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    Post #1 - September 6th, 2010, 9:38 am
    Post #1 - September 6th, 2010, 9:38 am Post #1 - September 6th, 2010, 9:38 am
    I was with boudreaulicious outside of GNR Scooter's Custard( I kid you not, that custard was heavy on the butter notes :mrgreen: ) last night when she had a brilliant idea-- a canning exchange.

    Why an exchange, you ask? Because I got a bit crazy with the quantities for my small family plus what a great way to share some of your new and/or old favorites with others.

    We both participated in Cathy2's canning class a few weeks ago and we both have spent a portion of this weekend putting up food.

    So we thought we'd use KISS (Keep It Simple Silly :wink: ) to put this together.

    Bring as much or as little as you like of your canned items and a recipe.

    Details Below:

    WHEN: Saturday, October 23rd at 2pm

    WHERE: The Brown Sack (New Location & a GNR !!!)
    3581 W Belden Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647



    Participants:

    boudreaulicious- Jen's Spicy Party Pickles , Homegrown salsa verde, & Pickled green beans
    Cathy2- Lemon curd
    eli- crabapple jelly & hot pepper jelly
    fifille- mushroom ketchup & Red Onion Ginger marmalade with balsamic vinegar
    mbh + 1 -Brined Pickles
    pairs4life- Peach compote with rosewater & Asian-spiced spears
    Last edited by pairs4life on January 24th, 2011, 10:46 pm, edited 11 times in total.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #2 - September 6th, 2010, 9:48 am
    Post #2 - September 6th, 2010, 9:48 am Post #2 - September 6th, 2010, 9:48 am
    Count me in :P Looking forward to seeing how this works out (and finally getting to try the Brown Sack!!)

    I'm planning to do a batch of Achar and some garlic/ginger mustard today, both of which I plan to make enough of to afford a few extra jars for trading purposes.

    Hope others find this idea intriguing as well!


    Jen
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #3 - September 10th, 2010, 2:08 pm
    Post #3 - September 10th, 2010, 2:08 pm Post #3 - September 10th, 2010, 2:08 pm
    This sounds awesome, please count me in! I'm not 100% sure, but I'll probably bring either crabapple jelly or tuong ot toi (or maybe both or maybe something else entirely...I'll know more definitely closer to the date.)
  • Post #4 - September 10th, 2010, 2:16 pm
    Post #4 - September 10th, 2010, 2:16 pm Post #4 - September 10th, 2010, 2:16 pm
    Hi,

    I intend to come to this.

    There is a small chance I may have to back out, if something I started actually happens. Cryptic I know, but likely it may happen later and then I am free.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - September 10th, 2010, 3:20 pm
    Post #5 - September 10th, 2010, 3:20 pm Post #5 - September 10th, 2010, 3:20 pm
    I thought I'd be out of town, but it looks like I can now make it. Just how much should we bring? I have extra, but not enough if we get a lot people. I'd love to try what others are doing and get feedback on my stuff.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #6 - September 10th, 2010, 6:01 pm
    Post #6 - September 10th, 2010, 6:01 pm Post #6 - September 10th, 2010, 6:01 pm
    i think the idea is pretty loose--as in bring whatever you can part with and trade if someone has something you want (and they want yours). So you can bring one jar or 5--you may find takers for all, you may not. Trading recipes that you had success with this season would be terrific as well.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #7 - September 20th, 2010, 8:55 am
    Post #7 - September 20th, 2010, 8:55 am Post #7 - September 20th, 2010, 8:55 am
    Great idea! I was also worried that my travel plans would prevent me from participating in the exchange, but it looks like I'll be able to join. I am starting a batch of mushroom (part boletus) ketchup today and may also have time for another batch of canning before I leave for a mushroom foraging trip in the Smokies.

