"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Monday, October 1, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal September Reveal

Well hello there.  I know it's October, but it was requested we don't reveal until today-so it would be during the week rather than on the weekend.

This month, I received my Foodie Pen Pal Box from Dr. Ayla in the Vancouver area.  And what a cornucopia of goodies she sent.  We were blessed with  loads of goodies from her very own garden.

An apple, with a handmade cozy to protect it.
Homemade pickled watermelon rind and crabapple & rhubarb butter.  Both are absolutely delicious. 

more scrumptious garden goodies- potatoes and rosemary in their own personalized potato sack and some garlic

sun gold tomatoes fresh off the vine- delicious.

Who doesn't like chocolate? How about chocolate shortbread cookies with cacao nibs?  I might try to recreate these with our Hawaiian cacao.
I just opened these up yesterday.  And while not a huge fan of figs- unless they are in fig newtons, these are Good.  Loaded with figs, olives and seed- I'm sure these would go great with some hummus.

Ooh- look a pretty pink box all wrapped up revealed upon opening these lovely chocolates from the Granville Market.  I've sampled the strawberry heart.  Not sure if I'm willing to share these. 
and a lovely handwritten note describing everything. 

thank you Dr. Ayla for the wonderful food!  XOXO

To learn more about the Foodie Pen Pal program- visit Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean