An interesting story about my February pen pal Elizabeth: She lives just a few neighborhoods away from me. How funny it must have seemed to her when I asked her for local specialties… That didn’t stop her from going all out and finding me something that was just perfect. She read through a bit of my blog and sent me a wonderful complimentary project, a film called “Chicken with Plums” written by Marjane Sartrapi (of Persepolis fame – a book I highly recommend!). She also sent me popcorn to eat while I watched it, having no idea that I find it almost impossible to watch a movie without popcorn! She also included some lovely teas and delicious coffee, a few snacks (soy nuts and crackers, and a fruit bar) and a cashew butter packet that saved me from going lunchless the other day at work.
I haven’t had a chance to watch the film yet; I’m sort of saving it for a rainy day, but I hope there’s some food in there that I can cook up and blog about.
Many thanks, again, neighbor!
If you aren’t involved in Foodie Pen Pals, but you like food and you like to receive mail that is infinitely better than bills and credit card applications, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Just pop over to Lindsay’s blog, The Lean Green Bean, and sign up to both receive and give joy and good food once a month.