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Friday, July 31, 2015

Homemade is Best! National Can It Forward Day August 1, 2015!

The best part of summer, for me is my garden.  I loathe summer for any other reason.  I hate the heat, I hate the humidity and heck, I can't even say I like the beach that much.  I am much more an autumn/winter kind of girl, but summer does have one perk and that is the satisfaction of seeing hard work come to fruition through the garden.  This time of year we have lovely offerings coming out of our garden in the form of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, peppers and berries.  We have plums and lemons as well.  While we can all year long, this time of year is really crunch time because you want to can at the peak of freshness.  So while summer may seem endless and canning may never seem to end this time of year, the good folks at Ball have made it a fun celebration of an age old tradition!  

National Can it Forward Day will be celebrated and observed on August 1st this year and is an homage to home canning.  A way to bolster those of us who may have been canning for many years and a way to encourage those who have an interest but just don't know where to start!  So I hope you will join me and others on Saturday to celebrate National Can it Forward Day!  You can tune into the Ball website for a live demonstration and lots of great presentations all day long.  You are going to love the learning opportunities that will be presented!  Here is some information on what you will be able to see and learn on this fun day celebrating home preserving!

Join us on Saturday August 1st for International Can-It-Forward Day! Now in its 5th year, Can-It-Forward Day will broadcast live from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, celebrating the joys of fresh preserving. To showcase the simplicity of home canning and spotlight “Made From Here” recipes, four blogger ambassadors from across the country will share their preserving expertise during the live webcast: Food in Jars’ Marisa McClellan of Philadelphia, PA, Hoosier Homemade’s Liz Latham of LaPorte, IN, Southern Plate’s Christy Jordan of Hunstville, AL and Yesterday on Tuesday’s Malia Martine Karlinsky of Seattle, WA. Viewers will also get a behind the scenes look at recipe testing and development and the science behind ensuring safety and the highest quality of all home canning recipes.
In addition to American favorites, the International event also features flavors from Australian Chef Rebecca Sullivan demonstrating recipes from down under. Participating via web internationally, canners in South Africa, Australia and the UK, will also join by making and sharing their own favorite canning recipes!


  • Tune in to the live webcast of canning demonstrations from 11:00am – 4:00pm EST, featuring an integrated chat function to submit your home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!

  • Share what Made From Here means to you by hosting a home canning party on Saturday, August 1!

  • Share your home canning creations, tips and tricks via social media with the hashtag #canitforward.