August is a time of bounty around here, as you can see from the photo above. From my tiny 4′ x 8′ garden: carrots, beans, swiss chard, green onions, and micro-greens. From my neighbor, Ron: Steelhead caught at the mouth of the Columbia River. From my mom’s garden in Winthrop: zucchini and crook-neck squash. And from my friend Mike’s front yard: beautiful fresh herbs!
Joy and I are going to dedicate August’s posts to HARVEST. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite recipes for canning and pickling, taking a few field-trips, and showcasing the local fruits and vegetables available to us right now in the Pacific Northwest.
We are kicking things off with a HARVEST GIVEAWAY.
Enter to win by responding to our question below. Good luck and happy August!
Are you ready to harvest the bounty of the season?
Our August HARVEST GIVEAWAY will get you started!
The PRIZES (yes, the winner gets both):
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round. This cookbook, autographed by author Marisa McClellan, the woman behind the extremely popular canning and preserving blog, Food in Jars, covers everything from canning basics to delicious recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, and more!
Back to Basics 5 Piece Home-Canning Kit. This canning kit includes a jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, canning funnel, kitchen tongs, and a jar wrench.
Enter to win by responding to this post and answering the following question: what is your favorite summer fruit or vegetable and how you like to eat it?
On August 14th, we’ll pick a winner randomly from all entries!
CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thank you for participating!