I’m a little late in posting this, but Sara attended the May Food Swap.
In exchange for:
- whole wheat honey bread (6 loaves)
- yogurt (5 14 oz jars)
- cantaloupe vanilla jam (3 4 oz and 1 8 oz jar)
- Cinnamon pecan butter
- Preserved lemons
- Overnight French boule
- Orange sea salt caramels
- Hot pepper jam
- Strawberry rhubarb orange preserves
- Potato, cheddar & chive frittata
- Rhubarb curd shortbread bars
- 2 copper river heirloom tomato plants
- 1 wapsipinicon peach tomato plant
- Garlic & oregano butter
- Plum with vanilla orchid tea jam
- Cardamom peanut butter
- Cashew butter with candied Pomegranate
- 4 chocolate peanut butter Whoopie pies
Naturally, the desserts are always the favorites at our house. In this case the Whoopie pies carried the day, with the rhubarb curd shortbread bars a close second. However, for my money, nothing beat the garlic & oregano butter / focaccia combination.
It was also a cool idea to get tomato plants. We’ve planted them in the garden, so hopefully they take off (I believe they had been started from seedlings, so two of them at least were little tiny baby tomato plants). If they do, they are certainly “worth” a lot of food compared to a loaf of bread.
Speaking of bread, that was a lot of bread! I was baking bread for 2 days, since I did 6 loaves for the swap, another two loaves for us, a couple of batches of granola, and a batch of oatmeal cookies on top just for funsies. Seems like it was worth it though, since Sara traded all the bread, including even the one that she had sliced up for samples. Besides, usually Sara makes everything for the food swap, but i do a lot of the eating, so it was probably time to pull a little weight.
As always, very glad to have an opportunity to try a bunch of unique homemade items!