Pickled Ramps (BBB)


Today’s BBB giveaway is Tart and Sweet: 101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler. This is a beautiful book, packed with gourmet recipes and mouthwatering photos, but it’s also a basic canning guide. It strikes a balance for beginners and experienced canners with complete tutorials for boiling water bath canning and pickling along with fundamentals like blackberry jam and tomato ketchup while also serving up creative twists like spiced pear cardamom butter and cinnamon blood orange marmalade. The experienced canner will not be bored! For those of you who also enjoy the unusual, there are recipes to can up such items as nettles, fiddleheads, and ramps. I was going to try out the pickled ramps recipe myself, but by the time I made some other things, including planting some of my ramps whole, I didn’t have enough, but in case you do, here is the recipe: Pickled Ramps.

(Am definitely doing that one next spring!)

Do you need this book today? Let me know!


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s BBB giveaway is sponsored by Gloria Elizabeth, in honor of her grandmother, Melissa, and daughter, Katherine.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a copy of Tart and Sweet. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (April 18). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (April 19). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

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UPDATE 04/19/12: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #49, LisaAJB. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. lauren says:

    Oh Goody!!! I just found her blog a week ago and have been wanting to get my hands on her cookbook ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chickenlady62 says:

    Would LOVE to win this book , please toss my name in for the drawing! :snoopy:

  3. marymac says:

    I need a book like that, and please, the recipe for pickled ramps. BBB

  4. jkeating says:

    I’ve just started to can and would love this book. Thank you!

  5. justdeborah2002 says:

    what a great book giveaway…BBB please

  6. wkf says:

    BBB me pleaseand Thank You !! :happyfeet:

  7. [email protected] says:

    I’d love one of these books BBB!


  8. tea4too0 says:

    I would love to have this book, please enter me in the BBB.
    Thank you, T

  9. countrygirl221 says:

    BBB please

  10. abbygirl says:

    My husband and I love ramps. We have been buying and eating them for weeks. I would love to learn to can them, so we could have this wonderful treat at other times of the year!

  11. Julia says:

    ooh. BBB please

  12. 54R4H says:

    Yes, yes I DO need this book! Please enter me in the BBB! (BBB)

  13. Old WV Broad says:

    Yummy, Count me in!

    Not sure I will spare the bulbs for a few years, but who knows!

    Thanks, Billie

  14. Miss Nellie says:

    I love canning and making jelly and jams eventhough the two of us eat very little of it. BBB please.

  15. langela says:

    Please enter me for the BBB giveaway. Thanks!

  16. HFleitz says:

    Cinnamon Blood Orange Marmalade? wow, that sounds amazing! BBB please!

  17. cclear1959 says:

    I would love this book, sign me up please

  18. AnitanTony says:

    I’m a fanatic of canning books. Excited to see this one. It is on my list of “to Buy”, alas, I am allowing myself just a couple a year now because I lose control When buying books! :fairy:

  19. cindyinohio says:

    Sounds great! BBB please!

  20. kelly jo kirby says:

    Please pick me for the BBB! I really want this book!

  21. mountainkat says:

    I’m a beginner who’s starting to look for some new challenges and this book sounds awesome! BBB me, please!

  22. kellygilbert says:

    I just found your site and absolutely love it! It reminds me of the Summers I used to spend with my Grandma canning. It has really brought back some good memories for me 8) I’d like the BBB please.

  23. Murphala says:

    BBB!! One of these days fortune will shine. I have no canning books at all, so I keep hoping! :happyflower:

  24. HobbyHillFarm says:

    Would love to win a new book!! :clover: Please pick me….

  25. daria says:

    Please enter me – this looks like a great book.

  26. HomesteadJen says:

    I need this book! Funny how things come full circle. I just finished Jessie Knadler’s new memoir “Rurally Screwed,” which lead me to look for this canning book. So pick me, since otherwise I would have to buy it!

    (I don’t think ramps grow in my part of VA, but you have me longing for them!)

  27. boyjim says:

    Just bought a pressure cooker to start canning. Would love the book, but I have to ask, what is a ramp? BBB

  28. stacylee says:

    BBB please! I have decided that ramps will grow in central Indiana, if we can have muchrooms, we can have ramps!! This book looks beautiful.

