Friends! The big day is finally here! It’s International Can-It-Forward Day (#canitforward)! All day today, there will be live demos on the Ball Canning Facebook page from chefs, bloggers, and home cooks. At 2 pm eastern time, I’ll be streaming live from my dining room, showing you how to make my Spicy Heirloom Tomato Chutney.
Today, I’ll be making this chutney with an assortment of small tomatoes, because that’s what’s currently in season in Philadelphia. As we get further into tomato season, I’ll make it with larger slicers and meaty paste tomatoes. It’s a great recipe to have in your resource file towards the end of the season, when you just need a handy way to deal with an abundant harvest!
And don’t forget. Today isn’t just about live demonstrations. There’s also a charity component to the day’s events. For every like, share, reaction and comment on the Can-It-Forward Day Facebook Live videos on July 22, Ball Canning will donate $1 to the following local charities (up to $1000 per charity):
- Southside Middle School Panther Pantry (Muncie, Indiana) selected by Jarden Home Brands
- The Food Trust (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) selected by Marisa McClellan (that’s me!)
- EnrichLA (Los Angeles, California) selected by Linda Ly, Garden Betty
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Tennessee) selected by Angie Holden, The Country Chic Cottage
- Food Lifeline (Seattle, Washington) selected by Malia Karlinsky, Yesterday on Tuesday
I chose The Food Trust because they are a Philadelphia-based organization that works to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and the information necessary to make healthy decisions. I have personally seen the positive impact they’ve had on Philadelphia in the years I’ve lived here and I’m really delighted to be able to help support them!
Let the fun being!
Disclosure: I am a paid ambassador for Jarden Home Brands’ Ball Canning brand. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.