To kick off the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with some of my fellow Windy City Bloggers, to give away three different holiday gift baskets; one for the Holiday Hostess, one for the Social Butterfly and one for the Glam Girl. I’m super pumped about this giveaway because each blogger hand-picked an item that they felt represented their blog and style!
Gift Basket // For the Holiday Hostess [retail value $250+]
Williams-Sonoma Apron & Spoonu
Kate Spade emerald cut studs from 30s and Chic
Zara wraparound striped scarf from Wear and Why
The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook from The Kittchen
Kate Spade thermal mug & coffee mug [via The Trendy Sparrow’s Etsy shop]
Benefit “Benetint” lip and cheek stain from The Around The Way
Rabbit 4 Piece Wine Tool Kit from A Squared
Preserving by the Pint from Cucina Kristina (Me!)
Rosemary + Sea Salt Caramels from Katherine Anne Confections & Black Currant Dijon Mustard from Edmond Fallot [via Pastoral]
Shop Ban.do 17 month agenda from Little Black Blog
My contribution is Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan from the canning and preserving website Food in Jars. When I was a novice canner, I did most of my research and got the bulk of my information from her website. Oh, who am I kidding?! I still get a ton of information from her website! I reference her website more often than my Ball Canning book.
Why I Love This Book
As a city dweller, I am lucky to have space to store my pints of sauces, jellies, jams, and pickles. However, I realize that many people do not have the space or the time to process huge batches of preserves. This book is perfect for people that live in small spaces or those that are interested in preserving their CSA shares or small garden goodies. The book is organized by season and includes recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and other preserves. It’s a GREAT starter book for anyone interested in getting back to basics.
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