Let’s swap…handmade artisan foods, little jewels from the kitchen of course. Bijouxs packed up some jars of Pickled Peaches and headed off to a food swap, here are the Bijouxs Bits.
Food swaps are nothing new, we have been trading food for centuries and more recently you may recall a time when you eyed a classmate’s homemade cookie at school, and said, “I’ll trade ya.” Today food swaps are popping up all around the country, a great opportunity to sample handmade foods and meet some wonderful people.
Bijouxs attended the inaugural Pasadena Food Swap; one of many food swaps here in the LA area. If you are new to food swaps like me, here’s how it goes. You bring a handmade food item(s); you view and sample the other contributor’s wares, and bid on the food items what you want then at the end swap foods.
Here’s a partial list of the little jewels Bijouxs brought home: Sugared rose petals, triple fudge brownies, mango- chutney, kumquat-jalapeno jam, Fleur se Sel caramels, triple ginger cookies, Madagascar vanilla sugar, cherry nectarine jam, organic madeleines, banana bread, salted caramel chocolate chip cookies, spiced flourless chocolate cake, pomegranate quinoa salad, lemon basil sryup, and chocolate salted almonds. That’s a basket full!
Food swaps – a great way to sample new little jewels from the kitchen and meet wonderful people – a lovely little Bijouxs Bit.