Thursday, May 31, 2012

Food In Jars (+ Giveaway!!!)

You know those bloggers that, whenever they make a new post and it shows up in your inbox, you just can't wait to read it? Marisa McClellan of Food In Jars is one such person for me. Soon as a new post from her appears in my email, I make a beeline to her site. Whatever new concoction she's dreamed up, it's always intriguing, and it's always good.

Imagine my supreme delight, then, when she asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a copy of her new book. Packed with the best of the blog's offerings and so much more, Food In Jars is an absolute gem. As we enter into high production season for all manner of foods put into jars, Marisa's book is resource you will definitely want to have on hand.

The photography is sensational and the chapters offer something for everyone. After an introduction outlining the world of canning for newcomers, Marisa delves into jars to fill your entire pantry: Jams, Fruit Butters, Jellies, Marmalade (Blood Orange Marmalade, YES!!!), Curds & Conserves, Chutneys & Condiments, Pickles, Salsas and Relishes, Tomatoes, Syrups (Blueberry Lemon Syrup, OH YES!!!), Whole Fruit, Granola In Jars, Nut Butters, and Other Foods In Jars. She's got it all, pretty much soup (-appropriate condiments) to nuts (-butters). 

Even as an experienced canner, I found myself learning from her helpful tips, delivered in her characteristic friendly "let's do this!" voice. And the recipes presented here are right up my alley, mixing classics with modern twists. It's a good one, this book, penned by an experienced, personable, true-blue lady.

Marisa and her publisher, Running Press, in addition to gifting me with a copy of Food In Jars, have offered one giveaway copy to a small measure reader. How very lucky for you! To enter, simply leave a comment below, listing something you look forward to putting in jars. I'll start. Tomatoes. Plain and simple. We use a TON of tomatoes chez English and just planted 38 of the plants to grow, harvest, and can. If I never purchase another jar of far-away-grown-and-preserved tomatoes, I'll be a very, very happy woman.

Please leave a means of contacting you in your comment, should you be the winner. This step is crucial. If there's no link to a blog, or website of your own, or email address in your comment, then I'll sadly have to draw another random number. If you'd rather not leave your email address public, simply leave an anonymous comment and then shoot me a private email with your contact information.

I'll run the giveaway for a week, ending at midnight EST June 6th. Even if you don't win, do check out both Marisa's book and her blog. Whether you're already a fan of the water bath or just about to get your lids wet for the first time, you'll be equally smitten. She's got a good thing going on, which will be evident immediately.


*Click on any of the images above to make them larger. 

UPDATE: Thank you SO much to everyone that entered! Anastasia was the lucky winner! Yay!!! 

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Heidi said...

I'm looking forward to peaches--jams and whole fruit. I've been wanting to branch out into pickling, too. I'm still a novice when it comes to anything beyond jam.

bennetthp at gmail dot com

Carey said...

I started my first garden this year, so I'm looking forward to canning anything that is growing. Lol. If I have to choose, my tomatoes are top of my list as well.

Heather said...

Salsa, salsa, salsa. When we opened our last jar of it a couple weeks ago (I wasn't able to make nearly as much as I wanted to last summer), I almost felt like observing a moment of silence. I also want to try making ketchup. Oooh and jam, too. What can I say? Canning makes me a little giddy.

heavenkeele(at)msn(dot)com

Jessica said...

My friends and I are planning a spring canning party. This book would be great inspiration!

jwalty@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

My friends and I are planning a spring canning party. This book would be great inspiration!

jwalty@hotmail.com

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Allison Preiss said...

Ahhh I am dying for this book :) I can't wait to try my hand at canning homemade ketchup!

K said...

I'm always looking forward to the next thing - in this case, cherries!

Canned cherries, canned sour cherries for pie, and maybe, just maybe, some cherries preserved in vodka or whisky. Or both!

Kim said...

