Canning Party in Country Woman Magazine

July 4, 2011(updated on March 21, 2022)
Country Woman cover

Oops. I fell off the wagon as far as finishing up Drink Week. I still plan on posting my recipes for Lavender Honey and Rosemary Lemon syrups, so stay tuned for that. And for those of you who entered the Sodastream giveaway, make sure to read through to the bottom of the post where the winner is posted.

Last summer, I got an email from an editor at Country Woman Magazine. She was planning an article on canning for the following summer and wanted to know if I was interested in being involved. I was totally flattered by the request and said I’d be happy to help in anyway I could.

canning party spread

It turned out that they wanted to do an article about canning parties. As luck would have it, at the time they got in touch, Audra and I were already planning on attending a canning party at Kate’s house in Brooklyn.

canning recipes

The day of the canning party, we gathered in Kate’s kitchen, made ketchup, dilly beans, lemon plum jam and peach chutney. I took photos as we worked and had an absolutely fabulous day.

summer in a jar

Early last week, I got an envelope from Country Woman with three copies of the magazine inside. It’s so fun to see our party in its pages (that’s Autumn from Autumn Makes and Does in the lower right-hand corner). The issue contains a bunch of really delicious-sounding recipes (as well as a couple from me) and instructions on how to download some adorable jar labels, so make sure to check it out.

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5 thoughts on "Canning Party in Country Woman Magazine"

  • Great photos!!! I must find a copy of this mag. Is that Kate at the sink, dancing? Looks like so much fun.

    I have to say, though, that she is wearing sandals, which could lead to burned toes if you drip hot jam on ’em when ladling into jars. Better to wear closed-toe shoes.

    1. I have an awful habit of doing everything barefoot at home. Sadly I normally burn my arms and fingers with the pan and not my feet.

      Super cute article, will have to look for this.

    2. Yep, that’s Kate! Luckily, no toes were injured in the making of our many canned goods that day.

  • I’ve been talking to some friends about having a canning get together, maybe I’ll have to call it a ‘Party’ and then everyone will come! What fun, your photos look great.