An Erin Cooks Giveaway: You Can Can Can

July 15, 2011 · 427 comments · Print This Post

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Note: This contest has now ended. Thank you all for entering! Kristin of Meringue Bakeshop just happened to be lucky #43. Congratulations Kristin!

Now that I’ve been getting my Farmers Market on a bit here in San Francisco I think it’s definitely time for me to make my annual attempt to can something. Three years ago I made strawberry jam that ended up being strawberry sauce. I blamed my lack of proper equipment because I had EXCELLENT personal tips and notes from my canning expert friend Marissa.


Then last year on a lark I went to H-Mart, bought literally a zillion jalapenos for something like $2 and decided I was going to make pepper jelly. This time I was prepared. Really prepared in fact as two separate family members had purchased canning kits for me at Christmas time. Thank you Gram & Amanda! The kit itself was fantastic. What wasn’t fantastic was my too small stock pot. You see, for some reason I thought it would be OK to read while I was stirring my boiling hot cauldron of peppers and sugar and was shocked beyond all belief when it proceeded to boil over everywhere. I scrubbed sticky green ectoplasm from the floor, stove, and counters forever.  I did manage to save enough of my jelly though to can it and even though it totally slimed me I thought it turned out deliciously.

As an aside, all of this talk of canning has made the Can Can song from Moulin Rouge stuck in my head on a constant rotation. If you aren’t familiar then I’ll happily share the song-insanity with you.

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This year it appears that Ball has updated their canning repertoire a bit with a number of new and reformulated products. Lindsay at 360 PR was kind enough to send a sample of these items along to me. I’m personally covered in the canning department and honestly as much as I’d like to hoard more awesome paraphernalia the small stature of the new apartment has made that an impossibility so I’d love to pass along the following awesome goodies to you:


1. Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit
2. Ball Blue Book
3. Fiesta Salsa Mix
4. Classic Pectin
5. Kosher Dill Pickle Mix
6. Ball Dissolvable Labels
7. Collapsible Funnel
8. Secure Grip Jar Lifter
9. More Classic Pectin & Fiesta Salsa Mix

Are you ready to test your luck at potentially winning all of these Ball products? If so, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know what you’d like to attempt to can over the summer.

In addition, If you share the link to this contest on your own blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ account etc… you may have one additional entry for a total of two possible chances to win. If you choose this option please leave a link to your shout out as your second comment.  A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator next Friday, July 22 at 5:00 PM PST and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the loot shipped to your home. Best of luck! Note: Sorry readers, but I can only ship this prize to those of you in the Continental US. 

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1 Ali July 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I’d love to make red pepper jelly this summer.

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2 Carol July 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I plan on trying pressure canning for the first time this Summer. I am very comfortable with water bath canning, but need to move to pressure cooking so that I can put up veggies for the Winter.

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3 Renee F. July 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I would love to can some italian flavored tomatoes. We buy so many canned tomatoes and I hear they are the worst things ever to buy in a aluminum can.

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4 The Hungry Crafter July 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Oh my, this is an AWESOME giveaway!!!!! Woo hoo. I’d definitely start with jams — I’m a little scared of canning, and a kit and some jam would be the best way to ease myself into it! Although, it’ll be apple season before long, so perhaps some applesauce? Ooh, or peaches? Well, fruit for sure :) (Can you tell I’m excited by the prospect?)

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5 Eric F July 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Strawberry Jam. That way I can remember the summer, when it gets cold up here in NY.

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6 Sheri D. Maple July 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm

There are a couple of things I would like to try to make over the summer. Peach and raspberry preserves with brandy & cloves. Another is blackberry jam.

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7 Valerie C. July 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I’ve been dying to try canning jalapenos.

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8 Mary July 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I’ve got a raspberry bush in my backyard that I didn’t even harvest last year. I’d love to try my hand at raspberry jam.

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9 SeamstressErin July 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Strawberries. I would can strawberries. Anything and everything with strawberry in it. Strawberry jam. Strawberry syrup. Maybe even pickled strawberries. Who knows?!

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10 Kirsten July 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I am kinda afraid of canning and so a kit would be really the thing I need to try this out. I think I’d start with jam, specifically I’d use a local berry called the Marionberry, it’s like hybrid between raspberries and blackberries.

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11 Jade N July 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I plan on making and canning some blueberry jam this summer and some apple-pumpkin butter towards the fall. I’ve never done it before but my sister and her friend do it every year and this year I’ve finagled my way into their tradition. I can’t wait!

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12 Catrina July 16, 2011 at 6:08 am

I’d can tomatoes & make pickles! My first year with a real garden & evidently my husband bought me way too many tomato & cucumber plants. I will need to dabble in canning! *chuckle*

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13 Cindy B. July 16, 2011 at 6:25 am

I would love to try canning cherry and blueberry jams this summer. GREAT GIVEAWAY!

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14 Sarah R July 16, 2011 at 6:30 am

Tomatoes! Our garden is already overflowing with them!

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15 Cindy B. July 16, 2011 at 6:30 am
16 Andrea July 16, 2011 at 6:34 am

Wow, I need this today!! It’s our local you-pick farm’s last day for the Summer season…tomatoes $5 per 5 gallon bucket. I need to do something with all these jalapeno peppers, too!!!

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17 lauri July 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

I want to try Homemade pickles… I remember my Grandma making them

I would also like to try canning tomato sauce

canning has always intimidated me

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18 amber July 16, 2011 at 7:25 am

Spicy Green Beans – to enjoy year round in Bloody Marys!

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19 Rosemeri July 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

I just made some blackberry jam and it turned out really great. I would love to have this package so I can try some other jams. I’m new to your site and I love it.

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20 LizAnderson July 16, 2011 at 8:24 am

I’m another one afraid of canning! Living in high altitude means *everything* has to be adjusted, but after 30+ years here I’m pretty flexible (which is NOT the same as limber!). Anyhoo, we grow some of the most delicious corn and peaches here; I’d love to learn how to extend our “eatting season,” as our growing season is so short!

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21 Kim Winn July 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

I want to make blackberry jam!!!!!

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22 adrienne July 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

I’d love to make some blueberry ginger jam that I recently read about. Sounds perfect for an english muffin.

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23 Katy July 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

I just made Strawberry Lemon jam and it could have been a bit thicker. I was going to make marmalade and thought I would get tired of it before my last jar, so I zest the lemon peel instead of slicing it to get all the flavor but without the larger pieces. My first time in making jam and I could definately use any help I can get. Thanks for the giveaway!

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24 April in CT July 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Get OUT!! Dissolvable labels!!! I had no idea such a thing existed and I’m definitely getting some if I don’t win this. I have always wanted to learn to can, but always shy away from buying everything needed for it. I grew up spoiled with the bounty of freshness that came from my grandparents garden and so many tasty canned things. After both my grandparents were gone and the last of the canned tomatoes were used up I promised myself I’d learn to do this some day and regretted not having my nanny teach me. I’d probably start with jam and work my way up to canning tomatoes (which I’m also learning to grow!). Thanks for the give away!

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25 Lindsay-Jean July 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I made dilly beans last summer, but went through them waaaaay to quickly, so I plan on canning a much larger batch this year!

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26 Audra July 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I grew up eating canned fruits and veggies but had never learned to canned. I would like to try the pepper jelly. Sounds sooo good.

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27 Meg Miller July 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

This stuff is all brilliant! My roommates and I have been wanting to make our own jams, and we started with Strawberry but had no way to preserve it! That was the most jam we had ever consumed that week!

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28 Kathie July 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I love canning. I made some wonderful peach jam last year. And when my baby sister got married we made strawberry and blueberry jam for wedding favors. Folks LOVED them.

I’d love this kit.

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29 joan July 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm

First…..Welcome to California!!
I make peach jelly and applesauce every year. Love it. I also send at least 5 jars each to my daughter in Somerville. She looks forward to it too, every year.
This kit looks like fun!

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30 Jessie July 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I would love to can tomato sauce.

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31 Barb July 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I would love to can hot peppers!

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32 Lisa~~ July 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Fig preserves. The tree this year is loaded with fruit and we’re just waiting for it to ripen.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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33 Lia July 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

My local CSA is letting people by “seconds” tomatoes by the bushel for canning! I’d give a try at tomato sauce and salsa – I go through so much salsa during the year it’d be great if I could have my own!

