Links: Seed Saving, Shrubs, and a Winner

October 27, 2014(updated on April 27, 2023)
Pear and chocolate jam, with some gorgeous bread from Talking Breads.

Last week was the first since March when I didn’t have a book events to do. It was singularly amazing. I made dinner every night and made serious progress in shifting some of the clutter that has built up in the corners around my desk. We even managed to have a few friends over for a little soup potluck earlier tonight. It was nice to experience normal life again.

My time at home is short lived, though. I head for Austin, TX on Tuesday to meet my increasingly alert new nephew and celebrate nephew number one’s third birthday. Now, links!

a kitchen box

The winner of last week’s A Kitchen Box giveaway is #91/Michelle in VA. If you didn’t win and are still curious about these kitchen-themed subscription boxes, don’t forget that they’re offering all Food in Jars readers $10 off the first month of any new AKB Subscription, along with a free Mini Box (while their limited stash lasts). If you want in on the deal, use the code ‘foodinjars’ in the coupon field at check-out.

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10 thoughts on "Links: Seed Saving, Shrubs, and a Winner"

  • While I didn’t win (Congrats, Michelle!), I am made happier by the delivery of my mini box! And, if it’s an accurate representation of what’s in an actual box, I am thrilled that I can expect a box every month. It’s like a special present just for me! Thanks, Marisa, for introducing me to A Kitchen Box!

  • Nothing could entice me more than the mention of ‘cider bourbon jam cocktails’. Except, maybe, that pear-vanilla shrub! Great links in this round-up.

  • LOL. I didn’t know that Marmelade can only apply to the British kind in Germany now (I live in Germany). I guess because most of our Marmelade is made by my mother-in-law. I usually only buy two kinds a year: black currant jelly and sour cherry preserves –both only in years when she doesn’t make them. We just got our first jar of this year’s strawberry jam last weekend, as a matter of fact (there’s always a delay because there’s always enough to last a bit past the next jam-making).

    Everyone seems to just use (in speech, I mean) Marmelade to mean almost EVERYthing in that area, jams, jellys, preserves, marmelade. Everything except compote.

  • Thanks for the link love (how to crack a walnut)! You have such a great resource as we’re big preservers. Thanks!

  • Didn’t win-but congrats to Michelle!

    I already signed up with A Kitchen Box and I loved my first mini box that I got! Can’t wait to get the full box next month!

  • I just received my signed copy of the Food in Jars book from the drawing at A Kitchen box. I didn’t question AKB’s positive review of your book, but I was truly surprised at the exceptional quality in all aspects of its presentation. It’s a leave-out-for-all-to-feel kind of book. I made your Orange Tomato Jam shared in the AKB canning box, pairing it with a pork tenderloin. Thank you for your generosity of sharing this wonderful book, and taking the time to make it so aesthetically pleasing.

    1. Lori, I am so pleased to hear that you like the book so much. Thank you so much for your kind words! And the Orange Tomato Jam with pork tenderloin sounds delicious!

  • Thanks so much for the link to the fermenting crock Kickstarter! I have been looking for one that isn’t giant and country-looking.