On Saturday August 1st, Jarden Home Brands hosted this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. An event celebrating the joys of fresh preserving, Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. New this year, was an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast! The celebrity auction to support No Kid Hungry will be going on until Aug. 11. You can check that out here.
I am a newbie to canning myself, but I am finding that I really enjoy it and I especially love the outcome. Preserving your own fresh foods is very rewarding. I was sent a few supplies from Ball that I really look forward to using in the near future. My tomatoes are not quite ripe yet, but when they are, there will be some salsa making going on.
Here is what I received:
· Ball Canning Discovery Kit: The perfect, easy home canning starter set. Equipped with a canning rack, recipe guide and jars, all you need is a recipe and stockpot to begin preserving!
· 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 Book includes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step guides for beginners and more!
· Design Series Lids (red): 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.
· Ball Fiesta Salsa Mix: Better tasting, fresh salsa is simple to make with Ball Brand Fiesta Salsa Mix. Simply add fresh, vine-ripened or canned tomatoes, and mix with a splash of vinegar for perfect salsa every time.
Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.