Saturday, August 7, 2010

Canning 101: A Canning Book Giveaway**CLOSED**

I am excited about this book! To be honest, the first copy I got was to give away......but once I looked through it and saw all the fantastic recipes, I kept it for myself and ordered another to give away! Really, it's that good! I think you'll enjoy it too. This month I'll be giving away one copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.
To enter:
1. Simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite food to can is (or one that you'd like to experiment with.)
2. For 1 additional entry, blog about the giveaway and leave an additional comment letting me know that you did.
3. For 1 additional entry, facebook or tweet about it and leave an additional comment letting me know that you did.

Contest is open to everyone until 7pm on August 21st. Winner will be drawn by Random.org on the 22nd.
Also, if you get a chance, head on over to my new poll regarding Farmer's markets (in the left hand column) and vote!

79 comments:

Carol said...

How exciting!!!! I love to can tomatoes and green beans. Those are actually the only two things I've ever canned not counting jellies and jams. I'm ready to try new things now.

Dianne said...

I tried canning peaches for the first time. I loved it! I want to go get more fruit and can it up. And, I can't wait for the tomatoes!

Brenda said...

I can almost everything that comes out of our garden! Green Beans, Cucumbers become relish, bread and butter pickles and dills, strawberry/rhubarb jam, ect. Our big canning effort each year is the salsa from all the tomatoes, hot peppers and bells we grow. I love new cookbooks!

Queen Los said...

Well this year for the first time i am going to be canning peaches for my little peach to eat this winter. I am so excited!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I've never tried canning before. I would probaby start with some sort of fruit...since I love fruit!!!! Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Christa said...

I have the regular ball blue, but I would really love this one. count me in.

Thanks so much for this great giveaway,

Christa

Christa said...

Oops, I forgot to tell you that I would really like to experiment with canning soups and chilies. I really like my own recipes but I don't know if it's safe to can them.

Christa

The Chicken Keepers said...

We can pretty much everything! Love to can! Favorites would have to be salsa, dill pickles, strawberry jam, and applesauce.

Many Blessings,
The Chicken Keepers

AMessWorthMaking said...

Strawberries and tomatoes! I've never canned before though so I have no idea.

Christa said...

I posted about your giveaway on my facebook.

Christa

girottifamily said...

My favorite is my daughter's pizza sauce and any tomato-y she cans. We'd love to own this book! ~ Deb

allsewnup said...

I would really like to try my hand at fruits other than in jams and jellies. Also my kids, who are not great veggie lovers, will eat anything pickled. I've done the cukes but I'd like to see if beans and carrots would interest them along with any other veg.

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

I've put you in my sidebar. Thank you for the chance.

Carolyn

Marsel said...

I like to can wax beans, although okra is fun because it's a little more 'decorative'!

The Pink Fawn said...

I met a lady at my booth today that mentioned she cans her peaches, pears and other fruit using honey instead of sugar. I would love to try it! Thanks so much for offering up this great giveaway.

erin said...

peach jam is my fav!

crazymaizy at gmail . com

The Chicken Keepers said...

We blogged about your giveaway on our blog. Great giveaway! Thank you!

The Chicken Keepers
thechickenkeepers.blogspot.com

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I started writing a comment here this AM and then the internet went out! Imagine that! I was all excited about this book and poof! The connection was gone, but not my enthusiasm. I've high-tailed it back to get my comment in while I have the chance. I really could use a canning book!

My favorite thing to can are tomatoes because it's one of those things that's actually GOOD for you canned. It brings out the lycopene in the fruit. And we eat LOTS of soups in the winter here, so I never have enough canned tomatoes.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Just FB and Tweeted the give-away, too!

Holly said...

Hey, I ended up finding pickling cukes at our farmers market today. I'll be canning those this week. Just think, if "random" chose me, you would save a bundle on shipping!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Berries are still my favorite item to can ~ but my girlfriend just gave me a jar of corn cob jelly and that just might be my new favorite after I give it a try!

Renee G said...

My favorite thing to can is zuchini relish.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Sharon said...

Tomatoes are my favorite thing to can, I also do jellys & jams, garden vegetables & have canned some meats. I would love to win this book so that I can try something new.

Sharon said...

I also posted about this on my Face Book page.

Brenda said...

Trying to can blueberry pie filling after too many years of not canning at all.

Valerie said...

Hello! I started canning tomatoes my first year of canning. I did only this for two years, then added green beans. Now, I can any type of vegetable or fruit we have in abundance that can be put through the canning process. Glad I found you! Am now a follower.

XO,
Valerie

Gail said...

