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This Weekend: Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Market at Fringe!

First sighting of the new book in the wild! It is a rare and unique joy.

Hey Boston! I’m coming to see you this weekend. I’ll be at the Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Market at Fringe on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm to show off my small batch canning tricks, sign books (we’ll have copies of both Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint), and answer canning questions.

What’s more, the nice folks at Cuppow are giving a free BNTO to everyone who buys a copy of one of my books (I’m also going to be showing some of the cool things you can do with a BNTO).

Here are all the details:
When: Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 12 noon to 5 pm.
Where: Fringe Union
9 Olive Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
How much: Totally free!

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Links: Beets, Wild Grapes, and a Winner

Rowe workshop jars

I spent the weekend at the Rowe Center in Western Massachusetts, teaching a delightful group of women how to make jams, jellies, fruit butters, chutneys, and pickles. At the end of our time, we had made nine different preserves and a batch of dehydrated apple slices. It was such a fun and relaxing weekend! Now, links!

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eat boutique preserves winner And now, time for the winner of the Eat Boutique Preserves Collection. First off, huge thanks again to Maggie and the whole Eat Boutique team for letting me put this box together. The winner of the box I’m giving away is number #245, Savannagal. If you didn’t win, I do so hope that you’ll consider sending this fun box of goodies to a friend or family member for the holidays this year (or that you treat yourself to one!).

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Giveaway: Eat Boutique Preserves Collection

eat boutique box

Many times over the years, I’ve been asked the question, “What is your favorite thing to preserve?” Typically I hedge a little, saying something about my allegiance to seasonality or simply that there are too many delicious things in the world to preserve. However, when absolutely pressed, I’ll finally admit that there are a few jams and spreads I love best of all.

Sour cherry jam, featuring big hunks of fruit suspended in a ruby syrup. Thick, sticky tomato jam for spreading on toasted cheese sandwiches or dolloping on roasted sweet potatoes. And a long-cooked onion spread, gently caramelized and tangy with vinegar or beer.

When Maggie Battista from Eat Boutique came to me and suggested that we team up on a box, I knew immediately that I wanted it to include some of my favorites. And so we constructed a box that includes We Love Jam Tart Cherry Jam, Blue Chair Fruit Early Girl Tomato Jam, Wozz Triple Ale Onion Spread, and a signed copy of my book. And at $58 for all those goodies, it’s something of a deal for the preserves lover in your life.

Thanks to Eat Boutique, I also have one of these Preserves Collection boxes to give away to a lucky Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite preserve. Be it jam, chutney, pickle, or spread, tell me about your very favorite thing to preserve.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Eat Boutique is a Food in Jars sponsor. Additionally, I receive a portion of the profits from the sale of this Preserve Collection box. However, I still had a delightful time helping pick out the preserves to put in the box and my opinions about these Eat Boutique are spoken from the heart and remain entirely my own. 

Boston This Week + Winners

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Two big events this weekend! I’m heading to Boston on Friday afternoon. On Saturday morning, I’ll be at Kitchenwares by Blackstones, signing books from 11 am to 1 pm. I’ll have a few jars of my preserves for people to sample, and the store will be having a giveaway at the event, so if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by.

On Sunday, I’ll be at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market. I’m signing with Joy the Baker in a special VIP session from 12 – 1 pm. Then, from 1 – 3 pm, Katie Workman and Aran Goyoaga will join us for more book signing. From 3 – 5 pm, you’ll find Beatrice Peltre, Liz Gutman and Jen King, Maria Speck, and Amy Traverso signing their books. It looks to be a very good day for cookbook lovers. Tickets to the market are just $7 and can be purchased here.

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The winner of the Thermopen giveaway is Melissa (#588). I have another gift guide and giveaway coming up tomorrow (I meant to get it up today, but I got walloped by the flu on Sunday afternoon, and I’ve spent most of today laying glassy-eyed on the couch). Stay tuned!

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Links: Savory Granola, Pickled Chard Stems, Quick Pickles + Winners

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Last year’s Thanksgiving plate. Not too shabby.

Can you guys believe that it’s Thanksgiving week? I’m more than a little bit boggled myself. Thanks to a killer deadline that kept me up until 3 am last night, I’m running a day behind in my posting schedule. Couple that with the short week and I’m not sure if I’m coming or going.

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Time for winners! The New West KnifeWorks chef’s knife goes to commenter #53, Sarah Anne Burns. The Eat Boutique Breakfast Gift Box winner is #363, Amanda K. I’ll be in touch with both of you shortly for all the pertinent details.

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Giveaway: Eat Boutique Breakfast Gift Box

As we head into the winter season, thoughts turn to holiday gifts and tokens for hosts and hostesses. Thanks to my avid canning habit, I always have an assortment of jams, chutneys, and pickles to give to those in the near vicinity, but nearly every year, December catches me by surprise and I find myself running out of time to compile and pack up boxes for my further flung loved ones.

That’s where Eat Boutique comes in. They create thoughtful collections of small batch preserves, mixes, candies, syrups, and other fancy treats that make wonderful gifts when you can’t find the time to send out your own homemade goodies.

Because Maggie and her team at Eat Boutique are awesome, they’ve given me one of their Breakfast Gift Boxes to giveaway here (it’s an extra special weekend giveaway!). This box contains Kenyon’s Apple and Spice Pancake Mix, Nutting Farm Maple Syrup, Early Bird Sweet and Salty Granola, Sqirl Cashmere Nectarine Jam, and Greenpoint Honey. It costs $55 (the price includes shipping) and would be a tasty treat for someone who deserves a particularly sweet morning during the holidays.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite holiday breakfast.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon east coast time on Monday, November 19, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

One more thing! If you’ve not yet gotten yourself a copy of my book, they’re giving one away over on the Eat Boutique blog (if you’re not reading their blog regularly, you should really start. They feature lots of gorgeously photographed recipes and tutorials). Finally, for you Boston-area folks, I’m going to be signing copies of my book (along with a handful of other cookbook authors) at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market on December 9. I hope to see some of you there!