Food Swap

PDX Food Swap – January Recap!

PDX food swap! January 2014 | PDXfoodlove

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! I made homemade vanilla, lime […]

Cooked up on February 1, 2014

More like this: food swap | oregon | portland | Uncategorized

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla | PDXfoodlove

This is a post that has been in the works for literally months! I started making homemade vanilla in November, thinking I would use it as holiday gifts. Instead, I ended up using at our PDX Food Swap last weekend! It was quite the hot commodity. I will definitely be doing more batches for upcoming […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2014

More like this: baking | boozy | cookies | dairy free | DIY | etc | favorites | food swap | fun | meatless | misc | pantry | Uncategorized | vegan | vegetarian

Scenes from the Portland Food Swap, Plus Tips for Newbie Swappers

Every time I get to go to one of these food swaps, I am always blown away by the skill and creativity of the home cooks in our Portland food community. This quarter’s swap featured a beautiful cake, several mustards, dill pickles, marinated chevre, zucchini soup, soft pretzels, artisan breads, curries, granola, salsas, sourdough and […]

Cooked up on August 7, 2013

More like this: canning | DIY | food swap | frugal | fun | oregon | pantry | portland

Candied Ginger

Whew! I am back after a whirlwind weekend with family in Chicago. This will be the last of the posts about stuff we’ve made for our upcoming food swap. I thought candied ginger would be a nice treat heading into fall. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart – and it’s not really “candy.” […]

Cooked up on September 17, 2012

More like this: baking | Candy | dessert | DIY | fall | food swap | fun

Preserved Grapefruit

Last weekend I got together with some friends to can. This seems to be a pretty common practice here in Portland – it’s long and it’s a lot of work, so it’s much more fun to can in a group, and then have everyone take a few cans of each thing home. This also ensures […]

Cooked up on September 15, 2012

More like this: canning | DIY | etc | food swap | gluten free

Wine Jelly (Yes, it is boozy.)

Here’s another recipe from our canning session/food swap preparation last weekend! Per my friend Demarie’s suggestion, there will definitely be some adult PBJ’s happening. Seems like a fun small-bite appetizer to me – a slice of baguette, a swipe of peanut butter and a spoonful of booze jelly. The best part was, when we made […]

Cooked up on September 14, 2012

More like this: appetizer | boozy | canning | dips and spreads | fall | food swap | frugal | fun | six ingredients or less | spreads | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Field Report from the Portland Food Swap

I had such a great time at my first food swap that I accidentally shouted at my husband when I got home (with enthusiasm, not with anger). What a great time! I loved meeting so many local foodies and seeing what everyone has made! Brigette and I are already planning our offerings for the next […]

Cooked up on March 26, 2012

More like this: DIY | food swap | frugal | misc | pantry | portland