Since there is still lots of time left for canning and cooking fresh local produce, the books this week are for all those who love to preserve and enjoy the bounty of your own garden or Farmer’s Market.
Small Batch Preserving is perfect for those who love homemade preserves but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. Or it’s great for those who only have a one or two person household. The book has a dazzling array of jams, jellies, and marmalades, fruit butters, sauces, chutneys, flavored oils, or specialty vinegars. I have made items from this book and I can tell you they are wonderful!
The next book is an oldie but a goodie from 1970, that I found at a used book sale. Many of you are probably familiar with the Farm Journal cookbooks. Always great and easy recipes. There are recipes for garden fresh vegetables, dried, main dishes, salads, soups, appetizers, and relishes.
To enter the random drawing, leave a comment here on the blog and tell us your favorite preserve or fresh vegetable that you love to preserve or eat in the summer. The drawing is open right now (Continental USA only) and until Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm. I will notify the winner via email and also will post on the next Monday when a new contest is announced. Winners are selected by random.org. Good luck everyone!
Come back every Monday for a new book. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter, so enter every week!
The lucky winner from last week’s random drawing for Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook is:
Gina Pelloni! Congratulations, Gina. I sent you a separate email to get your address.
Thanks to everyone for entering! Onto the next one, and the next one, etc.!
I have been making mulberry jam from a tree in my backyard
I am not seeing where we enter the cookbook giveaway contest!
Martha, you just entered! All you have to do is leave a reply here on the blog. I got you covered – good luck!
Preserving and vegetables. Great combination!
Would love to have these books. Very generous of you to include TWO cookbooks!!!! I very much enjoy your blog. Thank you.
We have a large strawberry patch at one end of our garden. I love to put up fresh strawberry jam. I’ve had my fill of cucumbers piles and pints and pints of pickles, so I’ve moved onto tomatoes the past couple weeks. Looking forward to fall apples!
Farm Journal are always great source books! Love them!
I love making jam (blueberry rhubarb) and canning peaches with my mom. We always hope to freeze sweet corn but end up eating it fresh! Thanks for the give away!
I love the taste of a tomato fresh off the vine in the summer.
2 gallons of fresh frozen blueberries to deal with…
Figs are delicious when preserved with a sweet touch of honey, cardamom and cloves.
Do you use whole or ground cloves and cardamon? With the honey, will it be thick like fig preserves?
These books would give me the inspiration to finally try something I’ve been putting off. I live surrounded by strawberry field and want to learn to make preserved. Thank you! Debbie!
I love getting grapes from the Farmer’s Market and making grape jelly. There’s nothing you could ever buy in the store that compares!
I love canning. This year it’s been peach jalapeno jam, and tomato everything is coming up.
I love to can! My favorite is caramel apple butter!
I love love love Bread & Butter Pickles. I don’t let myself open a jar often because the entire jar will be eaten my ME. Best thing you can do to a cucumber!
I love canning! Not a week goes by that I don’t can something. This year, I’ve canned a lot of triple berry jam (raspberry,blackberry, and blueberry) and with the cherries being so great this year, I’m planning on canning a batch of drunken cherries! I read canning books like novels 🙂
Blueberries are so abundant where I live, I’d love to try and make some preserves. Experiment with some sweet-heat preserves as well.
I would love these cookbooks! I just started gardening and I would love to start canning and preserving all my goodies!
My grandmother canned everything but I will never forget her strawberry jam. I have never canned and have always wanted to learn. Thanks for the chance to win!
I love making and canning homemade garden fresh salsa!!!!
I am new to the wonderful world of canning and made my first batch of blackberry jelly. Turned out fabulous!
My daughters and I love summer canning; from peaches and pears, to our favorite low sugar jams and jellies. I think our two favorites are apricot jam and our seedless raspberry jelly from our own raspberry canes. Yum!
Wow these are exactly what I’ve been looking for. First year with my garden. It’s small and the canning books I have just have recipes for large very large quantities . Thanks for posting these!
I love to prepare crisp cucumbers & radishes with fresh dill & peppercorns. The snap & coolness of this combo is delightful in summer!
Love your blog!
That sounds delicious, Sandi! I love all those ingredients. Thank you for your kind words!