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Circle Swap: Homemade Jams, Jellies, Curds, Chutneys, &c.

Summer is here, and I have been in a frenzy of home canning. I have been making jams, curds, chutneys, and sealing them in jars to lay in for the colder months to come. I know I am not the only one who acts on this urge.

I propose that we add some variety to our stores of jars by holding a circle swap.

If you would like to be involved, please leave a comment on this post or email me. Let me know what country you are in, what you have available to swap, whether you are willing to ship internationally, and how many people you would like to swap with (ideally). Ah, and also your email address.

The deadline for contacting me in order to be involved in this swap is August 1, 2006. (Don’t worry if you miss the deadline; assuming all goes well, we will simply do it again.)

Once all the names are in, I will put together swap lists and let each person know to whom they should send a jar of homemade goodness (and from whom they shall receive one). Each person can then contact their swappee to figure out addresses and perhaps negotiate which jar to send over, if they would rather that than a surprise.

(Personally, I am up for shipping internationally, and swapping with as many different people as I can, until either the jam runs out or Dave gets mad at me for sending too much of it away.)

Pictured above: rosemary garlic jelly, sour cherry almond jam, sour cherry sage flower jam, strawberry balsamic black pepper jam, peach cardamom ginger jam, peach shallot nutmeg jam, blueberry port chutney, grapefruit almond curd… anyways!

Once you get your jar, I strongly encourage you to open it up, use it, and blog about it! But if you would rather squirrel it away for a while first, I would utterly understand.

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12 Responses to “Circle Swap: Homemade Jams, Jellies, Curds, Chutneys, &c.”

  1. Ivonne says:

    You are the canning queen!

  2. Helene says:

    I am In awe…I need to hold my mouth closed!
    I am game, I only have Coconut honey available right now, but plan on making nectarine and Georgia peach jams this weekend, Give me the rest of the week to come up with more!

  3. jul3z says:

    *envy* I’ve never attempted to can, I sure wish I did though….wow!

  4. bonnie says:

    i can do stewed apples. no international shipping… also,
    tips on shipping canned goods so they don’t break would be
    greatly appreciated :)

  5. bron says:

    Wow! Looking GOOD Danielle!
    Wishing I could be involved :(

  6. Natalia says:

    Wow! You have quite a stock of jams and such! I’m impressed.

    I’d love to be involved in a swap. I’m in the US and I’d prefer not to ship internationally, but I could. I’m up for lots of swapping too. I mostly have berry jams and preserves. Great idea!

  7. Nandita says:

    Wow! A wonderful idea- we do make a lot of chutneys and mango pickles (not what the Americans call pickle though)-but I don’t think courier services in India would pick up food items-I wish there was a virtual swap out here so that I could participate as well :)
    I hope all of you have a ball of a time with the swap!!

  8. kathryn says:

    What a wonderful collection of preserves and the swap is a great idea. I’d love to take part, but don’t have anything for this month’s deadline. Count me in for the future though – and I’m in Australia, so I’d be looking to post internationally.

  9. Jules(Julie Fix) says:

    Indeed what a splendid idea. I too have missed the deadline. I am able to post internationally. I live in northwestern USA and have been feverishly harvesting wild blackberries. Just finished a batch of blackberry/peach jam, peach/plum jam, and will be doing spiced blackberry cobbler flavored jam this weekend. I wrap my jar in bubble wrap and center it in a box with packing peanuts. I could part with 6 to 8 jars by Sept.15,2006. I would be happy to share with or without a swap.

  10. Ruth says:

    I just stumbled into your post – my girlfriend and I can regularly and I’d love to participate in the swap. I’ve plenty to share around and think this is an incredible idea.

    Thank you.

  11. cheri karras says:

    hi-i’ve googled onto your site and am very interested in participating in
    a swap – i live on a bog on cape cod massachusetts and every year at harvest time (october) i can jars of orange/cranberry sauce – its very easy and would love to swap out for jars of anything-plus its great for the turkey holiday times –I would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in this sort of thing-thanks cheri karras

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