Can I tell you a secret?
Lean in close.
I’ve never canned anything
PHEW – it feels good to get that off my chest.
Please don’t take away my Southern card!
It’s on my bucket list, but it seems like there’s so much involved, and truthfully, I’m intimidated; so when I was contacted about participating in International Can It Forward Day and receiving the Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Batch Canner + Multi-Cooker, I was intrigued, and excited, and totally IN! (Plus I get to give back to y’all, and that’s my favorite!)
Not only are you able to water bath can with this, you can steam, cook, boil, and blanch! (make sure to read the instructions thoroughly!)
I have friends who bring me delicious salsa, jellies, and jams that they’ve canned; and I see beautiful shelves packed with garden veggies and pickled deliciousness and a part of my Southern heart beats rapidly with desire to do the same. I think I now have the tool that will enable me to become a canning queen.
August 1st is International Can It Forward Day and if you’ve ever had a question about canning or want to learn more about canning; you can join in on a live webstream with 4 amazingly talented bloggers who happen to be canning goddesses (2 of them are friends of mine) Liz from Hoosier Homemade, Christy from Southern Plate, Marisa from Food in Jars, and Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday – you can follow the twitter feed with the hashtage #CanItForward . Ask questions, comment, and participate with International Can It Forward Day with the hashtag on Twitter (and that link) and they’ll answer questions submitted live via an integrated chat forum!! Serious awesomeness, y’all!
Check back tomorrow and you can actually watch the live-stream here on the blog! (It will automatically play once the webcast is live)
On to the awesomest part of this post – THE GIVEAWAY!
Ball® has provided the same incredible Can-It-Forward package that they sent me for one of y’all! The prize package includes:
- 1 Case of 1 Pint (16-oz) Regular Mouth Jars (12 count) (RV $9.99)
- Blue Book Guide to Preserving (RV $11.95)The new 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving is the most trusted resource in home canning for over 100 years and this new 2015 release is its largest update since the first edition in 1909. Expanding 56% from the previous edition, the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book includes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step
1Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi Cooker (RV $149.99) In 2015, Jarden Home Brands launched the third appliance in its FreshTECH family. The new FreshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker is a plug-in, countertop appliance that eliminates the need for stove top heating. This removes the concerns of ceramic-glass stove top owners and makes it more convenient to handle than traditional water bath canning pots. The appliance enables users to multi-task during the canning process, eliminating the need to monitor boiling water or move the pot to fill and drain.
You can enter by using the easy rafflecopter form below
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