Photos from the Flickr Pool + Joy of Cooking Giveaway Winner

October 8, 2012(updated on October 3, 2018)

It’s Sunday evening! The time when I feature your photos from the Food in Jars Flickr pool and announce the winner of the previous week’s giveaway. If you want to see your photos here, head over to Flickr and join the group!

Chunky Fig Jam

A small batch of the chunky fig jam (from my cookbook!), made by Flickr user bogiebogie and blogged over at her site, Knit Flix. I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than fig jam.

September 29 2012

Eight half-pints of honeyed jalapeno rings, seven half-pints of red pepper jelly, and ten pints of tomato sauce. Quite an impressive daily tally from the team behind the blog and Flickr account, Interchangeable Parts.


There’s no detail in the description for this image, but I’m guessing that these are three jars of dilly beans (and don’t you love the way that little layer of carrots looks? What a smart way to ensure you’ve got a full jar for processing!). This one is from Sarah, who blogs at Get Cooking.

Maraschino Cherries

Hello pretty maraschino cherries! I tasted a friend’s batch at the Philly Food Swap last week and it made me think that I must add these to my to-make list for next summer. So good and so different from store-bought (through really, I should have known. Homemade is nearly always better). Thanks for the lovely pic, Lori!

on the home front.....

Home-rendered lard by Stephinie at Gypsy Forest. Who knew that fat could be so pretty!


Pressure canned tomato soup from Melissa, she of Bridgman Pottery fame. As a long-time wearer of red clogs, I am entirely smitten with her new line of pottery that features little red clogs.

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It was such a joy to read all your stories of cookbooks, family and food in last week’s giveaway. According to my very unofficial tally Joy of Cooking and Betty Crocker were the most popular books, with Better Homes and Gardens coming in close at their heels (Fannie Farmer also made a strong showing, too). It was fun to see the shout-outs for the various Moosewood cookbooks as well, that’s another series that’s near and dear to my heart.

The winner is Alaina, who blogs at Shoes of Life. She said, “My mother’s go to cookbook was a church cookbook from our town. Literally everything came from there. She did own a better homes and gardens, but it did not get nearly the use. I have coveted a copy of joy for a long time.”

Alaina, covet no longer! I’ll be in touch to hook you up with your very own copy!


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