So, I'm a little behind on posting this. It's been a very busy week both at work and at home. What with friends birthday parties and organizing a bake sale to benefit the local humane society and volunteering at the art's center and loading all the recipes for my cookbook into Lulu, I just haven't had time to blog.
My May Food Swap Box came from the lovely Miss Sarah of goodstorysarah.wordpress.com and heyimoverhere.com. I seriously feel like Sarah is a kindred spirit! So many wonderful things packed into this little box!
Cute Recipe Cards: one for Lemon Verbena Mint Tea, which I made and loved! And one for Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Fudge, which I haven't had a chance to try yet, but will soon.
Earrings and Buttons: So cute! The earrings are admittedly one of my favorite parts of the swap box. She also sent me a Vegan Button, that I've placed on my bag for all to see. I love that Sarah thought to send some non-food goodies.
Mix CD: Her boyfriend had her include an awesome mix cd that he made. It's already made the cut for summer traveling music as I road trip this year.
Hurraw! Lip Balm: I have a hard time finding vegan lip balm in SD, so this was a great thing to see in the bottom of the box. Sarah sent me the coconut, which is one of my favorite flavors, it certainly does the trick for keeping my lips kissable. I give it 4 out of 5 Vs
Mighty-O Coffee: We're big coffee drinkers here. Plus, I manage a coffee bar for a living. So, I was very excited to see a bag of coffee included. Mighty-O's Cave Dweller was a great cup of coffee. It made for a perfect start of the day. I give it 4 out of 5 Vs
Origins Tea from Teahouse Kuan Yin: Along with the recipe card, Sarah sent me Lemon Verbena and Peppermint teas from her favorite teahouse. Both are wonderful and will be quickly used up for summery iced tea. I give them 4 out of 5 Vs
Biscoff Spread: I was so over joyed to see this in my swap box! I love biscoff cookies, but can only get them when I fly (Delta has them as a snack option). I don't have a source for the spread here in SD and have really been wanting to try it. Let me tell you people, it is fantastic! It's like spreading your toast with a spice cookie. I think I've found a new food addiction. I give it 5 out of 5 Vs
Soy-go Coffee Creamer: This is another item I've been wanting to try for a while. I can see how it would come in handy on the go, but all in all I wasn't a huge fan. I do like a little splash of non-dairy milk in my coffee. This did a sort of weird clumpy thing instead of turning my coffee creamy. It did however taste fairly good. So I'm a bit torn on this product. I give it 2 out of 5 Vs
A big thanks to Sarah for all the wonderful bits and a big thanks to Cat for putting this swap together. If you're interested in participating visit: The Verdant Life or if you'd like to see what others received in their May swap boxes visit Cat's page that we all link to.