of these in a glorious Mushroom Risotto - hubby enjoyed it even without meat. It helped intensify the flavour and make it creamy.


This was inhaled. I can confirm 'divine hazlenut' is a good name for it!


Yoyo's - Strawberry, Peach and Blueberry. Scrummy daytime snacks - and they have some random facts;


I really loved these - I'm always on the look out for different healthy snacks.



The Pièce de résistance; Chocolate Pop-Tarts. Kit is american, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these - the hype is true, they are awesome. Hot pockets of chocolately yummy-ness. They are not great for you, but my motto has always been moderation is everything. These are a treat, and what a good treat.


Not to mention the lovely card & wrapping paper on everything - it put a huge smile on my dial. Thank you Kit, I really loved the thought and care you put into my package!

6 comments :

  1. Love how she wrapped each product. You can really tell she put her heart into your box! Enjoy it all :)

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    1. Such a lovely lovely box - I'm still enjoying everything now :)

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  2. I had chili jam in mine - great idea to stir fry it! look's like a wonderful box :-)

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    1. I have to admit it was hubby's, and it was a stonking idea. Your box looks so good too - love Foodie Penpals!

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  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed the package- that stir fry looks awesome, I might have to go buy some of those noodles myself! Thanks for the lovely post, it's always nice to see when your package is appreciated :-)

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    1. Hey kit,
      I honestly loved it - you should have heard the (slightly sick sounding due to a cold)squeal when I opened it. Perfect box, and put together with such thoughfulness - thank you again!

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