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The Optimist Cleaning Kit Winners

contents of The Optimist kit

Normally, I couple these winner announcements with a collection of links from around the internet. However, last week was an unusual one for me. Because I spent a large portion of it in a cabin without internet access, I didn’t manage to build up my regular list of links.

I also spent the bulk of Sunday at the Philly Farm and Food Fest, signing books, demoing, and making sure my fellow authors and presenters had all they needed. I was in bed by 8:30 last night, which was a decided departure from my regular night owl ways.

The winners in last week’s The Optimist Make Your Own Cleaning Products Kit giveaway are #179/Gene Black, #394/Anne E, and #431/GC. Big thanks to everyone who took the time to enter! And if you didn’t win but liked the looks of these kits, make sure to visit The Optimist Co.’s website and check out all the ways you can clean your house safely and effectively!

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Links: Quick Pickles, Nut Butters, and Winners

A solitary homemade waffle

This weekend was about family and book work. My extended family gathered at my cousin’s house on Friday night for our Seder. Saturday was devoted to hunkering down in my local coffee shop to work on the book draft. And on Sunday, my mother-in-law came over for a simple Easter brunch.

I like nothing more than food, family, and productivity, so I had a very lovely time. I hope your weekends were equally good and balanced! Now, links!

glass dharma end labels

I so enjoyed reading all your straw stories last week during the Glass Dharma giveaway. The three people who won the $25 gift certificates are #77/Julie Parker, #139/Rebecca, #168/Anita. If you didn’t win, make sure to check out their Earth Day straw giveaway (all you have to do is pay shipping)!

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Links: Turnips, Matzo Toffee, and Winners

yellow tomato sauce

I spent the last five days at my version of summer camp (the IACP conference). I saw so many of my favorite fellow food writers, got to meet several people I’ve long admired from afar, and and spent a happy few minutes playing peek-a-boo with my editor’s sweet baby girl. I also drank far too much (not hard for a lightweight like me), slept very little, and didn’t so much as glance at my in-progress book manuscript.

This week is all about getting back on track with work, doing some serious recipe testing, and making 10 pounds of brisket for my family’s Seder on Friday night. Now, links!

These two aren’t directly related to food, but are good reads nonetheless.

  • Julie ruminates on blogs, making a living, and finding a way to make a site pay without compromising one’s standards.
  • As someone who turned her side hustle into a career, I related to so much of this piece.

Mustache Coffee Club bag

Time for winners! #82/Jennifer will be receiving the Moustache Coffee and #51/Kristin will be getting the pushpins from Lulu The Pickle Queen. More soon!

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Links: Soups, Salads, and Winners

future tulips

I keep thinking about last year this time, when Preserving by the Pint was just coming out and I was preparing to fling myself out into the world. This year, I’m nearing a book deadline and so instead of heading out into the world, I’m spending April turning inward in order to get the work done. It’s interesting to have a job with two such defined and oppositional modes of being. Now, links!

purple ucap

The winners in last week’s Purple Blossom uCap from Spice Ratchet are #46/Alba, #98/Amy, and #263/Evelyn. Enjoy!

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Links: Marmalades, Bread Crumbs, and Winners

Engaged in a slightly insane jar reorg project involving sheet pans, my label maker, and the space under my couch.

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend! Mine was focused on work related to the new book and spending a little time with a friend who was in from out of town. In other news, I’ve restarted the Food in Jars newsletter, after letting it sit fallow for most of the winter. I’ll be sending it out twice a month from here on out, so if you want to join in on the fun, sign up here. You can also see the latest edition here. Now, links!

Ecojarz Giveaway

Time to announce the winners of last week’s EcoJarz giveaway! They are #14/Monica, #79/Julie, and #124/Anna B. I’ll have another fun jar accessory giveaway up tomorrow, so check back for that!

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Links: Repurposed Ferments, Pancakes, and Winners

kumquats

Despite the loss of the hour this morning, today was sort of glorious. The sun was shining, the temperature hovered well above freezing, I wrote a third post for a silly little side blog I’ve started, and I spent a couple hours in a coffee shop working on the new book (it’s finally starting to come together. Thank goodness). Now, links!

fresh herb keeper

The winners of the herb savers are #137/Laura H. and #264/Elin . Stay tuned, another fun giveaway coming tomorrow!

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