Winners of Our “June = Jam Time” Giveaway Are . . .

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!

Each will each receive a copy of Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin and a box of pectin from us; and a case of 4 fruited 8-oz jelly jars and lids and one plastic iLid from Fillmore Container.

Consolation Prize

Savory Spiced-Mango ConserveFor 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 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.

Strawberry-Banana Jam on Toast
Strawberry-Banana Jam on Toast

"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 Jama definite kid favorite.

Sharon says:

"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.

Jam in jars
Maple-Vanilla-Peach Jam -- Photo by Andrea Sheaffer

"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.

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3 Responses

  1. Veronica
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    I’ve made several of the recipes from your book since it came out. I wanted recipes that were just a little bit different. Not that there is anything wrong with plain strawberry jam, but the additional flavor from just another ingredient or 2 goes a very long way to make it my own. And less sweet also lets the other flavors through. This past week I’ve been working with cherries and your recipes make my results fantastic. Cherry-Amaretto Jam, Port Cherry jam. So very good.

    • Mary Lou Sumberg
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      Dear Veronica,
      Thanks so much for letting us know how much you like the recipes in “Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin.” Allison Carroll Duffy worked very hard to get the flavors and the jell to be just right.

      Happy Low-Sweetener Jamming!

  2. Sharon
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    The maple vanilla peach jam sounds wonderful! It just may have to be my first jamming experience because I have several friends and family members that LOVE peaches, including me! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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