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34 Christine July 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’ve been wanting to try for awhile and not it seems possible!

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35 Aaron R. July 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I would can everything I could get my hands on. =D

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36 Michelle July 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I’ve always wanted to try canning but felt overwhelmed at starting out. THis would give me the nudge to get to it! :)

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37 Julia July 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Peaches! My mom made the best canned peaches ever. We’d can for three days straight, peaches, applesauce, strawberry jam & pasta sauce. But her peaches were the best ever. I hope mine can be a close second!

Thank you
Julia

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38 Renee Richardson July 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I really want to try to make purple hull pea jelly. My aunt says it is incredible and I have always to try canning. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, I would love to do this with my kids :)

Renee R
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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39 Fran July 18, 2011 at 12:54 am

Id like to try canning pickles like my husbands aunt does! Her pickles are sooo good!

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40 Barrett July 18, 2011 at 6:13 am

dilly beans!

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41 PaintingChef July 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’m with you on the jalapeno jelly. We were picking peppers well into November last year and I kept saying I was going to make jelly but I never got with it and I ended up throwing out like 3 gallon sized ziplocs positively stuffed with them. But not this year… I’m actually going to do it!

I also think I’ll have a plethora of tomatoes. So maybe I’ll try those too…

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42 Leslie Adams July 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

wow! ben realllly wanting to try my hand at canning some pickles!!! this would be awsome!

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43 Kgroovy July 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

First off – dissolvable labels??? That is amazeballs. Thank you Ball for that!!

We get like 2 weeks here in orange county when ollallieberries can be found at farm stands so i buy them up like crazy and then freeze them. i have a freezer full of them now and id love to mix them up with some strawberries to make jam.

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44 Laura Janelli July 18, 2011 at 9:45 am

Soup! I love to give them as gifts during the holiday!

Chef Laura at Home
http://www.facebook.com/cheflauraathome

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45 Kgroovy July 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

I posted a link to the giveaway on my FB wall. Hope you can see it!
http://www.facebook.com/kristinausk/posts/205506292835140

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46 Deb R July 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

I would make lots of homemade jam!

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47 Rosie July 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I would definitely make chunky strawberry jam!!

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48 Polly July 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I, along with many others, am in the “canning” mode this summer. Thanks for the opportunity at a chance to win this wonderful treasure. Thanks for your site.

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49 cynthia July 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

I would love to have a whole stash of jams, preserves, butters, tomatoes with basil, pickles and anything else I can shove in a jar! Love canning!

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50 Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

Jalapeno jelly, I love it!

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51 Susan K. July 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

I’ve been dying to learn to can. this would be absolutely perfect for me to learn!

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52 Susan K. July 19, 2011 at 11:12 am
53 Kristen B July 19, 2011 at 11:18 am

I have canned in the past under the supervision of other people, but never on my own. I agree, if you do any kind of farmers markets, grown your own, or pick your own, canning is a necessary skill!!

Can’t wait to see where your adventures take you this year!

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54 Pam R. July 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I would love to attempt to make some crunchy dill pickles….I am new to canning (so far I’ve only attempted strawberry jam) and this discovery kit would just make my summer! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!!!!

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55 Aimee P July 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I want to make strawberry-kiwi jam, pepper jelly, and peach jam. I also want to can a large amount of crushed tomatoes:)

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56 Jessica July 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I’m hoping to can tomatoes, tomato sauce and salsa when our tomatoes are ready!

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57 linda schall July 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I would LOVE to attempt to can Beef Stew this summer :-)

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58 Sally H July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I’m a crazy dirty south canner! My faves from this summer so far are the strawberry balsamic pepper jam and “grandma” pickles. My big task for this summer is to try out heirloom tomato ketchup…and I want those big purply-black tomatoes!

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59 Bramble Oak July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I love to can. Last year I put up lots of spicy mixed veggies and I’d like to try jelly or jam (kind of afraid to try those… LOL) What an awesome giveaway!

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60 Laura July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Chow chow!

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61 Yasmin July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I’d just love to make peach pepper jelly, peach amaretto jam, candied jalapeno peppers and fig jam. But, alas, I don’t have canning supplies or refrigerator space!

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62 Crystal July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

OMG we are having a canning learning party next weekend! we are making pickled green beans!

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63 alissa July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

My goal is to try a bunch of new (to me) eclectic jam flavors! I have a list. A list that is probably too long.

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64 Joan Patterson July 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I would love to learn to can. I attempted a jam before but it ended up being too watery. I wish I had the right equipment as I am sure it would make my life a lot easier. I am wanting to try to grow my own garden on a new property I bought for my parents. We also have plum trees, apricots, and peaches so far that I can tell. So, it would be great to make jams etc and learn to can things like the good old days!

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65 Katia / Crazy for trying July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I am planning on conquering the pickle this year. Not that it should be hard… but it will be new to me as I’m usually a jam and jelly canner.

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66 linda schall July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I would love to can Pickled Hot Peppers !!!

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67 Dina Caballero July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I am a newbie but would love to attempt pickled food this summer – bread and butter pickles for sure!!

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68 Cathy July 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I found you via Food in Jars. What a great giveaway! I love making jellies and jam.

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69 karen July 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

My main goal every year is to try and make strawberry preserves. Alas, this year was like the others, I ended up with strawberry sauce. Great over cake and/or ice cream just not so nice on toast/biscuits. So, I saw a recipe for rhubarb pickle chips. I’d like to try and can those.

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70 Veronica July 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I really want to can lots of tomatoes and maybe some more pickles as well! (Basically anything that makes it from the garden to the kitchen without ending up in my mouth mid-journey. :P)

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71 Cindy Rohde July 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I will be doing tomatoes and hoping to teach my granddaughter to can. The equipment will be for her since I have my own.

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72 Joan Patterson July 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

http://erincooks.com/can-can-c​an/#comment-217148 Here is my link on my facebook page I posted.

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73 Michelle July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

YES!!!! I hope to can some yellow and green marinara this summer and more supplies are welcome!

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74 Joan Patterson July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm
75 Maureen July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I’ve already canned blueberries, cherries and pickle cucumbers, but I am waiting for a good batch of tomatoes to can some of those, too!

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76 SB Canning July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Don’t need the equipment but wanted you to know that I will be doing a shout out to my page. Should get quite a few people to your site. Hopefully you will link up to mine! Have a great summer!

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77 sara July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I will def. make pickles and salsa verde! I would like to try some jams again this summer too…last jar is almost empty

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78 Cyndi Tavassoli July 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I really want to can some cucumbers/pickles & sweet corn & tomatoes! I’m new to canning but am REALLY looking forward to becoming a canning proficient!!

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79 karen July 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I posted about the giveaway on my FB page. Not sure how to link it, will this work? http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/grandmachicken

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80 Katie Barker July 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I want to try and can tomatoes….anf blackberry preserves.

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81 Ronda W. July 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I have started canning this summer; so far have done jams, blackberry and a carrot cake jam which is so good. I have done 2 batches of salsa one using the pre-mix bag from ball and one other one. Would love to try spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes for the fall, but I do not have a pressure canner YET, but getting closer with all the items I keep reading about others canning up.

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82 Joodie K. July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’d love to can my jalapenos again this summer, but summer isn’t coming here this year so neither are the peppers!

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83 Amy July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’m hoping to can some rhubarb sauce, a few kinds of jam, and a retro-style corn relish.

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84 Brenda July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Would love to pick peaches this year and can them. Have never done it.

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85 Valerie July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’ve gotten back into canning this summer! Several kinds of pickles (bread ‘n butter, Zingers, relish) so far; pickled beets on the slate for tonight! Upcoming: pickled jalapeno peppers and pickled watermelon rind :)

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86 Kelly Smith July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

i would really love to can tomatoes. I buy so many canned tomatoes that i would love to cut that cost and have the satisfaction of eating something i canned myself!

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87 Jen July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’d love to make some pickles – just like Grandma used to make!

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88 Sara deremer July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I would love to make some jelly. Awesome give away!