Last year I did tomatoes and peach butter and they both turned out great! But I definitely need to step up my tomato production this year, I think we ran out in Nov!
Thanks for the chance to win, Marisa's book looks awesome.

Angela B said...

I have been loving the Rhubarb!

angela @ canby . com

Flim said...

Tomatoes and cucumbers!

Leanna said...

Green beans, tomatoes, and pink-eye purple hull peas. Nothing at the store tastes like home-canned!
leannafford at gmail.com

jenni said...

Pickles! I am a hardcore pickle-eater and I've always wanted to make some myself but canning seemed like a huge, dangerous, difficult enterprise. I would LOVE a copy of this book to help me conquer that fear. :)

Anna said...

I, too, look forward to Marisa's posts as well as yours! I hope to can more raspberry jam, among other things.

Cubits said...

I'm thinking of trying to can some roasted peppers this year, but really I just want to can twice as many tomatoes as last year :)

www.cubitsorganics.com

Jenny said...

Cabbage. I have ventured only as far as sauerkraut. I need this book to inspire branching out to more food in jars. I have a whole cupboard of Mason jars waiting for a good use!

jennylumb at gmail dot com

SouthernGirl said...

Applesauce!! We travel to the NC mountains (from upstate SC) every fall for lots of apples. With four kiddos, we go through quite a bit of applesauce.

dixiepea73 at gmail dot com.

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Coffeemomma said...

I cannot wait to read this book...I love her blog too! We didn't make NEARLY enough spaghetti sauce last year (I prefer sauce to tomatoes, it's a staple in my house)....we usually do around 30 quarts and last year did half that amount. I'll fix that come september!!
randallkc at gmail dot com

Allison said...

I can applesauce every year, and sometimes salsa, but this year I'd really like to add spaghetti sauce to the list too!

Denise said...

yes, please.

lots I want to can this year - peaches and pears top the list.

rebecca said...

Tomatoes are always a favorite for our house...also, I'm going to make my mom teach me how to can watermelon pickles this summer!

Anna said...

I'm looking forwarding to making tomato sauce. Lots and lots of us as homemade is so much better than store bought!

ivyinthewind@gmail.com

The Haphazard Countryman said...

I'd love to do strawberry jam. Our strawberries are going crazy, but the kids keep eating them as fast as they grow. I'll settle for some tomatoes for spaghetti when the snow is blowing.

Nichole said...

I hope my tomatoes go crazy this year, I'd love to can some tomato items :)

Eszter Befőz said...

sour cherry, of course! sour cherry in cognac, sour cherry jam. winner!
befozok(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

I am planning on canning tomatoes in summer and applesauce in the fall. Yummy, Elizabeth epdeans@yahoo.com

Hiker said...

Thought only commercial growers would have as many tomato plants as I do!! Love everything tomatoey,,, whole, pureed, sauce, salsa, chutney, jam.....etc.
Would love to have this book!

RawketStarling said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I just put up some bread 'n butter pickles last night, and I'm eager to put up more! no doubt, if I don't win this it's going alongside my Ashley English books :D What a great Find!

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melanie said...

I have never personally canned anything, but I do want to start...maybe with peaches for my 18 month old (she LOVES peaches!)

onceamissnowaqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

This book looks beautiful! Would love to put my husband's homemade salsa in jars!!
Sarah M
sslamast@gmail.com

Jenny Lee said...

Pickled green tomatoes, love them! jennyleerae(at)gmail(dot)com

ajc1696 said...

I would love to have this book! I just discovered a mulberry tree tucked away in the corner of the pasture at my new house and I can't wait to try some mulberry...something. Hopefully several things, looks like the tree is loaded this year!

april(dot)chase at gmail(dot)com

Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I want to try pickling romano beans this summer.

Freedom Five said...

i want to put anything in jars lol. im hoping to get some canning supplies for my birthday in july....

Meg said...

I cannot wait to make blueberry jam!

Justine Navarro said...

