For the past couple of years, when I found a link that I thought jived with the Food in Jars ethos, I’d throw it up on my Facebook page as a way of sharing the love. However, Facebook recently changed the way they operate, so that unless I pay to promote a those posts, the bulk of people who follow my page no longer see those links. That’s a non-starter for me financially, so I’ve decided to reduce the amount of sharing I do on Facebook and round up those useful tidbits here on the blog every week or two. Here are some of the links I’ve saved up for you recently.
- Homemade sauerkraut over on Sassy Radish. She uses a whole leaf to help keep the shreds submerged, which I think is genius. I’m so sorry about the cleaning lady weirdness, though, Olga!
- Elise makes sesame candy on Simply Recipes. My mom used to occasionally pop these into my lunch when I was a kid and I adored them. Must try the homemade version.
- Alana writes about busy evenings, feeding oneself well and treating herself to a new pot. Oh, and did you catch the part about how she’s writing a new book? Hooray Alana!
- Over on Sweet Almandine, Jess makes herself a batch of pickled jalapeno rings and gives her tastebuds a talking to.
- Another new book announcement! This one is from Cathy Barrow (you might know her as Mrs. Wheelbarrow) and it sounds like it’s going to be a marvel of a book.
- I am roasting quince at this very moment to make this chutney. It sounds magical.
- No-crust apple pie? Oh yes, please!
- Check out the photo of this tomato harvest. I am in awe.
- Maple apple bars. Sounds like a treat designed for me.
- Meringue cookies with jam centers. I love meringue and I love jam, so I can’t see how I wouldn’t love these!
- Dill pickle soup from Dinner With Julie. What a good way to use up a nearly empty jar!
- Finally, for the crafty among you, instructions on how to make a mason jar cover out of a strip of leather (special tools are required).
So many thanks to all of you who dropped by over the weekend to check out some new cookbooks I’ve been loving and enter The Preservation Kitchen giveaway. The winner is #239. That’s Katie J., author of the blog Katie’s Pie Plate (love that blog name!). She said, “My favorite recipe is your peach jam, but I add bourbon!” Nice tweak, Katie! We all know, everything is better with bourbon.