It's the beginning of a new month, folks, which means that it's already time again for another Small Measure Giveaway! For those of you new to the contest, or to this blog, I'm staging a giveaway each month from now until the release of my book, Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English. Each month one lucky person will win an artfully crafted canned item featured in the book and made by yours truly.
From my pantry to yours, this month I'll be giving away a jar of Spiced Pear Chutney. Right up there with Cardamom Apple Butter, this is one of my absolute favorite things to nibble on. It's applications seemingly endless (added to sandwiches, served alongside baked sweet potatoes, paired with hot naan and a zippy dal-it doesn't end), I somehow always end up spreading a bit of this chutney onto a wheat cracker and topping it off with a little knob of sharp cheddar. It's the perfect afternoon snack, or easy holiday appetizer (I speak from experience, on both accounts-guests LOVE it, and, of course, so do I!). Picked at their peak and slowed cooked with onion, garlic, crystallized ginger, raisins, vinegar, brown sugar, and spices, this chutney is about as redolent of autumn as you could imagine!
To enter: Simply leave a comment to THIS specific post by telling me your favorite way of cooking or serving pears. Your comment MUST link to your particular blog or web site (and therefore to your contact information) or include your e-mail address. Otherwise, I won't be able to get in touch with you if you win! Any entries that do not include some way of getting in touch will be disqualified.
Deadline: Comments must be received by midnight EST December 15th, 2009. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
1. You must have a mailing address in the United States of America (sorry international folks!).
2. Only one entry comment per person.
How it works: Each comment will be assigned a sequential number. The winning number will be selected from a random number generator, so there'll be no favorites, simply a game of chance.
Keep coming back each month to see what new tasty item is up for grabs!