Summer PDX Food Swap & My Guide to DIY

24 hour dill pickles

Attention, Portland readers: the next PDX Food Swap will take place at Abby’s Table on June 17th, 2012, from 4-6PM.

If you didn’t know, I’ve been planning & hosting the PDX Food Swap for a while now and it’s awesome. If you like to cook, craft, preserve or can – please join us! Official details and registration are up at Sustainable Food For Thought.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for a little canning and preserving inspiration (i.e. things to make and swap!), I’ve included a few of my favorite preserving recipes. Feel free to share any of your faves in the comments! (Also: I highly recommend you stop by Punk Domestics. They are an awesome resource for all things DIY!)


(Note: I’m starting off this list with my recipe for 24 Hour Dill Pickles. I’ve made this recipe a hundred times and it never gets old. These are, in fact, the best pickles.)

24 Hour Dill Pickles
DIY Grenadine & Chipotle Lime Salt
Homemade Crema Di Limoncello
Strawberry Champagne Jam with Thyme
Savory Onion Jam
Homemade Ricotta
Strawberry Jam with Balsamic and Black Pepper
Chive Blossom Vinegar
Champagne Marshmallows (I’m planning on making these this week. Awesome.)
Vanilla Extract
Spicy Pickled Asparagus
David Chang’s Kimchi (!)
Rhubarb Ketchup (I want to make this. ASAP!)
Maraschino Cherries
Carrot Pickles (without vinegar!)
Rhubarb Ginger Jam

2 Responses

  1. Sara says:

    Lots of great stuff on this list. I need to get on that ricotta–I bought extra milk for it this week!

  2. We are just starting out with foodswapping. Having attended our nearest swap, over and hour’s drive away, we are just setting up our own. Very excited to be bringing more foodswapping to BC

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