It's not very often I find myself uncomfortable in the kitchen. Throw a 15lb turkey at me, I'll tackle it. Challenge me with a Lobster Roll craving, I'll crush it. Tempt me with Irish Coffee, I'm all over it. But ask me to can something... that's where I hesitate!
For whatever reason canning has always scared me. And you know what? I am not even sure where my fear of canning came from! I started to believe that I would never experience plunging a mason jar filled with rich tomato sauce into boiling water, or hearing the satisfying "pop" the lids make when sealed tightly, but then one person changed my mind; Amy Bronee, author of the new small batch canning cookbook, The Canning Kitchen!
A few months ago I met up with Amy at the Bookshelf in Guelph where she was promoting her book. After trying a sample of her ahhh-mazing chocolate raspberry jam I knew I had to throw caution to the wind and give canning a try! Amy assured me that the small batch canning techniques in her book were fool proof and if I had all the right tools I could can anything!
Sure enough I took Amy's advice and jumped right in! I purchased a canning kit from Canadian Tire, some fresh fruits and veggies at the market, and began my canning adventure! In one day I managed to pump out raspberry jam, tomato relish, pickled garlic, and pickled asparagus. You can imagine how impressed I was! So impressed in fact I want you to share in my canning experience! I have partnered with 10 uber talented Canadian food bloggers to bring a you special giveaway!
// #TheCanningKitchen Blog Tour \\
To support our lovely friend Amy, a few of us bloggers thought it would be fun to host a Canning Blog Tour & Giveaway! This week you can tour around to the 10 blogs listed below and read all about their canning experience. Not only that, you can enter to win a $100 gift card to start your own canning adventure!
- The Brunette Baker // Blueberry Sauce
- Planet Byn // Bread & Butter Pickles
- She Eats // Crunchy Dill Pickles
- The Tasty Gardener // Triple Red Pickle
- Sweet Twist of Blogging // Beer-Hive Grainy Mustard
- My Daily Randomness // Lemon Raspberry Jamalade
- The Messy Baker // Orange and Blueberry Marmalade
- Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen // Peach Jam
- Libby Roach // Peach Chutney with Garam Masala
- Devour & Conquer // Tomato and Red Onion Relish
// #TheCanningKitchen Giveaway \\
Prize: A signed copy of The Canning Kitchen from Amy & a $100 gift card to Canadian Tire. Prize is valued at $128 CDN.
To Enter: Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. You must leave a comment in order enter. No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
Open To: Canadian residents of legal age
Giveaway Closes: Wednesday, September 2nd
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