Brian and Kristina Lehmbeck of Ashburn, VA
who host the Mamma Rocks the Kitchen food blog
Sharon Sciortino of Crystal Lake, IL
Congratulations to both!
For those of us who didn’t win, here's a recipe from Preserving with Pomona's Pectin by Allison Carroll Duffy: Savory Spiced-Mango Conserve.
Allison says: "If you’re a fan of chutney, give this conserve a try! Inspired by the classic Indian condiment, this conserve melds the sweetness of mangoes with the earthy, complex flavors of garlic, ginger, and a variety of other spices."
Mangos are a versatile tropical fruit. The mangos sold in the U.S. are mostly grown in Mexico, Central Amereica, and South America and are available almost year-round in the U.S. because they have different ripening seasons. For good information about mango availability and additional healthy recipes, visit Mango.org by clicking here.
Also, if you like Giveaways, we will be running another one for Pomona's Day in mid-August. If you already receive Jam Notes, you'll be one of the first to know about it. If not, click here to sign up for Jam Notes, our e-newsletter.
And now for a little bit more about our winners.
Brian and Kristina:
"Thank you for this fantastic news. We have a relatively new food blog website, Mamma Rocks the Kitchen, just getting out there on Pinterest, Foodgawker and the like but are excited to try new recipes and products and write about them.
"We are new to jam making. Kristina is excited to make strawberry jam and wants to bring our followers along for the ride on our maiden voyage by demonstrating the process.
"We have been customers of Fillmore Container for a while now, which is how I got the email regarding this contest. We use mason jars and different container types for our food pictures and for storing a number of our recipes."
From Pomona's Pectin: Good luck with your blog and we'll watch for your post on Strawberry Jam! Looking for a unique Strawberry Jam recipe? Check out Allison Carroll Duffy's recipe for Strawberry-Banana Jam, a definite kid favorite.
"OMG I'm SO excited! I heard about Pomona's Pectin thru Fillmore Container while looking for canning jars and lids. I signed up for their emails, which introduced me to Pomona's.
"I have been canning tomatoes and other vegetables for years and always enjoy both the product and the project.
"I am new to making jams and jellies and am very excited to try my hand at it. I have had plenty of homemade jams, and even helped my gramma make it when I was younger, but this year will be my first personal attempt and I can't wait!
"Thank you so much for my prize. Now I have no excuse to not give it a whirl!"
From Pomona's Pectin: Allison Carroll Duffy's Maple-Vanilla-Peach Jam is an addictive first-jamming recipe.