This year I'm going to try canning Cherries for the first time! I use them in baking a lot so it would be really nice to have them on hand.

justinecnavarro@gmail.com
http://seasonwithsalt-jnavarro.blogspot.ca/

L said...

Pears are my favourite! They're my childhood and I can't wait to share them with my new little boy this fall!

art and lemons said...

oh, where do I begin? kimchi, sweet pickles, strawberry jam...

artandlemons[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lindsay said...

I really want to try a Mango jam or marmalade this year. It's my last summer in a mango heavy area and I feel like I must at least try it out!

lindsaympick@gmail.com

anne said...

tomotoes! most definitely!

acguevre at yahoo dot ca

tansy said...

Pickles! I've canned pickles the last two years, but never from cucumbers that I've grown myself, so I decided to plant small bush cucumbers and dill this year.

tanya(dot)stuart(at)gmail(dot)com

melissa said...

I'm super keen on canning tomatoes this season! And jam. So much jam. Last year it was tons of freezer jam, but I think I'm ready to get past the fear of proper canning!

(luckyolive at gmail)

Hollie said...

Ahhh, so excited! I have been looking for the perfect book with cannning recipes. I am so ready to can some homemade marinara with fresh picked tomatoes. So delicious!


Hollie27@cox.net

Katy said...

I have made many batches of jam in recent years, but I hope to put up tomatoes and picked okra this year. And maybe dilly beans too.

Liz said...

I've had great success with dilly beans, and do a pretty good salsa verde. This year I'd like to try tomatoes or maybe a fruit something... blackberry jam?

Tanya said...

The page you posted about slowcooker blueberry butter...oh my...that sounds sooo good!

Michelle Matheny said...

I am also a tomato lover. looking forward to all the ways to save those beauties. I also want to learn more interesting jams. Strawberry is wonderful, but... lol.

delightdelirium at gmail dot com.

thanks!!

elizabeth said...

mmmmmm! i am very excited about also canning tomatoes, especially trying to make some ketchup!
ekdwilsonatgmail

Brenna said...

I can't wait to make pickles! I am brand new to canning and we eat tons of dill spears and bread and butter pickles around here. And thank you for mentioning fermented pickles in Canning & Preserving - I had never heard of them before, and my husband is so excited to try them! I'm also hoping to make a lot more jam.

brenna at excite dot com

Cynthia said...

Lots and Lots of berry jam. Some pickles too!

Erin said...

I've never done dilly beans before. I'd love to do those. Or pickled watermelon rinds - it seems like such a great way to use something that wouldn't normally be eaten.
antonsATgtoDOTnet

Kim said...

Figs.....For Sure! Thank you for the opportunity.

barry.vance@insightbb.com

MaryBeth said...

I want to make pickles. Dills, bread & butter, pIckle chips - all kind of pickles. My dad is growing the cucumbers - can't wait!

lothlorienoads said...

Chutney! Yum. Kathleen - email pyywakit@comcast.net

Kat said...

Dilly beans! Love 'food in jars'...I live my life this way. Thanks for sharing! (katcoons99@yahoo.com)

lothlorienoads said...

Hmmm. It's asking me to post another comment in order to check my email. Does that mean the first one will be deleted? Chutney is what I really want to put up in jars.

Shawna said...

Cherries!!!!!

Sarah said...

I have yet to do any canning on my own, but I really want to do pickles and tomatoes.

lothlorienoads said...

This is not working well for me. Must leave another comment as I thought my email would show but it does not. Chutney in jars please! (pyywakit@comcast.net)

redhott said...

I love her blog too. I'm working on using all the rubarb that floats into my life and her site was my first stop. I love to can jam. So pretty and yummy. But it's possible I use the canned tomatoes.

denise said...

tomatoes for me too. my crop failed miserably last year. hoping for better luck in 2012.

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Tomatoes for me. I can't have enough canned tomatoes. We use a lot during the off season. We have a very short growing season in these parts so we start in our canned goods early in the Fall.

vickie.leblanc@usainteanne.ca

nancy said...

