Indeed several swappers brought strawberry and rhubarb goodies to trade, true signs of the season. In addition to Christina’s strawberry ice cream, I saw rhubarb jam, two kinds of strawberry syrup, strawberry lemonade and even Gena’s rhubarb blackberry toaster pastries, which made such a yummy breakfast for me two days in a row. I was responsible for several jars of the strawberry maple granola that I posted about a few weeks ago.
I swapped for enough spreads, soups and healthy pasta salads to keep me lunching for weeks. I especially enjoyed the butternut squash soup with sage, Sandy’s tortellini with veggies, Lori’s whole wheat pasta salad with corn, Chris’s labneh yogurt cheese, Christina’s polenta tarts with goat cheese and Lori’s sun-dried tomato spread. I love it when swappers bring such healthy and practical fare. One first-time, college-age swapper even brought homemade crab cakes, which caused quite the stir. Alas, none for me with my shellfish allergy!