Tuesday, January 29, 2013

january food swap: the foodening


part of the reason that the early civilizations were successful was because people had job specialization -- each person had that one special thing that they were good at -- and then people bartered so they could benefit from others' specialties. that's kind of like the food swap.

i'm good at making ice cream, but i don't have the patience or attention span for baking, the knowledge for jams, jellies, pickling, or beer, or the creativity for fancy spreads and dressings. but others do! and so, once a month, i get together with some other folks from around tucson and we swap delicious snacks.

here's the spread from this month:


nogales pesto and lemon hummus

 

hibiscus syrup and whole milk ricotta & sourdough starter


orange marmalade and candied orange peels


sweet rice cakes, vegan peanut butter cookies, homemade biscotti


blackberry plum jam and tomato lemon marmalade


nasturtium salt


concord grape chutney and horseradish & prickly pear jelly


kale walnut pesto and pickled garlic


sushi roll and kimchi


citrus miso dressing, nutella, and spicy harissa


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and here's what we got!


spicy harissa sauce


blackberry plum jam and pickled garlic


nasturtium salt


kimchi and porter


whole milk ricotta and candied orange peels




are there any ice cream flavors you would like to see at the next swap?

(or are there any recipes from the above goodies that you would be interested in learning?)