My homegrown organic applesauce!
http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

Biblioholicbeth said...

Tomatoes. And jam, since we ran out early. But mostly tomatoes :-)

Biblioholicbeth at gmail dot com

Kristina Seleshanko said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway :) At this point, I'm looking forward to canning many things, since we are running out of so much! But, like you, tomatoes are tops on my list!

Janel Gradowski said...

I love making salsa, strawberry jam and chutney. I need to look up my recipe for nectarine chutney again. It was SO good!

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I really love food in jars! And I love "Food in Jars." I'd relish the cookbook too.

vanwhat (at) gmail (.) com

Anonymous said...

Strawberries. Count me in please.

-Britt T.

brtucker89(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay Cogan said...

I am so excited for this book plus I am going to meet the author in August!
lynzward@hotmail.com

Andrea said...

Pickled peppers!

lavigne photography said...

Super cool!
Plum wine jam
Pots field pickle ;)
Lavignephotography(at)yahoo(.)com

sarah said...

Strawberry jam! And peach jam. And tomatoes in all shapes and forms.

Kate said...

I've swiped so many things from Marisa's blog but what to do with cherry tomatoes and her recipe for pickled red onions are tops! This year I'm looking forward to trying tomatillo ketchup and cherry tomato jam iwth basil.

Melanie J. said...

I hope to try strawberry jam first, then tomatoes. Got your book for Christmas and this one would be a nice addition. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Mindy said...

I love Marisa's blog as well! I made her lemon curd this week. I'm looking forward to canning some blueberry butter this year. It's our first crop of blue berrys and it won't be very big, but I can't wait to try it!

Jessica said...

I too must learn to put tomatoes in jars. I'd prefer to line my pantry shelves at harvest-time than make a trip to the specialty market for tomatoes in glass jars to avoid conventional cans.
Thanks!

Kate @ Snowflake Kitchen said...

This year - cherries peaches and raspberries. I missed all of them in varying degrees last year.

PQ said...

looking forward to beginning my canning and pickling adventures. pickled tomatoes are a guilty pleasure.

spike said...

Blueberry Jam...can't get enough and my blueberries are ripening right now!

Jennifer said...

Tomatoes...if I can just get my plants to actually produce some.

jspringer4 at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Strawberries are done, and now I'm looking forward to tomatoes. I'm thinking a little tomato sauce this year and mostly just canned whole tomatoes.

greyson said...

Honestly, I can't wait to can the beet relish in your canning book. I even conversed with our CSA farmer on Wed. the crop season so I could get beets and red cabbage from him in time to can this mouthwatering relish! Other than that, anything that can be canned. First season and I wonder where I have been! Starting a Lemon Mint Vinegar tomorrow!

iamredmeat said...

I have some strawberries ready to jam up.. this is perfect! My name is McClellan too.. it was meant to be.

anna said...

tomatoes, turnips, peaches, strawberries, watermelon rinds, dilly beans!, collards....i can't wait!!!

Joy said...

I'm canning the heck out of everything this year, but I'm most looking forward to canning salsa and pickling everything in sight. :) I've already bought Food in Jars, but I want to gift a copy to my bff who just started canning this year!

Mindy said...

I canned salsa last year, and loved the results. I'd love to give just plain tomatoes a try, though, and if I can get enough local fruit, try some jams!

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Paulie said...

I've done jams and jellys. I want to branch out to veggies and tomatoes. Pickles would be fun too! Forgot my email.. plhatfield56 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kate said...

I, too, will likely can tomatoes...salsa, stewed, diced, you name it...I am growing 17 plants with 10 different varieties. I just canned rhubarb-strawberry jam last weekend. I would love to see the new ideas and recipes in the Food in Jars book. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

Salsa and Pickles! YUM! rebecca.fields.2011@gmail.com

Tracey said...

