Saturday, May 22, 2010

Giveaway! Canning & Preserving by Ashley English, and a Jar of Blueberry Honey Jam!

That's a mouthful!

I've mentioned about a million times before how much I love Ashley English's blog.  I am immeasurably envious of her lifestyle and am a huge fan of her writing style.  About a month and a half ago, she was celebrating the release of the first two books in her Homemade Living Series.  I got my jammy little hands on a copy of Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving, and just so happened to pick up a second copy to share.  With you!  Yes, lovely you.

More than just recipes- this book is full of information on canning methods, necessary equipment, and beautiful photographs. 


Also- because I promised something edible- I'm going to include a jar of my own homemade blueberry and honey jam.  The blueberries are sassy little sour things that I picked in Juneau with my mama last summer, and the honey is local raw Washington blueberry honey.  This jam is wonderfully tart and florally sweet at the same time.  I've been eating it off of my fingers, since we are currently out of bread.  The horror!  Don't tell.



All you need to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post, telling me what your favorite thing is to eat from a jar!  I will randomly pick a winner, next Sunday, May 30th at 5PM (PST) and announce it here.  Un-registered users please be sure to include your real name and a means to contact you.  United States and Canada only, please.  Shipping is expensive!

20 comments:

Julie said...

My favorite thing to eat out of a jar...I want to say Nutella but that sounds bad so I'll go with almond butter with flax seeds!
I've been thinking about how I want to give canning a try. I seriously just told Dan that I should put canning supplies on our registry so that ppl can buy me all the necessities!

N Germain said...

Your jam baby! Your jam. That's my favorite thing to eat from a jar!

Amy Marie said...

does drinking things out of a jar count? because i looove to drink wine out of mason jars. or strawberry water. and i love to eat peanut butter right out of the jar too!

ErikaKay said...

So aside from the basic (or not so basic, but maybe more expected traditional) jam in a jar, I love love love to try new salsas!!! However, next on my canning list is pickled asparagus! Thanks for the opportunity to win some prizes!

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Brittany said...

My favorite thing to eat from a jar is salsa, as well! Mmmm...

Becca said...

Oh my gosh, I had this book marked somewhere because I NEED it! My favorite thing, at least lately, is the peach salsa from Trader Joe's. Although a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar is always good.

K.E.N. said...

Currently i've been inhaling Manzanilla Pimento Stuffed Olives from jars! I started with the small ones from Trader Joe's and when they weren't on the shelves for weeks, I gave 'The World's Largest' a try and those were yummy too!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to eat from a jar...pickles! This includes, relish and sweet gerkins, my favorites!

Alicia
AMF101580@aol.com

Cat K. said...

My fave jar food might have to be pickles. Or spaghetti sauce (when it has to come from a jar).

Tricia said...

I love Ashley English too--she's so inspiring and amazing! I'd have to say my favorite thing is fresh creme fraiche that I've recently made. That stuff goes with everything, and I mean everything;).

Samantha said...

Pickles, pretty much any and all pickles. My current favorites are Brooklyn Brine's NYC Deli Style pickles.

Strawberry Point Garden Experiment said...

I love spicy pickled okra right out of the jar!

Lara Alexander said...

My favorite thing to eat from a jar is my summer tomatoes... in the middle of winter...for a spicy African stew to warm me up!

Becky said...

From a jar - my canned smoked salmon of course! Ooo wish I had some right now! I'd share with you too - really:)

Ellie said...

hey! i like to eat PICKLES out of a jar, fresh crisp ones.

Fabulous Pants said...

I love my pear and pinot noir jam! I am also partial for my plum jam as well. I would love to try your blueberry honey jam! It sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

My friend once gave me granola in a jar that his step-father had made. I think that was my favorite thing to eat from a jar.

Samantha Smith
smith31@indiana.edu

Carissa said...

My favorite thing to eat from a jar is the Alaskan blueberry jam I've made the last three summers... Nothing beats the flavor of those Alaskan berries!!

Kalin said...

I absolutely love homemade tomato sauce from a jar. I made a couple of batches last year from my tomatoes and basil, and it had such a freshness in flavor.

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