Monday, August 16, 2010

from garden plOTT to kitchen pOTT: Canning Week is only 1 week away!!!


The Countdown is on and our "Canning Week Blog Party" is only one week away!!!!!!  Myself and Jen over at From Mess Hall to Bistro are canners.  We enjoy putting up produce to enjoy all winter long.  I enjoy gardening and processing what we raise and Jen has a big family to feed so having jars on hand ready to go helps out a lot.
One thing we have both noticed when we are talking to people about our canning is that most seem skeptical or are intimidated about the process of canning.  So we thought, what better way to encourage and educate others about canning than through our blog.  And why not make it into a party while we are at it!!!

So next week, August 23-27th, both of us will daily post recipes and how to guides on canning.  We will share our tips, tricks and secrets of the canning trade.  And along the way we will throw in some craft projects with canning jars and money saving tips for thrifty shoppers.  We have also started a facebook page for this party where you post your own recipes or find recipes from others, interact with other canners, ask questions, etc.  So be sure to join that so you won't miss out on anything. 

Oh but wait.... theres more......  I will be hosting a Linky Party, during that week on my blog, for other bloggers to link up there canning posts, as well as any posts that utilize canning jars in craft projects or any posts that demonstrate money saving options of canning your own verses purchasing at the store.  What I am most excited about is that Jane from Make Ahead Meals for Busy moms has agreed to be our guest judge for this linky party and will be giving away a copy of her cookbook, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms to the best post that gives the most detailed information, pictures, descriptions and overall how-to guide.
  Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms

I have flipped through her cookbook and it is fabulous and has some great recipes for the mom on the go.  You can also purchase her book through Amazon

And what would any party be without a GIVE-A-WAY!?!?  Jen will be hosting that all week long on her blog; From Mess Hall To Bistro and she has some fabulous prizes for canning and your kitchen, that you won't want to miss out on. 

So grab our badge, join our facebook page, and be sure to stop back by so you will be able to learn and share your canning interests.  We'll have a little bit of something for everybody.  It will be lots of fun and lots of information.  Until then....  Happy Cannning!!!


Katie said...

Amy, thanks for your comment on my blog about my pickling! I will absolutely be participating in your canning linky party and so excited for it. I have peaches to can starting tonight. I am an unexperienced newbie to canning and so excited for all that you can teach me!!!

Pam said...

I am so excited. Will be checking daily. I have only canned once (tomatoes), but have been thinking of trying it again.

Beth- the mama bee said...

oh good, I was out last week and thought I missed canning week. Can't wait for the festivities! I do have a canning question, I'll wait and see if it's addressed :)

Busy Working Mama said...

Sounds cool! I have never tried canning. My grandmother canned everything on her farm in Poland but we had no choice...the grocery store shelves were bare back then :) Ah, socialism!

Kim said...

I was just canning yesterday! Today's post is actually about jelly making. I love canning, and I'll definitely be doing some more today. Following you from Tag along Tuesday. So glad I found you. :)

Here's my post on my crabapple jelly

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Our Family said...

I don't know a lot about canning... so it will be interesting for me to read about it thanks!
Stopping by from NFF.

Michelle said...

I was hoping to can this year. But our garden has not done well in the heat we've had this summer. Maybe some apple sauce from our apple picking outing. I've never canned before on my own though my family cans. What a fun link up! Visiting today from NFF-

Penny said...

Can't wait for the canning party. So far I've only canned jam and fruit butter. This year I talked a friend into helping me with salsa and tomatoes. We ordered 2 bushels of tomatoes from a local farm. I have a feeling neither one of us will be running out of salsa or tomatoes this coming year LOL.

jennoreilly said...

looking forward to seeing the posts pop up in my reader!! I love canning too but haven't had much time this year...but apple season is right around the corner so I'm planning ahead for that!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love to can too. See you later.

Michele said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be linking up. Thanks for the opportunity.