Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get Canning Giveaway

Summer is coming to an end & in our book one of the best ways to save the taste of summer is canning. Right now we are in prime tomato season, canning salsa & crushed tomatoes to use all winter. Our peppers are also producing heavily so we'll pickle some to use in those winter chilies. Many people have commented on the blog that they are afraid of canning or want to try but never have. We used to be just like that but then last year we picked up a copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving & dove in. It was just so satisfying to have basement shelves full of locally sourced produce ready to use in the dead of a MN winter.
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Recently, Ball sent me the Home Canning Discovery Kit which contains jars, lids & a jar lifter. Since we have a good stock of canning supplies we decided to share the kit with one of you in the hopes that someone else will discover the joys of canning. To the kit we will add a canning funnel, a magnet for handling hot lids & two jars of jam that we canned this year.

Here's how to enter...

1. Take a look through our preserving category & leave a comment telling us which canning recipe you'd like to try.
** If your email address is not on your blogger profile or available through your own blog or website, you MUST leave it in your comment so we can contact you

2. For an extra entry, Twitter about this contest & send me a comment letting me know you did.

The winner will be chosen with a random number generator on the morning of Tuesday, September 14th. Because of the cost of shipping this prize can only go to the US or Canada, sorry.

Disclaimer: Ball sent me the canning kit for free but did not reimburse me to write about it or to do a giveaway.

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54 comments:

Marie (a.k.a. gardenfreshtomatoes) said...

I picked up one of these a month ago - the instructions are so clear that it took all the fear out! I'm makin' pickles like crazy!

I really enjoy your site, Kat - keep the great eats coming!

Lauren P said...

I would love to try your corn relish recipe, I am fairly new to the Midwest and love the sweet corn here!

secretsofawannabehousewife said...

I really, really want to try the vanilla applesauce! PS: It's my birthday today... Does that make my chances better? ;)

dangerkittydesigns [at] gmail

secretsofawannabehousewife said...

I also tweeted it on both my accounts (dangerkitty713 and housewifewannab)

dangerkittydesigns [at] gmail

Jo said...

I'd love to make some beautiful fig jams like you did -- the colors are terrific and would surely be a cheery sight throughout the Boston winter! I've never canned before, but am anxious to give it a try.

Rose said...

I'd make the mustards and the jams. I know we'd use them and they would make great gifts too.

Rose said...

Tweeted it from rosermtnbiker!!

Jacky Hackett said...

I just decided this weekend that I need to take a shot at canning. The Pepper Salsa looks like a good place for me to start! jackkhcktt@gmail.com

Chris and Amy said...

We've had your "Oven Dried Tomatoes" recipe on our "to-do" list for weeks. Just letting the last tomatoes ripen on the vine. Thanks!!!

Recipe for Delicious said...

I want me some of that apricot blueberry basil jam. Sounds amazing.

Chris C said...

I think the Apricot, Blueberry & Basil Jam sounds divine, and I'd love to give it a try!

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marianne said...

I have also been intrigued, yet apprehensive about canning. This could get me started on some homemade salsa - your pepper salsa recipe sounds delicious!

M said...

My dad and I used to pick apples each fall and make homemade applesauce. I would love to try canning applesauce and testing out some of your creations.

M said...

I also tweeted...madsyjoy is my username

Amy said...

Clearly it's applesauce canning time! Or, it will be soon. The chai applesauce is calling to me.

vvendy said...

OH MAN Strawberry Balsamic Jam!!! Looks so so tasty!

vvendy said...

Also tweeted @ vvendy

Anonymous said...

I'd love to make some fig jam or other California goodies for my east coast friends and family. What a great giveaway!

missionamanda AT gmail dot com

tamilyn said...

My top three choices are the zucchini relish, the apricot-blueberry basil jam and the spiced honey. I tried refrigerator pickles this year-my friends are telling me canning isn't as hard as I think.....hmmmmm. This would probably help me over my fears :)

Lindsey Williamson said...

i love figs...i would love to can some fig preserves!

Ms Pink said...

I would LOVE to make the fig jam...I never thought I liked them until recently and I LOVE the beautiful colors...