Good morning, Heather! I have two foods I enjoy canning the most. Tomatoes and peaches. I always canned peaches with my mother growing up, so it brings back good memories. Hope your Sunday is filled with blessings! Gail

Brenda said...

Just added this contest to my facebook account!

donna rae said...

I want to try all sorts of things... that's why I'd love to have this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Prairie Homemaker said...

Hmmm I would love to can strawberries. I saw some in the $ store yesterday and they were so pretty!
hugs
mel

Prairie Homemaker said...

I have to admit I feel silly leaving so many comments in a row...
I did blog about your blog and giveaway.
http://texasprairie.blogspot.com/

Hugs
mel

Prairie Homemaker said...

Last one, I posted about you on FB.
I do love your blog otherwise I would not try to send folks to it!
You do a wonderful job!
hugs
mel

Kimberly said...

Strawberry Vanilla Jam is my favorite and what I wish I could be canning right now! Sounds like a wonderful book!
I would love to learn how to can meats and soups.

Dianna said...

Great book for a giveaway! I've been using the Ball Book for 37 years...and have all of my favorites marked and notes to myself along the way.

allisonsbj3 said...

My boyfriend and I have been making jam together and would love to try some new recipes! (Our favorite so far is strawberry.)

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

I love canning but my favorite are james, preserves and conserves.

JenW!~ said...

I haven't actually done any canning yet but I found this great salsa recipe that I've been making and I'm hoping to can some of it soon.

lisawith4 said...

Oh man!!! I hope I win this book. A friend was just telling me how she loves her Ball Canning Book. She has an older version but says that it's the best canning book she's ever used.
Hope you've had a good weekend. As I type, I've got pectin getting ready to boil for my blackberry freezer jam. yum!

Amy said...

I have this book! It's fantastic and anyone wanting to can needs it. Even if you've never canned before, the recipes in this book are awesome and easy to follow.

52knit4 said...

My kids say what they like best......hands down..........is APPLE BUTTER.......we pick the apples together, peel them, cut them up and cook 'em down......they help in every stage of the game........now that they are teenagers they do a lot of it and I supervise......It's wonderful........hot biscuits and apple butter......2nd is plum jelly.......yum.

Meg said...

Bread and butter pickled yellow squash. It is the ONLY way my husband will eat squash!

Foster Momma said...

I like to can peaches...they just looks so pretty in the jar and taste so yummy in the winterm months. This year I want to try to make chicken corn soup in the pressure canner...just got one...can't wait to try it out!

Suzanne said...

I've only ever canned applesauce, peaches, salsa and jam. And I love them all. I never knew that veggies needed a pressure canner.
That book would be wonderful to have as I am starting to try more and more things...

Colima said...

Okay, so last year was my first foray into canning and I loved the zucchini/yellow squash relish I made. I also did some apricot jam which turned out well. I would really love to try to make some spicy/pickled carrots. I have been experimenting with a recipe but haven't gotten it right yet! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)
Colima

free indeed said...

Would love to win this for my daughter who is new to canning and is always borrowing my stuff....I don't mind at all, but I know she'd like her own. :)
I can jams mostly these days, but dilly beans are on my list if I can get someone to pick the beans for me!

Housewife Extraordinaire said...

I don't know how to can, but have been reading up on the process in hopes of attempting it soon! The first thing I'd like to try is peaches and/or peach pie filling!

Damaris said...

I have been doing alot of research on planting, growing and canning your own food!! Winning this book would be AWESOME!! XXOO, Damaris

Jennifer said...

Our family LOVES to can salsa! I'd love to venture out and start canning more fruits and vegetables. I've only used the water bath method, but the pressure canning intrigues me since meat would be great to have in our root cellar!

SewLindaAnn said...

I would like to can anything. I have a pressure cooker, bottles and all to do it. I'm paranoid about doing something wrong and having something go bad. I guess I just need to do it and get over the fears.

RecessionMom said...

Banana peppers are fantastic canned!

yschulte said...

Tomatoes are easy and useful!

themidnightgardener said...

I blogged about the giveaway at http://themidnightgardener.wordpress.com/
Thanks!

farm~maid said...

What a great giveaway!
I've been canning for quite awhile and I love it.......and so does my family. I'm only recently trying some new things like different canned beans and soups.

Christa said...

Hi Heather,
I just posted your giveaway on my blog.
By the way, the red and white quilt in my side bar on my blog was not made by me. I'm actually starting on one a a couple of weeks. Red and White quilts are my favorite.

Have a great weekend,

Christa

Cheyenne said...

You're so generous! I love canning salsa...last year we canned moose for the first time and it was GREAT!

