A food swap is where you trade something you made for another item that someone else made and everyone finds something fun to take home. You can bring as many items to trade as you'd like. Everyone brings snacks or samples of their items to share while the swapping takes place.
I made out like a bandit and took home baklava from Kristina at Girl Gone Grits, butterscotch sauce from Megan at Stetted, cowboy cookies from Casey at Cooking up English, chai granola from Melanie at Boxing Octopus, Christine's chutney at From Maggie's Farm, Carissa's pickled okra, Tequila Bob's dipping sauce, and Kate S.'s amazing caramels.
To trade, I brought a medley of my current and past greatest hits:
A rendition on fougasse with mixed olives and herbes de Provence
More toasted coconut marshmallows with chocolate shavings
Coconut macarons with a chocolate ganache
My new favorite granola
Things I'm sorry to have missed:
Addie's candied orange peel
Mary's gorgeous citrus and pecans from her home garden
I can't wait till the next food swap. If you're in Portland, Brooklyn, or Minneapolis, look up your local swap on Kate's site. Or start a swap in your town and join the fun!