Pimp My Preserves Entries

Well Preserved is hosting their second Pimp My Preserves contest. Since I am trying to find more ways to interact and force myself to get stuff done, plus I am crafty through and through, I decided I would enter with a couple themed preserves and matching decorations.
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Steph Chows Jam Exchange

Saw this posted and decided to bite the bullet and sign up. I already have two jars of stuff I can send but I figure I will feel the want to expand myself to make newer and more inventive products if I am trying to impress a random stranger.

Right now I am thinking either something blueberry or the strawberry using strawberry chocolate tea I have been thinking of doing for a fruit jam/jelly. And either pickled watermelon rind or Carla’s Bread&Butter pickles for a savory pickle.

Guess we’ll just have to see what else sticks out and inspires me before the mailing date.

If you’d like to sign up go here.
Signup is closed, watch for next years!

A Girl With a Garden

I am a girl, I have a garden, and a serious frugal streak. Although I have less space to garden than ever I am striving to grow what I can, preserve what I need to and find other sources of produce (as much local and organic as my budget can sustain) to fill in the gaps and round out the pantry with pickles, jams and other goodies.

I hope to be able to share my struggles and triumphs with others so they can follow the recipes I share and be inspired to take their own steps towards making their own gardens and goodies.