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89 Kendra July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

This is a great giveaway!! Great great items! I’ll post this on my blog and my facebook! I would love to make some jalapeno and peach jam! I’m growing peppers and our peaches are just about ready :)

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90 Judy Workman July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Oh Boy, Do I ever want to win this! I want to can tomatoes this year. You can never have enough on hand.

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91 Jessie A July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

The list of things I would love to make is endless but some of my favorites would be corn salsa, jam, salsa, pickles, pickled onions and beans. I would love to win!

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92 elizabeth leigh cole July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

totally makes a huge difference having the proper tools. i am teaching myself to can this summer and due to my finances have to make do with what i have and it can be challenging at best.

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93 Suzy July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’ve only done strawberry jam so far this summer, but I’d like to can some pickles and tomatoes.

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94 Beth July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I want to make cherry pie filling.

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95 Meg July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Pickled Carrots!

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96 sharon July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Tomato sauce and pasta sauce. That and canned beans.

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97 Jami July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Pickled peaches!

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98 kristina johnston July 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I would love to can some little baby sweet pickles just like my grandma used to ad well as homemade strawberry pancake syrup!!

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99 Sara deremer July 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Shared on my facebook page under my name. I have no clue how to link it.

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100 Veronica Stewart July 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I will be canning tomatoes, green beans, and applesauce this year.

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101 Nikki July 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I’m very new to canning but I’d love to give jelly a try. Any kind. Pepper, peach… something good!

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102 liv July 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Plum jam. It was such a hit last year, and I can’t wait to do it again!

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103 Tracy July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I’m planning to can some tomato sauce, salsa, and greenbeans this summer.

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104 Heather July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I always do tomatoes (sauce, salsa) and cucumber pickles. This year I would like to pickle some other veggies…

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105 Colleen July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I would LOVE to win this kit. I am taking two canning classes in August. One will include canning peaches. I can hardly wait.

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106 Becky July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I have already canned hot garlic dill pickles, banana peppers, tomatoes, pepper jelly, squash relish, and mustard slaw.

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107 elizabeth leigh cole July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm
108 Deb L July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I have a bag of peaches that are going to turn into a peach gewurtztraminer jam in short order!

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109 Stephen July 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I just started gardening last year and I’m looking forward to canning some homemade marinara sauce.

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110 Donna L July 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Jams and pasta sauce… YUMMY

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111 kathleen July 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

holy moly! what an awesome givaway! i’m hoping to can whole tomatoes and corn salsa for the first time this year! so exciting!

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112 chrissie July 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Just starting out ..this set would be awesome to win

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113 Lucy Georgeff July 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I’m planning for…tomatoes, dilly beans, peaches, plum jam, blueberry jam, maybe some pickled beets, too? We’ll see what baby Eva wants to do!

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114 Kerry July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I’d like to do up peaches!

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115 Sandra Jean July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I really want to can some tomatoes this year! I hate that all the canned tomatoes contain BPA.

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116 Patti Plew July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I plan to can anything and everything that comes out of our gardens!

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117 Shanti July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I did a lot last year, which was my first year, but I think that I want to try salsa this year. I did a few different types of tomatoes, but have never tried the salsas.

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118 Heather July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I’m hoping to can peaches this year!! and maybe some apples sauce. I would love to have some fresh fruit stowed away to warm up a cold winter day.

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119 debbie garver July 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Enjoy canning and having a pantry full of all kinds of veggies and jams

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120 shauna July 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

i would love to try my hand at canning vegan pasta sauces and chili!

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121 Gayle J July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I know I’ll be making tomato sauce, but I’d also like to try some salsa and maybe some dilly beans.

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122 thejodester July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I plan to make some apricot or peach jam as soon as possible and will be canning my San Marzanos as soon as they’re ripe!

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123 Melody D. July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’ll be attempting to can chicken for the first time ever. I’ve already had the pleasure of beans, green beans, pickles, tomatoes and jams so this is a whole new chapter for me :)
This giveaway is fantastic, thanks for hosting it!

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124 becster July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I have already canned fig/strawberry and fig/lime preserves but I really want to make the “dill stickels” my mom used to make, apple ginger butter in the fall and some pickeled green tomatoes like my neighbors wife made when I was a little girl.

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125 kathy goldberg July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

love to try canning some raspberry jam or do some cherries!!

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126 kathy goldberg July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

i shared.. not sure how to make that show up on my comment.. :)

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127 Cathy July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I have tons of peppers. So hot pepper jelly!

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128 Rich Evanoff July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I would love to start canning this summer and fall. My friend has an orchard and allows me to pick as much fruit as I like. I don’t abuse the priviledge and would very much like to can some fruit and apple butter. Up here in northern Michigan fruit and veggies are very expensive in the winter. What we do get comes from all over the world and usually not very high quality. I have helped friends can before, but I don’t have any equipment of my own. So, this would be a nice starter kit for me. Thank you for offering this to all of us.
Peace,
Some Old Hippie

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129 Kerry July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm
130 Leeanndra July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I really want to try to make Caramelized Onion Jam and Strawberries & Champagne Jam yummmmm :)

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131 Katie July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Zucchini relish! I can not wait!

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132 Racy July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am looking forward to canning pickled beets, I so love them and my stock from last year is depleted.

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133 Wanita July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I’m planning to start canning this summer. I would like to do small batches since we are empty nesters. It would be so great to have home-canned goods on my pantry shelves!

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134 Jamie July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I was just browsing the net last night looking at canning recipes. I haven’t canned since I was a teen helping my aunt. I want to do some fruit butters. And then I seen this link on my Facebook page today, which is perfect timing. :)

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135 kim July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I am thinking about making and canning Spaghetti sauce and more of my strawberry BBQ. So more to learn about home canning , this set would be so helpful!

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136 Sandra Jean July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm
137 Kristin Davis July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’m a sauce girl, so I really want to “can can” some of my favorites. I attempted two jars of my BBQ sauce last week, but I have some others in mind. Now that I’ve got my feet wet a little, I’m ready to dive in!

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138 Melissa Spiller July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Canned 14 pints of peach preserves , 7 pints peach butter , 10 quarts tomatoes and 3 quarts pickled beets. Not bad for 3 days work. All vegetables were bought at our local flea market or local farmers market…

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139 Terry Barbee July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I will be tryin a new recipe for hot pickles!!! My step dad asked for these, he loves my regular pickles. IT’s time to try something new!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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140 Sarah July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

This will be my very first year canning – I’m going to attempt to make some black raspberry and strawberry jam – and spaghetti sauce- among other things! Yum! I could really use this stuff! :)

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141 Amy MacKenzie July 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I would love to try canning some mint jelly!

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142 Karen July 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I would love to can some peach jam this summer!

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143 Jennifer July 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I want to make tomato jam and lots of salsa!

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144 E. L. July 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I want to can Apple Butter, but in small batches since I’m the only one that eats it.

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145 Debbie July 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Started canning again after about 20 yrs. Love the great taste of my own fresh fruit and veggies.Grocery store food just doesn’t compare to home canning.Getting my daughter in-laws into canning too.

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146 Cari Walters July 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I just stumbled onto your site and I love it!! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge! This is the first year that I have grown and had success with a garden. Im excited and cant wait till tomato harvest time! I plan to make salsa, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes and much much more. I don’t have any canning supplies except for 5 boxes of canning jars that a friend gave me….:) Thanks for the opportunity to win some supplies!

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147 shauna July 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm
148 Jenny J Can Can July 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Soo many things to can and such little time :) I want to make a peach chipotle jam, jalapeno jam, ketchup and bbq sauce! I need to get cracking on it or its not going to happen again this summer. Maybe I will hit up the Farmers Market today and give the peach chipotle jam a try today…hmmmm

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149 jecathre July 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I have approximately a million green tomatoes on my tomato plants, and I’m pretty sure they’re all going to ripen on the same day, so I think I’m going to try to put some up for the winter.

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150 Deirdre July 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’ve done a few canning projects this summer…managed to put up some strawberry jam and peach butter! Would love to make more fruit butters and some pickles.

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151 Jessica Goodman July 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Apricots, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes- all the best from my garden and local orchards! I will try to do something a little funky with each, but stick the the basics befitting my newbie status.

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152 Dayna W July 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm

We have our own garden, plus we’re a member of a CSA so we have lots of things to can this year. I love the Ball Blue Book. I have an older version and would love to see some of the newer recipes they have in there.

