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Preserving with Friends, indeed.

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Harriet has combed through all of the comments on the Preserving with Friends DVD giveaway post, and has made her decision. Here’s what she has to say about your contributions:

After reading all these lovely posts (53 in all) it was hard, very hard to choose.  Who could not love Terresa’s story of the parish blue ribbon or Joe’s passion for passing on the craft to his kids?  And he’s right you know, homemade applesauce does always tastes better.  Amanda’s homage to the Ball Bros. reminded me that brands do start from real people in real towns even though I can get pretty grumpy about the concept of branding at times.  Of course I was completely envious of Jackie P who mentioned an event called the Family Farm Festival where Sandor presided over the kraut.  Would I have loved to be there?  You bet, dancing my heart out with a cabbage leaf on my head (well, that would have been after hours).  And Caitlin, I love, love, love that you make pickled eggs for your dad only wonder why only every other year.  How many do you make at one time? Seems like a fellow can go through quite a few in a year.  That must be one big crock you got over there.  But, alas, there is one winner and I guess after seeing that image of canned chicken that Pat put on display and wondering if it was good, well, I thought the prize should go to Erica G. who cans chicken all the time and says it is the best.  She may have closed the ranks between the waring parties.  I too will can up some chicken this year.  It that way, we have given each other a gift.

Congratulations, Erica G. And bravo to all of you Food Preservationists out there – you’re keeping this incredibly important skill alive and sharing it for others to learn!

Preserving With Friends DVD

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

At the end of our visit together, Harriett offered up two copies of her fantastic new DVD, Preserving With Friends for giveaway! This is the most comprehensive and informative resource you will find on preserving – perfect for the preservation veteran or for you all who are just starting out. The DVD includes downloadable recipes and tips sheets, and 3 1/2 hours of instruction for making jam, canning fruits and tomatoes, making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and kombucha, pressure canning vegetables, drying, freezing, and root cellaring.

Harriet’s guests include fermentation friend Sandor Katz, author Linda Ziedrich and home economics maven Marge Braker. There is tons of information and a good dose of fun rolled up in this one – who’s in??

For a chance to have one (we’re giving away two copies) of these special DVDs, Harriet and I want to hear 1) what was the first thing that you preserved? and 2) who taught you how to do it / how did you learn?

Good luck! The winners will be selected on Friday June 10th.