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    Post #1 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:28 pm
    Post #1 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:28 pm Post #1 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:28 pm
    Okay Canners, Foragers, Jammers, Picklers, and the folks who love them,

    I know how hard it is to get it together. I also know how hard we all just want to live our social lives spontaneously, but I find if it isn't on my calendar it just doesn't exist.

    We are going back to the home of the 1st Canning Exchange on October 29th at 1 pm, GNR The Brown Sack. The Brown Sack is located at 3581 W. Belden, Chicago, Il.

    This gives you plenty of time to try new recipes and set aside a few extra just so you feel like you have enough things to swap.

    Oh yeah, please feel free to join for the fellowship, even if you aren't preserving food but you are interested in seeing what others do and how they do it.



    Attendees

    Beans
    boudreaulicious
    Cathy2 + 2 lovers of CFJP's
    Cooke Monster
    Eli
    kelseyjnelson
    mbh+1
    Nancy
    nancyinajam
    pairs4life + 3
    Parum Morsus
    Pucca
    razbry
    Romantic Cynic

    Exchangers

    boudreaulicious
    Cathy2
    Cookie Monster
    Eli
    kelseyjnelson
    mbh
    Nancy
    naancyinjam
    pairs4life
    pairs4life's guest (Rosita)
    razbry
    Romantic Cynic

    The Brown Sack (cash only, they do have an atm there)
    3581 W. Belden
    Chicago, Il 60647
    773-661-0675
    Last edited by pairs4life on October 27th, 2011, 2:10 pm, edited 18 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 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:30 pm
    Post #2 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:30 pm Post #2 - August 22nd, 2011, 4:30 pm
    Hi,

    I'm in, though please include Mom1 and Mom2 as interested spectators.

    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 #3 - August 22nd, 2011, 5:05 pm
    Post #3 - August 22nd, 2011, 5:05 pm Post #3 - August 22nd, 2011, 5:05 pm
    Wouldn't miss it! And, assuming that they can hold us, Brown Sack was a great location!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #4 - September 5th, 2011, 9:33 pm
    Post #4 - September 5th, 2011, 9:33 pm Post #4 - September 5th, 2011, 9:33 pm
    I would love to come--pickles and jams are my hobby--excellent idea!
    Please keep me posted on the details.
  • Post #5 - September 5th, 2011, 10:06 pm
    Post #5 - September 5th, 2011, 10:06 pm Post #5 - September 5th, 2011, 10:06 pm
    nancy wrote:I would love to come--pickles and jams are my hobby--excellent idea!
    Please keep me posted on the details.


    Will do.

    Nancy we have time, so I'm, just waiting to pick the place once I see how many folks are participating.

    Cheers & Pinging Lids!
    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 #6 - September 9th, 2011, 9:46 am
    Post #6 - September 9th, 2011, 9:46 am Post #6 - September 9th, 2011, 9:46 am
    This sounds so interesting. Can you give details, like the size of jars, how many varities you need to bring, and I'm guessing the quantity of each variety is dependent on the number of people attending. Also, got a bead on where this is going to happen yet?
  • Post #7 - September 9th, 2011, 10:28 am
    Post #7 - September 9th, 2011, 10:28 am Post #7 - September 9th, 2011, 10:28 am
    razbry wrote:This sounds so interesting. Can you give details, like the size of jars, how many varities you need to bring, and I'm guessing the quantity of each variety is dependent on the number of people attending. Also, got a bead on where this is going to happen yet?


    This is a very informal exchange--basically, you bring anything you feel you can part with and negotiate trades with others who attend. You can bring as much or as little as you'd like--sizes, ingredients, etc. are all at your discretion. What you end up with depends on the demand for what you brought :P

    I think we're still figuring out a location but stay tuned. We typically try to pick a central location with parking somewhere around the city. I hope you can make it!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #8 - September 9th, 2011, 5:02 pm
    Post #8 - September 9th, 2011, 5:02 pm Post #8 - September 9th, 2011, 5:02 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    razbry wrote:This sounds so interesting. Can you give details, like the size of jars, how many varities you need to bring, and I'm guessing the quantity of each variety is dependent on the number of people attending. Also, got a bead on where this is going to happen yet?


    This is a very informal exchange--basically, you bring anything you feel you can part with and negotiate trades with others who attend. You can bring as much or as little as you'd like--sizes, ingredients, etc. are all at your discretion. What you end up with depends on the demand for what you brought :P


    Exactly what boudreaulicious says. So keep canning things and whenever you know what you want to bring, just post here and we will update the thread or if it gets really, super cool maybe a google doc spreadsheet or some such thing, hmm maybe I should change my personal larder from a word doc to a spreadsheet.

