Tart and Sweet


Today’s BBB giveaway is another copy of Tart and Sweet: 101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler. One of the things I love about this book, aside from the creative recipes and gorgeous photos, is that it’s arranged seasonally, which makes it easy to browse ideas that are available to you now-now-now from your garden or the farmers market. Spring means Strawberry Orange Compote or Pickled Asapargus–or maybe some Sweet Apple Cider Baby Beets? Many of the canning recipes are accompanied by further recipes to use what you’ve made, which is handy and mouthwatering. I want to make Strawberry Orange Compote just so I can make the milkshake. The salad recipes makes me want to can the Sweet Apple Cider Baby Beets because it actually makes beets sound good. I’m not a huge beets fan, but the photo of the salad looks delicious.

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 Kathy Jackson, in honor of her mom and dad.

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 (May 3). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (May 4). 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: 05/04/12: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #42, abhaya. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. CharleneB says:

    I would love having Tart & Sweet! I had my first garden last year, and enjoyed freezing tomato sauce and squash. I didn’t do so well with the peppers – green & red – though I’ll try again this year in a different spot. And the cucumbers! Wow – who’da thought they could grow so quickly! This year I’ll be planting: tomatoes, red & green bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and sweet basil. The rest I get from the farmers market. Would be great to know how to can – we already have two freezers for meat & stuff, and a pantry of store-bought canned goods. This city girl is truly appreciating the taste and quality of home made goods and would love to be able to do more of it herself!

  2. StuckinMiami says:

    BBB me please.

  3. Sher in Ky says:

    Please put me in the drawing for Tart & Sweet. The way you’ve described it has me intrigued with the different canning recipes. We just moved onto our farm this year and started our first true garden so I’m going to need ideas for canning in an extraordinary way. (BBB)

  4. justdeborah2002 says:

    Would love to read this book…BBB please.

  5. kelly jo kirby says:

    Please pick me! I really want this BBB!

  6. Murphala says:

    Enter me in BBB (Tart and Sweet) please! Thank you! :fairy:

  7. [email protected] says:

    Yum! I would love to win the BBB!


  8. cclear1959 says:

    BBB Please enter me in the drawing, I would love to have this book

  9. nutritionlady says:

    would love to share this with my daughter….BBB

  10. lwb says:

    I would love this book! I love canning, cheese making and cook books of any kind! Very useful. I am always looking for new canning ideas!!

  11. 54R4H says:

    I would love to win this book, please! BBB!

  12. cindyinohio says:

    I’ve never pickled anything. Sounds fun and yummy! Count me in please!

  13. marylhall330 says:

    Hi Suzanne…hope your day is good…please enter me in the BBB.

  14. DoTson99 says:

    Would love to win this book, always looking for new ways and different ways of preserving garden produce.

  15. Carol in NC says:

    Would love a copy of this book. Looks like a good one!

  16. Leah's Mom says:

    Sige me up too!

  17. Pete says:

    Sounds great! YES! I want one, too!! BBB.

    Looks good, too. :dancingmonster:

  18. utroukx says:

    bbb, please!

  19. Darlene says:

    Would love to have this book! A big thank you for including her blog on the first give-a-way, I love it! As far as escaping animals I do believe Solha has the prize. Between the two of you I am totally entertained. :heart:


  20. wtrmllngirl says:

    BBB, please! πŸ™‚

  21. Ramona Slocum says:

    BBB me too please.

    MN Mona

  22. Nharah says:

    BBB me, please!

  23. WhiteIvyFarm says:

    We’re just getting started in canning and this would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway! BBB

  24. Julia says:

    oooh. BBB, please!

  25. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have this. BBB please.

  26. Grasswidow says:

    BBB…please :purpleflower: !

  27. mebr1 says:

    :dancingmonster: BBB for me please. Thanks

  28. Abiga says:

    BBB for me tee hee! :shimmy:

  29. LK says:

    Sounds tasty! BBB for me too, please.

  30. AmyI says:

    BBB Please!!!!

  31. AutumnK says:

    BBB please.

  32. gerryvoland says:

    Sign me up! BBB please!

  33. knittypat says:

    Love to read you every morning. BBB please!

  34. absinthe says:

    BBB please! This book looks lovely!

  35. marymac says:

    I would love to win this book. BBB

  36. bsue54 says:

    Sweet and Tart BBB? Yum!!!! I love pickled beets and maybe my DH would like them in a salad :hungry:

  37. FreedomValleyFarm says:

    So much I need to learn about canning…Please sign me up.

  38. JReed says:

    I’d love a copy! BBB please!

  39. abhaya says:

    Sweet and Tart would be sweet! The BBB I’ve referred to for years would not be without a copy. Sign me in!

  40. Shelly says:

    Would love a copy!!

  41. HFleitz says:

    BBB, please!

  42. daria says:

    BBB please! Thanks!!

  43. PV Grammy says:

    I need this book. I just bought a pressure canner/cooker.

  44. r1ch999999 says:

    I’d love to win something like this, I found some canning recipes on the internet last year and made a few things, jelly and pickles, but I’d love to try a few more things. BBB

  45. langela says:

    Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. stacylee says:

    BBB please! It looks great!

