Monday, October 1, 2012

another delivery

Can't believe month two of the Foodie Pen Pal exchange is already over! It's been so busy. This time, my sender was Roxanne from Connecticut. She sent lots of goodies from her home state:
  • Two bags of Deep River Potato Chips -- I think we had these in New York, though I'd never seen the Aged Cheddar Horseradish flavor
  • A Nate's Yankee Bar -- jam-packed with cranberries, and not too sweet
  • Honey Ginger Crystals -- not local; from China, I believe, and I'm really looking forward to finding these for myself
  • Savor Nicasia cookies -- we all loved these little guys, which are flavored with lemon, rosemary and sea salt...even Guinness
Thanks for sending, Roxanne!

My recipient was C from Washington, DC. I packed up a fall-themed box from Milwaukee, and included the newest issue of Taste of Home. I hope she liked it!

As I mentioned earlier, it was a busy month, and I don't foresee life slowing down anytime soon. Because of this, I've decided to make this month my last in the Foodie Penpal program. It's an interesting idea, and I wish the best to all future participants who don't mind scrambling to find food that someone they don't know might like and isn't available in their area. It's just not for me.

Instead, I've decided to put the $20 a month the program would have cost into a sustaining membership to WUWM, our local NPR affiliate. I listen every day, even on weekends. As one woman said, "Without donating, I felt a little bit like I was stealing." If you have similar listening habits, I encourage you to do the same for your local station. Then we'd all be on the up and up!


Mom said...

I'm a little late in commenting, but I think your idea of supporting the public radio is great.

Brewed Together said...

Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at