What is a Food Swap? You bring your homemade goodies to trade with other people’s homemade goodies.
On Sunday, I attended my first Food Swap event with my husband and my friend. This event was hosted by the Queens Swap. I was very excited about this event so I woke up early and spent the whole day cooking, baking and stressing out! Without knowing what to expect I was a little unprepared! Glancing at other people's beautifully packed goodies, I realized I brought too much food! I made 15 bags of Jam Shortbread Cookies and 20 bags of Spring Rolls, while other people bought about 6 of everything. Oops.
Then the bidding began, you write down what you are willing to trade for with a given item. The next step was to make the trades. At first I hung back a little as I was nervous. I mean, what if I was the girl who walked away with no swaps? But with my husband cheering on and a glass of wine, I started getting into it. In the end, people were wonderful and even this unprepared girl walked away with great stuff!
I can say that I got to bring home a great mix of treats. I got some granola bars, some chocolate cookies, a bottle of blueberry water kefir soda pop, rosewater marshmallows, cognac truffles, and mojito cupcakes!
Overall it was a wonderful experience with a warm atmosphere, nice people and great food! I think everybody that came had a great time. Thanks again to the three organizers of the event, Meg, Judith and AJ for hosting (definitely check out their blogs!)
I can't wait to go to the next Swap!
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