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153 Laura Frisch July 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Oh, I am canning it all. Pickles, Jams, Salsa, green beans etc. Would love to win this.

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154 Jessica Scott Dunda July 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I would like to can marinara sauce!

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155 Ginger July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I would love to can corn cob jelly!

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156 Anna M July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I’d love to pickle some green beans or okra! :)

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157 Laura Frisch July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I also added a link on my facebook page.

http://facebook.com/laura.frisch

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158 nicole whitman July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Posted to facebook:)

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159 Kim Inge July 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I would really love to get some sweet peppers canned this summer. Now, to find the perfect recipe! :)

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160 Sarah woodley July 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Thanks to the online store for mailing my husbands birthday surprise for me in it’s original packaging, I know I’m getting canning supplies in a few days :). That being said, I am going to attempt canning for the first time ever, and will be quite happy to can ANYTHING successfully this summer. But I do have dilly beans on the brain!!

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161 Amanda July 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

We have lots of prickly pear cactus around us, so I want to try some prickly pear jelly!

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162 Susanjam Anderson July 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I’ll be making dilly beans with Asian long beans-yum! Also Wild Blackberry Plum jam from our own trees & bushes, perhaps some peach almond jam, peach chutney, applesauce with Meyer lemon, and whatever else shows up on our kitchen counters!

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163 Rochelle July 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I would love to try canning some spicy things this summer.
Thai pickled carrots and Jalapenos are on my list!

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164 Kim Inge July 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I just posted a link to facebook under my Kim Inge profile! :)

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165 Jenn July 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Grandma’s Tomato Jelly

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166 April July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I love canning, i would love to make some tomato sauces, jams and jellies, pickles, and my husband and kids would love love love salsa. I love cooking so canning would be great to master, not to mention same money.

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167 Caroline C July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I would like to try to can peach pie filling. Just did strawberry jam and I’m inspired to try more!

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168 Paula July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

My landlord’s daughter grew a zillion tomato plants from seed this spring, and since I have memories of canning with my mom when I was a child I suggested we try to figure it out and save the tomatos, instead of trashing all those plants! Now I’m afraid I’m in for it.

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169 Joybeth July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I love making homemade broths, especially chicken broth. I have worked at it and have become quite good at it now. Often I will bake a chicken, and then next day use the leftovers to make an awesome broth. Sometimes though, my family does not feel like eating hot chicken soup the next day, especially during the hot months. There are also lots of great recipes out there that are not soup, but call for chicken broth.
I would love to have the equipment to can my own chicken broth, and use it when more convenient instead of immediately following a chicken dinner.
I am also interested in canning everything else as well. I am novice, and would like to master this awesome canning stuff.

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170 Debbie July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Would love to win…teaching my son and he needs all of this!

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171 Holly N July 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I grew up watching my mom and grandma can and now that my husband and I bought our 1st home (I finally have a good stove and counters pace), I can’t wait to start! I have a freezer full of homegrown berries – blackberry, raspberry, boysen, and tay just waiting to become jam. This kit would be fabulous!

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172 Debbie Howard July 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I would like to can dill pickles this year.

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173 Cindy Boggs July 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I’m canning cherry jam and sweet pickle relish today. Would love to win your giveaway! And am posting it on my Facebook. :)

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174 Debbie Howard July 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I just posted this link to my facebook page for Debra Howard.

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175 Gina G. July 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I want to can a whole lot of tomatoes this summer. Great giveaway!

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176 Kendra July 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I belong to a produce co-op called Bountiful Baskets. I have been meaning to can for years and a little afraid. I am gonna bite the bullet and buy the cases of produce and jump into canning!

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177 Resa G July 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I’ve never canned ANYTHING! I can’t wait though & will first attempt some sort of a fig jam! Maybe fig/strawberry!

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178 CHARLOTTE SPARKS July 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I would LOVE to win these things! I am fairly new to canning and still getting equipment, so this would be wonderful to win!!!

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179 Alisa July 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I’ve been wanting to try out canning…but don’t exactly know where to start. A kit would be awesome!

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180 Resa G July 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm
181 Ranee Berthiaume July 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Yesterday I canned Pickled Beets, my first this summer, I would like to do about 35 more pints of them. I will also be canning tomatoes, both juice and stewed. Fried Green Beans are a favorite at our home and that is on the list also. I have the summers off and my favorite thing to do is can~it is relaxing to me :)

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182 Katerina July 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I grew up canning with my mom. Now that I am a mom I am enjoying teaching my kids to can. They’re favorites are jam and pickles.

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183 Julie Mast July 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I am trying pickles for the first time in my life. I have tried zucchini sweet pickles, and some dill spears so far. I want to try some bread and butter and hmm….we’ll see whatever else I can find. lol

I look forward to pursuing some salsa, tomato juice, corn and also apple sauce is in my future.

I am so curious about the new Ball Home Discovery Kit, I want to try out that new way of canning without dragging out the big water bath tub. :)
Thanks for this opportunity.

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184 Evelyn Dalton July 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I want to can sour pickles and pickled okra, along with tomato sauces and soups. I’m ready to win!!
Posting to my Facebook as well!!

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185 Diana Simmons July 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Would love this little gem of a giveaway. Still some of my favorite memories of summer are canning with my Dad.

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186 Beth Shook July 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I would love to win, I am making dill pickles as we speak, and this morning I put up a batch of spaghetti sauce and yellow squash..in my near future are salsa and blackberry jam! Yum! Pick me!!

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187 Mona July 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I will be canning greenbeans, peach jam, peas, and what ever else comes my way.

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188 Sissy July 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I plan on canning farm fresh chicken this fall!!

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189 Amy July 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I’ve done the jams and jellies, want to try spicy pickles and some relishes & sauces!

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190 Julie B. July 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I’ve already canned 15 jars of new potatoes and 25 jars of strawberry-fig jam. Now I’m ready to can pickled peppers and pear preserves and maybe some watermelon rind preserves!

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191 Dayna W July 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm
192 Amber July 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This is a great opportunity, thank you! I found a recipe today for making jelly from the flowers of Queen Anne’s Lace, and am quite excited to try it! <3

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193 Jamie July 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Planning to experiment with my mother-in-law and use one of her old recipes to make spicy pickles.

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194 Lisa July 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I will be jamming with the pluots this week!

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195 Sara July 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Raspberry jam!

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196 Astreia Yates July 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Plums! Tomatoes! Eventually stews and soups

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197 Elaine m July 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Jelly. My jams turn out great, never my jelly!

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198 Sissy July 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I shared this on my facebook page, but have no idea how to show it here. I am Sissy Sylvester on facebook.

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199 Bonnie in NJ July 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

We just got our free produce vouchers to buy Jersey fresh produce so I’m ready to do peaches. I do sugar free preserves,pie filling and just plain peaches…I did pickled beets a couple of years ago and I want to do those again..Evelyn Dalton in Texas is my sister so I got this site from Face Book…I will post it also.

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200 Nan Bixby July 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I can anything I can get my hands on. I am really looking forward to finding a good chow chow recipe to can.

nono916@gmail.com

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201 Kaelha July 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

So far I have a few pints each of strawberry, apricot, and gooseberry jam, a bottle each of raspberry syrup and vinegar, and some current jelly. I plan on using the wild plums and grapes on our property for juice and preserves. We also have a couple of apple trees so I will be making applesauce and drying apples to chop into homemade instant apple and cinnamon oatmeal for the kids before school this winter. If my tomatoes ripen nicely (and with this heat, I have hope!) I will be canning a lot of roma tomatoes.

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202 wendy July 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

If the garden produces I want to pickle some peppers.

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203 shelley July 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

canned chicken is the best.

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204 cdthomas July 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Pickled okra, snap pea pods, and maybe some peaches or apricots….

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205 Lindsey July 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Hi! I am really looking forward to making pickles, pickeled jalapenos, jalapeno jelly, peach jam, and apple butter! OH and raspberry jam too!

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206 shannon July 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

i’m getting overwhelmed with my csa, so this would be perfect timing :) pickles and jam here i come!!

