It's the first Monday of a new month, which means one thing: another Small Measure Can-Do 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 Rhubarb Amaretto Chutney. I realize that last month's giveaway was also for a chutney. Wanting to keep with the book's recipe arrangement and emphasis on seasonality, however, my rhubarb chutney seemed perfect as a harbinger of spring (although, admittedly, it's not yet available where I live, showing up a bit closer to April and May, hence the lovely photo sourced online in lieu of any fresh rhubarb stalks).
Besides, can you really have too much chutney? There are few things I can think of that wouldn't be improved upon with a little smear of this chunky, zesty, puckery spread (I was going to suggest cupcakes as the one exception, but then I started imagining a dollop of chutney on top of some browned butter frosting, realized that it sounded amazing, and abandoned that notion). This particular chutney pairs lovely with Indian cuisine. It would also serve as a fine accompaniment to a tangy, fresh chevre, a smoked ham sandwich, or tossed with some roasted or sauteed vegetables like eggplant and zucchini. It's an equal opportunity chutney.
To enter: Simply leave a comment to THIS specific post by telling me your favorite way of cooking or serving or simply eating rhubarb. 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 March 15th, 2010. 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.
*Top image from here.