At the beginning of this year, one of the goals I set for myself was to learn to make marmalade and/or pickles. I was actually pretty nervous about this project because I had the idea that canning was really hard and I was afraid I’d kill myself or my family if I didn’t get it just right. When I blurted out my fears on Facebook, Shae Irving responded with enthusiastic encouragement and helped convince me that not only was canning doable, but that it was also pretty fun. Since then, I’ve made 8 different kinds of preserves and Shae — who has offered advice, encouragement and inspiration — has had my back all the while.
Now you can have Shae at your back too! She has written a wonderful eBook called Hitchhiking to Heaven Prizewinning Recipes 2010 and she has offered to give a copy of her book to one lucky Wendolonia reader. Yay!
The book offers up the seven recipes that earned Shae ribbons at this years Marin County Fair, plus a ton of advice and tips to ensure that each recipe you try will be a success. Shae has already written a heck of a lot of books about topics that require almost as much precision as making a good batch of jam, so you can be assured that she doesn’t gloss over the important details that will transform your preserves from pretty good to top-notch. At the same time, her writing style is also conversational and accessible. Reading her recipes recreates the experience of being in your friend’s kitchen while she gives you a run-down of how she makes her favorite dish. Recipes included in the book are:
- Meyer Lemon Marmalade
- Double Meyer Marmalade (Lemons & Rum)
- Red Wine and Clementine Apricots and Prunes
- Apricot Jam
- Wild Blackberry Lime Jam
- Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam
- Apple Earl Grey Almond Jelly
All that and only $9.95! And because it’s an eBook, you can have it in your hands 5 minutes after you decide to buy it.
I can’t wait to make Shae’s recipe for Meyer Lemon Marmalade (Best in Show, yo!). I’m already mentally cataloging the people I know who have Meyer Lemon trees in their yards so I can hit them up for freebies.
So how do you get your copy of this fantastic book? Head on over to Shae’s blog for ordering info, or take a second to enter the giveaway here.
To enter: Please leave a comment below sharing your canning successes (links to recipes/blog posts welcome!) or if you’ve never done any canning tell me what you’d like to try your hand at. Or you could tell us why you enjoy canning because I’m interested in that too. I’ll choose one (1) random entry from those that are submitted before Friday, November 19 at 11:59 pm PDT and announce the winner on Saturday morning. Good luck!
Because this is an eBook giveaway you can enter no matter where you are in the world. Woooo!
Disclosure: I didn’t receive anything to host this giveaway! I actually bought this book the day it was released because I knew it would be awesome and it was.