    I'm doing it this year so I can get a sense of what we eat, what we gift, when it runs out, etc.
    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 - September 12th, 2011, 9:22 am
    Post #9 - September 12th, 2011, 9:22 am Post #9 - September 12th, 2011, 9:22 am
    Pairs4life Thank you for sharing a jar of your sour cherry/vanilla "jam". It was AWESOME! Also, I loved every one of your jams that you brought to the picnic. That spicy tomato peach number hit it out of the ballpark for me. I'm inspired...got to go can now!
  • Post #10 - September 12th, 2011, 9:32 am
    Post #10 - September 12th, 2011, 9:32 am Post #10 - September 12th, 2011, 9:32 am
    Hi, I'd like to attend as a spectator and hope to become a contributor to your swaps next year. Thanks! Christina
  • Post #11 - September 12th, 2011, 9:37 am
    Post #11 - September 12th, 2011, 9:37 am Post #11 - September 12th, 2011, 9:37 am
    Please count me in! I've made batches of peach butter and plum butter in the last week, so I'll have a few jars of those, and probably will have made crabapple jelly by then as well.
  • Post #12 - September 12th, 2011, 9:52 pm
    Post #12 - September 12th, 2011, 9:52 pm Post #12 - September 12th, 2011, 9:52 pm
    razbry wrote:Pairs4life Thank you for sharing a jar of your sour cherry/vanilla "jam". It was AWESOME! Also, I loved every one of your jams that you brought to the picnic. That spicy tomato peach number hit it out of the ballpark for me. I'm inspired...got to go can now!


    You are kind. But I will tell you, we weren't jam/preserve folks until this summer. My husband doesn't even like sweets, but he dips a spoon in the jar, allows the excess to run off and then swirls into a bowl of homemade yogurt.

    I hope you will join us on 10-29. Really nice, visiting with you and your mum yesterday.

    Pinging Jars!
    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 #13 - September 12th, 2011, 10:55 pm
    Post #13 - September 12th, 2011, 10:55 pm Post #13 - September 12th, 2011, 10:55 pm
    You are kind. But I will tell you, we weren't jam/preserve folks until this summer. My husband doesn't even like sweets, but he dips a spoon in the jar, allows the excess to run off and then swirls into a bowl of homemade yogurt.


    I'll go you one worse (or better)...I like to put the stuff into cottage cheese!
  • Post #14 - September 13th, 2011, 4:42 pm
    Post #14 - September 13th, 2011, 4:42 pm Post #14 - September 13th, 2011, 4:42 pm
    Katie wrote:I am still as intrigued by canning as I was before, but haven't actually done any (so, none to swap).


    Do you still want to come for the fellowship? Perhaps seeing what others have done will inspire you. There's plenty of stuff to can throughout the year, but the end of the big push is now.
    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 #15 - September 13th, 2011, 4:43 pm
    Post #15 - September 13th, 2011, 4:43 pm Post #15 - September 13th, 2011, 4:43 pm
    razbry wrote:
    You are kind. But I will tell you, we weren't jam/preserve folks until this summer. My husband doesn't even like sweets, but he dips a spoon in the jar, allows the excess to run off and then swirls into a bowl of homemade yogurt.


    I'll go you one worse (or better)...I like to put the stuff into cottage cheese!


    Shall I put you down as attending and exchanging?
    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 - September 14th, 2011, 9:50 am
    Post #16 - September 14th, 2011, 9:50 am Post #16 - September 14th, 2011, 9:50 am
    I'm in for the exchange. I can't wait to see what all of you have done.
    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 #17 - September 14th, 2011, 10:20 am
    Post #17 - September 14th, 2011, 10:20 am Post #17 - September 14th, 2011, 10:20 am
    Shall I put you down as attending and exchanging?


    Pick a place, and I'll let you know if I think I can negotiate the traffic! I'm from the country you know, although the GPS does help!
  • Post #18 - October 1st, 2011, 3:21 pm
    Post #18 - October 1st, 2011, 3:21 pm Post #18 - October 1st, 2011, 3:21 pm
    28 Days to the Canning Swap-o-Rama. I'm excited.

    I also canned boiled peanuts earlier this week. :mrgreen:
    Last edited by pairs4life on October 14th, 2011, 5:39 am, edited 1 time 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 #19 - October 10th, 2011, 5:57 pm
    Post #19 - October 10th, 2011, 5:57 pm Post #19 - October 10th, 2011, 5:57 pm
    Is anybody able to trade food at the Canning swap? I am so excited about this! I just moved to Chicago and was hoping I could find a food swap.

    Kelsey
  • Post #20 - October 10th, 2011, 6:25 pm
    Post #20 - October 10th, 2011, 6:25 pm Post #20 - October 10th, 2011, 6:25 pm
    kelseyjnelson wrote:Is anybody able to trade food at the Canning swap? I am so excited about this! I just moved to Chicago and was hoping I could find a food swap.

    Kelsey


    Kelsey, if that means you are signing up for the Canning Swap-o-Rama. Absolutely and welcome to Chicago.
    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 #21 - October 14th, 2011, 10:00 am
    Post #21 - October 14th, 2011, 10:00 am Post #21 - October 14th, 2011, 10:00 am
    I will be attending.
    Peach Lavender Preserves
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #22 - October 14th, 2011, 9:47 pm
    Post #22 - October 14th, 2011, 9:47 pm Post #22 - October 14th, 2011, 9:47 pm
    Cookie Monster wrote:I will be attending.
    Peach Lavender Preserves


    Great.
    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 #23 - October 21st, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Post #23 - October 21st, 2011, 2:06 pm Post #23 - October 21st, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Just a reminder, we meet next Saturday. I can't tell you how excited I am. Just ask the cops I know.

