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Giveaway: Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan

My friend Marisa’s new book is such a treasure!

All the recipes are based on a single pint, quart, or pound of produce, which is surely a structure after my own heart these days. I’ve noticed my larger canning projects are fewer throughout the year because I’m now focusing on canning (or fermenting) our actual garden harvest excess. I’m just not going out and buying larger volumes of fruits and veggies for other canning. But my fridge is still full of super-small batches of things because lack of volume doesn’t mean you must go entirely without.

Food in Jars blogger Marisa offers delicious recipes for preserving food seasonally via numerous methods, vinegar pickling, fermenting, jamming, herb salts, and other practical and immediate uses (like tomato sauce, pestos, syrups, and lots more).

I hope you’ll check out this book as you venture forward with your prized quarts, pints, and pounds of fruit and veggies. Here are a couple recipes I’m particularly excited to try.

Fava beans: ours are ready for harvest with a plethora of parsley (thanks spring rains) and this pesto sounds like a wonderful way to use them.

Figs: I will certainly be using my foraged summer figs to make a jar of these. Fig Manhattans anyone? 

Enter to win a copy of Preserving by the Pint: Quick seasonal canning for small spaces by the author of Food in Jars by using the widget below. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosures: Running Press sent me a review copy at no cost, and, if you purchase via Amazon any of the linked titles from this post, a fraction of the purchase will be magically deposited into my bank account. These affiliate accounts help me to continue to run this site. Opinions and views are my own.

Reader Comments (73)

Fig Manhattan... Sounds deliciously dangerous ;)

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzannah

It is finally spring in Philadelphia and I hope to pickle some fiddlehead ferns and ramps this weekend

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Looks like a fabulous resource!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJess

We're just beginning to plant things here in Denver, CO. Not much is in season right now but I found a great sale on Meyer Lemons...think I'll make some lemon curd!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Jones

I cant wait to start canning this year! Im always up for new ideas!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

Asparagus is in season in California right now; I'd love to can some pickled asparagus (and I'd love to learn how to can tomatoes later this summer -- I've never canned tomatoes!).

In Austin and everything seems to be blooming now. Looking forward to my loquat jams, figs preserve and blueberry compote!!!!.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

I'm new to canning, and this book looks simple enough to help me start out!!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudie

Its spring in eastern Pa. i am looking forward to trying Rhubarb Ketchup, sounds interesting! and since we have rhubarb maybe we can enjoy it more than pie or rhubarb crisp and sauce.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

Right now, mostly spring greens, young herbs, and wild flowers are starting to bloom! I've been making dandelion mead, dandelion fritters, and more! :)

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Pixie

I live in greece and the summer is on the way.Strawberrys are already here and cherrys and peaches are on the i think i really need that book.:-)
Ευχαριστω( thanks in greek)

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Fava Bean Pesto.... I'm doing the Homer Simpson drool face....
Super excited about this book!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudith Riggs

We are on the verge of fresh local foods—first up asparagus, rhubarb and spring onions. I LOVE this time of year. I have big plans for a dearth of pickled asparagus, rhubarb hibiscus jam and spring onions in everything (salads, grilled, etc.)

If I got this book, I actually would mail it to a friend of mine in New York who mentioned a month or so ago that she might want to take up preserving. I think this book would be a great first-place to start for anyone, and pretty primo for city living too!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

Strawberries are in season, and I would love to start preserving some of them to enjoy later too!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

It's so early in the spring that not much is in season at the moment, I've seen a few early planted green (lettuce, etc) popping up in people's yards. Our plants are mostly just budding and sprouting leaves! We have a kiwi tree in our backyard though and I'm super excited to use those in preserving!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Kroll

Nothing so far but I am looking forward to ramp season ~ soon! I understand page 22 has a ramp kimchee recipe. Can't wait to try it!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTeruska

Strawberries are almost in season here in north Georgia and I can't wait to start canning some jam :-)

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie

Looks like a very handy book for single Hip Girls! Thanks for the drawing.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercathyann

We have perfect strawberries and I will make some jam for my B&B

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Bullock

I have 18 cups of hulled and sliced strawberries in my freezer from the winter harvest in Plant City, Florida... ready to be jammed! When I get the time... :)

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn Schwab

I live in frozen northeast Ohio and nothing is in season quite yet. I am hoping for ramps in the not to distant future for grilled ramps and ramp pesto for the freezer.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

This book sounds like exactly what I need! Also, whiskey fig preserves need to happen, I bet I could score enough from my neighbor's tree.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlazysmurf

I love Marisa's blog. I am new to canning and preserving and have found it a great way to get good recipes and make sure I am doing things properly. I would love this book!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSara Grotz

nothing is in season here yet, :( (although rhubarb should be popping up in the supermarkets soon!)
I really loved Marisa's first book and can't wait to get this one!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

I'm sure there are lots of things, this is the Pacific Northwest after all, but I'm mostly working on prepping my new front yard garden! Oh, and spring salmon are running in the Columbia. It's Salmon Hash time!

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

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