Review: Not Your Mama’s Canning Book & Giveaway!

by Kate on August 11, 2016

Not Your Mama's Canning Book Giveaway!
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Three years ago, I took a road trip to Vermont. Once there I was treated to 3 days at King Arthur Flour for Blog & Bake. It was there that I met a small group of wildly talented food bloggers, including Rebecca Lindamood. She was so warm and friendly, I immediately felt at ease.

Rebecca is a freelance food writer, recipe developer, cooking teacher and mother of five boys! You can find her over at Foodie with Family where she shares stories and recipes. Rebecca also happens to be a canning superstar!

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

Now thanks to Not Your Mama’s Canning Book: Modern Canned Goods And What To Make With Them, the whole world knows it! This cookbook is wonderfully written, delightful and witty. She’s an amazing cook and this cookbook makes you feel like Rebecca’s in your kitchen, hanging out. She’s your friend just giving your some pointers.

Upon exploring her book, Rebecca explains there are 5 types of canners from the fearful to the “Grandma Canner” to people like me. I am firmly Canner #3: The Jammer Canner. I make a mean batch of jam or preserves and that’s about where my canning talents end.

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

I love how Rebecca reads my mind when she says “You’ll want to CAN ALL THE THINGS” because when I got my hands on this book I felt absolutely inspired! If you have never canned don’t worry though. Rebecca’s book easily walks you through the canning process. The tools you need, the process, food safety and recipes! So many amazing recipes!

I received a review copy of Not Your Mama’s Canning Book along with a jar of Rebecca’s Korean BBQ Sauce and WOW! Just wow! It was amazing and you’ll want to make it. I’ve enjoyed it drizzled over grilled chicken, on vegetables, as a stir-fry, on a spoon straight into my mouth.

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

You name it, I want to put this sauce on it! The great news? The recipe is in Not Your Mama’s Canning Book! Then, you can use your Korean BBQ Sauce to make Korean Inspired Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps.

Rebecca says, “A beautiful jar of something sitting on the shelf doesn’t do anyone any good unless you know how to use it! When I decided to write a canning cookbook, I knew I wanted to provide a solid recipe to go with each of the canned goods …”

This mindset is one of the things that makes this cookbook so uniquely wonderful. The first portion of the cookbook contains canning recipes galore. I cannot wait to make Rebecca’s Vanilla Fig Preserves and Brown Sugar Bourbon Peaches.

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

But these great recipes are only the tip of the iceberg. So first you get your can on … THEN? Then Rebecca give you recipes to use your canned goodies! So once I get my hands on some fresh figs and make a batch of vanilla fig preserves, then I can use them to make Pig and Fig Mexican Style Open-Faced Sandwiches. Yowza! That sounds good!

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

It’s not often that I find a cookbook were I truly want to make each and every recipe. This is that kind of cookbook. I can’t wait to try her California Roll Sushi Bowls. Then there’s this awesome recipe for Smoky Roasted Salsa to later be used in sandwiches, tacos, chili and more! And you guessed it, there are recipes for each of those in the book as well.

Not Your Mama's Canning Book

I can make those Brown Sugar Bourbon Peaches and then later down the road I can turn them into a Drunken Peach Milkshake. Pffft … Who am I kidding? I’d be making that milkshake the next day! Thanks to this cookbook, I now feel confident that I will and CAN expand my canning repertoire without giving anyone a food borne illness.

I know you’ll love it as much as I did so that’s why today I’m giving away a copy for one lucky winner! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win! And in the meantime, you can get to know Rebecca even more by visiting her over at FoodieWithFamily.com

Enjoy!

~K
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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy Andrews August 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm

What a great book love to win.

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Good luck, Nancy!

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Steph August 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

I want to can peaches

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

yum! I love peaches so much!

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Jo-Ann Brightman August 11, 2016 at 5:42 pm

I would love to can cherries.

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

I adore cherry season and it’s far too short. Canning cherries sounds like the perfect thing.

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Anne August 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm

I’m with you in the Jammer Canner camp, but I’d really like to branch out to things like relish and salsa.

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Me too! I need to broaden my horizons.

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Laurel Eden August 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm

This looks like the perfect book to give my sister. She loves to can, but this will make her eyes pop!

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Oh yes, it had that effect on me too!! Good luck!

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Karen D August 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

I’d like to can some Bread and Butter Pickles

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Oh, that sounds so good!

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Carolsue August 13, 2016 at 3:25 am

I’d like to can pickled beets

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

I love pickled beets! I’ve never canned them before either. Sounds like a good pick.

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Jade August 13, 2016 at 3:38 am

Brown sugar? Bourbon? Oh, yes!

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

My sentiments exactly!! It’s a match made in heaven.

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Robin Van Vleet August 13, 2016 at 10:14 am

I just came in from picking blackberries for jelly and saw this contest! I NEED this book, it sounds wonderful and inspiring!

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

It’s kismet! I love blackberry jam. Sounds divine! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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Pauine Gudas August 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

I would like to can some sweet but spicy cucumber pickles

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

That sounds fabulous!!

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Natalie Radbill August 13, 2016 at 11:13 am

This looks like a really great book–I want to make everything I saw!

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Kate August 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

It’s my new favorite!! I seriously want to make everything in it too. It’s awesome.

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Hezzi-D August 14, 2016 at 7:07 am

I like making fruit jams, especially cherries!

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Kate August 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm

I love cherry jam! I just recently made it and can’t wait to share it soon.

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Samantha August 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm

I’d love to be able to can my excess produce from the garden. This year I had so many tomatoes and beans, my kids were sick of eating them. I also would love to try my hand at canning Starfruit Jelly or Jam as I get so much fruit from my small tree and don’t know what to make with it.

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Kate August 17, 2016 at 9:51 am

Wow! The starfruit jelly or jam sounds like it would be SO interesting!

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Rebecca {foodie with family} August 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Oh, Kate! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I’m so glad you liked it. I hope we get to run into each other again, soon!! xoxo

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Kate September 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

I adore your cookbook!! It has definitely made me feel more confident about canning things other than jams. Thank you!!

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