Weekend Links: Canning Week wrap-up & giveaway winners

The lateness of this weekend link love is indicative of our sloooow summer pace these days. Danny is off work for a two-week stay-cation and I’m thrilled to have him around after feeling continually behind on everything since Clara’s arrival.

Although I joke about giving him the weekend before dropping the ‘To-Do’ list on him, I really hoping he’ll get a chance to relax. As for me, I’m off to Big Summer Potluck on Friday, with Clara in tow. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about that meet-up with friends.

Hey, Canning Week was fun! I’m feeling like I have done due diligence with summer fruits and am (deep breath) ready for tomatoes…and apples…and the bounty of fall.

We have a few giveaway winners!

Photo via Instagram by Hey Porkchop!

First of all, congratulations to @heyporkchop on Instagram! Her image above was randomly selected from the #SBCanIt online hashtag to win a copy of the most excellent cookbook Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. Isn’t that a beautiful shot of her Peach Bourbon Barbecue Sauce?

Also, congratulations to Heather who is the big winner of our Tattler Reusable Canning Lids giveaway! Heather is looking forward to looking forward to canning salsa, salsa and more salsa!

A big thank you to all who entered the giveaway – nearly 1000 comments from you home canning enthusiasts!

Here’s what caught my eye around the web this week.

Have a great Sunday, all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Loved your canning week, Aimée! I was hoping to participate more myself, but I’ve been finding it difficult to keep up with the pace of summer as well. I hope you have lots of fun at BSP next weekend…I’m bummed that I can’t make it this year, but can’t wait to live vicariously through you and your beautiful photos. 🙂

  2. So, nice to hear that your Canning Week has lots of fun and you are enjoying. I like to join yet I am quite busy. By way, congratulations to all the winners on the giveaway.

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