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Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Food Day!!

It's always Food Day here at BostonFoodSwap.com but today we're celebrating with the rest of the world!  Enjoy part 3 of the Food Day infographic series and consider joining us tonight for our panel of food entrepreneurs discussing how we can change our food system.  You can also check out the other cool events happening today and for the rest of the weekend in observance.



What do you think we can all do to better promote food justice?  Tell us in the comments!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Food Day Infographic - American Diet

Food Day is tomorrow!  Please join us at our Food Entrepreneur event where our panel will discuss changing the food system and check out this infographic that outlines the personal impact of our food choices!


What steps have you taken to improve the quality of your diet?  Tell us in the comments!


Boston Food Swap is a community organization funded entirely by donation. Support us through Paypal or BFS merchandise, and by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. If you enjoyed this blog post, please share it!  Also, you can join us at our next swap by checking out our Eventbrite page

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Food Day Infographic - American Agriculture

We started the Boston Food Swap as a way to be better consumers of home cooking because we believe that home cooking is "real food" aligned with the principles of Food Day.  When you cook at home, you take control of your place in our food system.  This Friday, we are celebrating Food Day by talking to people who are working to improve the food system.  Check out this Food Day infographic about the agricultural impact of the food we eat and consider joining us on Friday!


What do you do to support sustainable agriculture in your cooking?  Tell us in the comments!


Boston Food Swap is a community organization funded entirely by donation. Support us through Paypal or BFS merchandise, and by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. If you enjoyed this blog post, please share it!  Also, you can join us at our next swap by checking out our Eventbrite page

Monday, October 20, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! - The 4th Annual Cookie Swap for a Cause is on 12/21!

BIG NEWS SWAPPERS!!!


We're gearing up for the 4th Annual Cookie Swap for a Cause and we're hoping that 2014 will be the best yet!  The invitation will be up in the next week or two but we want you to save Sunday December 21st on your calendar now so your schedule is free when the invite goes live!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BFS Presses Cider!

Another Saturday, another adventure with your neighborhood food swappers!
This past weekend, we hung out in Granby Massachusetts to press apple cider and roll with our buddies at Red Fire Farm at their annual cider fest.
The day was cloudy and rainy and we arrived at the farm to their autumn-fabulous decor!


We reserved our apples ahead of time and got to pick out which we thought were most juicy!


The best part is finding the hilarious freak fruits that make us laugh all day!


We brought our own huge jugs.


We got to grind our apples in a goofy, automated grinding machine.


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Once we ground the apples, they went in to the press.  This is the ultimate example of teamwork!


After our efforts, brown apple pulp was all that was left.


The final result was 3.5 gallon jugs of apple cider, which looked big until we saw them next to the GARGANTUAN pumpkins at the farm!


After picking raspberries in the PYO fields, our day ended with the farm's ploughman's lunch with local artisan products. Every piece was beyond delicious.



What do you do to enjoy the autumn season?  Have you gone cider pressing?  Tell us in the comments!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe: Lauren's Key to Winning Big at September's Swap

Lauren's sauce at the September swap
Though I have been participating in Boston Food Swaps since 2012, I
have never felt so satisfied with "my performance" than after
September's swap, which was held at WeWork near South Station; so
plentiful was my bounty – jar after jar filled with apple butter, wild
grape jelly, cherry apricot mostarda, pickled onions, beet and apple
salad, as well as homemade challah and six perfect little eggs brought
to the swap by a farmer – and yet so simple was my swap item
that I felt like a little local food pirate.

I am a sauce girl. My favorite foods would not be so if it weren't for
the sauce that comes with them: soy sauce with wasabi that I bathe my
sushi in before eating, garlic white wine sauce that I savor just as
happily as I do the mussels cooked in it, pure maple syrup that I
drizzle lovingly atop banana walnut pancakes.

Accordingly, I brought a delicious, yet easy-to-make Thai peanut sauce
gleaned from SheSimmers to September's swap. This peanuty goodness
helps transform kitchen staples like rice, barley, pasta, tofu, and
iceberg lettuce into mouth-watering meals, and with just seven
ingredients is a cinch to stir together:




SheSimmers' Thai Peanut Sauce

Ingredients
        • 13.5 oz. (a standard can) full-fat coconut milk
        • 1/4 cup red or Massaman curry paste
        • 3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
        • 3/4 cup sugar
        • 1/2 cup water
        • 2 tbsp. apple cider or white vinegar
        • 1/2 tbsp. salt

Instructions:
  1. Put above ingredients into a medium pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  2.  Let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  3. Take the pot off the heat, and either serve sauce immediately or let cool and refrigerate.
  4. For swapping purposes, put in to 2-3 portion individual containers and enjoy the swap fun!

- Thanks!  Lauren

Monday, September 22, 2014

1000 Words: Boston Local Food Fest 2014


Last Sunday was a beautiful autumn day to spend on the Greenway-- made all he better by the 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival. Here's what we saw that day:

Red Fire Farm

Matcha soda


Boomerangs

Food Fest shirts
A garbage disposal that creates renewable energy

Allendale Farm

A beautiful day on the Greenway

Husk cherries

It's apple season!
Boston Food Swap is a community organization funded entirely by donation. Support us through Paypal or BFS merchandise, and by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. If you enjoyed this blog post, please share it!  Also, you can join us at our next swap by checking out our Eventbrite page.