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National “Can-It-Forward” Day Saturday, August 13, 2011

by Danica Waters

In this day and age, home canning and preserving has nearly become a lost art. But the folks at Canning Across America are working hard to change that. A national collective of chefs, cookbook authors, gardeners, and food lovers have teamed up with Jarden Home Brands to demystify the arts of home food preservation by means of a National “Can-It-Forward” Day. Here’s more information regarding the event:

This is an excellent excuse to gather all your friends together and spend the day learning the art of home canning.

To sign up to host a canning event in your home or other facility, click here.


Following is a complete schedule of events to be broadcast from Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market:

Can-It-Forward Day Demo Schedule
Jul 29th, 2011
by Shannon



8:00 a.m.

Mixed Berry Jam Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin by Jeanne Sauvage, Canning Across America, Gluten-free baker & author

9:00 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Kelsey Angell of The Pink Door Restaurant featuring Mixed Berry Jam

10:00 a.m.

Canning Demonstration of Kosher Pickles featuring Dill Sandwich Slices recipe from Fresh made by Judith Dern, and cookbook author

11:00 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Diane LaVonne of Diane’s Market Kitchen featuring Dill Sandwich Slices


Canned Tomatoes Packed in Own Juice Demonstration featuring the Ball® Salt for Pickling and Preserving by Brook Hurst Stephens, Blogger,

1:00 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Philippe Thomelin of Olivar Restaurant featuring Canned Tomatoes Packed in Own Juice

2:00 p.m.

Mixed Berry Jam Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin by Jeanne Sauvage, Canning Across America, Gluten-free baker & author

3:00 p.m.

Pepper Jelly Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Pectin by Shannon and Jason Shibaguyz, Urban gardeners, canners, DIY masters & authors


The preserving celebration continues Sunday, August 14, with more free and open-to-the-public demos from Seattle’s most seasoned canners. It also marks the kick-off to Canning Across America’s third Can-a-Rama, a week of home canning parties and seasonal preserving nationwide.


Apricot-Raspberry Jam Demonstration by Rebecca Staffel, of Deluxe Foods, a Seattle artisanal preserves company

2:00 p.m.

Pickle Jalapeno Chile Peppers by renowned pickle expert Lucy Norris

If you do not live in Seattle area, we encourage you to host a party in your in your neighborhood and watch Can-It-Forward Day Web TV on August 13th! Sign up for Can-It-Forward Day here.” (schedule of events courtesy of


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Posted in Allspice Chronicles and Canning and Canning Across America and Cooking Techniques and Danica Waters and Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Festivals, Markets and Farms and National Can-It-Forward Day and resources and Seattle Pike's Place Market by danica on August 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 am.

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