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
3/10: 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
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