It’s the June foodie pen pals reveal day! What is Foodie Pen Pals you ask? Well, it’s this awesome thing organized by Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean where foodies (bloggers or not) send each other boxes of their favorite food related things once a month. Each month, a different person sends you a box, and you send something to someone else. This months, I got a lovely shipment from Ali of Ali in Reality, and I loved every bit of it.
The entire set of items came from Trader Joe’s, which is wonderful, because I’ve only ever been to one once in my life and have no car (or license) to change that fact. There also was a recipe involving radishes, which I am super excited to try out once my CSA share presents me with some.
But let’s get into details:
That’s right. Enter my ecstatic wife with grabby fingers and hungry mouth. What more need I say?
Really awesome Muesli, which made my German heart leap. Perfect mix of crunch and chewiness (I like my non-cooked oats in milk!) with just the right punch of flavor from the blueberries. perfect with a bowl of soy milk or Greek yogurt. It didn’t last long.
I love freeze-dried fruit, so this was a perfect success.
Candied ginger! I haven’t ever had non-crystallized ginger, so I was excited to try something entirely new. These pack a flavor punch and are a great little snack. I have to figure out how to incorporate them into other dishes, too.
Bottom line? Thank you Ali! What a great collection of goodies