Fresh Innovations in Herb Preservation | Jarden Home Brands Ball Canning #CanItForward

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Fresh Innovations in Herb Preservation | Jarden Home Brands Ball Canning #CanItForward
We are very excited about preserving fresh herbs for the winter and the upcoming International Can-It-Forward Day.
As part of my participation in supporting the International Can It Forward Day program, Rural Mom has received sample project from Jarden Home Brands.  Regardless, this is an initiative that is near and dear to our canning-loving-hearts and all thoughts and opinions are solely that of Rural Mom.  

As I container garden in addition to having a outdoor garden, fresh herbs are something I keep at hand year-round, but not all will make it into my kitchen garden.  For example, as dill grows so well in our regular garden and is easily dried or frozen, I harvest large volumes of it in the fall for canning pickles and to preserve to use for meals, sides and soups throughout the colder months.

This year I have a little help with some cool new products from Jarden Home Brands:

  • The Ball® Fresh Herb Keeper is designed to keep herbs fresh for use for up to two weeks by keeping stems and roots in water to help retain their flavor and texture.  I like the slim design of the case and the ease of opening the swing cradle for easy access to the herbs.
  • The Ball® Dry Herb Jars are designed to store dried herbs in a stack-able, low-profile container that seals in freshness and keeps moisture out.  I love the shaker caps and the removable labels that make it convenient for easy re-use.
  • The Ball® 5-Blade Herb Scissors are my new favorite go-to! They virtually eliminate the need to chop herbs with a five blade system that slices dill, basil, parsley, and all your other favorites quickly and evenly.  It also comes with a blade cover that has a slotted end to clean the scissor blades.
  • The Ball® Frozen Herb Starters make freezer preservation fun and easy with flexible, BPA free, silicone trays. The included recipe guide offers plenty of ideas for general herb storage and other uses including creating gourmet ice cubes or soup starters.

Herb gathering and storage time is one of my favorite times of year – the scents in my garden and kitchen are truly amazing! – but I’m even more enthusiastic this year with all these cool new tools to use!

Fresh Innovations in Herb Preservation | Jarden Home Brands Ball Canning #CanItForward

Do you have favorite herbs you preserve in the late summer months?  Or are you thinking about starting your first batch?

Be sure to stop back on August 16 to join us as Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s first ever International Can-It-Forward Day with special guest, renowned chef and Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson!

In addition to the canning demos, there will also be segments on crafting, herb gardening and the brand’s new drink-ware line.  You’ll also want to be sure to tune in to the attempt to capture a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mason Jar Mosaic, which should be super fun to see!  

For more information, visit http://www.freshpreserving.com/community/events/can-it-forward, and follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BallCanning ; Twitter www.twitter.com/BallCanning ; and Pinterestwww.pinterest.com/BallCanning

WIN IT!

Thanks to our generous friends at Jarden Home Brands, one (1) Rural Mom reader will win a fabulous International Can-It-Forward Prize Package including:  

·       1 (one) package of pint-size and 1 (one) package of quart-size of The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars –  These limited edition jars commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar and come in a beautiful green tint.
·       1 (one) Fresh Herb Keeper  
·       1 (one) Dry Herb Jar
·       1 (one)  Frozen Herb Starter
·       1 (one)  5 Blade Herb Scissors
·       1 (one)  Ball Blue Book – Offering 125 pages that will guide you while you learn about preserving, this book provides information on equipment, instructions for the preserving method and recipes! 

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Important terms: Open to U.S. residents 18+. No purchase necessary to enter. Not affiliated with Facebook. The Jarden Home Brands products and information have been provided by Jarden Home Brands. Our sponsor is responsible for shipment of prize.

Fresh Innovations in Herb Preservation | Jarden Home Brands Ball Canning #CanItForward

 


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Marti Tabora
    • August 14, 2014
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    I always can tomatoes, they are so versatile and I use them in soups, chili, spaghetti and casseroles. I will also can jelly.

    • Grace
    • August 14, 2014
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    I’m a believer of canning tomatoes so I can have them year round.

    • Emily
    • August 14, 2014
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    I’d like to try canning pickles and sauerkraut this year. I am totally intimidated by the process, though.

    • HS
    • August 14, 2014
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    I’ll be canning pickles.

    • Melissa Willard
    • August 14, 2014
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    I will be making and canning some home made salsa soon.

    • Linda Kinsman
    • August 14, 2014
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    Tomatoes, but I would love to trying my hand at making pickles.

    • sandyhills x
    • August 15, 2014
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    Would have to say that I would love to can pickels- shaunie

    • Tough Cookie Mommy
    • August 15, 2014
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    I would love to can preserves. Not only do they look beautiful when they are canned but they taste delicious and fresh when they are homemade.

    • clc408
    • August 15, 2014
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    I have already made peach and blueberry jams and will do some vegetable mixtures soon.

    • Jessica
    • August 15, 2014
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    So far we have made thimbleberry, raspberry, and blackberry jam. I am hoping to do more blueberries and blackberries before the end of the season. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! girlygirlugh@gmail.com

    • frabjus
    • August 15, 2014
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    I want to try sweet relish this year

    • 1froglegs
    • August 16, 2014
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    I would like to try canning my own salsa.

    • Victoria Lynch
    • August 16, 2014
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    This year I am going to try yellow squash and my own strawberry jam. We will see how it goes. It will be the first time, doing it on my own.

    • Melanie
    • August 16, 2014
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    I’m totally new at this and experimenting with Jam and loving it, would love to get into Pickling and checking out Herbs…

    • AnnaZed
    • August 16, 2014
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    Mostly I can jam. It’s so easy fun and satisfying.
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    • Kristen
    • August 17, 2014
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    I’d like to try canning tomatoes.

    • Tina Woo
    • August 18, 2014
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    This week I made salsa, tomatillo salsa, Bloody Mary mix and fig jam.

    • Samii Meyer
    • August 19, 2014
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    I Would love to make some salsa, and some pickles!

    • Ariadanz
    • August 19, 2014
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    I wish I had the time to can this year, but I don’t. Often we do strawberry jam and pickles though.

    • Sadie
    • August 19, 2014
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    I can’t wait to can beans and corn this summer.

    • Janet Jackson
    • August 19, 2014
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    I will be canning homemade apple butter.
    gypsygirl62[at]charter[dot]net

    • Jill Myrick (jsc123)
    • August 19, 2014
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    We will be canning green beans, tomatoes, pickles, jams and jellies.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    • Rebecca Lock
    • August 20, 2014
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    I already canned pickles and tomatoes and I have more to can from our garden.

    • laurasloves
    • August 20, 2014
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    I will be canning this season. We have a big vegetable garden as well as some fruit trees. I make a lot of jams and jellies and can vegetables like peas, string beans, corn, carrots and tomatoes.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

    • Breanne
    • August 21, 2014
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    Tomatoes

    • Sarah Jestings
    • August 21, 2014
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    I already can marinara sauce but I am now trying my hand at green beans and homemade pickles

    • Kim Keithline
    • August 21, 2014
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    I have a overflow of tomatoes and zuchinni so I would can them

    • cynthia painter
    • August 21, 2014
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    If I had the supplies I would def can this season. I used to freeze and can, but have not in about 5 years!

    • Francine
    • August 21, 2014
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    Pickles and salsa

    • amp
    • August 21, 2014
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    Tomatoes,cabbage and pickles are the plan for this year.

    alyce poalillo

    • Birdie Bee
    • August 21, 2014
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    I will be canning stewed tomatoes with zucchini and vegetable juice.

    • Candie L
    • August 21, 2014
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    Iwould love to can pickles. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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