  29. Leah's Mom says:

    Sign me up, please…looks like a good one!

  30. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have this book. BBB.

  31. Squeegees Mom says:

    Ooh, the blood orange marmalade sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the BBB. Thank you.

  32. absinthe says:

    This book sounds wonderful! Please count me in for the give-away.

  33. DebiJ427 says:

    Enter me too, please. I just started canning this past year and I LOVE it! BBB

  34. Lana says:

    Please add my name to the list! Thanks! Looks like a great book!

  35. naomibeth3 says:


  36. hansbrough says:

    BBB… I need it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. emmachisett says:

    I’m always on the look out for new and adventurous canning recipes! I’d be thrilled to win the BBB book.

  38. bonnie335 says:

    Awesome give away. I want it. BBB

  39. AmyI says:

    BBB Please…sounds like a great book!!!!

  40. Claudia W says:

    I’d love to win this BBB! Thank you!

  41. gerryvoland says:

    This sounds like a must have for me! BBB Please!

  42. lattelady says:

    BBB please. I would so enjoy a copy. BBB

  43. collector1 says:

    BBB Please!


  44. evonne says:

    my friend has that Tart and Sweet book, i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have my own copy… check out the carrot habanero sauce.. it’s AMAZING….
    please enter me for the copy of Tart and Sweet

  45. LisaAJB says:

    BBB, yes I need his book. ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. jeepdriver says:

    I was just looking thru this book at my local bookstore and found my mouth watering. I want to can this year and am starting to collect jars etc. Please enter me.

  47. Nadeanne says:

    I’ve heard good things about this book. I would love to have it!

  48. aprilsinohio says:

    BBB Please! :fairy:

  49. grandeb1956 says:

    Yes please! BBB thanks

  50. mintamichelle says:

    Yes! Me. Please!


  51. weimarmama says:

    I would so love to win this book. BBB please.

  52. wildcat says:

    I would love to learn how to can! BBB please! :happyfeet:

  53. Dori M says:

    I would love to have this book. Thanks!

  54. Nobarnfarm says:

    I would LOVE this book! I have my Grandmother’s BBB and this would make a wonderful addition to it! BBB me!

  55. mrsdmahogany says:

    I would so love to win this! BBB please! I have had my eye out for ramps now, but am not sure if they are this far north in Canada!


  56. joeyfulnoise says:

    BBB, please!

  57. boulderneigh says:

    Yes, I need this book! (thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  58. sparkles2307 says:

    BBB me please! Pickles are a foreign realm as yet to me.

  59. MissyinWV says:

    BBB Please!

  60. Bells says:

    I’d love this book!

  61. Laurie P says:

    BBB please!! The book sounds wonderful.

  62. ChristaH says:

    BBB pretty please

  63. dee58m says:

    YES plezzzzzzzzz.. I would love to win this one…we LOVE so many things pickled. This sounds like a fabulous book to have on hand, and pickled ramps! Who knew! BBB

  64. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I’d LOVE to win this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. sal says:

    Oh boy, I almost missed this one. Gotta keep my mind on the important things! BBB if you please! Thanks, Sal

  66. Ann says:

    I’ve never tried ramps, they sound delicious! BBB please!!

    Thank you,

  67. moondragoness says:

    BBB pretty please!

  68. Kbrenna says:

    Love to have this book, I need pickles!!!!

  69. Kbrenna says:

    Forgot to put the BBB! sorry

  70. kellytorrey says:

    count me in, please!

  71. Canoe Corner says:

    My veggie garden is in its third season this year and starting to really produce. This book would be great to learn how to store some of that produce. Please put me in the draw for BBB!

  72. AnnieB says:

    Pickled ramps! Now I HAVE to be BBB ‘ed!!! Please!

  73. tmavraides says:

    I do love an interesting canning book!!! Please enter me. Thank you as always.

  74. SuzzyQ says:

    BBB please & thank you!

  75. sourmilknightmares says:

    I love unique recipes! BBB

  76. srfitzg144 says:

    I would love to get either of the books. I’m always looking for new canning recipes. I just did a small blog about ramps and I’m excited to try this recipe! Thank you!

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