Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Giveaway: Not your grandmother's canning kit


As my colleague Andrea Weigl reports Wednesday, canning has taken off with a whole new generation of home preservationists.


To keep up with the popularity, Ball has a new Home Canning Discovery Kit: 3 jars with lids, a nifty heat-safe canning rack/lifter basket for lifting jars from boiling water, and a recipe book with instructions for pickles, relishes, salsas and a few more specialties you can make easily in a boiling-water canner.


To celebrate the smart cooks who are canners, I'm giving away one kit, which retails for about $10. Respond here with a name I can recognize you with, and we'll have a random drawing at the end of the day Wednesday.


Don't forget to check back here -- if I can't reach you, I can't send it to you.


23 comments:

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Never tried canning before, but would love to try!

ssolomon said...

My husband's "wings it" when he cans...would love to see him can the right way with the right tools!

Ann from Fort Mill said...

That sounds fun to try.

Stephanie said...

I recently became interested in canning and have purchased. Few books to get me started. Now just to get the supplies! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
Stephanie t.

Barbara said...

Really there is a lifter basket for lifting jars from boiling water?? Intelligent ... obviously I'd like to win it, thanks for the chance!

donna said...

Would love to win. Have never tried pickles,only jam.

jenniferwfowler said...

I would love to try it to make some peach jam

Gretchen said...

I've got a coupon from Sunday's paper to buy this just in case I don't win.

Cathy said...

CRidenhour@carolina.rr.com
I would love to win the Canning kit. I would love to try to can salsa I've only made fresh. I have been canning with my Mother for many yrs. & would love to learn how on my on now.

A. said...

I would love a nice canning kit. I've been freezing fresh veggies and would like to start canning them. -Amelia

KellyLM said...

I've always wanted to try canning.

Nancy said...

I haven't canned in years, but would love to again.

Anonymous said...

Would love it Allen E.

Bobbie said...

Would love to get back into canning. This kit looks wonderful.

Barbara Simms

Teresa from Chesapeake VA said...

It would be an honor to win this. My mom canned all the time and she left me her gadget to lift the jars out of the hot water too! Tomato sauce is the best canned! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun way to keep kitchen waste down.

Thanks!
JenniferDR

Deborah said...

Although I have been cooking and baking for too many years to count, I have always been intimated by the canning process. I am ready to conquer my fears and have "Fresh sauce in my house this year".

Lula Lemon said...

I would definitely love to win a canning kit! I've been on the verge of buying one for ages but have never taken the leap.

Amanda H said...

I have been asking my grandmother to teach me how to can for MONTHS! I didn't realize a kit exsisted. This kit could get me started!

Anonymous said...

this sounds great!

Allen

Kimbrell said...

Enjoyed the article. I grew up with canning and freezing, put it aside for many years and now I'm ready to can again!

Allison said...

Pick me! I'd love to give it a try and this would be a great opportunity!

Pam said...

Would love to win.