Links: Quick Pickles, Creamy Nut Butters, and a Winner

March 21, 2016(updated on April 27, 2023)
breakfast with tea and jam

Throughout my high school and college years, it happened without fail. The moment the stress and pressure of the semester had passed, I’d come down with a cold, the flu, or some other strange virus that would force me to do nothing but rest and watch bad TV for at least a week.

I thought I was done with that kind of stress-related sickness, but apparently old patterns are hard to break. The moment we were through with my mother-in-law’s memorial service and had done the bulk of the cleaning out of her apartment, I came down with something resembling the flu. I spent most of the last week in bed or on the couch, trying to sleep my way back to health.

I finally feel better today and it’s not a moment too soon, since I leave for IACP and then book tour activities next week! Fingers crossed that my health holds out! Now, links!

New Ball Jars - Food in Jars

The winner of last week’s fabulous Ball Canning giveaway is #479/J. Anderson. Congratulations and enjoy the jar bounty!

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3 thoughts on "Links: Quick Pickles, Creamy Nut Butters, and a Winner"

  • Marisa, thank you for the link to hot cross buns; it sounds delicious and I forgot that I wanted to make them (for Easter – can’t bring myself to eat these icing-ed things on Good Friday).

  • Dear Marisa,
    I am quite enamored of your email newsletter. I found it somehow about a year ago and first made your tomato jam which I love (and the Food in jars book). Congratulations on your new book and your upcoming west coast tour. How I wish you were stopping in Southern Oregon – perhaps to talk or do a demo at the Ashland Food Coop. It has a kitchen for teaching and presentations. You could see a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival too. You mention another West Coast swing in September – maybe you could stop in Ashland then? We may seem a little off the beaten track but we are about half way between S.F. and Portland, right off I-5. Please think about it.