    And, come on in the water is fine. :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 #24 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:41 am
    Post #24 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:41 am Post #24 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:41 am
    I just found out about this!~ looks great. Is it too late to join? And how long does the swap last? Does one need to bring samples of what we are trading or any other potluck food?

    nancy
    nancyinajam.wordpress.com
  • Post #25 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:53 am
    Post #25 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:53 am Post #25 - October 23rd, 2011, 11:53 am
    nancyinajam wrote:I just found out about this!~ looks great. Is it too late to join? And how long does the swap last? Does one need to bring samples of what we are trading or any other potluck food?

    nancy
    nancyinajam.wordpress.com


    Welcome Nancy!

    Not too late at all...the more the merrier. This is a true "swap"--bring as many jars as you'd like to trade--no minimum or maximum. Once we start, you can trade with anyone in any quantity. For example, if I want a jar Susie's spicy tomato salsa, I offer a jar of my mushroom ketchup and if that's of interest to Susie, we make a trade. Only requirement is that your offerings are preserved via a food safety acceptable method.

    The lunch/swap lasts about 60-90 minutes depending on how long we take for lunch (The Brown Sack is a sandwich shop so we all order for ourselves--and, consequently, probably not a good idea to bring other food besides your canning efforts.) No one brought samples last time but I'm sure that would be fine if you wanted to. I hadn't even though of it to be honest.

    Hope to see you there!!

    Jen
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #26 - October 23rd, 2011, 12:18 pm
    Post #26 - October 23rd, 2011, 12:18 pm Post #26 - October 23rd, 2011, 12:18 pm
    Awesome. Im in. I will bring stuff to trade.
    Just to be clear, is it ok if its in a jar, but needs to be refrigerated (like a pickle or syrup, or a freezer jam) but NOT shelf stable
    or does it have to be shelf stable (water bath or pressure canned)
    I am just curious ;)

    Thanks! Looking forward to meeting some new people and trying some new things!
  • Post #27 - October 23rd, 2011, 1:27 pm
    Post #27 - October 23rd, 2011, 1:27 pm Post #27 - October 23rd, 2011, 1:27 pm
    nancyinajam wrote:Awesome. Im in. I will bring stuff to trade.
    Just to be clear, is it ok if its in a jar, but needs to be refrigerated (like a pickle or syrup, or a freezer jam) but NOT shelf stable
    or does it have to be shelf stable (water bath or pressure canned)
    I am just curious ;)

    Thanks! Looking forward to meeting some new people and trying some new things!


    I think the majority of the contributions are shelf stable but it's not required. Just make sure that you note it on the package somehow (and probably want to be sure that you have some means for keeping it cold if it needs to be for the few hours it will be out of the fridge/freezer).

    Looking forward- to meeting you too!

    Jen
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #28 - October 25th, 2011, 7:47 am
    Post #28 - October 25th, 2011, 7:47 am Post #28 - October 25th, 2011, 7:47 am
    Wow! Right now we have a 11 folks exchanging.

    If you want the link to the swap spreadsheet let me know, I know some of you want to be surprised.

    Don't overlook bringing the workhorses like tomato paste and pickles.

    This should be a really good 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 #29 - October 25th, 2011, 10:46 am
    Post #29 - October 25th, 2011, 10:46 am Post #29 - October 25th, 2011, 10:46 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    nancyinajam wrote:Awesome. Im in. I will bring stuff to trade.
    Just to be clear, is it ok if its in a jar, but needs to be refrigerated (like a pickle or syrup, or a freezer jam) but NOT shelf stable
    or does it have to be shelf stable (water bath or pressure canned)
    I am just curious ;)

    Thanks! Looking forward to meeting some new people and trying some new things!


    I think the majority of the contributions are shelf stable but it's not required. Just make sure that you note it on the package somehow (and probably want to be sure that you have some means for keeping it cold if it needs to be for the few hours it will be out of the fridge/freezer).

    Looking forward- to meeting you too!

    Jen

    Hi,

    If it is something that was never processed and needs to be refrigerated, no problem.

    Speaking for myself, if a 'shelf stable' product was open kettle and not waterbath or pressure processed, I am not interested.

    I will bring sauerkraut. It might be packed in ziploc bags to refrigerate when you get home. It might be in a jar. It really depends on my time this week. I might bring filling for a Concord grape pie. This is a frozen item.

    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 #30 - October 26th, 2011, 8:52 am
    Post #30 - October 26th, 2011, 8:52 am Post #30 - October 26th, 2011, 8:52 am
    Cathy2 wrote:I will bring sauerkraut. It might be packed in ziploc bags to refrigerate when you get home. It might be in a jar.


    If the sauerkraut is in jars, can it be taken home and processed? I've got very limited fridge & freezer space, maybe I should really ask for that freezer for a gift.

    FYI! The olives have arrived so I'm looking forward to curing them. :twisted:
    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

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