100th Post Giveaway: Canning For A New Generation – A Giant Reader Thank You!

As I was sitting down to compose a post for today I realized that it would be my hundredth post! I just started this blog at the beginning of the year, and I’ve been blown away by the support of my readers.
So, to say thanks to all my readers who take the time to read, share and comment, I’m giving away a copy of one of my favorite canning and preserving books, Canning For A New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry by Liana Kissoff.
My friend Fruit Lady turned me on to this book, which emphasizes less-sugar preservation and creative canning. I love the recipes and the presentation. It is one of those practical books that I can sit down an read for fun, even when there is no canning to be done.
Here are the rules:
To be entered to win Canning for a New Generation, leave a comment to this post. Winner will be decided by a random number drawing. The giveaway is open until Saturday, April 24th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Drawing for winner will take place Sunday, April 24th and will be announced Monday, April 25th.
This drawing is in no way sponsored or subsidized. I’m just excited to hit the 100-post mile mark and really grateful to everyone who takes the time to read my blog, so I’m going to buy one of you a great book.
Some of you are reading and commenting from as far away as South Korea, Australia, the Philippines, Europe (tack så mycket and vielen Dank!) and beyond. I love you international readers, but if one of you enters and wins we may have to figure out an alternate prize that doesn’t involve shipping.
Thanks again for making the first hundred posts so much fun!
Edit, very late at night: I realized after I got very excited to do this giveaway that blogger totally punked me. I have 100 posts started including all the random drafts I’m still working on for ya’ll, but only 75 published. I’ve thought about this and decided I really don’t care – I’m still doing the giveaway and I’m still calling it the 100th Post Giveaway. Who’s really counting, anyway?
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Backyard Orchard Culture: A Mini-Orchard In The Making


  1. oh me me me! I have been drooling over it for a while now!

  2. Emily Sunwell says:

    I recently found your blog and I'm really enjoying it! Congrats on your 100th (75th) post, that's awesome! The book looks fabulous and a great read for people who love REAL food :)

  3. This book looks amazing!! I really enjoy reading your blog, thanks for such fabulous posts!

  4. NW Homesteader says:

    Even if its 100 written and only 75 published its still 100 posts! Congrats! Keep going! and Great Giveaway!

    alklong at hotmail dot com

  5. I'm in. Congrats and don't stop!

  6. Congrats on your 100 posts! Looks like an awesome book that I will probably buy if I don't win. :)

  7. Congrats on 75/100. Or would that be 3/4?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one Blogger confuses that way. :-P Thanks for the awesome opportunity – this sounds like an awesome book!

  8. Congratulations on 100 written! I enjoy the blog!

  9. I really enjoy your blog and have learned quite a few things! Thanks so much! I love to can and that book looks very interesting!

  10. I enjoy reading your blog…good, thoughtful advice and information. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!

  11. Congratulations – your blog is so successful, I had no idea it was so new!

    I enjoyed reading about your orchard, I've been working out how to get something similar in my back yard. It's a 5 year plan for me right now though.

    Please enter me for the contest, I would LOVE that book. I live in Canada but would be happy to pay the shipping :)

  12. Love your blog, and am also want to plant more fruit trees on our rural 1/2 acre – I'm interested that you are planting in groups of 4 and would like to know more about that!

    I have been canning for a long time, but want to expand into pressure canning, and also need low sugar recipes as I am diabetic.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. I live in Canada and would be happy to pay the shipping should I win the draw! Thanks!

  13. I would also love to be entered in your drawing. I've been teaching myself to can at home over the last few years and am also disappointed by how many recipes are based around sugar.

    And thanks for the book suggestion; I may just have to go out and get it in the great chance that I'm not selected.

  14. Ooh, please enter me in the contest. :)

  15. Canning is something I always thought was for old people….now that I grow some of my own veggies in the summer I can't let them go to waste!! Canning season, you can't get here soon enough!

  16. So glad to find this blog! And thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  18. Just had a salad from the cold frame!

  19. Looks like a great book and I love canning with less sugar.

  20. I'd definitely be interested in being entered for this book!

  21. Congratulations on the success of your blog! Now, congratulate me for winning that book, ok?

  22. Congrats on your 100th (almost)post! This is a fabulous giveaway and will be sharing with my friends!

  23. 75 or 100 whose counting!? Enjoy reading your blog!

  24. Oooh, I'd love to win this! My canning thus far has been, shall we say, "experimental" :)

  25. Excited at the chance to win this book! I canned tons of stuff from my "urban homestead" last summer. I get such pleasure from feeding my family something I grew months before. I especially enjoyed some unusual recipes for jams and chutneys! BTW… i recently found your blog and love love love reading your posts!

  26. Congrat's on your successful blog! I would love to win this book, but love your posts either way!

  27. This sounds like a great book! If I don't win it I'm going to try to find one to buy! Thanks for all the great info!

  28. I'd love to win that book.. Your blog is awsome!

  29. Kellie Coder says:

    I've been a huge fan since my husband sent me the link to "Why the hell do I put myself through this?" I laughed, I cried, I completely understood! I look forward to every post.

    My husband and I met in a community garden, he's been teaching me to can and preserve. The book sounds great, definitely something we could use. My fingers are crossed! Thanks for inspiring us.

  30. Love your blog! I just signed up for a canning class so will put this book on my shopping list if I'm not the lucky winner. You are one step ahead of me on this adventure and I'm loving every minute.

  31. Looks like a fantastic book. I tried my hand at canning last year and would like to do more this year, so I'd love to be entered into the draw. Congrats on 75 to 100 great posts, and here's to many, many more!

  32. Rick (Sinfonian's Garden Adventure) recommended your blog…I love it! That book is on my wish list…

  33. I love your blog! Congrats on the 100th post. That's quite an accomplishment, and a fun way to celebrate with a good book giveaway. :-)

  34. Congratulations on 75 great posts!

    You're in a different Zone, but I love your blog. Your weather is enough ahead of mine that I can really learn from you.

    Thank you for the great blog and the giveaway!

  35. Well, I love a new book! Haven't tried canning yet partly due to the high sugar tradition you mentioned. This could be a new project that I have been wanting to learn for a while!
    Very generous of you by the way! Don't get suckered into doing a real 100th post giveaway also now!

  36. Holy Crap! 135 comments after 3 days?! Damn girl- you gots the goods! Ok, well, here I am, groveling for the book! Great seeing you today!

  37. I was just turned on to your blog by The Inadverent Hippie, and I'm so excited to plan a small version of your orchard! I'd love to win the book :)

  38. Sounds wonderful! I love to can, but want to do more than just the Ball Jar book stuff! Great blog by the way!

  39. Comments to enter this giveaway are now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner will be announced Monday, April 25th.