Friday, July 31, 2015

Can It Forward Day is Almost Here!

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Join us on Saturday August 1st for International Can-It-Forward Day! Now in its 5th year, Can-It-Forward Day will broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from 11Am - 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, celebrating the joys of fresh preserving. To showcase the simplicity of home canning and spotlight “Made From Here” recipes from gardeners and food enthusiasts, four blogger ambassadors from across the country will share their preserving expertise during the live webcast: Food in Jars’ Marisa McClellan of Philadelphia, PA, Hoosier Homemade’s Liz Latham of LaPorte, IN, Southern Plate’s Christy Jordan of Hunstville, AL and Yesterday on Tuesday’s Malia Martine Karlinsky of Seattle, WA. Viewers will also get a behind the scenes look at recipe testing and development and the science behind ensuring safety and the highest quality of all home canning recipes. The webcast will also have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time! New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar actuion unveiled during the webcast!
In addition to American favorites, the International event also features flavors from Australian Chef Rebecca Sullivan demonstrating recipes from down under. Participating via web internationally, canners in South Africa, Australia and the UK, will also join by making and sharing their own favorite canning recipes!
So join in tomorrow, Saturday, August 1st and jump in on social media using the hashtag #canitforward to take part in the fun! In the meantime... if you're new to canning or even a seasonal canner, there are some great canning items to look for this year as you begin to plan on preserving your favorite local ingredients in peak season:
Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving: 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 Bookincludes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step guides for beginners and more! (Retail value: $11.95)
Design Series Lids (red + purple): Great not only for home canning, the Ball® Brand Design Series Lids With Bands are also a great option for unique crafting creations, gifts and home décor with endless mixing and matching possibilities. (Retail value: $5.95)
Heritage Collection Pint jars (Retail value: $12.99)
Heritage Collection Quart jars (Retail value: $14.99): These new limited edition Regular Mouth pint and Wide Mouth quart jars are a celebration of the 1915 heritage featuring a vintage-inspired purple color and embossed logos on front and back.
Sip & Straw Lids (red, blue + purple): Fitting perfectly atop any Wide Mouth and Regular Mouth Ball® Jar, you can enjoy every drop of your favorite cold drinks, smoothies or summer tea with a splash of color. (Retail value: $4.99)

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