I can everything I can get my hands on so I think this is a fantastic giveaway, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Spiced pear jam and tomatoes. We have 5 rows of tomatoes this year. Tonight we are eating a meal prepared with our canned tomatoes as an ingredient.


maynekitty///at///live///dot///com

unsightly said...

Condensed milk for my fall baking.

Dayna W said...

I can't wait to make more zucchini salsa or black bean and salsa soup


dmwinge at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Our sungolds did so well last year that we're planting more this year. I want to can some this year so we can have those sweet amazing globes all year! marie.elia(at)gmail(dot)com.

Kadi said...

I've been wanting this book for AGES. I can't seem to make the leap into canning, but I drool every time she makes a FB post. I've gotta get over my preserving fear!

KJEubanks@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I can't wait to get my west India gherkins in a jar... well once they start growing anyway. Hope I win!
Sarah
sarahmelisse@gmail.com

Linden said...

My favorite thing to can is sweet zuke relish.

Sue said...

I am certainly looking forrward to canning tomatoes and maybe some jam... also making some salsa

Anonymous said...

My wife's tomato jam.
Ted

tsponsel@alaska.net

Sue said...

peaches or maybe some salsa.. with lots of cilantro

Kevin Black said...

this is the first year in a very long time that we planted a veggie garden-and in a big way-75 feet by 35 feet.
a recipe for okra or bean or beets would be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

tomaoes and salsa

suevanderw@gmail.com

Kristi A said...

I love canning and will can almost anything, but this year I'm very excited to try a new recipe for strawberry hot pepper jelly.

Anonymous said...

I have been canning on and off all my life. However, I did the usually things that I can no longer eat. So I am looking to expand my knowledge and experience in canning. For example, pickling garlic scapes and rhubarb.

tbathgate at zoominternet dot net

Molly B said...

I am hoping to can some ground cherry jam if my plant that my grandma sent me seeds for grows!

jamie said...

i can't wait to can some peach jam and some salsa. we just ran out of both and i want some SO bad!!

Sue said...

I, also, love Food in Jars. I'll be doing pickles (cukes, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, etc) and jams, especially sour cherry jam!

Anonymous said...

Strawberry jam!!

~Sharon

madrone1999@yahoo.com

Lara said...

Jam! Strawberry, then raspberry, then blackberry, yum. It's not summer without making home-made jam. Thanks for the give-away.
laranmatt(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Mia said...

I want to do some dilly beans and tomato sauce this year!!

Alyssa Trobacher said...

I'd love to win! But I'll probably buy it anyway!

jodi said...

good ol' raspberry jam!

KC Pagano said...

I look forward to putting up a ton of applesauce in September! I'm hoping for mega amounts of San marzano tomatoes as well.

Mamawolf said...

I'm looking forward to putting up strawberry rhubarb pie filling.... yum! Will be sooo good come funky winter weather.

Thanks!

JC said...

cucumber !
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have never canned before yet I have all the supplies (jars, lids, rings). I have been toying with the idea of attending a foodswap with baked goods. This book would help me get started with preserving.

Echowder at hotmail dot com

Julie F said...

Applesauce! I love homemade applesauce. Jaborch@yahoo.com

Jane said...

tomato sauce! pickles! strawberry jam! (please don't ask me to pick just one).

i am also intrigued about the nut butters recipe. Thanks!

janemetzger at hotmail dot com

Dixie J said...

One can never have enough tomato products put up...juice, salsa, spaghetti sauce, stewed, etc. This looks like a book that I need for my canning/homesteading collection! You can reach me at dukej283@gmail.com.

Angela said...

I just started making herbal infusions with canning jars...the suck and pop of the top is making me itch to learn canning of veggies and fruits! Perhaps this summer I'll finally give it a whirl!
Hugs,
Angela
heyzillah@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Just starting to garden and can, so hopefully tomatoes and cucumbers! Right now it is just yogurt.

