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In Praise of Seconds + Other Good Things

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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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Jam & Tea at Valley Forge Flowers with WHYY

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On Sunday, May 8, I’m teaming up with WHYY and Valley Forge Flowers for a special canning demo and book signing. There will be tea, jam, and the chance to watch me make jam from a comfortable seat. Tickets are still available for this event and they cost $35 for WHYY members, and $42 for non-members (that price includes a copy of Naturally Sweet Food in Jars).

If you’re looking for something special to do with your mom or other favorite maternal person, this event is for you, because May 8 just happens to be Mother’s Day. However, the program is not Mother’s Day specific, so please come even if you don’t have a mother to fete.

The event is from 4-6 pm and tickets can be obtained here.

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Upcoming Events: Philadelphia! Short Hills, NJ! Hudson, NY!

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It’s a little hard for me to believe, but Preserving by the Pint has been out for nearly six months now. This means that my events schedule is soon going to start quieting down (and thank goodness for that! I have another book to write). Still, there are a few more opportunities to come and see me this month! Check out the schedule and come on out (and make sure to check my Classes and Events page for the complete schedule).

September 15 – Philadelphia
Demo and signing at the Walnut Street West Free Library, 6-7:30 pm.

September 17 – Ridley, PA
Demo and signing at the Ridley Township Public Library, 6-8 pm.

September 18 – Bala Cynwyd, PA
Demo and signing at the Bala Farmers Market, 2:30-6:30 pm.

September 19 – Short Hills, NJ
Canning class (sponsored by the Farm and Fork Society) at the King’s Food Market Cooking School, 11 am – 1 pm or 4-6 pm! Click your preferred time frame to sign up.

September 20 – Philadelphia
All About Apples class at the Morris Arboretum, 10 am – 12 noon. Click here to sign up.

September 25 – Hudson, NY
Canning class at Valley Variety, 6:30-8:30 pm. Click here to sign up.

September 30 – Philadelphia
The third and final preserving-focused dinner at High Street at 9 pm. Call (215) 625-0988 to reserve your seat.

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Book Signing at the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market this Saturday!

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Friends! The season of book signings, canning demos, and weekly reminders about all my crazy travels are upon us!

For my first official, post-release event, I’m staying close to home. Locals will find me at the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia this Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm. I’ll be standing behind the cheese case, handing out tastes of my honey sweetened strawberry jam and signing books.

We’ll have copies of the new book on hand for sale, as well as a few of the old one as well (I’m also happy to sign copies of the books that you might already own). Please come out, pick up a book, and say hi! I hope to see a number of you there!

P.S. My cold is finally gone, so you can come out, safe in the knowledge that I won’t pass an early spring bug along to you!

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Preserving by the Pint at the IACP Book & Blog Fest

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My new book doesn’t officially come out until March 25 but unofficially, things are starting to get under way. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Amazon started shipping some of pre-ordered copies this week. Fillmore Container has a copy and posted a sneak peek earlier today. And I’m doing my first event for this book on Saturday.

I’ll be at the IACP conference in Chicago this weekend and on Saturday from 7-9 pm, I’ll be signing books at the conference’s Book & Blog Festival. If you’re not attending the conference, tickets for the Book & Blog Fest are $35 per person. It’s a little bit pricy, but there will be a number of cookbook authors there, so if you’re a cookbook fiend, it’s a good chance to see a number of your favorite folks all in one place.

I hope to see some of you there!

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Free Canning Demo at Williams-Sonoma at the Bellevue

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Hey Philadelphia area folks! This Saturday, June 29, I’m going to be doing a apricot jam demonstration and book signing at the Williams-Sonoma at the Bellvue (the entrance to the store is on Walnut Street, half a block west of Broad Street).

The demo starts at 1 pm and last about 45 minutes. When the jam is finished cooking, I’ll have tastes of it available, as well as books to sell and sign. I’m also planning on bringing a couple other jars of goodies from my pantry, so there will be plenty to sample and get you excited about canning up your own summer produce.

This event is totally free and I’d love to see some of you there! If you can’t come, make sure to follow the Williams-Sonoma Philly Twitter account, as they’ll be posting photos from the event.

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