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207 Jessica July 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Every year I get closer to my goal of being as awesome at home-crafts as my mother. My speciality is apple butter, cooked for over a day in the crock pot with spices and then jarred. (Fruit butters are easier for me than jellies–you don’t have to worry about them not setting!) My favorite, though, is my mother’s recipe for putting up peaches. Opening a jar is like finding a surprise summer day in the middle of February.

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208 Charlene July 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Hi! I’ve got about 20 pounds of onions that are waiting for me. I just haven’t been inspired yet. I hope I get inspired soon! :)

Thanks for the great contest!

Charlene

http://lifedramatic.blogspot.com

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209 Esther Van Wart July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I can’t wait to make figs and strawberry preserves!! It tastes like just like strawberries, but made with jello and real figs….yum!!!!

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210 Joy Bethany July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I want to can blackberry “jelly” AND lots of it! I really need new stuff- been using my canner so long that it’s getting little pins holes on the bottom:( Yeah for ball canning!

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211 Cheree' Dumas July 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I have canned some strawberries and they were great! Gave some to Daddy and Father-In-Law. They loved it. This is my second year with an above ground garden that my lovely husband built for me. Now I have little beans growing and huge tomatoes. Would love to put those up for those cold winter nights when you want yummy comfort food.

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212 Terry Rawlinson July 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I just ordered a 20lb box of peaches from Bountiful baskets so this weekend I am planning on some jamming with my grandkids.

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213 Stacey July 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

So far I have canned dilly beans, zucchini pickles, dill pickles, hot sauce, strawberry jam and vanilla rhubarb jam. Next up is cucumber relish.

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214 Jesse Miles July 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I am planning on canning pickles and tomatoes!!!

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215 Nan Bixby July 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Can anything I can get my hands on! I am looking forward to finding a good chow chow recipe to make this year.

nono916@gmail.com

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216 Nan Bixby July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I apologize for two posts. I kept getting a Service Temporarily Unavailable error message. I dont see how to delete this one.

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217 Rochelle Gonzalez July 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I would love to can some vegetarian chili for the cold few months we have in TN

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218 bobbie jo July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I’ve been canning for years, I love it and am in need of some new supplies. :)

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219 Megan July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I’m making some blueberry jam tonight, actually!

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220 erica b. July 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I came across a recipe for peach butter with lavender and I think it sounds amazing. As soon as I find local peaches that will be my next project!

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221 Carlyn McKee July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Kim Chee! is most exciting, but I’m attempting to put enough food away for 6 months of winter + til the season rolls around again, hopefully- with plenty to share. Thanks~*

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222 Kathy July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I would love to can some fig jam. I also have raspberries and black raspberries in my freezer that I picked last year that I want to make into jam. I am thinking I want to try my hand at pickes soon.

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223 cfaulk July 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I ♥ my pressure canner cooker…it’s the only way to can those summer and winter vegies.

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224 Elizabeth July 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Canning not in full swing here yet. So far done my raspberry and strawberry jams. Put enough blueberries in freezer for 10 pies (5 cups ea). I may try blueberry jam this year for a new thing. Last year my new thing was to can pickled banana peppers. The BALL BLUE BOOK is my absolute favorite. Tomatoes should be turning red soon I hope. Been drying herbs.

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225 Dawn July 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I would love to have this. I would try to make lots of things from jelly’s/jams to salsa to other things. My grandma used to can a lot of things. I unfortunately, never learned but would love to learn how.

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226 Heather July 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Jam, Salsa, Spagetti sauce

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227 Adrian July 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Ready to can some figs . . .

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228 Dawn July 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm
229 MsMarz July 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

We have an amazing amount of blackberries getting ready to be picked soon, so I would love to try to make some different variety of jams and other canned goodies with them!

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230 Crystal July 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I’m wanting to can salsa, stewed tomatoes, & maybe pepper jelly!

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231 Nancy Chadbourn July 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Will totally make Sweet Corn Salsa and try Wild Blackberry /Brown sugar Jam. Or maybe come up with a Beet and Apple Chunk Relish……..

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232 Charlene July 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I’ve got 20 pounds of onions taunting me in the kitchen. I’m trying to get inspired. I’d love to win this.

Charlene

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233 Krista van Dale July 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I REALLY want to try pickling Nasturtium seed pods ala the River Cottage Preserves book…

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234 debbie childs July 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I have done tons of canning but the one thing I have not canned is the pepper jelly, need to try that this year :-)

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235 Jennifer July 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I just finished canning strawberry, and mixed berry jams! I am finally going to try my hand at pickles this summer! I am so excited!

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236 monica July 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Apricot jam and candied jalapenos.

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237 Teresa Wieman July 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I would start pressure canning, just started water bath learning 2 months ago. I want to do sauces and ranch beans, especially.
Hope to win!

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238 Chelsea July 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I’ve already canned some jams, so this summer I would like to try to can stew tomatoes and peach slices.

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239 Melissa Briggs July 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I would love to can tomatoes!!!! I just did a batch of white peach bbq sauce for the first time and burned my hand a few times plus I boiled over as well! I would definitely put the stuff to good use!

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240 Teresa Wieman July 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I put this link on my FB page too.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516697330

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241 Sally Willoughby July 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I will be doing Dilly Beans, tomato sauces, yellow squash and what ever else the fall brings. I got my pressure canner for Christmas and look forward to learning to do it.

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242 Wendy July 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

What DON”T I want to can this summer? ;) I picked up 12 pounds of cherries this afternoon, and I hope to make some jam before I eat them all. My MIL wants to make dill pickles later this week, and I can’t wait for tomato time!

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243 Claudia July 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’ve canned lots of different fruits and vegetables, but I’m hoping this is the year I can tomatoes for the first time!

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244 Lindsey Goss July 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I would love to make some peach preserves. I’ve never done canning before, but I’m looking forward to my first try! :)

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245 Lindsey Goss July 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Here’s my shared link on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003980067

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246 Carlee July 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’m quite new to the canning world, but I’d love to make use of the Blackberry bounty that will soon be upon us. I’d like to make some blackberry jam and maybe a blackberry peach variety.

I also would really like to try my hand at pickles, as I know they’d be loved around our household :)

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247 Claudia July 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I shared this on my facebook wall: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1074167962.

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248 Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) July 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

My canning list keeps getting longer every time I turn on the computer!
Sweet & Sour Pickled Onions
Mint Julep Base
Ketchup
Salsa Verde
…the list goes on…

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249 KellyC July 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I want to can some salsa this summer. I started with jams and basic crushed tomatoes but want to go beyond that before the season is over. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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250 LMA July 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Pickles, pickles, pickles! Oh, and this tasty corn salsa recipe I came across.

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251 Lynda Blackmon July 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

would love to put up some tomatoe sauce with my herbs this year

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252 Trish Kreiss July 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I just took my first canning class 2 weeks ago and we made peach preserves. I’m hooked! On my next canning adventure I’d like to make strawberry balsamic jam.

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253 Erin V July 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Ooohh! I’ve been eyeing all of this new stuff at the grocery store. I’ve made a few preserves already…next up is pickles! My grandma is teaching me. :)

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254 Erin V July 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I shared it with my FB friends. Only my friends can see it though, but here’s a link to where I posted it. http://www.facebook.com/ErinVerHines

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255 Amber Wetzel July 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I am going to attempt a raspberry pepper jelly with Splenda. I’ve made it with sugar, and I’ve made peach pepper jelly with Splenda, so I have high hopes!

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256 tanya nareau July 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I found this recipe for Jalapeno Salsa in my NEW ball canning book! I am new at this but I am growing jalapenos and tomatoes on my deck…so thought this would work great for me to start on.

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257 Londra Fleming July 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I just brought home peaches and grapes today to make jams!!!!

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258 Amber Wetzel July 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm
259 Mitzi Kelly July 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I would love to can some homemade spaghetti sauce.

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260 Shelly Merrill July 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I want to can some meat!

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261 Juliana Pash July 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I just had some wonderful pickled Walla Walla onions that I want to try this season.

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262 Shelly Merrill July 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm
263 Aimee Raper July 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I just recently started canning/preserving and am LOVING it. I made a super good strawberry jalapeno jelly, orange marmalade (did not turn out so good) used it for a marinade on pork roast and that was pretty good, and my last creation was raspberry preserves. I would love to win this gift set! Thank you! Aimee

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264 Diane Var July 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I would like to can salsa this year.

