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Pickled eggs recipe + Beyond Canning book giveaway

Disclosures: I received a copy of this book at no cost to me and the winner will receive a copy directly from Voyageur Press. There are a couple links to the book below, that if purchased through them, Amazon will deposit a fraction of the proceeds from the sale into my bank account, which helps me continue to run the site and post new recipes and projects. You are welcome to buy the book in any way that makes you happy!

When I was preparing to leave New York for the move back to Austin, I met up with my friend Autumn near the West 4th subway stop and passed along the torch of my rickety little granny cart. This cart had been my accomplice in hauling all sorts of fruits and vegetables (and laundry and, and, and…) all over the city during my early preserving years. At that time Autumn was already an accomplished blogger and greenmarket pro and I enjoyed leaving the cart in such good hands. She promised to show my cart the same sort of good times I’d had with it.

Autumn and I have always had a lot in common—mad scientist preserving, poetry, gluten-free baking, cocktails, teaching, herbalism, etc.—and I’ve been constantly inspired by the things Autumn cooks up. I was lucky to have Autumn’s signature and spot-on description of my Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking book, “more MacGyver than Martha”, and honored to be on her literary + food podcast a few years back.

Autumn has since moved to Arizona, my childhood state!, and passed along the granny cart to another deserving NYC schlepper, I’m sure. She’s been busy with this fine book and now that it’s here, I’m so thrilled to share it with you. I’ve been enjoying it, sticking little pieces of paper between the pages to mark recipes I’m adding to my preserving plan of attack.

Beyond Canning is a thorough and inviting primer on the types of preserving projects you probably want to bust into. The gorgeous photos and her beau’s illustrations make this a drool worthy read that will hopefully have you headed straight to the farmers’ market! Most of all I appreciate the relaxed and friendly writing that accompanies these innovative and delicious recipes. Autumn is the smart, savvy preserving pal you want showing you the ropes. Her writing is like standing around the kitchen with a pal, bubbly shrub in hand, chatting about what you’re going to do with all that rhubarb.

Autumn’s publisher allowed me to share one of the recipes from the book. It was hard to pick just one recipe to feature, but I’m pickling eggs to take with us on the road to west Texas this week. I halved the batch, but can already tell I’ll be making more of these.

Nothing says road trip snack to me more than bloody mary pickled eggs! Click the image below to view a larger version of the recipe.

I’m just one stop along the online book tour for Beyond Canning! Visit the other sites who have either already shared posts (and possibly other opportunities to win a copy!) or will be sharing them in the days to come:

3/7: Food in Jars
3/8: Punk Domestics
3/9: CakeWalk
3/10: Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking - You are here!
3/11: Snowflake Kitchen
3/14: Good. Food. Stories.
3/15: Heartbeet Kitchen
3/16: Brooklyn Supper
3/17: The Briny
3/18: The Preserved Life
3/21: Hitchhiking to Heaven
3/22: Hola Jalapeno
3/23: Cook Like a Champion
3/24: Local Kitchen 

Voyageur Press is offering up a complimentary copy of the book and they’ll ship anywhere! Please enter via the widget below by 11:59p CST on Wednesday, March 16.


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Reader Comments (34)

I mostly can jams & jellies & really want to branch out this year into SO many other things! My garden planning has been centered around all the things I can can up!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi J

Those pickled eggs look amazing! I definitely want to try that out!!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmber O.

Hoping to focus on ferments this year! Just trying to find the TIME!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

Those eggs look amazing! I will be making those for sure!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSara

The Celery & Black Pepper Shrub sounds intriguing - hoping to make it sometime!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

I love to put up tomatoes. They are so useful to have on hand when planning meals.

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBethany K.

I'd love to learn how to make my own pickles and jar my own kimchi! This book looks beyond perfect!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelley O

Sauerkraut for me!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Oooh. These eggs look fantastic

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

My favorite things to preserve are wild blackberries for jelly, cucumbers for pickles, and tomatoes for sauce. I would love a new recipe for relish or chutney with help from this book.

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHolly boland

I would like to learn to ferment this year.
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March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue D

I love to make jams from farm fresh fruit. Thanks for the book opportunity

March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChrista H

I'm not sure how I feel about pickled eggs, it just sounds so weird, but I would love to try one to decide. Otherwise, I love making yogurt, sauerkraut and pickles.

March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I would also enjoy seeing a Sauerkraut recipe. If I can can sauerkraut in smaller jars then I would be able to enjoy Reuben sandwiches more often seeing as I am the only one that loves sauerkraut. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDanita Cronin

My favorite thing to preserve is pickles! Thanks for the giveaway!

March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Jeanne

Jam and pickles made from things in my garden.

March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCandy

I've been dreaming picnics lately, so I'm hoping to make a batch of pickled eggs to take along. My preserving has been extremely utilitarian: applesauce, green beans, zucchini soup... Looking to branch out into the delicious and adventurous this year.

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOona

I mostly can jams, but I also do pickles and tomatoes.

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I've never been brave enough to pickle eggs, but these look amazing!

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMeryl

Great recipe. Thanks.

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

Lovely recipe. Those eggs look great!

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHector

I want to learn to make sauerkraut.

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercharj

OMG. Pickled eggs?! That is something so new to me - I must try these for myself at once!

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLauren E

I'm really excited to get into some pickled eggs!

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterM

I just made ginger-turmeric-black pepper pickled eggs, so these Bloody Mary eggs sound really tempting. My favorite preserve is probably dill pickles though. The store-bought ones usually have food coloring in them, so I like to make my own.

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

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