    Stephanie
  • Post #8 - October 9th, 2010, 8:38 am
    Post #8 - October 9th, 2010, 8:38 am Post #8 - October 9th, 2010, 8:38 am
    Time to give this thread a bump. I'm really looking forward to this.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #9 - October 9th, 2010, 9:54 am
    Post #9 - October 9th, 2010, 9:54 am Post #9 - October 9th, 2010, 9:54 am
    me too!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #10 - October 18th, 2010, 9:10 am
    Post #10 - October 18th, 2010, 9:10 am Post #10 - October 18th, 2010, 9:10 am
    I'm really looking forward to this. I'll definitely be brining crabapple jelly and (somewhat) hot pepper jelly. I was hoping to have enough chilies from my garden to make a batch of tuong ot toi, but sadly, I don't.
  • Post #11 - October 18th, 2010, 10:39 am
    Post #11 - October 18th, 2010, 10:39 am Post #11 - October 18th, 2010, 10:39 am
    I will try (but cannot promise,) to get a jar of this year's giardiniera to The Brown Sack in time for this.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #12 - October 18th, 2010, 10:54 am
    Post #12 - October 18th, 2010, 10:54 am Post #12 - October 18th, 2010, 10:54 am
    Hi,

    I will likely come late or just in time. I have the pumpkin pie contest scheduled to finish just in time to make it. Of course, anything can happen and it will.

    I was thinking of making lemon curd largely because I have been curious about it.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #13 - October 18th, 2010, 1:19 pm
    Post #13 - October 18th, 2010, 1:19 pm Post #13 - October 18th, 2010, 1:19 pm
    Excited to see that people are looking forward to this!! Just a reminder that this isn't a "typical" LTH exchange in that you don't have to bring a jar for everyone attending nor can you expect to necessarily return home with a jar from everyone who attends. Bring what you made extra of, what you feel like trying out on a group or whatever--trading will be encouraged!

    I'm bringing a couple of jars of the first edition of "Jen's Spicy Party Pickles"--a home-grown combo of 5 different kinds of peppers, tomatillos, cukes and green tomatoes and possibly some pickled green beans and/or salsa verde.

    Don't forget to bring recipes of things you think others might want to try.

    See you on Saturday!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #14 - October 18th, 2010, 6:11 pm
    Post #14 - October 18th, 2010, 6:11 pm Post #14 - October 18th, 2010, 6:11 pm
    Bummed that I can't be there - matinee theatre tickets.
    Have a great time.

    Jyoti
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #15 - October 18th, 2010, 8:40 pm
    Post #15 - October 18th, 2010, 8:40 pm Post #15 - October 18th, 2010, 8:40 pm
    seebee wrote:I will try (but cannot promise,) to get a jar of this year's giardiniera to The Brown Sack in time for this.


    That would be amazing. :mrgreen:
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:14 am
    Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:14 am Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:14 am
    Take photos, please? :D
  • Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 2:21 pm
    Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 2:21 pm Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 2:21 pm
    I'm very glad to see this exchange started up, even though I can't join you for the first meeting. I hope to be there next time.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #18 - October 20th, 2010, 2:38 pm
    Post #18 - October 20th, 2010, 2:38 pm Post #18 - October 20th, 2010, 2:38 pm
    I'm looking forward to the exchange on Saturday. In addition to the mushroom ketchup, I'll be bringing some red onion/ginger/balsamic marmalade.

    Stephanie
  • Post #19 - October 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm
    Post #19 - October 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm Post #19 - October 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm
    Omigosh! I haven't canned anything this fall, but reading the list of things that people are bringing to the exchange makes me want to go out and can... just so I can participate!
  • Post #20 - October 20th, 2010, 3:12 pm
    Post #20 - October 20th, 2010, 3:12 pm Post #20 - October 20th, 2010, 3:12 pm
    smartasana wrote:Omigosh! I haven't canned anything this fall, but reading the list of things that people are bringing to the exchange makes me want to go out and can... just so I can participate!