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265 Juliana Pash July 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
266 Veronica July 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm
267 Kimberly July 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I would love to put up all the organic berries we picked this year!

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268 Sherry Fangio July 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Plan to can some pickles and jams for my family. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!!!

Came by via SB Canning

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269 Vanessa Moody July 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I’d love to can Blackberry jam as well as Chicken! I figured better learn now rather then later!!

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270 Michele July 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Since we are on the leading edge of The Tomatopocolypse, we’ll definitely be putting up tomatoes. For weeks.

We’re also planning on canning a heckuva lot of jam, preserves, pie fillings, pickles, salsa and beans. My very favorite thing to put up will be the blackberries in framboise (those are just for me!)

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271 yossy | apt2bbakingco July 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

awesome giveaway! i’ve made a few jams already and dilly beans are up next!

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272 Sandy July 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I love to can and I recently made some awesome Strawberry Ginger Ale Jam and some wonderful Blueberry Jam. What I’d like to make that I’ve never made before is some Red Plum Jelly.

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273 Devora Goldman July 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I’ve never canned before, but I would love to start! I’m growing tomatoes and cukes, so I’d love to start out canning salsa and pickles.

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274 Michele July 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Oops – I forgot to say that I got her from SB Canning – love that blog!

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275 Misti July 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I am hoping to get enough out of my garden to do some pickles, relish and tomato sauce. My green beans unfortunately took a nose dive. :(

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276 Devora Goldman July 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Posted your giveaway here!

http://www.facebook.com/BallCanning

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277 Angela July 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love to can. I wish I had something to can everyday. This summer I would like to try baked beans and recipes with meat. Like, stew and soups. It’s lots of work but so worth it after it comes out of the canner.

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278 Kathy July 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I love canning!! Matter fact, I have pickles make’n as I type!!!! The garden is just coming on and I am ready!!! Oh and last but not least, SB Canning sent me!

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279 Tracy July 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I’d like to can berries since my family can eat them by the gallon and spicy pickled carrots like at the tacqueria.

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280 Beth July 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I’ll really want to make my mother-in-law’s Dilly Beans this summer!

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281 Jeannie July 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yesterday I started my summer adventures in canning by making pickles. Next, Jam of all kinds. Here we go.:)

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282 Larissa July 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’ve already done lots with violets, dandelions, strawberries, blueberries and cherries. I would like to expand into some chutney and can peaches, pears and apple pie filling.

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283 Sara B July 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I look forward to canning bread and butter pickles. Yum!

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284 Janice July 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Newbie here but I’d like to attempt tomato sauces/salsas & a few more jams to add to the few batches I’ve made already. ~ I’m completely hooked on canning! Wished I would’ve learned years ago.

Thanks SB for posting the link :))

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285 susan July 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Looking forward to canning peaches, green beans and maybe some jelly.

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286 Hannah Rubenstahl July 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

OH! I’d LOVE to win this!!!! Sharing it on FB NEXT!

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287 Hannah Rubenstahl July 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Just shared it! :-) I heard it from SB Canning!

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288 Jalene July 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Something sweet and spicy will be canned. Mmmmmm….

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289 Teena P. July 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

This would be wonderful! It’s always been a constant thought, but haven’t purchased all the things I need, so I would have NO excuse if I won all of this! :)

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290 Jess July 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I want to make strawberry jalapeno jam. Haven’t made that before. I have canned before but it has been a while since we moved so getting back into it. I posted the contest to my facebook profile also!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000320156911

Thanks!

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291 Wendi July 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I’ve already made some jalapeno pepper jelly and want to make more. Hopefully I will be able to make some jams, too.

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292 deb r July 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Hoping my tomatoes make it for barbecue sauce and ketchup (yay! no corn syrup!).
ps-Dissolvable labels look way-cool!

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293 Natalie July 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I would love to can salsa, pasta sauce, more jam, and some zuchinni pickles! I’m sure I’ll come up with more in the coming weeks too.

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294 Natalie July 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm
295 Regina July 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm

i want to can pickled beans and corn. also dill pickles

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296 Wendi July 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm
297 Kellie Watson July 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

OH I would love to win this! I just started canning this past month and am loving it!! Having all this stuff would just make me giddy :-)

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298 Jocelyn July 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I’m watching my yard- blackberries, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers. Whatever is ripe first is next. (It’s pretty close between the tomatoes and blackberries right now.)

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299 Loridean July 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Sad to say, but I’ve never made salsa! Would love to try it this summer!

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300 Ginna July 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I think I am going to have a plethora of tomatoes, so that is the next item in my summer canning plan.

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301 Kellie Watson July 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I shared this link on my profile on Facebook… It is a private profile though so I don’t know if you will be able to see it or not… but I promise I did post it.

https://www.facebook.com/kellie.watson

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302 Ginna July 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

We just finished canning Apricots (and drying them) but the tree hasn’t given up yet so apricot jam may be next.

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303 Kalyn July 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I am just starting to learn how to can. I am planning on making squash pickles soon. So far my blueberry lime and spiced peach jams have been a success!

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304 Bethany July 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I want to can peaches! And sweet pickles!

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305 Cheryl July 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Just started canning recently. Planning on canning some apples next.

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306 Sarah Jo July 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

My son and I have made Strawberry-Banana Freezer Jam and quick refrigerator pickles AND pickled beans but we didn’t really can them. We’d love to have the stuff to learn how to can. What a summer project!

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307 susan louck July 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Next on my list is apple butter and apple sauce. Have a tree full of apples ready to be picked.

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308 Sarah Jo July 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Second entry for pimping out your contest. ;)

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309 michael finley July 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

green tomato pickles

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310 Patricia July 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I used to can years ago and would love to try making pickles this year.

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311 Rachel July 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I always get way too many green beans from my CSA, so this year I’d like to try canning some of those so they don’t go to waste

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312 Coral Guerin July 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

dilly beans are so good and a great way to use them up

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313 Jane Kellison July 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I am going to try 3 bean salad and a 2nd attempt at canning veggies in the pressure canner.

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314 Coral Guerin July 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

would love to can tomatoes- also maybe a pumpkin pie filling that would be great.

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315 Ivy July 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Oh, this Summer, I’ve got big plans for my canners.

We’ll be putting up pickles (sweet, sour, chutneys), kraut (including turnip kraut).

The pressure canner will get a work out with chicken, rabbit, carrots, green beans, corn, and anything else I can stuff into a jar before it runs away from me.

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316 Leticia July 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I will be trying sweet banana pepper rings and pickled okra.

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317 Barb Poposky July 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I want to try to can dilly beans & pickled tomatoes, as well as apple butter & apple jams…

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318 Sue Prescott July 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I’ll make some cherry amaretto jam and dilly beans, for sure, and whatever else comes my way!

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319 Pam July 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

We’re taking advantage of our neighbors peach tree and our own pear tree and want to can fruit for cobblers, breads, muffins, jam, etc. We’re not experts by any means, but are looking forward to having fun with it!

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320 Becca Riley July 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I would really like to make some salsa and can it. I also want to can tomatoes, and any other fruit and/or vegetables I can get my hands on.

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321 Marianne Fisher July 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

SB Canning suggested that I check out your page !!!
Here in western Pa…..we’re getting ready for Zucchini & Green Beans…pretty soon we’ll be picking our tomatoes & corn….I need all the help I can get !!!
Great webpage…I’ll share it too on my FB page !!!

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322 Julie July 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Salsa is on my list to try this summer.

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323 Anna Burger July 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I want to can…Please!!

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324 Carol July 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I attempted pickled beets. I am going to make salsa and pasta sauce if the tomatoes don’t burn up here in OK.

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325 Barbara July 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I’m hoping to can some Vidalia Onion relish. SB Canning sent me!

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326 Leah Bucci July 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

For my first canning, I’m trying for peach preserves. Excited!

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327 Peggy Little July 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

My husband and I put in a good size garden. We experienced canning 114 pints of green beans. The rest of the garden is doing great also. We have three daughters that would like to learn to can. It is hard to get everyone together since they all have school age children and no one lives in the same town and two of them different states than I. I would like to give them a quick lesson when we visit and leave them something to ponder. Any of the gifts would be great. I would really like to give them the Discovery Kit or the Cook Book.

