This trip to Columbus and Pittsburgh has been totally wonderful. In Columbus, I stayed with Faith (and got to see her amazing kitchen), taught in a beautiful space, and discovered that Columbus might possibly have the best thrift stores in all of the US. I think I’m a little bit in love with Columbus.
Here in PGH, I’ve gotten to know the wonderful folks from the Pittsburgh Canning Exchange, peeked into the preserves room at Legume Bistro (they had jar after jar of smoked rhubarb ketchup!), and got some quality time in with one of my dearest friends. All in all, not a bad stretch of travel.
- Two takes on pickled grapes. Or, if you prefer, pickled strawberries.
- Kevin West has returned to his blog, with a recipe for raspberry jam with rose geranium and SIMI rosé.
- Strawberry rhubarb galette, with the rhubarb cut into batons instead of little slices.
- Burnished sourdough challah. Bread is so darned beautiful.
- Pickled kohlrabi with mustard seeds.
- Brandied summer cherries.
- Use up those odds and ends of cheese this way. I might do this as soon as I get home, as I know there are some weird pieces languishing in the cheese drawer.
- Strawberry fruit leather. Get it done before strawberries end their season!
- Dead easy fridge pickles.
A few nice things about Preserving by the Pint!
- Over on the FN Dish, Mallory Viscardi shares my recipe for Peach Jam with Sriracha.
- Ashley English said many nice things about the book recently, and is giving away a copy! If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, go enter!
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette devoted some space to my PGH events and offered some details about me and the book.
- Pop Matters printed a very thorough review of the book. Diane Leach calls out some of its weaknesses (it happens!), but seems to like it in the end.
The winner of the Core Kitchen giveaway is #416/e, who said, “I like my flat wooden spoon. Regular spoons don’t touch enough surface area in the pan, but I have one that is flat at the end and cut on an angle and it is perfect. I’m tempted to cut all my wooden spoons that way! But, I’d give the silicone variety a try.”
E, I think you’ll like these tools!