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A Mrs. Wages Tomato Mix Giveaway

Mrs. Wages mixes

I look forward to tomato season all year. Because I don’t have a garden, it always starts for me when the hot house tomatoes appear at my local farmers market. Then, there comes a trickle of small tomatoes like sungold and cherry tomatoes. And then finally, the torrent. Tables heaped with heirlooms, slicers, and sturdy paste tomatoes.

Because I know that tomato season is fleeting, I make a point of canning at least 100 pounds of tomatoes each season (and sometimes more!). I can them whole, make puree, and cook pans of tomatoes down into thick, flavorful pastes. I also like to employ a little help and so occasionally turn to a package of Mrs. Wages salsa or pasta sauce. Made from spices, dehydrated herbs, citric acid, and salt, these packets are such a time saver.

So this week, I’m giving away a whole assortment of Mrs. Wages Tomato Mixes. The basket will contain an assortment of mixes, including pizza sauce, classic salsa, Bloody Mary, ketchup, and much more. If you’re interested in a chance to win this giant package of tomato canning goodness, here’s what you do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite way to preserve tomatoes. Are you a whole peeled person? Or perhaps all your tomatoes are dedicated to batches of tomato jam. There is no wrong answer.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, July 24, 2016.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (and is void where prohibited).
  4. One comment per person, please.

Mrs. Wages regularly sends out newsletters and posts useful canning info on Facebook, so make sure subscribe and like to stay in the know.

Disclosure: Mrs. Wages is a Food in Jars sponsor of this site. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

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Sponsored Post: Infinity Jars Giveaway

Made from deep violet glass, the jars featured in this week’s Infinity Jars Giveaway can help preserve color and flavor!

Infinity Jars

I spent most of my time extolling the virtues of mason jars, but truly, my jar love knows no bounds. I appreciate the beauty of old apothecary jars, and have a weird fascination with large vintage peanut butter jars. Most recently, the deep violet jars sold by Infinity Jars have been the objects of my interest and fascination.

jar with spot of blue

Made from specially pigmented glass that renders the jars nearly black (you’ll find that they’re actually a deep purple-y blue), they are smell-proof, block harmful UV light, and are thicker than your run-of-the-mill jam jar.

They are designed to help extend the lifespan of foods, salves, and other ointments that are sensitive to light. I’ve found that they do a really nice jar preserving the color and flavor of dehydrated foods, which often lose their vibrancy after a few months on the shelf.

hibiscus flowers in Infinity Jar

The jars you see pictured here are from the Screw Top Variety Gift Pack and the sizes range from 50ml to 1L. I have my hibiscus flowers tucked into the largest jar to stop their light-related color loss.

This week, I have one of these jar gift packs to give away to a lucky Food in Jars reader. Use the widget below to enter the Infinity Jars Giveaway.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Infinity Jars compensated me in exchange for my time and consideration. Additionally, they sent me the jars you see pictured here for photography purposes. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

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Giveaway: Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrappers

An assortment of Bee's Wrap sandwich wrappers

I first tried Bee’s Wrap back in early 2013 and quickly tumbled into food storage love with it. It’s a reusable food storage product made from wax-imbued fabric. You mold it over plates, bowls, and things like hunks of cheese in place of plastic wrap or foil, using nothing more that the heat of your hands and the slight natural stickiness of the wax to keep it in place. Using it gives my after dinner clean-up a sense of satisfying timelessness.

An opened Bee's Wrap sandwich wrapper

In the beginning, Bee’s Wrap only came in flat sheets, but more recently they’ve started making wrappers designed to keep your sandwich neatly contained and ready for lunch time. These sandwich wrappers come in three designs (classic, geometric, and clover) and the button is imprinted with the image of a busy bee. Needless to say, I am entirely charmed by these wrappers.

Close-up of the Bee's Wrap sandwich wrapper

And so, that’s what I’m giving away this week. Three Bee’s Wrap sandwich wrappers. There will be three winners, each person receiving one of these nifty wraps. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me something that’s cooking in your kitchen this week.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, July 3, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Bee’s Wrap sent me the wrappers you see pictured above for photography and review purposes, and has also providing the giveaway units. The warpers were provided at no cost to me. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

Opinel Bread and Jam Set Giveaway

Opinel bread knife, peeler, and spreading tool.

