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A Weekly Bite Giveaway With Ball Canning!


Last week I made my first ever jam using the canning method by Ball Canning. I have to say that Blueberry Lime Jam was pretty good! We are eating it with everything!

To teach cooks the simplicity of canning, Ball brand canning is hosting the third annual National Can-It-Forward Day on Saturday, August 17.ย  National Can-It-Forward Day allows home cooks to connect via a national circuit of canning parties and social media activities. New and experienced canners can participate in a live webcast of canning demos where viewer questions will be answered in real-time.ย  This year, we are excited to announce that renowned chef and Food Network star Ted Allen will be live on site demoing his favorite canning recipes for viewers!

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You can find information about how to participate in Can-It-Forward Day atย Canners can also join the conversation on 8/17 via Twitter using the hashtag #canitforward.

The National Can-It-Forward Day webcast will begin at 10am EST on August 17th live from Union Square Greenmarket in NYC.


One lucky reader will receive the below items to start their canning adventure.

  • The Ball Canning Discovery Kit
  • The Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving
  • One coupon for a free case of Ball brand canning jars
To enter, leave a comment telling me what item you would can with all these supplies. A winner will be announced next Tuesday.
Good Luck!

22 Responses

  1. Melissa said on August 16, 2013 at 8:18 am


  2. Denise Pinel said on August 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I make a plan to can every year but then get overwhelmed because I don’t have a clue on how to do it!

  3. Rachel said on August 16, 2013 at 9:27 am


  4. Cecilia said on August 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Tomatoes…they are abundant at this time of the year here in Northern CA.

  5. Elyse Tomanio said on August 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Denise- I’m a lot like you! Maybe this will finally prompt me to do it!!! I’ve got some great butternut squash starting to grow, and I love to eat that all yr long! Not really a summer fruit people thing about with canning… But… Growing it is a new adventure for me- preserving it will be too!

  6. Patricia said on August 16, 2013 at 11:27 am


  7. Allison said on August 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Hmmm, fruit?

  8. Karen Ambrecht said on August 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I used to can all the time but with the kids gone and working full time I just don’t do it anymore. Wish I could get my kids interested, but they are boys and I don’t see that happening soon. This would have been a great giveaway.

  9. Amelia said on August 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What a fun giveaway and webcast! I grew up watching my mom and grandmas can everything. They had huge gardens and it was cheaper on the wallet too. Nothing tasted better than summer jam enjoyed at Christmas time. Yum!

    I would definitely can some peach jam, tomato sauce, or salsa right now in an effort to save and savor the flavors of summer. Hopefully your little ones enjoy your canning! Builds such great memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sarah L said on August 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I want to can some dill green beans.

  11. Karla G said on August 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I still need to can some peaches and some lovely jam while I still can!

  12. Noreen said on August 18, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I want to can blueberries and asparagus, but not together, lol

  13. Marty said on August 18, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I’ve never canned before, but I’ve been reading more and more about it lately. I think I would maybe try pickles at first because it seems fairly simple, but I would hope to work my way up to my great grandmother’s recipe for raspberry jam. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Heather said on August 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Figs from our tree… if I can get to them before the birds do!

  15. Staci A said on August 19, 2013 at 10:52 am


  16. Cynthia R said on August 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I want to make some homemade salsa with my green peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

  17. Sarah Newton said on August 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I’d can low-sugar pears from our tree in our backyard. I love that you don’t need a sugary treat from the bakery to satisfy a sweet tooth, because these pears are so great when canned!

  18. Elizabeth B said on August 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I’m new to canning, so this would be awesome! I’d like to try to can pickles (cucumbers) this year…it seems easy…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Natasha said on August 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve been dying to get into canning but just haven’t been confident enough to actually do it, so this would be awesome! I think I would start with a strawberry jam – my favorite!!

  20. cristi m said on August 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I would love to try making Strawberry Jam

  21. Isaac Farley said on August 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I love making my own salsa, it would be nice to try making a big batch and canning it.

  22. Terry T said on August 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    My mother has the best peach jam recipe, I would love to try my hand at it.