Foodie Penpals

March Foodie Penpal Reveal!

 

The Lean Green Bean

I know, the last day of March came and went, and you spent all day on the edge of your seat continuously refreshing my blog to see what awesome goodies I got from my foodie penpal this month. Sorry to make you wait an extra day, but Lindsay over at Lean Green Bean who runs Foodie Penpals made a great point–people read blogs more on weekdays, usually from their work computer (don’t tsk, you do it too!), so a Monday posting is better than a Sunday posting. Plus it was Easter. While I love all of my readers very much, if you celebrate Easter, you should be spending time with family, not spending the day on your computer or smartphone! Okay, okay, without further ranting, let’s get to the goods!

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Breakfast & Breads, Muffins, Recipes

How to Save a Dying Banana

The sad fate of a forgotten banana in our apartment
The sad fate of a forgotten banana in our apartment

Yes, I realize what you’re thinking. Bananas don’t grow in Brooklyn. So occasionally I slip a bit. I’m not perfect. See I ADMIT it! Bananas are just perfect little breakfast/snack foods. Something I can grab as I’m  running late to work and eat on my walk to the subway. So occasionally I get the craving for a banana and buy a bunch at the Park Slope Food Coop. I prefer my bananas firm and a little on the unripe side, so usually go for the ones that are still a bit green on the outside. I make sure to only purchase 4 or 5 so we eat them in time. But as you can see, sometimes my best intentions fail.

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Foodie Penpals

October Foodie Penpals!

The Lean Green Bean

Wow, what a month. Multiple birthday celebrations, great dinners, canning, recipes then Sandy. Usually I love October and the fall but this month ended with just a bit too much turbulence for me. Sunday night as the winds started blowing and the lights flickered, I wondered if this post would even happen. But luckily here I am, safe and sound.

Foodie Penpals has just become such a fun part of my life. It’s a great program started by Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean, where I get to connect with other foodies across the country and share food. I think I might scare my penpals a bit. I’m much too eager when we receive our assignments on the 5th of the month when contacting my new friends. But it’s just so exciting. Sometimes I wonder whether I like the giving or receiving part better.

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