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Links: Fridge Pickles, Muscadine Jam, and a Winner

measuring-cup-of-tomato-jam

It’s been something of a rough week over here at Food in Jars HQ (plus, there’s the general heaviness of today’s date). I got home from Nashville on Wednesday afternoon, just barely recovered from food poisoning and promptly came down with a cold. I think my non-stop summer is starting to catch up with me. I’ve got just one last trip to get through (California! I’m headed your way later this week!), and then things will quiet down a bit. As much as I love the teaching, demonstrations, and book signings, I’m ready for a break!

labeled jars of tomato soup concentrate

The winner of the Fillmore Container giveaway is Jessica A. Stay tuned, another giveaway coming up tomorrow!

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Links: Peach Butter, Pickled Okra, and Winners

five jars of tomato jam

I think I’m finally coming to accept that I can’t do everything all the time. I’ve been away from home for the last week and a half, and while I had grand plans to post in this space every day, I just couldn’t make it happen. There have been canning demos, time with my sister and her family, more travel, more demos, and then a wicked 24 hour bout of food poisoning keeping me away.

I’m currently in Atlanta, recuperating under the watchful eye of Lyn from Preserving Now. Tomorrow, I’m headed to Nashville for a class at the Green Door Gourmet (I will be completely recovered by then).

running HarvestPro

I never officially announced the winner of the freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker from a couple weeks back. That person is Allison W. I will be in touch soon! And don’t forget, the Fillmore Container giveaway is still going on. You can enter here!

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Links: Wild Jams, Homemade Crackers, and a Winner

tomato jam and naturally sweet

I spent the weekend in New York and Western Mass, finding a really good balance between working and relaxing (it’s not always easy to do). I taught at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett (we’re already talking about doing another class next season) on Friday afternoon, spent Saturday morning demoing at the Great Barrington Farmers Market, and taught again at Hillsdale Home Chef on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday afternoon and evening was spent hanging out with some dear friends. It was so good and was exactly what I needed to shake loose from the tension that’s been haunting me.

peach drizzle in orchard road jars

Thank you for all the enthusiastic entries into last week’s Orchard Road giveaway. I loved hearing about the things you’ve all been preserving lately. The winner of the giveaway is #500/Manda. Stay tuned, I’ll have another giveaway up shortly.

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Links: Nectarine Ketchup, Hot Fudge, and a Winner

produce from Homefields Farm

Summer is flying by. Earlier tonight, I canned up a batch of nectarine ketchup, pureed some white peaches for fruit leather, and cut up every last remaining piece of stonefruit in the the kitchen to make a final batch of jam. The coming week is going to be all about tomatoes and cucumbers, so I’ve got to clear the decks. I hope your kitchens have been equally active! Now, links!

And a couple things of mine…

Twelve ounce bbq sauce jars

The winner of last week’s Fillmore Container BBQ Sauce prize pack is Jennifer Garnette! I’ve got another terrific giveaway coming your way later this week, so stay tuned!

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In Praise of Seconds + Other Good Things

nectarines in a bowl

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll often see me posting pictures of the seconds I buy for my various canning activities. Seconds are simply the slightly-less-perfect produce that farmers typically can’t sell for full price. I never mind working around a few bruises or superficial marring and so embrace these seconds (both for their affordability and the fact that it helps prevent food waste) for jam, fruit butters, chutneys, and more. I wrote about my love of seconds for the summer issue of Edible Philly and you can read my full piece right here.

I was recently a guest on the 2 Weird Hungry Girls Podcast. We talked all about canning and preserving in this episode (we actually recorded two, so another one will be airing soon), and if you want to hear me get geeky about food preservation, make sure to tune in.

Finally, don’t forget that I’ll be at Philly’s Headhouse Square Farmers Market this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with Food Swap! author Emily Paster. We’ll both have books on hand for sale and signature, and I’ll have some white nectarine and lemon jam for you to come and taste.

Oh, and if you need a canning project for this weekend, I highly recommend this Spiced Nectarine Jam. It’s a great one for holiday giving, if you’re starting to think about such things.

Happy weekend, friends!

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Links: Pickled Fruit, Lavender, and Winners

making dilly beans

I feel like I type some configuration of these words every year, but I can’t quite believe how quickly this summer is flying by. How is tomorrow August? Rather than wax poetic about the passage of time, I’m just going to dig into these links.

The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving

Now time for some winners (and I’m a giveaway behind0. First up, the winner of the Mrs. Wages tomato basket from two weeks ago is #120/Joy. The winners of last week’s The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving and the stainless steel rings from Mason Jar Lifestyle are #117/Maria C., #238/Anita E., and #316/Kristal.

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