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Links: Asparagus Tarts, Potluck Nation, and Winners

Spring tiptoed in this morning at 6:28 am. While I know intellectually that it’s a mostly arbitrary dividing line, I can’t help but imagine that the air smells sweeter and that the quality of the light is warmer and more substantial. While I dream about local strawberries and asparagus (still weeks away), some links.

My friend Kristin has launched a lovely movement called Potluck Nation. She’s the author of the book Modern Potluck and is hoping to use the power of the potluck to bring people together heal some of what’s been fractured in this country over the recent months and years. As an avowed lover of potlucks myself, I am fully on board and hope to host a few potlucks of my own (I plan on making the asparagus tart pictured above. It’s one I developed for a column I wrote many moons ago. I’ve reprinted the recipe below). Perhaps some of you will be inspired to do the same!

Here’s the winner of the Ball Canning giveaway I hosted last week!

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Links: Citrus, Taproot Mag, and the Yohann iPad Stand

I hope you all had a really lovely weekend. It’s been so fun to see all the pictures the March Mastery Challenge folks have been posting on Facebook and Instagram of their jellies and shrubs. And thanks to everyone who tuned in for the live broadcast on Facebook last Thursday. If you missed it, you can still watch it here. Now, links!

In other news, the latest issue of Taproot Mag hit newsstands and mailboxes in the last week. The theme of this issue is Weave and I contributed a piece on woven baked goods. The cinnamon braids included in the story was one of the very first things I ever made and it is dear to me because it’s something I would make with my Aunt Doris.

If you spot a copy in the wild, please do pick it up. In addition to my story, you’ll find other recipes, a pattern for a lovely knitted hat, and much, much more.

And finally, let me tell you about the best iPad stand I’ve ever used. I often bring an iPad into the kitchen when I need to reference an online recipe. In the past, I’ve used little tripods or the folding cover that attaches via magnets to prop up the iPad in order to read the recipe. However, they’ve never felt particularly secure and they didn’t really keep the iPad out of the fray of my workspace.

Then, a couple months ago, the folks from a Swiss company asked if they could send me one of their stands. Because this was an area where I have been looking for a better solution, I said yes and I’m so glad I did. I love this stand. It holds my iPad Air securely and is able to display the screen in three different orientations. Though I yearned for their wooden stand, I opted for the black plastic one because I knew that it would clean up better (and that’s always a concern in the kitchen). I have nothing but good things to say about this sleek and useful stand. If you’re in the market for something similar, I suggest you take a look at the Yohann.

(The unit you see above was sent to me at no cost. I was not obligated to write about it, but have chosen to do so because I really like it and thought some of you would find a similar item useful. I was not compensated for this post beyond the sample unit.)

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Links: Blood Oranges, Apricot Glazes, and Winners

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had lovely weekends! I’m gearing up to go to a conference in Louisville later this week, so I’m going to do my best to get plenty of tasty things lined up for the blog while I’m away. Now, links!

The winners of last week’s CanningCrafts giveaway are listed in the widget below! Congratulations Jamie, Alison, and Shelby! For those of you who didn’t win, don’t forget that Alison from CanningCrafts is offering all Food in Jars readers 10% off their order with the code FOODINJARS-MARCH2017. This coupon code expires on March 31, 2017, so go pick out your labels!

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Links: Grapefruit Jam, Soup Class, and a Winner

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope your weekends have been filled with friends, family, and tasty game day snacks. Let’s have some links!

Congratulations to Amy for being the winner in the Lemon Ladies giveaway!

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Links: Marmalade, Pickles, and Winners

Lately, I have been finding great deal of comfort in cooking and sharing food. In the last couple weeks, friends have had babies, while others have experienced the unexpected loss of loved ones. Other dear ones are feeling disheartened and angry at the policies coming out of Washington and have needed the solace of a communal meal. I’ve made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, pots of chicken soup, loaves of bread, and vast casseroles. In these times, it often feels like there’s not much we can do, but wholesome, homemade food is always healing. Now, links.

We’ve got winners in the Biscuit Press giveaway from last week! I’ll be in touch with the winners in the next day or so. If you didn’t win but loved the Biscuit Press gear, support a small business and buy a pin, patch or magnet!

And check back tomorrow, when I’ll have another tasty giveaway for you all!

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Links: Linzer Cookies, Dorie’s Jammers, and Winners

This weekend was all about finishing up gift shopping, making a bit of candy for sharing, and finally getting the tree decorated (it’s been up for about a week, and just had a few lonely ornaments hanging about for all that time). I fly away to Austin on Tuesday for some merry making with my family. Now, links!

Time for some winners! You’ll find the EcoJarz winners in the widget below. The winner of Wusthof giveaway I hosted a couple weeks ago is #98/Louise.

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