Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Can-It-Forward Day & Giveaway!

Every year Jarden Home Brands, maker of Ball jars and canning products hosts the Can-It-Forward Day. It’s a good reminder to learn more about preserving, discover their new products and do a little canning. 

This year you'll find The All New Ball Book of Canning and PreservingIt’s the biggest book they’ve ever put out with over 350 recipes for canning, jamming, pickling and preserving.

There are so many cool recipes in this book! Harissa, Worcestershire sauce, fermented Ginger Bug, Citrus Vanilla Bean Marmalade, Whole Grain Thyme Mustard, even Cold Cured Salmon with gin or vodka. There are also guides to dehydrating, freezing and canning fruit and vegetables. It has beautiful photos from Hélène Dujardin

This year I canned cherries for pie, using a recipe from the new book. It was easy as pie! If you’ve never canned pie filling I highly recommend it. It might be the easiest introduction to canning ever. 

The recipe instructs you to combine 6 cups of cherries with 1/2 cup sugar and cook it for just five minutes. You add some flavorings—2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. The mixture gets poured into sterilized jars which you then process for 30 minutes. Done! There are also instructions for how to use the filling in pie.

Ball sent me their latest jars, they are wide mouth pint jars in a pale turquoise blue.
Whether or not you use these pretty jars, I encourage you to tune in on July 22nd to watch live canning demonstrations on Facebook Live from 10-3:30 EST. There will be chances every hour to win prizes. You can also ask canning experts questions on preserving or canning via Twitter with the hashtag #canitforward from 10AM – 5PM EST on July 22nd. Feel free to share your own creations on Pinterest and Instagram and don’t forget to use the hashtag #canitforward


GIVEAWAY!


Leave a comment telling me what you last canned or preserved OR what you plan on canning or preserving next, and I will choose one winner who will receive: 

A copy of The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving
A case of Elite Wide Mouth Pint Jars in turquoise blue
A $5 off coupon to use at the FreshPreservingStore.com 

In order to win you must have a US mailing address. Be sure to enter your email address in the field where it is requested. Do not leave your email address in the body of the message.  Contest ends on Monday July 25 the 2016 Contest courtesy of Jarden Home Brands.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving, a set of four wide most pint jars and a $5 Ball canning supplies gift certificate.