DianeM said...

Yum...I have many fond memories of the taste of canned peaches...I would LOVE to taste those again :)
Please enter me for a chance in your give-away...I've added your blog to MyYahoo so I can keep up with your blog.
Smiles, DianeM

Miss Antoinette K. said...

How wonderful! I would love to enter your giveaway! I have wanted this book for my hope chest!

Blessings,

Miss Antoinette

LeAnna said...

I've canned a lot more this year than I have in the past. Lots of jam, peach pie filling, and tomato sauce. As soon as apples are ready, and if I have the energy (being 30 weeks pregnant and all) we'll be making applesauce and canned apple pie filling (which is my favorite). Your peaches look wonderful!

Yuki said...

Well, I'm like new to food canning, but I would like to learn it, it's why I want to win! ;o)

The only think I canned in my life was a total flop! It was a red berry (don't know the name) and I wanted to make jelly out of it and at the end it was the EXACT same color as Pepto Bismol! ;o((

But I would really like to can pumpkin because it's been like 20 years since my grand-mother stopped canning it and I loved it! Yum!

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

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Katrina said...

My favorite thing to can is chunky applesauce, with tomato sauce coming in a close second. The colors, the texture, the FLAVORS! Yum. Wonderful.

Jo said...

I am a SALSA canner. Just did 33 quarts on Thursday!

Cora said...

Jellys and jams are my favorites, but now that I am really getting into this canning thing, I want to experiment more and more!
Thanks for a chance on the book and for your tips and info!

Holly said...

This is my 2nd year of really canning...I am loving it...We canned that last of our tomatoes yesterday and it felt very sad to know harvesting the garden is almost done :( But as for your question, I love to can relishes...just about any kind...I love to see how they will look in the jars after they are processed...
Thanks for blogging :)
Happy Canning!
Holly

Beth said...

I have only canned tomatoes, other than jams and jellies. I am looking forward to doing pickles and pumpkins this year as well. I'm big on freezing. I freeze corn, green beans, green peppers, and peas, that all come out of my garden.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sharon said...

I love to can anything that is from the garden. When I can I dont worry about there being "snake heads, grasshoppers or anything else in the jar other than what I put in it. Would love to have a chance to win this wonderful book.
Thanks for giving it away.
Sharon

Sharon said...

I love to can anything that is from the garden. When I can I dont worry about there being "snake heads, grasshoppers or anything else in the jar other than what I put in it. Would love to have a chance to win this wonderful book.
Thanks for giving it away.
Sharon

tumbleweedsandtwisters said...

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes! Everytime I open a jar it smells like summer!

C said...

I love to can anything with fruit. I actually messed up a strawberry merlot jam by actually following the directions and not adding pectin to get it to jam up (the author left the pectin off the list of ingredients). It's one of my family's favorite cake and ice cream topping. I can't wait to try applesauce with honeycrisp apples this year and whole cranberry sauce around Thanksgiving!

C said...

I posted the giveaway on my facebook page!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

oh! I would LOVE to win this!!! :)
Honestly, I like to can everything! :) (except beets...oh they are *not* fun!) I love to do peaches, green beans and corn! :)


thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I tweeted!! :) https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/21565902162


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Jennifer said...

The only thing I've ever tried is some jams and jellies. But I would love to attempt to can foods with a pressure canner. Unfortunately, I don't have one LOL! But someday I'm hoping to be the proud owner of one ...

Andrea said...

This year, I am soooo into canning pickles. The first couple batches I made turned out so well, I'm encouraged to make even more! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Miss Antoinette K. said...

I have blogged about your giveaway so that makes 2 entries for me! :)

http://practicalsimplicity.com/blog/2010/08/new-homestead-blessings-and-a-giveaway/

Blessings,

Miss Antoinette

Sarah Grace said...

I'd like to be entered! :) I've always wanted to can pickles..or jam.

Lady Farmer said...

I just found out about your giveaway! Please enter me! Although I have been canning for many years, one is never too old to learn something new. And I have a couple of daughters that would like to learn to do some canning on their own so perhaps, if I won this book, it would go to one of them!
While not my favorite food to can, I love to have it on hand. I have just finished 100 lbs of tuna! Once you've had home canned, you will never go back to that stuff in the grocery store they call tuna! (My cats won't even eat it!)
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Blessings!

jjrm said...

I would love to enter this giveaway. I have had my eye on this book. I don't have a favorite thing to can as I recently got my water bather and looking forward to canning my first thing. Some pasta sauce or something.

Thanks

Sharon said...

Our favorite thing would be Peach Jam, it taste so much better than anything from the store.
Thanks

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