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Sunday 6 April 2008

‘Putting up’ Blogging Event

Edit - As of this morning Pixie informed me that she is having a break from blogging for a little while. Hopefully if Pixie is back blogging before the round up May 21st (which we all hope for), I am sure things will remain as before for the round up, if not I will endeavour to take up the reins.

Best wishes Rosie x

My ‘dear’ friend Pixie at You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto came up with a fabulous idea to host a preserves event called ‘Putting Up’. Pixie very kindly asked if I would like to join her in hosting this great event, of course I jumped at the chance like leaping off a cliff without any hesitation! I really enjoy making homemade preserves and I find this event very exciting, so I hope you will join Pixie and I as we preserve our way through fruit and veggies. If it's successful, (which we hope it will be) we will continue with it throughout the year, likely making it seasonal.

We're asking you to share your Jams and Conserves, Jellies, Marmalade, Curds and Butters, Chutneys, Pickles, Relishes and Preserves.

Once you've made your preserve send an email to puttingup(at)gmail(dot)com with the words 'putting up' in the title, by May 21st, with the following information:

* your name, and country

*the name of your blog*

*the name of your jam or preserve

* a link to your post* a photo of your entry (no larger than 500pix)

Please remember to link to both Pixie, You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto and myself Rosie, Rosie Bakes a ‘Peace’ of Cake, so others can participate. You are welcome to use our "Putting Up" badge.Feel free to present a recipe to go along with your preserve. In fact, that would be a wonderful idea, however, please keep in mind that the focus of this event are the Jams&Preserves and we really want to see that JAR!

Afterwards, we'll post a round up of all your entries and will raffle off a ticket for your chance to win this Jam & Preserve book. Have fun and we're looking forward to your creations!

You do not need to have a food blog to enter, so if you are are interested, simply send in your photo and recipe.

Pixie asked if I would give an online preserving interview with her, I was more than happy to share with her and our readers, tips and points I have learnt along the way since starting out on home preserving myself. I would like to share with you my interview which you can read posted on Pixie's Blog at, You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto Blog. Pixie has kindly added some of my photo’s to this interview from preserves I have posted here on my blog


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Good luck with your event girls:D Preserves are in everyone's cupboards:D

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Good afternoon Rosie :)

I tagged you for very short Six-Word Memoir... :)

Have a good day, Margot

Kelly-Jane said...

I haven't made anything like this for a couple of years, but I'll see if I can jam it in somewhere =)

Deeba PAB said...

O WOW Rosie. Brilliant idea! already thinking.Off to Pixie's to check out your 'interview'!! Cheers

Sylvie said...

That looks great Rosie and guess what I just bought last week!? A new preserves and jam cookbook, so I guess I better try a recipe from it for your event!

Dhivya said...

wow!amazing idea rosie:))count me in

Donna said...

Oh little love... think the only thing I know how to preserve is...Nothing!!! It's been years, but if I can remember one, I'll try!! Have fun in that kitchen today!!hughugs

Abitofafoodie said...

This sounds like an interesting event and I hope to take part. I have a whole lot of jars sitting in the cupboard just waiting to be filled with something delicious! This is the incentive I need to get creating.

Uma said...

looks like a wonderful idea. Best wishes.

Rosie said...

Hi Val, thanks can’t wait to see what round up we have :D

Hi Margot, awe thanks sweetie I will get this done very, very soon :D

Hi K.J. hahaha love it Jam it in some where :D

Hi Deeba, Great news looking forward to your entry :D

Hi Sylvie, isn’t that spooky a new preserves and jam cookbook brought last week!! This will great for this event – thanks for joining us :D

Hi Dhivya, Oh I am SO pleased you’ll be taking part :D

Hi Donna, I do hope you’ll be able to join in get those jars ready – hope you’re feeling better sweetie hugshugs x

Hi Antonia, yippee looking forward to viewing your yummy creations :D

Hi Uma, awe thanks sweetie :D

Thanks ladies and can't wait to view your creations who are joining in with Pixie and I.

Best wishes Rosie x

Gloria Baker said...

Rosie, this event is interesting and lovely!! I have an Award (other) in my Blog, you may take to yours. Don't have to name others 10 you may make that you like,xxx Well designed

giz said...

We're in too - I guess it's time to take my jars out of hybernation. This will be fun.

dabrah said...

Hi Rosie, I love to eat preserves, but so far I haven't had much luck making them. My latest disaster was a chutney which went rotten in less than two weeks (and it was refrigerated!!!). So I think I'll be a lurker and just hang around picking up any tips that fall my way.

Ruth Strong said...

Great event idea!!! I'll have to get preserving!!!

RecipeGirl said...

I'm excited about this one. I've already got a couple of things in mind!

Peter M said...

As I've posted in Pixie's blog...count me in...pickling will be my focus.

Emily said...

This sounds fun! I'll definitely participate.

Retno Prihadana said...

Nice picture Rosie, good luck for the event.

Pixie said...

Hi Rosie,

Am so pleased you are helping me with this event and hope we can convince others the importance of preserving and show step by step procedures to build up everyone's confidence!

btw the click for the prserve photo isn't working


Rosie said...

Hi Gloria, Awe thank you SO much sweetie and I am very honoured and thrilled with this award!! :D

Hi Giz, brilliant news!! I’m looking forward to viewing what you come up with, can’t wait!! :D

Hi dabrah, oh no, you have my sympathies here on your chutney. Please feel free at any time to ask me any questions if I can be of any help!! I hope you will pick up many good tips up on this event , which I am sure I will too :D

Hi Ruth, yeah and I am SO glad to hear you’ll be joining us for this event!!! :D

Hi Recipegirl, oooooh a couple of things – I am getting really excited here wondering what you’ll be preserving – gosh this event is going to be such fun :D

Hi Peter, wonderful , wonderful, I look forward to viewing your entry and pickles I adore so will be right up my street!!! :D

Hi Emiline, whoo-hoo great news – thanks for joining us on this event!! :D

Hi Retno Prihadana, ahhh thank you!! :D

Many, many thanks everyone for taking note of this event and for your support!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Pix, many thanks sweetie for kindly inviting me to join you in this event!! I am SO excited and thrilled at the same time :D

I am hoping today to post my Lemon & Lime Marmalade with quite a few step by stepby step pics and procedures hoping this may be useful information for anyone reading & viewing.

I will have to look into the pic Pix to see why it isn’t working – thanks for letting me know :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Siri said...

Nice concept Rosie..will try to contribute!


Rosie said...

Hi siri, thanks and keeping fingers crossed I hope you can join us in this event, that would be great!! :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Gigi said...

great recipe rosie! loved all the step by step photos.

Rosie said...

Hi Gigi, thank you! :) I hope this may take the fear out of making marmalade for new preservers out there :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Now after I made my first marmalade, I would love to participate... I will think of something before the end of the event :)

Rosie, I replied to your comment here:

Have a good day, Margot

Rosie said...

Hi Margot, oh great news I am SO pleased you will be joining us :D

I will pop across on you link now.

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

I would love you to take part :)

Pixie at You say Tomahto I say Tomayto is also running this event so please could I ask you to also link her site too :) Pixies link can be found on this post - many thanks Rosie x

Anonymous said...

I've added a link to Pixie and posted a "Putting up" post - hope you like it.

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Have sent you an entry and just about met the deadline, I think.

Rosie said...

Hi Aparna, thank you so much for partaking in this event :) Your mango pickle looks so wonderful!!

Best wishes Rosie x