Michelle
steim99@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Yum! Would love a copy of my very own! mrskrafty@yahoo.com

Christie said...

Looks like a great book! And for me it's also tomatoes. Tomatoes. Tomatoes. If I could only can one food it would always be tomatoes. :)

kelley said...

Last year I had really rotten luck with my cucumber crop so I'm really hoping to redeem myself so I can have a whole shelf full of homemade spicy dill pickles. I'd also like to try to find a great salsa recipe - I've been adding it to everything lately and would love to not have it on my shopping list anymore.

uponpighill at gmail dot com

S. said...

Tomatoes! My family eats tomatoes like it's going out of fashion. :)

forestlass@gmail.com

Tami said...

I can't wait to make pickles and salsa. Yay summer!

sarah e blog said...

i love it when my pretty lil jars get filled with garden harvest! i would love a peek at this book!


email: saraheblog@gmail.com

EV said...

I'm looking forward to lots of small batch preserving this season. Jams and refrigerator pickles are at the top of my list!

Sally said...

I love working in the garden during the spring and summer then storing my fresh fruits and vegetables in jars. I can't wait to turn my cucumbers into the best pickles my family has ever tasted.

Melissa said...

Okra...pickled...one of my all time favs. Haven't done any in years, but I'm seriously thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

I love FIJ and Marissa. She is such a great writer want to make salsa and Straw-Vanilla Jam.
I love your blog- have 3of your books , Cynthia@ CyndiHamm22@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I still love FIJ and SM.
Cynthia @ cyndihamm20@yahoo.com
(oops)

Heather said...

I too am looking forward to tomatoes although this will be my first year canning tomatoes. I'm working through your book on canning at the moment and would love to have another to add to the collection.

Hatkinson02@hotmail.com

Constance said...

Besides our usual strawberry and blueberry jams, I'm hoping to try ketchup this year so we can use less of the store bought kind. This book looks delicious!

Conniedottrepanieratryerson.ca

Shelagh Ayan said...

Rhubarb. And pears. Not together, mind, but our pear tree is gearing up to overwhelm us in the fall, and I currently have piles and piles of rhubarb -- just finished up a batch of cinnamon-rhubarb jam last night...we'll see how that turned out.

lucky13 said...

I'm planning on jam and lots and lots of tomatoes. I usually just can tomato juice, but this year I want to make paste, ketchup, and can whole and diced tomatoes. It is my goal to not have to open up a can of tomatoes all year! I'd love to win a copy of the book!

Anonymous said...

I love a new book!! We put up everything we grow. I have all of your books. Thanks, Peggy

Elinka said...

The tart cherry season is way too short. I love sour cherry jam and am always looking of new things to do with sour cherries. Yum!

Jake n Kait said...

I love a good new book, and Marissas site is one of my favorites as well.
I'm looking forward to my pickles the most this year :)

seedsandstones said...

Ode to jars!! How I love them!! My favorite these days is freezing baby batches of baby food in those little jam jars. oh the millions of wonderful foods in jars!!

Melissa said...

Sweet Tomatilla salsa. This is my second year of canning. I am stoked! We planted 100 Tomatilla plants in anticipation!

deaksgirl@gmail.com

Tracy Mooney said...

I make pickles every year. I just gave away my last jar from last summer. :D

Annie said...

This is my first year in my new home with a garden, and I cannot wait to try my grandmother's dill green bean recipe! Soooo good!

kurfsec@gmail.com

andrea said...

CHUTNEY! so much chutney - made plum in the past, this year I want to branch out and try some new ones. Also, peaches, tomato sauce, and various jams again this year. :)

Taryn Kae Wilson said...

Food In Jars looks like a book I would love!!
Thanks for the giveaway! I am looking forward to doing a lot of canning this summer, each year we preserve more food.
I'm looking forward to canning applesauce with some blueberries thrown in. It's something we discovered last year, thanks to my husband. We mostly had plain applesauce and only a few jars with the blueberries.
Another thing we love to can is peaches! I'm making myself hungry. :)

Way to contact me:
www.woolymossroots.blogspot.com



P.S. About giveaways: I was having a hard time getting a hold of giveaway winners on my blog. I went to 'Intense Debate' and downloaded a new commenting system. Now to leave a comment, people have to leave their name and e-mail (e-mail is only visible to me.) It's been so awesome for giveaways!!

JenBerry said...

Beets! Can't wait to try canning, thank you for the giveaway :)

wondergirl0905@yahoo.com

JenBerry said...

Beets! Can't wait to try canning, thank you for the giveaway :)

wondergirl0905@yahoo.com

MGirard said...

mmmm, all the recipes shown look so yummy!

Kim Stewart said...

I'm looking forward to wild raspberry jam! Yummo! Plus I want to make lots of the Tomato Jam from Marisa's blog. There are no words to describe how absolutely delish it is!

Beth said...

I have the book already - just wanted everyone to know it is great! I love the book, her blog - and yours too!!!

cookcanread said...

Oh, how I love to put things in jars! I am waiting patiently for sour cherries to make some jam.

cookcanread.wordpress.com

The mountain brook said...

Tomatoes as well! And jam and pickles.

skylarknme @ gmail.com

Diane said...

I would love to learn how to can pickles. They scare me. And whole peaches to have in the winter.

beth said...

I'm not a very experienced canner, but the garden has a promising start so maybe this is THE year.

Bethjohnson99 at msn dot com

kv said...

finally have a garden and have big hopes for lots of canning. thanks for sharing this book.

BlackStar said...

Tomatoes are a big staple in our house. I can tomatoes, tomato juice and puree from Roma tomatoes. I can't wait to pick that first batch!
My email: blackstar5@bellsouth.net

Anastasia said...

I'm new at this but this...last year I canned for the first time. this year i'm forging ahead and borrowing my SIL's pressure canner. Beans here I come!

Anastasia said...

oo crud forgot to add
stasigh at gmail

HikerGurl said...

Mustard and Ketchup in small quantities. I am intrigued by this concept of small amounts of canning at once instead of the memories of all the grown women in my family locking the doors and canning for hours. While leaving us kids to fend for ourselves as we watched and whined through the screendoor.
email is - hippycas at yahoo

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Eileen said...

I absolutely want to put lots of tomato sauce in jars--I know we'll eat it all, no matter how much I make. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Yasmin said...

I'm looking forward to canning peaches and making some pickles this summer! Yum.

Lucinda said...

I make green tomato relish and a newbie to everything else - but I just scored a canning pot etc at a yard sale - woot! thanks for the chance!

lucinda.pritchard@gmail.com

Lucinda said...

I make green tomato relish and a newbie to everything else - but I just scored a canning pot etc at a yard sale - woot! thanks for the chance!

lucinda.pritchard@gmail.com

Diane said...

As part of my "500 days to fifty" learn-it list I'm hoping to can my very own tomato sauce. This would be such a welcome primer!

dianeheath@gmail.com

CCarter said...

Tomatoes are my goal this summer! The pressure canner is ready and I've got 50 lbs lined up!

cartercam at gmail dot com

Annie said...

Tomatoes for me, too! We use so many throughout the year - diced, sauce, salsa, etc. annie@gluegunannie.com

Mamabear said...

This would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity. Love stopping by your blog. I'm just a hop, skip, and a jump from Charlotte.

Kacey said...

When I was little, my favorite part of every summer was canning green beans with my mom. I would love to can some of my own this year!

MIchele said...

I would love to have this!

Tomatoes for me too, in all their lovely varieties.

Bethany said...

Dilly Beans, tomato sauce & strawberry jam.

YUM!!!

Anonymous said...

Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam is my favourite. Can't wait to make and eat more!
Julia
jvet@hotmail.com

ryanandlaura247 said...

Strawberry jam, apricot jam, tomatoes, peaches, ketchup, salsa, etc...

