Saturday, March 10, 2012

February Food Swap Recap

As always, I'm a bit late with the swap recap, but also per usual still aglow and inspired by the fantastic community of swappers in our town!

We had a super crowd, who were fun and engaged and brought their A-game to the swap. It was mostly new faces too (I think the Bold Italic story is largely to thank for that), but folks were dedicated, and even with the Bay Bridge closed that weekend we had some East Bayers trek over with their goods by BART.

The first hour is always spent eating and talking (as it should be)

Lydia Rose's Heaven Honey Drops were divine

Fabulous potluckery

Joyce & Violet brought style with their matching homemade aprons!

Old friends got to hang

New friends were made

And there was rhapsody over Jim's noodle salad

And that was all before the swapping began!

Get ready to get hungry over the following items seen at this swap: Vegan Peanut Butter Truffles, Best Toffee Ever, Spring Rolls, Kim Chi, Lemon Curd & Scones, Homemade Soaps, Sichuan Oil, Marques de Chocolate, Sparkling Ginger Chip Cookies, No. 2 Pineapple Xpress Hot Sauce, Spicy Pickled Oranges, Oat ‘n’ Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies, Homegrown Kale, Herbs & Meyer Lemons, Pickled Romanesco Broccoli, Chocolate Decadence in a Jar, Hand Rendered Leaf Lard, Duqqa, Pinto Bean Dip, Mango-Rum Chutney, Chayote-Jicama Slaw, Empanadas Argentinas, Flour Tortillas, Lemon Muffins, Key Lime Syrup, Organic Yogurt, Blueberry Citrus Preserves, Blood Orange Curd, Grapefruit Hibiscus Curd, Fermented Radishes, Turnips, Carrots & Daikon, Fermented Cabbage, Kale, Carrot, Sunchoke & Dill Seed

Pickles & Chocolate Decadence by Stephanie

Vegan Peanut Butter Truffles with various cute coatings by Marissa

Sichuan Oil by Rebekka

Lovely Leaf Lard by Lydia Rose

Marques de Chocolate (made with Pisco) by Roby

Flour Tortillas by Wendy

Oat 'n' Maple Sandwich Cookies by Penna

Cakes by Roby, Empanadas by Martina & Lemons by Patricia

Ferments by Jill

Spring Rolls by Jim

Lemon Curd & Scones by Joyce

Chutney & Slaw by Angela

Yogurt, Key Lime Syrup, Preserves, Citrus Curds & Muffins by me

Soaps by Rebekka (Photo by Christina)

Ginger Cookies by Cristen (Photo by Christina)

Pineapple Hot Sauce by Francine (Photo by Christina)
Swap table

Happy swappers (Photo by Christina)

Packing up goodies (Photo by Christina)

Smiling swap exchange (Photo by Christina)

Reviewing bid sheets (Photo by Christina)

Freshly swapped kale (Photo by Christina)

Roby's swap loot (Photo by Penna)

My take-homes

Christina's before & after shots (Photos by Christina)

Isn't that impressive?! Not everything is even shown here, so go see more pictures on our Facebook page too.

Our next swap is tentatively set for the evening of Wednesday, April 25th and will have a theme of foods based on family recipes and/or your cultural heritage. More on that soon, plus stay tuned for new swapper profiles coming up with recipes for food enjoyed at this event!

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