{FSC Book Club} Round 4 Selection & Giveaway!


Kate “This summer I want to make cucumber pickles. I can never seem to grow enough cukes for a batch.”


Stephanie: “Moving into a house with cherry trees, and could use some preservation ideas!”

FSC book club

We read, we cook, we chat.
That is the FSC Book Club.

Having successfully cooked our way through the third round of the FSC Book Club with Whole Grains for a New Generation, we are thrilled to announce our next fantastic book selection for ROUND 4!

Beginning on June 24, we will be reading and chatting about and cooking our way through… Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em Up by the incredible Sherri Brooks Vinton. Click through that first link for awesome videos & recipes!

fsc book club put em up fruit

fsc book club put 'em up fruit

HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?! We waxed poetic about our love for Sherri and her Put ‘Em Up series in our Earth Day giveaway post, but her books are serious kitchen shelf staples for anyone who wants to get into home preservation and canning. They are perfect for both novices and experienced canners alike and the books are beautiful! Put ‘Em Up Fruit also has awesome “Use ‘Em Up!” segments filled with ways to use up your preserved fruit and fruit scraps. So so helpful and useful.

To celebrate the announcement, From Scratch Club and Storey Publishing are offering another giveaway of two copies of  Put ‘Em Up Fruit! Right in time for you to start reading along and cooking through it with the FSC Book Club. Giveaway ends at midnight, Friday June 21st. 

To enter to win, watch the inspiring book trailer video above and then leave a comment telling us what new canning adventure awaits you this summer. Veteran canner looking for a new jam recipe? Never before put up fruit before? Tell us what’s on your summer fruit to-do list.

Giveaway Details: Each winner (two winners total) will receive one copy of Put ‘em Up: FRUIT by Sherri Brooks Vinton, to be shipped directly from Amazon or/ Storey Publishing.

  • Open to US Residents only.
  • Giveaway ends at midnight Friday, June 21st, 2013. The winners will be notified via email and announced on this blog on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013.
  • We will pick the winning comments, randomly via the always random, random.org.
  • All entries must be in the form of ONE comment below. Comments posted on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter will NOT count towards this giveaway. Good Luck!

Disclosure: We purchased the giveaway book.

fsc book club put 'em up fruit

fsc book club put em up fruit

Get ready for the launch of Round 4!

We will start reading and (virtually) cooking together on June 24.

  1. Get your hands on a copy of Put ‘Em Up Fruit! Enter the giveaway (ends one week from today, midnight, June 19th, 2013)! You can also visit the FSC Pantry on Amazon to buy a copy of this book and all other book club selections. A small portion of sales from our shop will come back to FSC to help support our free book club. Think of it as a tiny tip jar to keep everything running smoothly.
  2. In the meantime, if you aren’t a member yet…  go ahead and sign up for a free account at Goodreads! That’s where the book club is hosted & where the bulk of our conversation takes place. Sign up for an account (learn more here) and poke around!
  3. Follow FSC Book Club on social media! Follow @FSCBookClub on Twitter and “Like” FSC Book Club on Facebook too. You can also use the hashtag #FSCBookClub on Instagram & Twitter so we can see your updates. Questions? Check out our Book Club FAQs right here. If you still have questions, leave a comment or post it on the GoodReads forum.

Giveaway ends at midnight, June 19th (one week from today!) GOOD LUCK!


48 Comments Add yours

  1. saltedplates says:

    Great I already have that book but have only used it as a reference. In fact I was just eyeing it across the room 2 nights ago thinking I should bust it out. Great selection 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    My first ever canning project is going to be pickles!

  3. I’m looking to try a little bit of everything this year… jams, preserves, pickles, relish but I’m also wanting to experiment with making my own bloody mary mix (picked veggies and all) and some fruit shrubs for drinks!

  4. nikki says:

    Ooh! That book looks awesome! I want to make jelly with some homemade boysenberry juice… is in my fridge and I need to do something with it stat.

  5. Terveista says:

    Yay!!! Another giveaway 🙂 I always end up wasting fruit especially when I purchase in bulk so I’m looking forward to learning some new ways to can those leftovers. I’m hoping there will be some future posts about canning veggies as well – with my garden up and running, I don’t want to waste a single pea.

  6. Alison says:

    I love to can and am always looking for new recipes. I just made apricot with rosemary jam and it gave me a whole new appreciation for rosemary.

  7. libby says:

    We are trying pickles this year; 🙂

  8. Kris T. says:

    Sour cherry preserves

  9. Tammy says:

    Loved the video. Kimchee is on my summer list.

  10. Leta says:

    My favorite thing to preserve is strawberry jam! Love using it for all sorts of things from toast to desserts.

  11. Sara says:

    This summer my goal is to make blueberry jam!

