Giveaway: Orchard Road Decorative Series One-Piece Lids

Orchard Road Decorative Series

Before I start talking about these lids, I want to say thanks. I so appreciate your patience with me during the last few weeks, when finishing the book draft made it so hard for me to show up here. I turned the manuscript in last night, so we can now turn our attention to more important things, like mason jar lids with whimsical prints!

Last summer, a new mason jar company entered the canning market. Called Orchard Road, they offered five sizes of jars as well as lids and rings (I first wrote about them here). In the last year, I have the chance to use their jars and lids a number of times and they have performed well and given me absolutely no grief.

Orchard Road lid patterns

This summer, Orchard Road has brought out a line of Decorative One-Piece Lids. They recall the old gingham and flowered lids that Ball used to make back in the day and have been a really fun addition to my canning process. They are one-piece lids, which means that they need to be handled a bit differently than the two-piece lids most of us regularly used. Happily, I have an entire blog post devoted to that topic that you can find right here.

marmalade lids

The nice folks at Orchard Road have offered three sets of their new lids for a giveaway. Each of the three winners will get a one box of each of the new designs (fruit, purple gingham, and daisies). Additionally, for those of you who don’t want to take your chances on a giveaway, you can use the code “DECO25” for 25% off your order over at Orchard Road. As long as you buy at least one box of lids, it will take 25% off your entire order, including the jars!

To enter the giveaway, here’s what you do:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share something new to you that you’re hoping to can this season.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Tuesday, MayΒ 12, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog soon thereafter.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. 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: The folks at Orchard Road sent me the lids you see here so that I could try them and take some pictures. They are also providing the giveaway units. They have been site sponsors in the past, but are not at this time. No additional compensation has been provided for this post. All my opinions remain my own.Β 

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322 responses to “Giveaway: Orchard Road Decorative Series One-Piece Lids”

  1. i’m actually cutting back – canned a bunch of interesting stuff last summer that didn’t get used, and we really missed the plain, plain tomato puree, so i’m going to focus on that again.

  2. I am new to the whole canning thing but my mother was always an avid canner. Over the last couple years I have been slowly working on gaining some of her knowledge. Last year I learned how to do pickles, dilly beans, and other vegetables. This year I want to do some tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes. I am trying to master the things I know I will use right up!

  3. Tomato Ketchup- my kids go through so much of it and i’d rather feed them something i made than something storebought.

  4. Maybe blueberry jam – Our 4 year old bushes should FINALLY produce a decent amount this season!

  5. Believe it or not, I have never canned pear anything. This late summer/fall, my goal is pears! These one-piece lids look great, and your post on how to use them us very useful. They are also on my to-try list πŸ™‚

  6. Tomatoes. And peaches. I haven’t had the chance to can as I’d like this spring, so I’m hoping summer and fall bring ample opportunity. πŸ™‚

  7. Rhubarb jam and plum jam–I even have the recipes picked out because I didn’t get to them last summer!

  8. I’ve done pickles many times, but I’d like to can some relish this year. My daughter loves Thousand Island dressing and having homemade mayo, ketchup and relish to make it with would be great!

  9. I think I might try something new with rhubarb since it looks like I’ll have a bumper crop this year!

  10. I’ve started canning this year thanks to this blog! My first project will (hopefully!) be strawberry jam.

  11. I’m trying to expand my pressure canning repertoire. So far I’ve done chicken stock, beans, and caramelized onions. Maybe chili next?

  12. I bought your book ‘Preserving by the Pint’ & hope to try many recipes from it this year. I am so excited to try them. πŸ™‚

  13. ooo, i’m hoping to get another bushel of organic pears so i can make some more pear-vanilla jam. i love that stuff; can eat it with a spoon.

  14. I just recently made white bean chicken chili, which was a first for me. Not sure what else “new” is on the docket.

  15. Those are so sweet!

    Our garden has just started to get going this year and I’m hoping for pickled okra!

  16. I am soo happy to see that a US company is doing these! In the UK there are all sorts of pretty lids, but the shipping is so expensive! My jams and pickles will be very happy!

  17. Tomatoes! I have San Marzanos growing in hopes of trying my hand at canned tomatoes for sauces this year.

  18. Pickled tomatillos and tomatillo salsa! I love tomatillos, and make the salsa fresh. It would be really nice to have jars of it ready to eat for the winter. Ole!

  19. Tomatoes! Whole, sauce, salsa, and jam. I did some canning last spring/summer/fall, but no tomatoes. I quickly exhausted my home-frozen tomatoes and this winter I realized how often I was reaching for grocery store tomatoes of all kinds. So, this summer will be the Summer of the Canned Tomatoes.

  20. I’m just getting in to canning for the first time this year! I did it with my Mum growing up, but have never done it on my own. I just bought canning equipment and I’m planning on making some strawberry jam within the next 2 weeks! Super excited to get started!!

  21. This summer I really want to make ketchup – should be a fun adventure.

    Also, I used your directions for using one piece lids and it worked so perfectly! I made tons of jam for wedding favors for my sons wedding and it turned out really well and the one piece lids looked very nice. Thanks for the great instructions!

