Book Giveaway!!! Jam On: The Craft Of Canning Fruit

I’m sure you have all met the lovely Laena McCarthy while wandering through Sundays’ McGolrick Park Farmers Market and tasted the delicious jams she sells by the name of Anarchy in a Jar. Greenpointers’ very own Jam Queen is coming out with a book called Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit (in stores 8/6/12).

In the meantime, Laena was generous enough to give away a free copy to one of Greenpointers’ lucky readers! To enter: tell us your favorite jam in the comments below! (it’s that easy!)

One winner will be chosen randomly. Comments will be closed on Sunday August 5th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on Monday August 6th, 2012. Good luck!

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!


  1. Kim says:

    Ah, this is such a hard question for a jam lover! It’s a real toss up between apricot and fig, but if I have to pick I’ll go with apricot. P.S. I’m also a big fan of Anarchy in Jar’s strawberry balsamic jam!

  2. Randy Liu says:

    Strawberry Balsamic Jam

    Or at least it’s my wife’s favorite. We tried it at the green market a couple weeks ago and I think she is become obsessed with it.

  3. Ilona says:

    Wow…there are just so many different Jams to choose from !!! I would have to say

    Blueberry Cinnamon Jam is just decadent!!!

  4. Colin Jones says:

    I have a penchant for lingonberry jam.

  5. Elyse says:

    Strawberry rhubarb!!!!

  6. Sarah says:

    I started to make my own jam about 4 years ago after taking a class with Anarchy in a Jar at the Brooklyn Kitchen. Since then, I try to make jam at least once a year, with last year’s peach lavender as my current favorite. Anyway, the book looks amazing, and I hope I win!

  7. Anya says:

    Looooooooove the Strawberry Balsamic Jam!!!

  8. Maureen says:

    Last fall I went to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival where a lovely woman was selling her homemade jams and jellies. Her strawberry-rhubarb was to die for! I was so smitten I bought 2 jars!

  9. yana says:

    it’s pineapple guava 🙂

  10. Jillian says:

    I love strawberry rasberry jam!! with the strawberries being just a little chunky! its the perfect combo of sweet and tart!

  11. janiejaner says:

    Triple Berry FTW!! … and I also have an enormous fondness for apricot mmmmmmm…

  12. Erik says:

    Blackberry Mission Fig

  13. rachel says:

    blueberry honey lemon preserves would have to be my favorite!

  14. MelodyJ says:

    I love Strawberry.


  15. Samara says:

    I love her Triple Berry jam!

  16. Jen says:

    blueberry! on crostini with some ricotta or goat cheese. Yum!

  17. Emily DiRienzo says:

    Apricot! Especially on brie and pear sammies!

  18. karol says:

    clementine marmalade!

  19. Emily says:

    All the jams are wonderful, but Strawberry Rhubarb is definitely a favorite and my first choice when picking just one becomes too hard (how do you just pick one?!)

  20. Gloria says:

    Man, I feel so boring saying plain strawberry or raspberry… Some of the flavors that others gave here sound WONDERFUL. Blackberry Mission Fig? Strawberry balsamic? Well, maybe if I win this book, I’ll be able to make these other delicious sounding jams. 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway, Jen. Hope you have been well.

    • Jen G says:

      my favorite is strawberry. straight up with sugar and maybe lemon juice. simple is good gloria! but some of the recipes in here are things i am totally blown away by!

  21. Stephanie says:

    Cranberry Apple Jam! Recipe here: So delicious and perfect for the changing seasons!!

  22. Kimberly says:

    Dutch Apple Pie Jam! Om nom nom!

  23. BarbaraC says:

    I love cherry preserves!

  24. Holly Wilson says:

    I’m so happy the book is almost out! My favorite of Laena’s jams is probably the Hot Fireman’s Pear- that touch of chipotle really does something special!

  25. Yvonne says:

    Strawberry and rose is my fave!

  26. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m partial to apricot


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