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328 Gillian July 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I’m a beginning canner and want to make tomato sauce this year with all the tomatoes that I’m growing in my garden…

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329 Erika July 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Strawberry and raspberry jam.

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330 Ava S. July 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

This is my first summer canning, ever, in my whole life! And I’m old!!! The first thing I did was wild grape jelly. It actually tastes wonderful and it jelled! The success went to my head! The next thing I tried was strawberry jam, didn’t follow the recipe, exactly and three tries later, I have strawberry jam.
Moral of this story, even old cooks need to follow good directions!

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331 Heather July 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I am going to try canning pasta sauce for the first time this year. :)

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332 Brandi Kelley July 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I cannot wait for the peaches! I am going to can tons and make preserves and marmalade and jelly and any other concoction I can come up with! I can’t quite figure out the link to the post itself where I shared, but here is the link to my profile where it shows! Good luck to all!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1571803865

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333 Fredrica July 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I’m hoping we have a lot of pears again this summer. I canned some a couple of years ago, but last year our tree didn’t produce. They sure were good while they lasted.

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334 Kaylia July 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Strawberry Jam! Oh my, I bought some packages of pectin, some small jars and a few boxes of strawberries, thinking this would be a good activity for me and the toddlers. Ha ha! What’s that they say about ignorance? I still intend to can, but am now kind of concerned that I need 8 arms to do it well. This kit should be just the ticket!

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335 Suzi Horner July 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I have been gardening in pots but shopping at my local farmers market & this will be my first summer canning. I am very excited to try it since I am on a restricted all natural diet thanks to my surgeries & Dr’s orders. Canning will ensure fresh non tainted foods all winter long. I am looking forward to the rewarding experience & wonderful tips from my canning pro friends.

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336 Myra Fordham July 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Have not canned in years, but just finished with 25 half pints of beautiful peach preserves and 6 pints of pickled okra. Tomorrow will can salsa and and blue berry jam! I would love to have a new canning kit! Really enjoyed my day!

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337 JULIE HANSON July 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I have been a participant of non-profit orginazitaion bountiful baskets that as a co=op brings fresh produce in to our area. I am so excited with all they offer and Like you I HAVE NEVER CANNED and well now I”ve got the bug… I want to do green beans and tomato’s.. yummy.. so in order to cure this bug I have to go out and get all my supplies… so thanks for the post and the contest…

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338 Laura Green July 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I just made pickled garlic for the first time, with the garlic I grew myself. I have Roma tomatoes in the garden that I want to learn to can too. It’s very exciting! Green beans too. I’m wanting to learn to use a pressure cooker to can.
Have a great summer!

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339 Joyce July 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm

dilly beans, peaches, asian pears, salsa, blackberry pie filling. I love to see the jars line up on the shelf.

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340 Anna July 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I want to make some blueberry jam real soon And then maybe some tomatoes. I’m still a beginner but it’s so fun!

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341 Rev. Leonard Wotring July 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

My sister sent me a recipe for Jalapeno Jelly that I can’t wait to try, and I’m pretty sure that I don’t have everything necessary just yet. That prize would get me there, as well as opening up untold possibilities.

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342 LaUren July 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I am going to pickle tomatillos!!! They are delicious all year!

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343 Caitlin Gorman July 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I’m hoping to can strawberry jam, apricot jam, and tomato sauce.

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344 Susan July 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

a sweet hot dog relish….so delish.

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345 Rose Marie July 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I am growing my own vegetables now and canning them. I think with what is out there in the markets now, we should all know what we are eating! Today I made, for the first time, blueberry syrup. Yum! That will be great in the winter! Next I want to try beets with orange.
I would really like to win the prize so here is my second “ticket” to win! (Hope I am posting it correctly!)
http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ferincooks.com%2Fcan-can-can%2F&t=An+Erin+Cooks+Giveaway%3A+You+Can+Can+Can

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346 Eva July 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I learned to can this summer and had a successful first canning event under the tutlege (sp?) of my husband’s Other Mother (long story). We made strawberry jam, which is not my favorite jam, but now has a special place in my heart as my first canning project. I’m a convert. I thought canning would be hard. Now I can’t wait to get my own supplies! Gooseberry jam next year, for SURE!

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347 Eva July 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm

And I just tweeted the contes post via @trueepicure Thanks for offering up the prize and the multiple chances to win!

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348 Amy July 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

homemade elderberry cough syrup!

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349 Kris July 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Blueberry-peach jam is next up – I hope. Then, many, many jars of tomato sauce. I’m new-ish to canning, so my ambitious may be too high.

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350 Kim July 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Salsa, Taco Sauce, corn, beans

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351 Larissa goodrich July 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I want to make everything! I bought the blue ball book of canning and want to make fig preserves and I want to make sweet pickles!! Pick me! :) what a great give away!
Not sure how to add a link but I’m going to put this on my Facebook! :)

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352 Paula July 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I have already canned quite a few things with the produce that I am getting from my community garden plot, but I am really looking forward to the tomatoes from the 20 Roma plants that I grew from seed this year!

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353 Paula July 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm
354 Jeniece Tackett July 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

My MIL, sister’s and I are canning this weekend! I have never done it before and am looking so forward to it!

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355 Jeniece Tackett July 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm
356 Paula K. July 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I canned some tomato sauce last weekend. Next weekend will be jam – whatever’s available at the farmers market!

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357 T5winMom July 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Tomatoes – whole, diced, pureed, salsa, marinara! I planted 6 “extremely productive” plants this year, so that I would HAVE to can them. Good plan? We’ll see…

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358 Kimber M. July 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I am going to can some apricot jam, plum jam (and jelly), hot pepper jam. And apple butter, corn cob jelly and pickled watermelon rind. Ooh, and some pumpkin butter, tomato jam, kumquat marmalade. Lemon jelly, spicy cranberry relish. The question is, really, what am I NOT going to try to can?

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359 Tallya Kuzmin July 20, 2011 at 12:52 am

I want to can anything I can get my hands on this summer, I’ve actually been wanting to get one of those canning kits.

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360 Janet Wotring July 20, 2011 at 2:00 am

I want to can some pickled beets and some pickled carrots. Have a bunch of them in the garden and would love to pickle them;

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361 Paula July 20, 2011 at 2:42 am

I am looking forward to canning tomatoes this summer.

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362 Annie July 20, 2011 at 3:14 am

lemon blueberry ginger jelly – yum.

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363 Doug July 20, 2011 at 6:11 am

I want to can some tasty salad dressings this summer. I have raspberry and blackberry vinegars brewing and will be collecting the herbs through the summer.

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364 Jen Cook July 20, 2011 at 6:21 am

I just got a pressure canner so I would like to do some green beans and maybe some lentil soup. Also have peaches, tomatoes, salsa and maybe BBQ sauce on the list. And finally, a batch of root beer, which will probably be bottled, not canned. Thanks for the great ideas! I’m reposting on facebook.

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365 nicole July 20, 2011 at 6:41 am

I’m dying to make pickles this year.

(I think strawberry jam is hard because of water/sugar content.)

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366 nicole July 20, 2011 at 6:42 am

I posted it on Facebook!

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367 Marg. July 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

I can’t wait until I can start canning my tomatoes and cucumbers. I love to can!!

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368 Lydia July 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

I have hotwater bath tomatoes..just a small amount but ready to give jam and jelly a try, also going to give veggies a try …

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369 Jennifer S. July 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

My fingers and toes are crossed to win. I really want to get started in canning!

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370 Sharon H July 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

I’d love to make salsa!

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371 Marci July 20, 2011 at 8:18 am

I would love to start canning. I have a garden with all the stuff to make fresh salsa and would love to try and can that or even maybe some homemade jam .

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372 Aimee July 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

We planted a garden this year. I would love to can my tomato’s. Maybe find a awesome salsa recipe to can.

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373 Jenni Malcomb July 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

I just got home from vacation and took with me Blueberry, Strawberry & Blueberry Pineapple jam I had done a few weeks ago. NOW the garden is screaming at me to get out there and start thinking about salsa! I put my extra berries in the freezer but I have a feeling I will be trying so new things after finding you! This is a great BLOG!

