i am really excited about the two books that are off my larder shelf this month! actually they haven’t even been on my larder shelf yet because they are two brand new preserving books that have come into my paws recently that i just can’t put down. aside from the fact that they are awesome preserving books just in time for preserving season, i have a special affinity to both authors.
in celebration of these two wonderful authors, and to bring more awareness to the cause that i am giving to each month in my off my larder shelf series, i’m giving away a copy of each!
if you don’t win, that doesn’t mean that you should not have these books. it means that you should order one or both from my amazon larder because a) these books are awesome and b) just by buying from my amazon larder you are giving to a very important cause!
first i’m going to tell you all about the books, and then i’m going to tell you what to do for a chance to win!
|i’m sure many of you know marisa from her very popular food in jars blog. what you may not know is that marisa and i started blogging right about the same time back in early 2009. we were of the first to focus our blogging on ‘putting up’, and it’s been a joy to watch all of marisa’s success since those early days. i could not be happier to see her come out with her first cookbook! true to form, the food in jars cookbook feels like you’ve got your good friend in the kitchen with you as the two of you chat and make batch after small batch of preserves. there’s jams, jellies, marmalade, curds, syrups, chutneys, pickles, relishes, and more. marisa even includes granola and nut butters too. like many of us marisa preserves out of a small kitchen, and finds ways to fit preserving into her busy schedule – and year round. there’s been many stellar reviews around the preserving blogosphere, and i agree wholeheartedly; marisa delivers yet again, this time in a thoughtful, modern, recipe packed book.|
|there hasn’t been much hubbub on this newly released book, but i am here to say that there most definitely should be. andrea chessman was one of the first ladies to write about pickling. the pickled pantry is the new and improved version of andrea’s earlier book (i’m talking early 90′s peeps) pickles & relishes. that book was the very first book i owned on the subject of pickling! the pickled pantry is a book clearly written by someone who has been gardening and pickling for over 20 years. aside from the 150 recipes on every kind and type of pickle you can imagine, including ferments, canned, quick, and single jarred, there’s chutneys, salsas, relishes and recipes for enjoying the pickles that you make. the ‘kitchen notes’ included with most recipes are little tidbits of know-how that one learns from years of perfecting pickling, only andrea lays them all out for you in this gem of a book. the illustrations make this book positively charming, oh, and there’s an interview with yours truly too!|
ok, i told you about the books and the lovely authors. the second reason why i’m giving away these two books is because give-aways always generate activity. and i am going to selfishly use it to bring awareness to a cause i believe in strongly. i support the humane society of the untied states efforts in correcting the terrible conditions that factory-farmed animals are forced to live and die in each day. each month i’ve pledged to contribute and match the 6% amazon associates fee that comes my way from your purchases through my amazon larder page, and i guarantee a minimum of $50 contribution each month, even if my associates fee and match does not equal $50.
amazon associates receive their fees at the end of the month for the time period two months prior. that means i’ve recently received info regarding march sales. my march associates fee plus my matching of that amount does not equal $50. today i have contributed my minimum guarantee of $50. please go to my amazon larder page for full details on how your purchasing dollars can contribute.
off my larder shelf: a flavor of the month shout-out on books & kitchen things. why? ’cause your
purchase on my amazon larder contributes to a very important cause and I’ll match your contribution. go!