Last year I went wild over the special edition blue Ball jars, remember?
This year I went wild over the new green!
It's a beautiful fresh, crisp green.
Of course I bought several cases.
If you haven't been bitten by the Ball jar bug, this is your chance to win a fantastic
prize package of Special Edition Green pint jars, quart jars and
some wonderful new products to make our lives easier in the kitchen.
Click here to view them...I promise that you'll love them all.
I was contacted to participate and was provided with these products.
I assure you that these opinions are mine.
Is there anyone who doesn't love Ball jars?
Not in my world.
I not only use them for our every day drinking glasses, but I store so many
things in them because let's face it...they are pretty.
Do I want Magoo to have a bright yellow box on his nightstand?
No, I do not.
Since I do grow a few of my own herbs,
I'm excited about these dried herb containers with shaker tops.
Easy to store and this shaker top isn't going to fall off and ruin your dinner.
That may have happened to me.
I'll tell you that I own two different types of herb scissors already.
This pair is so much bigger!
They also come with a blade cover that doubles as a blade cleaner for those five blades.
Safety first, people.
And I have evidently been wasting precious time in the kitchen using a single blade.
These are really great.
I haven't received the other products yet, but I am really looking forward to using them.
Last year while browsing Pinterest, I discovered that you can freeze your herbs in olive oil.
This excited me to no end, seriously.
I cook a lot.
I was loving the idea of having fresh herbs in the freezer ready to throw into my soup pot.
But what was I going to keep them in?
Those big plastic ice trays would be knocked over in a second in this house.
I'd buy a new freezer before I cleaned up that oily mess.
Thank you clever minds at Ball.
I can rest easy knowing that these are on the way.
And they have lids!
Hello fresh Meyer Lemon, butter and thyme.
They'll be ready this winter and so will I.
So, the second reason for this post is this:
On Saturday August 16, Jarden Home Brands will host the first annual
International Can-It-Forward Day with special guest renowned chef and
Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson!
A day to celebrate home canning, International Can-It-Forward Day allows food enthusiasts to connect via a variety of online and in-person activities.
New and experienced canners can participate in a live webcast on www.freshpreserving.com
taking place on ground in Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, filled with canning demos where viewer questions will be answered in real-time by Chef Acheson and other experts while they learn the most popular (and delicious) home canning recipes.
Twenty five farmers markets across the country will also be hosting
Can-It-Forward Day celebrations!