    it's not too late :D The more the merrier!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #21 - October 20th, 2010, 3:33 pm
    Post #21 - October 20th, 2010, 3:33 pm Post #21 - October 20th, 2010, 3:33 pm
    I'm going to bring brined pickles, this was my first attempt so I'm looking forward to some feedback. I'll also bring bread & butter pickles and some dilly beans and jam. I'm looking forward to this, there is a very small chance that I might have out of town guests that would prevent me from coming, but if that happens I'll send my stuff with boudreaulicious. Seebee's giardiniera is a huge plus. :D
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #22 - October 20th, 2010, 3:53 pm
    Post #22 - October 20th, 2010, 3:53 pm Post #22 - October 20th, 2010, 3:53 pm
    mbh wrote:there is a very small chance that I might have out of town guests that would prevent me from coming, but if that happens I'll send my stuff with boudreaulicious.


    If you end up doing this, you'll have to tell me what to trade for since, otherwise, I'm taking first dibs :lol:
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #23 - October 20th, 2010, 4:18 pm
    Post #23 - October 20th, 2010, 4:18 pm Post #23 - October 20th, 2010, 4:18 pm
    mbh wrote:I'm going to bring brined pickles, this was my first attempt so I'm looking forward to some feedback. I'll also bring bread & butter pickles and some dilly beans and jam. I'm looking forward to this, there is a very small chance that I might have out of town guests that would prevent me from coming, but if that happens I'll send my stuff with boudreaulicious. Seebee's giardiniera is a huge plus. :D


    Why don't you bring the guests? They can eat lunch with the rest of us.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #24 - October 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm
    Post #24 - October 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm Post #24 - October 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm
    Thanks, I'll see what their plans are with other relatives. They're here from Ireland and my cousins husband raises lambs so it might interest them, plus they're lovely people.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #25 - October 20th, 2010, 4:46 pm
    Post #25 - October 20th, 2010, 4:46 pm Post #25 - October 20th, 2010, 4:46 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    smartasana wrote:Omigosh! I haven't canned anything this fall, but reading the list of things that people are bringing to the exchange makes me want to go out and can... just so I can participate!


    it's not too late :D The more the merrier!


    Yep! What boudreaulicious said. I'm working on something now, but don't know if I will get it processed in time.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #26 - October 20th, 2010, 4:47 pm
    Post #26 - October 20th, 2010, 4:47 pm Post #26 - October 20th, 2010, 4:47 pm
    mbh wrote:Thanks, I'll see what their plans are with other relatives. They're here from Ireland and my cousins husband raises lambs so it might interest them, plus they're lovely people.



    You get to show them a GNR -- with real American food. :mrgreen:
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #27 - October 22nd, 2010, 5:44 pm
    Post #27 - October 22nd, 2010, 5:44 pm Post #27 - October 22nd, 2010, 5:44 pm
    Okay, I'll be there, no Irish relatives, but I am bringing a friend who just broke her leg and was looking to get out of the house for lunch.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #28 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:35 pm
    Post #28 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:35 pm Post #28 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:35 pm
    mbh wrote:Okay, I'll be there, no Irish relatives, but I am bringing a friend who just broke her leg and was looking to get out of the house for lunch.

    Great! I just want to remind everyone that the Brown Sack is cash only.

    Oh yeah I made an artisinal batch ( that's fancy talk for small amounts :mrgreen:)of Asian-spiced spears.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #29 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:37 pm
    Post #29 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:37 pm Post #29 - October 22nd, 2010, 7:37 pm
    smartasana wrote:Omigosh! I haven't canned anything this fall, but reading the list of things that people are bringing to the exchange makes me want to go out and can... just so I can participate!


    Come for lunch & fellowship.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #30 - October 22nd, 2010, 8:07 pm
    Post #30 - October 22nd, 2010, 8:07 pm Post #30 - October 22nd, 2010, 8:07 pm
    Must amend my contributions for tomorrow:

    Jen's Spicy Party Pickles
    Homegrown salsa verde
    Pickled green beans
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

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