Beer in Jars + Jars on Blogs

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Last night, Scott and I had headed down to Headhouse Square for the fifth annual Good Food, Good Beer evening. It’s a fundraiser for our local Slow Food organization and it’s the third year in a row that we’ve attended. It’s a fun event, because you get to taste five different small plates from local restaurants and drink a whole bunch of beer (nicer for me than for Scott, as he’s not a beer guy) for $32 (no worse than what you’d pay for any other night out).

I made a point to bring my own glass, because otherwise, I end up tossing a whole bunch of plastic tasting cups. And, because it’s me, my to-go glass was actually the wide-mouth pint jar you see above (pint jars also work nicely as a reusable cup for iced coffee. Just sayin’). I feel refreshed just looking at it!

And on to the jars on blogs…

Cherry tomato jam (as well as a nod at canteloupe jam, but no recipe. I’m intrigued!).

Canning apricots and cherries (although not in the same jar).

Hello cajun pickles! Oh, and three takes on the same pickle brine.

Pickled zucchini. Pickled radishes. Pickled bing cherries.

Apricot compote with Scotch whisky. I am dazzled.

I used my mint syrup to make a quart-sized mojito last Friday night. Here are a couple more homemade cocktail syrups.

And a couple of canning safety questions. Re-nest looks into whether there’s BPA in your home canned goods and Rebekah Denn ponders the safety of home canning.

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3 Responses to Beer in Jars + Jars on Blogs

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    Gudrun says:

    thanks for the connection! I just finished having three friends over to teach them how to make and can jam. It was my first foray into sharing canning with others (besides giving away the end product), and our discussion was very interesting. Some are interested in learning how to can, others are interested in being more involved with their food. Personally, I just find it a fun challenge.

    Off to finish canning my bread & butter pickles!

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    wow–canning is really going mainstream. it was only last year that i felt like i was still one of the few… no longer! all of the new canners will certainly have a better winter this year.

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