  12. cara says:

    What is not on my list this year?! I did a small amount of canning last year and became obsessed. This year I am excited for blueberry jam, tomato sauce, mixed veggie pickles for tacos, canned peaches, and pepper jelly of course!!!Some of these I have done before but I am excited to learn more this year! Your video was definitely inspiring!!

  13. Sam says:

    Canning in general is our goal this summer; there’s so much to explore! We’re not growing fruits yet, except for lemons.

  14. Tonya says:

    Been wanting to learn how to do this!

  15. jaminmaine says:

    Our cherry tree is fruiting for the first time this year. We’d love to find a tasty way to make preserved from it!!

  16. Cynthia says:

    Still in love with saurkraut from when we were reading and cooking “The Homemade Pantry” and would love love love to put up some salsa this summer.

  17. Kelly Lynn says:

    I’m excited to make some jam this year! I’ve made lots of fruit butters in the past, so in ready to move onto something different!

  18. Kate says:

    This summer I want to make cucumber pickles. I can never seem to grow enough cukes for a batch.

  19. Aubrey says:

    I am excited to do something with peaches. Nothing beats peaches in Feb to help you get through the long (long)winter.

  20. lauren says:

    just in time for strawberries!

  21. Robin says:

    I want to try something new, other than jam, such as a curd. Sherri’s 5 spice plum sauce sounds delicious!

  22. Stephanie says:

    Moving into a house with cherry trees, and could use some preservation ideas!

  23. As the fresh fruits (and vegetables) become available I want to learn how to preserve these delights to enjoy into the cold hard winter

  24. Janet Kemper says:

    I think I am going to love this book!

  25. Sue Morelli says:

    YaY, I have her first book and looking forward to this new venture of her second. I taught myself to make jam and carry the tradition in making raspberry jam from Mom’s raspberry bushes. This will be my 4th year canning. Looking forward to canning some other fruits and to play along again with FSC members. 🙂

      1. Sue Morelli says:


  26. Very happy that this is our book selection — particularly because it means my cousin Sue (Morelli) will be re-joining us! 🙂

    1. Sue Morelli says:

      love and hugs ❤ 🙂 Glad you are aboard too!

  27. Kim Tobin says:

    I can’t wait to can this summer!

  28. kgmom says:

    I’m making pickled garlic scapes tomorrow! Also looking forward to peach jam later this summer.

    1. Greta says:

      Thninikg like that shows an expert’s touch

    2. Ca serait quand même génial que quand Federer joue son coup, la télé passe en accéléré, et pour les autres à vitesse normale,le jour où il saura faire ça, il sera définitivement un dieu vivant !Enfin Tony Roche dit qu’il a encore plein de choses en magasin et qu’il n’atteindra sa plénitude que dans 2 ou 3 ans, alors sait-on jamais 😉

  29. I just started canning memorial day weekend and am very excited to join the book club and see where this new read takes me.

  30. Weatherly says:

    I am going to make cherries in an amaretto syrup to put over ice cream in the winter. I have never tried canning salsa but I might give it a try.

  31. Kathleen Johnson says:

    I got canning supplies for Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to give it a try – tomato sauce, pickles and jam!

  32. Oooh I would LOVE to win a copy! So excited to try new recipes this summer and fall!


  33. Meg G. says:

    I took a canning class last fall and loved it, but never got my schtuff together enough to try it at home. I need some additional inspiration from the experts! 😉

  34. Oh boy have I fallen off the book club wagon, lol.

    Book trailers are a great idea! Sherrie Brooks is a girl after my own heart, I’m looking forward to the book. And how awesome would it be to win it? Very.

    And how did you know about my secret maraschino cherry fixation? That’s the special one for me this summer!

    Hope everyone’s having a great pre-summer.

  35. Canning is a huge part of my summer routine. Pickles, applesauce, peaches, tomato sauce – you name it. New to me this year will be salsa.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  36. Darcy Rickard says:

    For me, canning is so.ething I watched my grandparents do… From a distance. I was never allowed in the kitchen while the gooseberry jam was being made- I think because of all the hot things: tools, pots, berries, water. But I absolutely LOVED gooseberry jam on my toast, in my cream of wheat and even on ice cream. If it isn’t to let science, as she says, then maybe, just maybe, I can learn to make some heavenly preserves myself.

  37. vickie says:

    I love to can. I love to see the jars lined up of beautiful food available to eat, give as gifts, or to swap. I don’t have anything specific that I am hoping to can this year. I just want to see what comes my way.

  38. Grazia says:

    I am on the hunt to find jam recipes with less sugar. I kills me to add almost equal amounts of sugar to fruit. Our house loved black and blue jam!

  39. Meg Nupp says:

    I got my canning kit for Christmas last year — would love to figure out how to break it in!

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