So tonight I get this email. It starts like this: Dear sweet neighbor................... could I possibly interest you in doing a swap with me?
It went on to say: I have a recipe that calls for pepper jelly, I bought some that said Hot Pepper Jelly, and they're right it's HOT! I wondered if you had any of your jelly left if perhaps we could trade a bottle of home made wine for some jelly??? Did I mention that you are my favorite neighbor?
I immediately emailed her back and said I'd be happy to do a trade. But I needed tomato juice worse than wine. Now I know this neighbor. Her and her husband grow a beautiful garden and can tons of vegetables. They have probably 50 tomato plants a season.
Soon the sweet neighbor drives over with not only a bottle of homemade wine, but 3 quarts of tomato juice. You can bet I gave her 2 jars of pepper jelly!
In the end we were both happy with our deals.