  47. judydee says:

    Please enter me. I am really interested in the recipes for using the canned/pickled items. Hope I win, if not I may have to order it!

  48. Bells says:

    would love this!

  49. jmabc5 says:

    I would love to win a new canning book! (BBB)

  50. alosyu says:

    I am always looking for new recipes for canning. I would love to have this.

  51. Darlene in North GA says:

    Sounds yummy to me! Count me in.

  52. emmachisett says:

    Inspiration for the coming season of preserving. Yes, please enter me in the draw for “Tart and Sweet”.

  53. roosterrun says:

    This book sounds interesting. Please enter me in the drawing.

  54. roosterrun says:

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  55. farmkat says:

    Would love a copy – please enter me in the BBB drawing.
    Thanks Suzanne!

  56. ChristaH says:

    BBB please!

  57. STH says:

    Please enter me (BBB)! Thank you!

  58. AnnieB says:

    Yes, please…..BBB me!!!

  59. KLabmom says:

    Yes, please πŸ™‚ BBB!

  60. AnitanTony says:

    Please enter me please, looking forward to a new book for the kitchen. BBB :sheepjump:

  61. nosnowtn says:

    BBB, me too! I’m addicted to canning and it looks like a great read. Thanks!

  62. boulderneigh says:

    Yep; still need this book. πŸ™‚

  63. naomibeth3 says:


  64. West Virginia Bound Ladies says:

    i would love a copy of this :chicken:

  65. oddgirl says:

    BBB please and thank you! :happyflower:

  66. grammyscraps says:

    Sign me up, please. I love the idea of recipes for using what you have canned.

  67. moondragoness says:

    ooh, BBB me please!

  68. lgoforth says:

    BBB. Pick me!

  69. Squeegees Mom says:

    BBB Please! Thank you.

  70. aprilsinohio says:

    BBB PLEASE! :snoopy:

  71. Cubzwin1908 says:

    Thanks for another drawing!!! Please enter me as well.

  72. Debbie in PA says:

    I would love to win this book–the recipe that you mentioned do sound yummy!

  73. morganaross says:

    BBB me, please! I’m starting my first garden this year and I’m looking for ideas for what to do with the produce!

  74. kirbie says:

    While this is my first post, I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and have honestly been on my computer non stop reading all your blog posts!

    I think I’d like to be entered into win the BBB please! I’d be excited to win any of your recipes, they all sound so amazing!

  75. Leila says:

    I’d love to win it!

  76. Gardengirl1 says:

    Ohhhh, I would love this book !!! BBB Please :fairy:

  77. countrygirl221 says:

    :woof: I want it!!! I want it!!! :woof:
    :snoopy: BBB please :yes:

  78. quinn says:

    I would love to be in the draw – thanks!

  79. jamitysmom says:

    Me too! BBB, please – love your contests!

  80. Michele-lee says:

    Need it! BBB

  81. hoosiergal says:

    I would love to have this book. Thanks hoosiergal

  82. Almost Heaven, WV says:

    Tart and Sweet……oh how I would love one of these! Please, with sugar on top. :yes:

  83. Laurie P says:

    BBB Tart and Sweet how wonderful.

  84. Melissa H. says:

    Tart and Sweet – BBB. I would love to have this book!

  85. kathy says:

    :sun: Yes, I’d love the Tart and Sweet book.

  86. LaChienne says:

    BBB pretty, pretty please πŸ™‚

  87. Wendy says:

    Well, I don’t need it today-lol…but would love to have a copy! BBB

  88. JRR.Esq says:

    BBB please!!!

  89. TwistedStitcher says:

    BBB me please.

  90. laurie hamar says:

    BBB please…and thanks for the opportunity!

  91. Country Blossom says:

    Yeah a canning cookbook!! Please enter me! I’m rebuilding my cookbook collection after a house fire.

  92. CarrieSpins says:

    Wow, I don’t have this one yet! Please enter me!

    Carrie in UT

  93. dethomps says:

    I would love to win this book, please draw my name or number, or however you choose a winner! Thank you in advance. Debbie

  94. guernsey_girl says:

    BBB me please. Thanks and everybody have a super evening!!!!

  95. lmullins5 says:

    My sisters and I began canning about 4 years ago and now get together several times a year to can, craft, and reconnect. Canning and cooking have helped us share stories of our families and memories of our pasts. Please BBB me. I would love to share this with them like I have shared this delightful newsletter.

  96. MelKilMD says:

    Please toss my name in the hat! Thanks!!

  97. rhubarbrose says:

    How nice to have a chance to win this BBB. It looks like a great book – I would love it! Thanks

  98. farmershae says:

    What a lovely book. BBB please

  99. hansbrough says:

    BBB please, would love to win! πŸ™‚

  100. mommafox says:

    I have asparagus comming out of my ears! I could sure use a book that has a pickled asparagus recipe. Please count me in.

  101. DRYVEM says:

    BBB please! I would love to have this book!

  102. Kbrenna says:

    BBB me please!

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