As each year passes I find myself growing, preserving and giving more Homegrown presents to family and friends and they Love them!
The garlic harvest this year was excellent and gifts already have been given – fresh garlic, pickled scapes and garlic cloves … more garlic gifts will be given for Christmas. I have only one more jar of the pickled garlic scapes left and those are mine … I really have enjoyed them and posted the recipe back when I discovered it. In the Garden Online is the place I first learned about these wonderful garlic scapes and the blog writer, Colleen, also has a book out “Edible Gardening for the Midwest” which will be added to my Christmas wish list this year.
Since we are on the subject of Canning and books, I want to also mention “Canning & Preserving for Dummies”. The author of this book, Amy, was actually the winner of the Garlic Giveaway I held not to long ago. She hosts a blog over at The Farming Wife - check her out too! I highly recommend both of these sources for your cooking and gardening interests! Great gifts for others on your list too!
I made up labels to add to my canned goods this year in hopes of receiving the empty jars back. Most people will forget (except my parents, they always return the jars) and if they see this little reminder on the bottom of the jar when the goods are all finished up, odds are they will return the jar to you!
It’s has been a while since the Garlic Giveaway and since this is the week of giving thanks……. time to show appreciation to my friendly readers, I worked on some gift tags as a new giveaway this weekend.
It is rather difficult to see the detail on the tags …. the stamped images are heat embossed which gives them a raised glossy look – pretty neat! So leave a comment and the winner will be announced next Tuesday after the holiday and in time for adding to your holiday gifts. Also the newest Linky starts today!! The theme is Stocking Stuffers so make sure to head on over and add your listing – also on the same page I added a Linky to add your facebook fanpage.
Wishing Everyone a Safe, Fun and Enjoyable Thanksgiving! Thanks All!
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