Years ago, I picked up a little folding Opinel knife at some long-forgotten kitchenwares store. I bought it on a whim (driven by a romantic vision of lazy summer picnics), but unlike many spur-of-the-moment buys, this little knife has proved its worth many times over.

A seeded baguette, being sliced by an Opinel bread knife.

In reality, that knife hasn’t been on a great number of leisurely picnics. Instead, it’s been in the food bag for nearly every day-long adventure and road trip we’ve taken over the past five or so years. It has been pressed into service in under-equipped kitchens, has helped divvy sandwiches at rest stops, and has played a role in many an impromptu foraging expedition.

A seeded baguette, a butter dish, a jar of jam, and various Opinel tools.

So, when the nice PR rep for Opinel got in touch a couple months ago to ask if I might like to try some of their other products, I sent off a hasty yes. We settled on a little trio of useful tools to feature here. And so, for the last month, I’ve been using their sturdy bread knife, a sweet little spreading knife, and a quick, super sharp peeler.

A butter dish, an Opinel spreader, and bread with jam.

Much like the folding knife that has been such a workhorse, the knife, spreader, and peeler are simple, well-made, and incredibly useful tools. What’s more, if you’re visiting friends this summer, paired with a jar of jam, the spreader or the butter knife would make a really nice hostess gift.

Opinel bread knife, peeler, and spreading tool in their packaging.

Thanks to the nice folks at Opinel, I have a the blue-handled set of bread knife, spreader, and peeler to give away to one lucky Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite impulse buy.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Opinel sent me the tools you see pictured above for photography and review purposes, and has also providing the giveaway units. The tools were provided at no cost to me. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

Cherry Swag Bag Giveaway from Northwest Cherries

Cherries in a bowl for the cherry swag bag giveaway.

Earlier this week, I got a box containing a little over 10 pounds of sweet, ripe Northwest Cherries from Washington State. I look forward to this shipment every summer and each time it arrives, I can’t quite believe my good fortune. After all, cherries are among the most precious of the summer fruit.

These cherries come to me as part of my participation in the Canbassador program. It’s an awareness campaign that the folks from Northwest Cherries and the Washington State Fruit Commission run in order to shine a spotlight on their beautiful stonefruit!

This is my seventh year participating in their Canbassador program (wrap your mind around that one!) and over that time, I’ve developed a whole bunch of recipes featuring their fruit.

Next week, I’ll start posting my 2016 recipes, but before we get to those, I have some fun news. This year, I’m not the only one who is going to get a box of delicious cherries. One of my lovely readers is also going to get a shipment of delicious Northwest Cherries, along with a swag bag that will contain a cherry branded water bottle and Oxo cherry pitter.

This cherry swag bag giveaway has a tight turnaround because we’ve got to pick a winner before the season ends (and cherries come and go quite quickly)! Use the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure to tell your friends.

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Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Perfect Pickle Sampler

This picture features an assortment of pickle spice and starter packets from the brand, Mrs. Wages.

This week’s Perfect Pickle Sampler giveaway comes to us from long-time Food in Jars sponsor Mrs. Wages. I’ve been doing a bit of work with the folks from Mrs. Wages for the last six years and one element of our annual partnership is that they always offer up one or two awesome baskets of their mixes, spices, and starters for me to give away to my wonderful readers. This summer is no exception!

This is the first of two baskets of canning helpers that I’ll be giving away from Mrs. Wages this summer. This basket contains nearly every pickle product that Mrs. Wages makes, which should delight the pickle lovers. Here’s exactly what’s in the basket.

If this massive collection of pickle spices and starters appeals to you, here’s how to enter the giveaway.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite pickle. Whether it’s fermented or vinegar based, one your mom always has in her fridge or something you discovered at the local supermarket, I want to hear about it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Mrs. Wages is providing the basket for the giveaway. They are also a Food in Jars sponsor and so do help contribute to the running of this site.