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374 Joyce July 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

I can vegetables every year and salsa and make pickles. The special thing I would like to try again this year (and would love to have these NEW supplies for) is fish! We love to fish and we love fish patties. Thank you for this opportunity. Love your site!!!!!!!!!!

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375 Jenni Malcomb July 20, 2011 at 8:58 am
376 Anita Simmons July 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

I want to can some hot pepper Jelly! And would love all extra goodies to share with my mother in law. She has always froze produce! Now sharing the canning experience with her!

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377 Amy July 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

I’d love to win this as I’m trying to become more adept and comfortable at canning!

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378 Joanna July 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

Tomatoes and Peaches. But separately. Not together. :)

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379 Amy July 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1199654884 There’s a link to my repost on FB. Thanks!

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380 Melissa Winkel July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

I love, love, love to can!! This year I’ve whipped up a new quad berry jam, raspberry jam and some BBQ sauce. This kit would come in handy to try some pickles!!

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381 Melissa Winkel July 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

A link to me facebook post…..argh!

http://www.facebook.com/melissa.winkel

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382 Kim Lund July 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

I linked to my facebook account. But do not know how to send you the link.

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383 Kyle Elizabeth Bryner July 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

I used to watch my parents and grandmother can when I was little and now I am trying my own had at it!

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384 Angela Watts July 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I am looking forward to making bread&butter pickles (first attempt was mushy) and a second attempt at marmalade (first was like a rock).

I’ve been expanding my fruit jams already, and tried my hand at flower jellies. I will have elderberries later on as well to decide on a fate for.

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385 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest July 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I would like to can some hot peppers we have growing in abundance in our garden!

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386 Jen Kim July 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

ooo i’m excited to try some hot Korean pepper jelly, great idea! my 1st canning venture was strawberry jam, just last month: http://craftinessnow.blogspot.com/2011/06/jammin.html

& last night i finished some sour cherry preserves. next up: dilly beans for savory, and either raspberry or peach picking. i’m seeing some crisps & cobblers in my future.

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387 Jen Kim July 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

i just tweeted about your giveaway, thanks for the chance! i actually put u in my blog last year writing about a lovely le creuset dish i bought as a gift, and now i have my own dutch oven, so you inspired me!
http://craftinessnow.blogspot.com/2010/02/2nd-christmas-late-valentines-and-other.html

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388 Rosa Solomon July 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I’ve already been canning raspberry and strawberry jam and I am in need of more canning supplies. I am planning to can EVERYTHING this summer and really make an effort not to waste anything that I am growing this season .

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389 Nell July 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I want to can lots of plums and apricots in light syrup! They are so good over yogurt and ice cream!

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390 Laura C. July 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I’d like to do some peach pie and apple pie fillings. yummmmmmmmy!
I’d also like to try salsa, but i’ve had such bad luck with tomatoes this year, i don’t think it will happen.

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391 Tonya July 21, 2011 at 7:43 am

I would love to try to can some peach jam or jelly and maybe some applesauce in the fall!

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392 Tonya July 21, 2011 at 7:47 am
393 Tish July 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

So much to can this summer. My first times will be grape juice with grapes from our garden. Also fig jam, Jalapeno’s (today), okra, blueberry pie filling and some pasta sauce.

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394 Tish July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

Did a post about the give away on my facebook page but can’t figure out how to link it so I also did a post on my personal blog. Blog address was left on the website information when entering the contest.

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395 Kerstin July 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

What a fun and unique giveaway! I would have to start with strawberry or peach jam for sure!

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396 Jeff D July 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

Assuming that I get a similar amount of tomatoes from my CSA this year (for about a month last summer it was almost 10 lbs a week) I want to can either some tomato sauce or some salsa.

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397 Nacha July 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’d love to can my own salsa…cha, cha,cha :)

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398 Heather Stroup July 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I would love to have this set! This is awesome!

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399 Dawn Z. July 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I have canned a few things but still need to do lots more.

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400 Allison F July 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I can’t wait to make salsa with my garden tomatoes this summer!

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401 Rhonda Cunningham-Phillips July 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I would love to can some pickled okra this year! Thank you for offering this gift package.

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402 Christie D July 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I’m hoping to can spaghetti sauce. I have 10 plants but so far, no red ones and I’m very sad :( I also found an awesome recipe for pineapple salsa for the canner that I want to try. All of these tomato recipes are very dependent on my very stubborn plants.

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403 Kitty Turner July 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I’m new to canning and will be trying it for the first time this weekend. I’ll be canning peaches, cross your fingers that they turn out :) I also hope to can some pickles and make some jelly’s this summer

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404 Clifford July 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Looks like I might get enough figs this year to do something with!

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405 Clifford July 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm
406 Melissa Lawler July 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I used to make raspberry jam. It was delicious! I know longer live in a place with a grove of raspberry bushes. I miss them. I do want to try making dill pickles. I have always been afraid of trying but I WILL try!

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407 Jennifer July 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I would love to try canning salsa this year.

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408 Melissa Lawler July 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I shared the giveaway on twitter.

#win Ball Home Canning Products @girlieerin erincooks.com/can-can-can/

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409 Tiffany July 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I just started canning myself and like you I realized that I definitely need proper equipment! This would be perfect! AND since I have 30, yes 30 tomato plants I think that I will be canning some tomatoes this year!

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410 Chris Vinson July 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

The harvest season is just beginning here in Minnesota.

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411 Tiffany July 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I will can pepperoncinis this year since I accidentally bought those instead of Serrano pepper plants! Oooops!

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412 kate s. July 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I’m venturing out of the world of jams and going to attempt to make peach salsa. Today actually! :)

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413 Karen July 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I’m working on a good recipe for fig jam, living where they grow beautifully, I don’t want to waste any of them!!

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414 Kathie July 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

made lots of hot pepper jam for the teenagers who house/dog sit for me.
they request it! working on peach & plum butters right now – in the crockpots & will can tonight. want to start canning soups.

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415 Brenda July 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Have been wanting to try pepper jelly–maybe soon–but I’ll remember not to read at the same time.

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416 Genevieve July 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Blackberry jam (might as well make use of what so many folks around me consider a pest plant!). Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (for food storage-I’m tired of paying too much for little, over salted cans of cooked chicken chunks!)

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417 Joy July 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

This year we have canned tons already, but I’d like to try canning beets and possible some beef stew base in the fall.

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418 Lindsay July 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I am about to be inundated with fresh figs courtesy of the trees in my backyard and am desperate to try my hand at homemade fig newtons. I also want to make fig spread for sandwiches, and glazed figs! I’m also going to have squash, beans, and tomatoes coming in all at once and want to save some of my modest bounty for the fall! Unfortunately, my fiancee is leery of the idea of me canning and we’re on a rather tight budget, so it will take an intervention (divine, perhaps) like winning a canning kit to make this dream come true!

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419 Chrisann July 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I’d like to try to can some preserves. Peach, blueberry, maybe blackberry. I might try some pickles too. I am also experimenting with salsa.

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420 Linda Wilson July 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Yep, we are going to can ’til the cows come home this year.

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421 Bee July 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Ahhh canning/jarring is on my Summer Bucket List! I would looove to win this, as I keep passing by all these things at walmart while looking at them longingly but never having the extra cash

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422 Shery Loggins July 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I want to try my hand at canning brandied peaches this year.

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423 Debi Schule July 22, 2011 at 4:48 am

I have a huge list of canning I’d love to do! I would love to do some jalapeno jelly and some margarita jelly! The Good Housekeeping Canning magazine has some wonderful recipes to try out also! I’ve made the Roasted Tomato Garlic Sauce and am using that pretty quick, but I’m not able to get ahold of any pickling cucumbers this year and that magazine has a recipe for Zucchini Pickles, now I’m able to get ahold of a lot of those! So, here’s hoping those taste great! Can’t wait to try them out!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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424 Rita July 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

If I win I will can cherry jam. If I don’t, I’ll make cherry freezer jam.

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425 Lue-Anne July 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

sb canning sent me. I would like to do this with my girls. I remember my grandma and aunt canning. It will help give my girls memories of our relatives that have passed.

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426 Claire July 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

oh man, I would love to make some strawberry jam!

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427 SB Canning July 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

So who won the contest.. my readers would like to know

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