Event: WTSIM… #9 savoury preserve! (28sept2007)

Event announcement:
Waiter, there’s something in my (WTSIM)… #9

The theme for September’s WTSIM… is perfect, especially for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. We are being asked to make a savoury preserve. The only difficulty will be in deciding what to preserve! There are so many wonderful things brimming out of baskets at all of our local vegetable stores.

I confess that I’ve never actually done any canning, even though I really wanted to, especially after reading Barbara Kingsolver’s wonderful novel Prodigal Summer. There is the most brilliant description of newly jarred preserves lined up on the counter gleaming in the late summer sun – that chapter alone is worth reading the book.

Here is what Johanna (The Passionate Cook) wrote in her announcement of WTSIM… #9:

I bet I am not the only one who finds pleasure in filling up jars and jars of good food and stacking them up neatly in your pantry to be enjoyed at a later date. I wouldn’t go as far as dusting them off twice a day, but I do cherish these little treasures immensely. […]

[W]e’re not jammin’, we’re talking SAVOURY PRESERVES only […] in some sort of jar/bottle. Typically, something that is preserved in a liquid, be that oil, vinegar or brine, not vaccuum-sealed, freezer-dried or flat-packed.
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Happy preserving and whatever you do, just don’t get yourself in a pickle!

Once again, the deadline for WTSIM… savoury preserve! is Friday 28 September, 2007. If you would like to participate, please read the following for more information: