The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. There were two classes in Washington, D.C., four canning demos across three counties, and a visit from my sister and her touring partner Becca. I’ve logged about 1,000 miles on the road and have canned my way through a bushel of pears. It has been good and it has been intense. I have one more crazy weekend coming up, and then things are going to quiet down a bit (and I couldn’t be more pleased). Now, links!
- Swimming in kale? Try this kale and pumpkin seed pesto. It’s certain to freeze beautifully.
- Fig season is long gone in Philly, but I’m remembering this fig and honey jam for next year.
- Cold and flu season is coming! Amanda has some serious fermented goodness for you to ward off any seasonal bugs.
- The folks at Rancho Gordo have discovered the goodness that is pressure canned beans. I try to always have a batch of these in my pantry.
- Don’t throw away those apple peels! Make vinegar instead.
- Maple chipotle sauce. Sounds like the perfect thing for turkey burgers.
- Grape mostarda. It is amazing stuff.
- Camille at Wayward Spark has been documenting her food preservation all season long. Latest installments have included sweet pepper romesco sauce and grape jelly. Love it!
- I am deeply intrigued by this black onion jam.
- Pear chutney. It’s a great thing to have on the pantry shelf. Make it.
- Finally, this one doesn’t have anything to do with food preservation, but appeals to my potluck habit. Pasta for a crowd.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the lid wand giveaway and shared their bargain stories with me. They were fun to read! The winners are…