Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Taste The Honey Food Swappers is featured in Dallas Morning News early Sunday edition, Arts & Life section.  Beautiful photography by Micheal Ainsworth/DMN Staff Photographer.  Cheryl Ng Collette, blog author of ittybittyfoodies and DMN special contributor, tells the tale of the first swap and tips on hosting a food-swapping party.

We still have a few spots left.  Feeling the whiff...register for the up coming food-swap.  Event is limited to 40.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

canning basics with suze's jeffrey hobbs!

we had the privilege of a private canning session with Suze Restaurant's chef Jeffrey Hobbs. thanks, Michele, for setting it up!

we learned about pickling, hot baths, pressure baths, high acidity, shelf life, etc. we hope to get a hold of Optik Media's video of some of the Q & A's and demos.

we pickled asparagus, using this recipe. i LOVE food in jars!! and, we made what was supposed to be strawberry tarragon preserves but what ended up being strawberry thyme preserves. in our fury, we added the tarragon to the asparagus, so we cut some thyme from the garden as an alternative for the preserves!

can you can? yes you can. join our flickr group and add pics of your canned food!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Registration Is On.....

Greetings Swappers, the registration for the 2nd Dallas Taste The Honey Food Swappers has been sent to your email, 40 swapper spaces are available.  If you are interested in participating but did not get an invitation please email a request to be added to our guest list:
Please gather with us to celebrate and trade homemade, homegrown, or foraged goods. We emphasize local and organic goods. 

What to bring?
All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs … you name it! Bring at least 4 swaps and more if you want. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. If possible, bring samples for others to try.
Also, remember to bring a potluck item to share with your new foodie friends.

The Wine Therapist
Phillip Nikpour, owner of The Wine Therapist, has graciously agreed to host September's swap.  He'll feature 3 different kinds of wine for us.  Thanks Phillip!

Interested in hosting a swap?  Email us at

This is a community event and by participating you are acknowledging that you will use the highest cleanliness standards in your kitchens and gardens to prepare your goods. By participating in this event, you are also acknowledging that the food items being traded are not necessarily prepared in any "approved" kitchen or space inspected by any government agency.
This is purely a swap - no selling or exchange of money is allowed.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Swapping Good Time

Dallas Taste The Honey Food Swapper Co-Organizers

The first swap was a sweet success. Everyone that attended was a first time swapper ... according to presentation you'd think they were expert swappers.

Party started at 7pm the ambiance was perfect. The wine was nice, the hibiscus tea was vibrant ... everyone seemed happy and ready to mingle. New friends were made ... business cards and numbers were exchanged ... 'I'll friend you' was spoken through out the evening.

Let the silent auction begin...

Non-swap Snacks

- Swapper Swag -

Dallas Taste The Honey Food Swappers will meet every 1st Thursday of every month. This is a private club but all are welcome. Check back and 'like' FB for upcoming details.

Happy Swapping.