PDX Food Swap – January Recap!

by Rebekahcooked up on February 1, 2014

Yep, blogging on a Saturday. And it’s not about the Super Bowl! Though that is probably a good idea, maybe for later.

I wanted to talk about the PDX Food Swap, which was last weekend! It was my first time being able to make it to a swap in months!

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

I made homemade vanilla, lime coridal (aka “Rose’s Lime Juice”), chamomile pale ale and a few odds and ends from my canning adventures this year: hot sauce, pickles, peaches and jams.

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

I don’t think I’ve ever done such a good job planning for this before! Note to self: do this next time.

As usual, there were some amazing and creative treats on display.

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

Here’s my little setup! I’m happy to say that I traded it all away!

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

And this is what I came home with:

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

Lavender and Meyer Lemon-infused Demerara Sugar, marinated mushrooms, spiced olives, a cocoa habañero porter, miso chard pesto, coconut beet curry, homemade harissa paste, sauerkraut, spaghetti sauce, fig jam, coconut oil infused with truffles, natural lip balm, canned bruschetta, tomatillo sauce, morning glory muffins, whole wheat sourdough and cheddar habañero bread.

Do you see why I love these things? I can’t wait for the next one.

Speaking of the next one, we got great news at this swap that due to popular demand, we will now be having swaps every other month instead of quarterly! The next one is March 23. If you’ve got a swap in your area, I highly encourage you to attend! It’s so inspiring to see what your friends and neighbors in the foodie community are up to. Plus, you get to eat it all.

PDX Food Swap updates are easiest to find on their Facebook page. Like their page to stay tuned for when the next registration opens!


  1. Tell me more about the cheddar habanero bread!

    Comment by Mary K — February 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  2. Oh man! Your beer was SO good! I can’t wait till the next one!

    Comment by Kusuma Rao — February 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

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