I hope everyone out there is having a good Memorial Day. Scott and I have been up in Northampton, MA visiting friends for the weekend and we’re sticking around for an extra day so that I can stop by the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA tomorrow evening. I’ll be there a 7 pm, doing a quick pickle demo, answering canning questions and signing books. I even packed a few jars of pickles, jams and chutneys to share with all those who come out to see me.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the Food in Jars cookbook giveaway. It was quite a thrill to be able to offer up my own book and I hope that those of you who have it in your hands are enjoying it.
The winners are commenter numbers 107, 118 and 438. That’s Aghavni Jabian, Marisa (what are the chances?) and Susan W. I’ll be in touch with all the winners shortly.
If you didn’t win, you can either buy a copy or wait until tomorrow, when I’ll offer a giveaway of another delightful volume. Your choice!
Boo! I’ll be in Massachusetts later this week (and I didn’t win). One of these days I’d like to catch one of your classes, but I live in western Ohio. Day trip to Philly???
I bought your book last week and today I making your strawberry vanilla jam. I just tasted and it’s really really good. I may make a another batch next weekend. I’m torn between sharing with others and wanting to hoard the entire batch for myself.
As much as I like free stuff, I bought your book. I’ve depended on this blog far too much not to buy the book. I feel like I should buy three to make up for all the free recipes and advice I’ve gotten! Thanks and keep up the good work!
Dear M; I just got my own copy of your beautiful book. I was really looking forward to it, and was so disappointed to find out that many of your jam recipes call for liquid pectin…Any advice on the proportions of lemon(s)/sugar etc. so that I would be able to avoid it? Thanks so much and congratulations!
Vera, I’m sorry to hear that you’re disappointed with my pectin choice. Unfortunately, I developed these recipes with pectin, so I can’t advise you on how to adapt them to be without it. Sorry I can’t help!
I want your book — but I want to win it! I’ll buy it soon if I don’t win. 🙂
Drat! I just saw that you’ll be in my neck of the woods tonight, and as it’s 6:43 pm, I won’t be able to make it there in time to buy a book and get it signed 🙁 So, since I didn’t win a copy, I’ll happily take it off my Amazon wishlist and have it in my hands by Friday! I’m really looking forward to expanding my canning skills, and your book sounds like it will greatly reduce the intimidation factor! And, I think it’ll encourage me to stop at the local farm stand on the way home, too!
Just had to say that I love this book so much that I just ordered a second copy as a gift for a friend. She is a member of a farm co-op, so she always has plenty of produce that she needs to use up. I think I’ll get her a case of canning jars to go along with it, and then drop it off at her house when my vacation starts! And if pack my canning supplies in the car, perhaps we can even do a bit of canning while I’m there 🙂
Hi Marisa your book was really good i have read it and it was so interesting too.