What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Did you ever have a pen pal as a kid? I did. We were assigned one in school and for awhile we wrote each other real letters on real paper. But eventually it fell out of fashion. Moving to Europe, I’ve had a couple pen pals over the years, friends tickled by the quaint old-fashioned virtues of pen and paper. Well, last month I discovered that snail mail is not dead. In fact, it’s been given a blogging boost with a programme called Foodie PenPals.
The idea is simple. Each month you get a name and an email address (someone else gets you). Your first job is to make that person a care package full of foodie goodness and send it to them before the end of the month. Your second job is to open the package sent to you, revel in it’s wonders, and blog about it on the last work day of the month. I did the first job and now it’s time for the second – check out my first Foodie PenPal Parcel:
It comes from a blogger named Tina. Tina lives in Sweden and blogs over at Fashtastic – cue bad pun. It’s fantastic =p It’s full of fashion, and photos, and fun. Go check it out, but before you do, check out the awesome package she sent me:
Isn’t it awesome?! Thanks Tina!!! My brain whirled as I tried to think of something terribly creative to do with my first Foodie PenPal parcel. In the end, I decided to go with another first for me. I made my first chocolate bark. Chocolate bark is sold in fancy chocolate stores for ridiculous sums of money, but it’s astoundingly easy to make, especially if you have some super yummy trail mix and a bit of chocolate. Here’s how it works:
I used the sprinkles in the white chocolate cookie cake with butterscotch buttercream that I posted the other day. I’m looking forward to drinking the tea and I should confess that I’ve already eaten the chocolate. I think I’m going to like this Foodie PenPal programme! If you want to join too, just click on the badge at the top of this post.