Food Swap #2

Sara attended her 2nd Chicago Food Swap (you can read about the first one here). This was about a week and a half ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it now!

In exchange for:

  • Sweet and sour pickled red onions (4 pints and 5 half-pints)
  • Pomegranate molasses (5 4 oz jars)
  • Balsamic raspberry jam (1 half-pint and 1 4 oz jar)

She received:


In case you can’t see everything in the picture, the full list is:

  • Amaretti ginger bars
  • Spicy chai concentrate
  • Jamaican sorrel
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Chocolate liqueur
  • Fig’n tipsy jam
  • Peaches N scream jam
  • Strawberry applesauce
  • Vegan banana bread
  • Brown soda bread
  • Pumpkin butter
  • Mint-chip cookies (x2)
  • Polish farmers cheese (twarog)
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Quince paste
  • Spicy honey mustard

I think that we have tried most of the stuff (although we haven’t tried the sorrel yet, which I am particularly looking forward to, but we plan to try that and the chai tonight). Nothing has been bad, but the Amaretti-ginger bars in particular were mind-bogglingly good. O.M.G. good.

Just like last time I am struck by the sheer amount of interesting things to try we got in exchange for things that we already have a lot of. I’m telling you, this is the best deal in town.

Also, coming up with interesting and attractive things to bring has been more fun that I would have anticipated, and has been pushing us to make more interesting things than we otherwise might. As soon as Sara gets home from the food swap, she already starts coming up with ideas for the next one.

And I just get to sit back and enjoy. 🙂

(For other recaps of the December Food Swap, see here and here)

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