Laura said...

Tomatoes
lemsullivan(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Like her blog. I've had great success with her recipes.

nelle@buckeye-express.com

Carlin Reagan said...

This year will be my second growing season as a canner, and I can't wait! Last year I had success with jams, and am looking forward to working with tomatoes this year.

carlinknits@gmail.com

Laurie Neverman, The Common Sense Woman said...

I need to can up at least three batches of salsa this year, and probably the same amount of sauce. Making plenty of jams and jellies, and planning on trying rhubarb bbq sauce for the first time. Canning fruit, too, whatever's in abundance. Green beans - lots of those. So much to do!

Motherhen said...

The books looks wonderfully inspirational. I've been homesteading and canning for our family of 8 for 4 years now, and while I've got the basics, I need inspiration now.

adri.fair(at)xplornet.ca

Khadijah said...

Pickles! I've never done pickles before, but I remember my grandma's- YUM!!

Christy O said...

I am hoping to be canning lots of ketchup as we go through so much, as well as beans. I am trying beets for the first time this year - as long as they grow well!!! mommyturtle@gmail.com

Erin said...

Tomatoes, tomatoes,and more tomatoes! And salsa! Planted about 30 tomato plants-way more than I ever have! Also want to make applesauce, can beans and beets. There's nothing like opening a jar of food that you grew and you preserved for your family!

nerna300@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to can some fruit and some tomatoes. We go through a lot of those between me, my husband, and the 3 kids.
christine.zigler@yahoo.com

Angela said...

Im the mama of ten and we just moved to a small country location where people do things the slow old world way.....I cant wait to learn to can and preserve!

https://www.facebook.com/angelaplantelaroche

Carrie L. Carree said...

Lemons, I have a Meyer Lemons tree in my yard.

Tami said...

I LOVE Food in Jars!!! I'm at MAILTO(at)CENTURYTEL(dot)NET.

Helen F said...

I am wanting to can some carmelized sweet onions. I have never done so and it sounds so delicious!

Kristy Lynn said...

Ashley I adore this book! Anything that helps us gain more self-sufficiency and reduces our need for mass produced "food" makes me a happy, happy woman..

I'm looking forward to BC cherries coming out so I can can them. With simple syrup made from organic cane sugar, vanilla, and bourbon. Which will also make me a happy, happy woman. though that could be the bourbon ;)

i'm available @ kristygardner (at) gmail (dot) com should I win.

Thanks lovely!

shawna R said...

It all looks soooooo good....
rens4ssss@yahoo.com Shawna

Mel B said...

OOH! Yes please! I'm going to have a mountain of food to preserve this year! Whoot! And thanks!

heather said...

im with you on the tomatoes. planted about the same amount as you and ready to sauce 'em up this year. thanks a ton for the giveaway, i love food in jars!
-heather
hmgrisso@gmail.com, or lettuceturnipthebeet.blogspot.com

Angie said...

This books has perfect timing! I'm vowing this grow season to can more than just jam, sauce and pickles! My email (is I am the lucky one!) is: angieferenc@hotmail.com

Janet said...

I have a Senior Citizen CSA and then also teach them how to can. They love the small batch approach and I can't wait to check out these recipes. This year I planted 1400 tomato plants and yes we will be canning for days.

Lana in MI said...

OH I love to can! I started about 4 years ago and LOVE IT. Hubby is putting in a bigger garden this year! Can't wait to can new things!

elschaub4@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My husband has been missing his grandmother's pickled peaches and bread and butter pickles for ages (she was a true mid-westerner, Nebraska, with remarkable self-sufficiency) and has always wanted to try a hand at it himself. With a birthday in July this would be a super present for him!

scarlett11595@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Apricot jam! So good on Tartine-style french toast, and we just ate the last jar. And some pickles. I'd love to try to make cornichons.

Jessica said...

I'm looking forward to canning salsa and strawberry preserves
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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