It's that time of year again! International Can It Forward Day will broadcast live 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, four blogger ambassadors from across the country will share their preserving expertise during the live webcast.
Some of the new products this year include the special color edition of the Ball Brand Jars. This year is purple, which I'm incredibly excited about and have stocked up with quite a few different sizes because purple happens to be my all-time favorite color. It looks absolutely gorgeous on the Ball jar as well, don't you think?? (They come in both pints and quarts)
Also new this year is the Guide to Preserving book. Most of you have probably already bought an edition or maybe even had one passed down to you but with the all new recipes (and if it's been handed down, much updated, haha!) it's more than worth investing in this new version. I had a lot of fun looking through all the recipes and I already have quite a few pages tagged for when we really start to harvest from the garden.
One last honorable mention goes to the Ball Sip and Straws. There have been many versions of how to use your Ball jars for drinks but these are hands down my favorite. This version comes with the lid and matching straw and what's really awesome is that you can also buy the colored bands to match! They're very easy to wash and there's nothing that screams more 'summer' to me than sitting out on the deck with my Ball jar full of tea, hanging out with the chickens.
Now for the special goodies for today! Tune in to the live webcast of canning demonstrations from 11:00am – 4:00pm EST, featuring an integrated chat function to submit your home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast! Watch the live cast right here on our blog even, you don't have to go anywhere!
Now for the bit that I know you've been waiting for.. the CONTEST! Jarden Home Brands is offering one lucky winner a case of the special 2015 purple jars. All you need to do to enter is let me know what color you would be interested in for 2016. I think black would be pretty neat, don't you?? (Contest for U.S. residents only)