Beyond Canning is an Amazon Editor’s pick

by autumn on February 8, 2016

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A week ago, I was sleep deprived, full of snot (thanks, ill-timed cold from hell), and suspicious of how calm I was for my first time on live TV. Beyond Canning has had an awesome first week out in the world and I wanted to share some highlights. Many of the places below are featuring recipes as well, so I wanted to point them out in case folks wanted to check them out.

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Although copies have been trickling out from amazon and elsewhere, today is publication day! Beyond Canning is officially out in the world.

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Bloody Mary Pickled Eggs from Beyond Canning

by autumn on January 21, 2016

photo by Grace Stufkosky

photo by Grace Stufkosky

I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to share this recipe because I realize that pickled eggs might not be the thing that everyone loses their mind over. BUT, this is my mom’s favorite recipe from Beyond CanningI sent her the final electronic proofs a few months back and the recipe that she just kept talking about was this one. As I get closer to the official publication day, February 1st, I’m going to share another recipe or two, but today it’s pickled eggs! The first time I tested these for the book, I didn’t have the self control to let them sit in the fridge for a week to help develop their flavor like they were supposed to. They’re REALLY good and surprisingly addictive.

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Parsnip Kraut

by autumn on December 16, 2015

Parsnip Kraut // Autumn Makes & Does

When I was working on my book, I really fell in love with experimenting with small-batch vegetable ferments like this one.

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Beyond Canning will be out in the world in less than two months! I cannot believe how many folks have already let me know that they’ve pre-ordered. I say “thank you,” but it totally doesn’t seem adequate, so I’m saying thank you the best way I know how: with food! Pre-orders are super important, especially for first-time authors like me, so I sincerely hope that you’ll add Beyond Canning to your holiday shopping list this year.

I’m partnering with the Lemon Ladies Orchard, who I know that many of you already know and love, so that three lucky folks who pre-order Beyond Canning will receive some of Karen’s gorgeous meyer lemons on their doorstep in February.

I mention Karen and Lemon Ladies in the “Resources” section of the book and have ordered from her myself in the past. I can’t describe what a treat it is to receive a fragrant box of her lemons in the mail. Basically, the dreamiest thing ever.

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Meyer Lemons at my local citrus u-pick.

In addition to some beautiful meyer lemons, I want to share the Kraut Source, which is one of those totally genius kitchen tools that once you have, you’ll never believe you lived without it. This is another thing that I recommend in the book’s resources. It is a beautifully designed, stainless steel air-lock lid with a built-in weight that makes small-batch fermentation in mason jars more or less fool-proof. I especially love it for folks who are just getting started with lacto-fermentation because it really sets you up for success. In addition to the lemons, three pre-orderers will also receive a Kraut Source!

Click here to pre-order Beyond Canning then use the rafflecopter below to enter to win Lemon Ladies Meyer Lemons and a Kraut Source.  If you’ve already pre-ordered, skip straight down to the rafflecopter to enter to win! The giveaway is open to US residents only. 

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Hawthorn Cordial & Wild Drinks and Cocktails

by autumn on November 23, 2015

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When I first heard about Emily Han’s book, Wild Drinks and Cocktails, I had one of those rare moments when you feel like a book has been written just for you.

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Marmalade Cranberry Sauce

by autumn on November 19, 2015

Marmalade Cranberry Sauce // Autumn Makes & Does

As a desert-dwelling lady who wrote a preserving cookbook last winter, I have a fair amount of citrus preserves on my shelves right now. I was researching recipes that incorporated marmalade recently and came across marmalade cranberry sauce. It was totally an “oh, duh” moment. I thought it was a great idea that made a ton of sense and yet it  had never occurred to me before. It’s a nice way to bring your favorite marmalade to the thanksgiving table.

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Beyond Canning Cover and Pre-order

by autumn on October 30, 2015

Beyond Canning // Autumn Makes & Does

Some wildly talented people made a beautiful cover for my book and I finally get to share it today.

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Cranberry and Canela Shrub

by autumn on October 27, 2015

Cranberry Canela Shrub // Autumn Makes & Does

Between freelance work and recipe testing for Beyond Canning (PS: BEYOND CANNING COVER REVEAL COMING FRIDAY!!! Yay!), I made a lot of shrubs during the early part of this year. That, combined with a three-can-a-day grapefruit La Croix habit, has meant that it’s been a while since I’ve put together anything in the sweet/sour/fruity/ sparkling beverage territory.

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Simple Sea Salt Face Scrub with Cardamom and Vetiver // Autumn Makes & Does

The past couple months have been a lovely whirlwind. I am such a homebody, so after spending a ton of time away from home in September and Octobersleeping in the woods, spending time with plants and some very frisky elk (!), and heading south and east to visit my familyI’m so happy to be home in the pink house and getting back into my usual rhythms.

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