So much of my life has felt more than a little surreal since my cookbook The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes came out in June. Numerous interviews have resulted in exposure for the book on TV, on the radio, in magazines and newspapers and online publications. All of it has been exciting and a little overwhelming, and I have felt grateful every step of the way for how warmly it has been received.
One of the best parts about all this excitement has been the reminder about how supportive the food blogging community is in Canada, and how lucky I am to know so many of these creative, talented people. An initial blog hop organized by Food Bloggers of Canada has now been followed up by another blog hop with 10 more food blogger friends who are coming together to offer one lucky reader an incredible prize:
A signed copy of The Canning Kitchen PLUS a $100 gift card to Canadian Tire to purchase all your canning needs to get you started!
You can use the book to find your inspiration, then head to Canadian Tire to stock up on jars, a canner, a funnel, a jar lifter and anything else you might need to make the best homemade preserves right in your very own kitchen.
I am humbled by how each of these bloggers has made a home for The Canning Kitchen on their own bookshelves, and I am so delighted to see all the tasty preserves they have made from the pages of the book. Some of them had previous canning experience, some had no experience at all, and yet they all found something to love about the book. That's what I had hoped to accomplish in writing it. I wanted to inspire people who had never canned before to give it a try and find success, and I wanted to offer experienced canners some new flavours they hadn't put in jars before. Their personal stories about canning and their beautiful foodtography is worth a click through to every post.
To enter to win this fantastic prize, visit any or all of these incredible food bloggers to see what they made from The Canning Kitchen and enter the group giveaway at the bottom of their posts:
Jenny of The Brunette Baker made Blueberry Sauce
Brittany of My Daily Randomness made Lemon Raspberry Jamalade
Charmian of The Messy Baker made Blueberry Orange Marmalade
Chelsea of Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen made Peach Jam
Gwen of Devour and Conquer made Tomato Red Onion Relish
Heather of The Tasty Gardener made Triple Red Pickle
Kristy of She Eats made Crunchy Dill Pickles
Libby of Libby Roach Photography made Peach Chutney with Garam Masala
Meg of Sweet Twist of Blogging made Beer Hive Grainy Mustard
Robyn of What's Cooking on Planet Byn made Bread and Butter Pickles
The winner will be selected on September 2nd, 2015. Good luck, friends!