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Pie It Forward + 2 Giveaways!

07.23.13 Pie It Forward + 2 Giveaways!

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The idea is pretty simple. Bake a pie. Put the pie in a piebox and give it to someone. Maybe even someone who would least expect it, like a neighbor or a co-worker or a teacher. Simply to 'pie it forward,' with a gesture of kindness and generosity. Because the wooden piebox is reusable and so beautifully made, the gifting of pie is sure to continue on and carry many a pie.

We're lucky to have partnered with two fabulous ladies who were up for just that. Marisa McClellan from Food in Jars and Kate Payne from The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking

Marisa, an expert canner, food writer and Philly resident, is well known for her cookbook, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round; and quite a favorite resource in the canning community. She also teaches workshops and classes for those looking to start preserving food. We can expect another cookbook in the near future about "super small batch canning." The recipes start with either a pint, a quart or a pound of produce and yield just two to three half pints.  

Visit Food In Jars and read about Marisa's pie-it-forward story. And enter here for a chance to win a piebox serving set and a Weck Jar full of Marisa's homemade sour cherry pie filling to make your own pie!

And Kate. She's a also a canner, an Austinite and a multi-skilled lady. She cooks, writes, teaches classes on green cleaning, food preservation and other food-based instruction. She's also a maker of things. And she wrote the fantastic book: The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking.

Kate's mission? Living thoughtfully in the modern world, building community and neighborly attitudes, making non-toxic choices and encouraging her readers to make informed choices when making purchases.

Go on over to Kate's blog to enter her giveaway: a piebox serving set and Weck jar of her homemade gluten-free ingredients for your crust!

We'd love to hear your stories about pie baking! And what kind of pie would you pie-it-forward?

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