I also really want to make the oven dried tomatos...I'm going to be scouting for romas at the market this wkend...hopefully there are still some around!

Courtney said...

I have always wanted to learn how to can! I would love to try your fig jam recipe--I love figs :-)

Courtney
cmb0096 at yahoo dot com

Karen Brown Letarte said...

I used to love canning our home-grown tomatoes when I was in grad school... even in a teeny apartment with no ac. I really miss it. My sister used to do the best pickles, too. I can't find her recipe and in one of my many moves got rid of my canning kettle. Sad....

Jen F said...

Since I have a LOT of unripe tomatoes still on the vine... Green Tomato Jam! I've just started canning this year, and am surviving on borrowed equipment, so would love to have gear of my own. :-) Thanks!

Tara said...

Applesauce! We just planted two apple trees and I can't wait! Thanks :)

Mom24 said...

I'm so torn! I'd probably do the applesauce or the oven roasted tomatoes.

Amy said...

I would love to try the green tomato jam and the vanilla applesauce.

Anonymous said...

Definitely the Strawberry Balsamic Jam. Enjoy your blog daily !
brianmiller50@me.com

Vicki said...

Mmm, fig jam! It's been a while since I've made any.

Vicki said...

I tweeted!

Heather P said...

It's a toss-up for me. I'd love to try the Black Forest Preserves and the Spiced Honey for myself, but I know my husband would probably love the Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves.

farfallafly@yahoo.com

SOX said...

Hot Pepper Jelly so in the middle of winter I can pour it over cream cheese, warm it up, then spread it over crackers! Yum yum yum.

Lori said...

A very nice giveaway. If I wond I think I would give it to one of my begginner canner friends. But I may have to keep the jam for myself. Wink!

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

Your apricot blueberry basil jam sounds delightful :)

thanks!

lovemeknotcreations@gmail.com

Jenny Sunshine said...

I had an abundance of tomatoes last summer than just wouldn't turn before the frost started so I made your green tomato jam and it was wonderful! I would definitely make that again!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

Just perfect...I was just asking around for 'How to can'... sadly my family never taught me so I am teaching myself. Your recipes and directions/ tips will be great! I am going to try the Apricot, Blueberry & Basil Jam because my kids are huge jam and toast lovers.

Lara said...

I'd love to try your hot pepper jelly!

ledhorses@gmail.com

siri said...

The apricot, blueberry, and basil jam, of course! Looks awesome.

And don't worry, even though I'm based in Norway, I have still have "connections" in the twin cities. Can I still be included if I give a St. Paul address?!?!

Julie said...

Oh how I'd love to win this!! I think your champagne and thyme mustard sounds awesome :)
sporadiccook@gmail.com

Julie said...

I tweeted it
http://twitter.com/sporadiccook/status/23943614513

kat said...

Siri - If you have a US or Canada mailing address you can enter!

Diane said...

Any of the fig jam recipes, they look great.

grace said...

great giveaway, kat! i want to try all your mustard recipes. :)

Janet said...

I would love to try the apricot, blueberry and basil jam. It is such a nice color and sounds very tasty. jh_talbott@hotmail.com

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

I'd try the Pepper Salsa and some of the mustard recipes first. I've been wanting to do some canning so this kit would be a great start! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for sweet corn season to try canning some corn relish. Your recipe for it looks excellent!

meye0878@umn.edu
Kelli

zelda139 said...

I very much want to try making pickles.

Christiana Thomas said...

pickles! Also corn relish. Yum.

Anna Johnson said...

I have already made the jam and we tried the zuke relish last year. We loved it. Right now I have 10 huge cukes ready for pickles!

anna_marie_johnson at yahoo dot com

willbear said...

Spiced Honey, what a great idea for a Christmas gift!

Greta said...

Ooo - I'd like to make some mustard!

Ashley said...

I would love to try canning your pepper jelly and pepper salsa.

Andrew's Mom said...

Garlic scape mustard looks good - but any jams.

Laura said...

Oooooh! I'd make a couple of things...the ginger peach applesauce, chai applesauce (with some extra cardamom), and the hot pepper jelly.

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