  22. I’m hoping to can ketchup and mustard this year. I’ve been making and freezing them, but this year I hope to find recipes that I like and can run through a canner.

  23. I’m hoping to make your corn salsa! I’ve read about it on a couple other blogs, so it must be delicious.

  24. Plums and beans. I’ve never used a pressure canner before, but my neighbor is going to let me borrow hers. I’m excited to try it!

  25. I am hoping to get some rhubarb in jars now that my plant has successfully established itself! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I plan to try my hand at chicken. I found out that I can indeed use a pressure on my glass top stove. I’m saving my money for a canner big enough for both water bath and pressure canning.

  27. There are so many but I am especially looking forward to your salted brown sugar peach. It is my favorite! All the recipes I have tried from both your books have turned out beautifully. My father deems your strawberry jam recipe the best! Thank you for all the fantastic recipes and inspiration.

  28. I’d like to try to can some asparagus but I worry that I’ll mess it up and then I’ll have wasted some delicious asparagus.

  29. It’s my first time growing tomatoes, so I’m looking forward to salsas and tomato sauce!

  30. My husband and I believe we have finally perfected our pickling brine, so we are going to experiment with pickling asparagus, carrots, cauliflower and our ODDEST idea is to take the hearts of cabbage we cut out and pickle them (fingers crossed)
    I love the retro look of these.

  31. I’m hoping to can anything that the rabbits will not let me. Otherwise, I’ll be canning rabbit!

  32. Must admit – am thinking more about favourites that we can’t miss. We have just run out of peaches – so must do more this year. We absolutely must do some vanilla pears which are the best canned fruit ever!

  33. Have always made and canned different jelly’s and jams but I do plan on making and canning some pizza and spaghetti sauce and would also like to can up some tomatoes this year as well.
    Thank you for this great giveaway

  34. after several seasons making salsa I had such a large amount of salsa that I didn’t can any in 2014!! After the long winter, the cupboard is bare!! and I am anxious to make some more!

  35. I have canned so many different things over the years, but this year I would like to try canning home made mustard. I am tired of the same old yellow mustard.

  36. I can a lot. These lids are so very pretty. They would be perfect for my jars I give as gifts.

  37. I am going to try canning salsa. It’s something I know my family will eat. It’s been a long time since I did any canning!

  38. Adorable covers! Would like to try them. Will check out how to use them on your blog. Thanks for all these opportunities to view new canning products. Cheers.

  39. I’m looking forward to trying a pickled mushroom recipe that a friend uses, and to putting by some asparagus.

  40. Last year, I canned what I thought was way too much jam–peach, plum, blackberry, ground cherry… Guess how much jam I have remaining in my pantry less than a year later? One blackberry, which I’m hiding until I can can again this season. So, jam is on my list to can. Lots of it.

  41. I’ve ordered some organic dried beans that I am going to can, using your method! Hopefully my garden will get planted this weekend with some pepper plants and several varieties of tomatoes. My husband likes a sweet hot pickled jalapeno from our local grocery store. They are not carrying them anymore so I am hopeful that I can re-create it this summer.

  42. I’ve seen a few recipes for Rhubarb catsup ! Want to make for sure this year.
    The lids would be so cool to use. Thanks for throwing my hat into the ring .

  43. My rhubarb plant just sprouted, and this is the first year I can harvest from it… So I’m hoping maybe for a strawberry rhubarb jam this year!

  44. I have canned “Rose Petal Jelly”, This year I am looking forward to canning more plus “Prickly Pear Jelly”. I am also kicking around [creating] a jelly recipes using Chocolate Mint and Apple Mint. The lids are pretty.

  45. I recieved a pressure canner as a gift from the hubby. can’t wait to can homade tomato sauce!

  46. I’m interested in working with rhubarb this summer. I’ve eaten it many times, but never done any home processing with it!

  47. I have always wanted to try these but did not feel confident about how to use them. Thanks to your post on how to use them properly I am looking forward to trying them. Oh yes, canning season is here!

  48. I ant to try pickled asparagus and some things with jalapenos. I still have some of hose old ball lids in my pantry, they have vegetables on them.

  49. I’ve been reading your blog for about a year , and bought both books, I think I’m ready. I’ve canned tomatoes, now it’s time to get crazy with my CSA box!, and my garden, and the farmers markets. Let the canning been!

  50. Fun! They’re really cute. I’d like to play more with salsa’s and chocolate preserves this year. The chocolate strawberry from last year was a big hit!

  51. These are adorable! Express my gratitude to the company for providing a discount code for your readers. Since my family doesn’t eat a lot of fruit but I really want to try my grandmother’s recipe for canned peaches these would be the perfect lids for that project since they will instantly have the look of a gift without me having to cut fabric and ribbon!

  52. I recently visited China and had some delicious and unusual pickles. Especially of note were some diakon pickles. I’ve made before the diakon and carrot pickles, but these were much different – almost like a cuke spear, but more toothsome. I’m dying to find this recipe and give these a try!

  53. My daughter bought us a Pressure Canner this year. We are going to can as much as we can. Chicken bone broth is up first!

  54. Now that I’m starting to become more comfortable with canning I’m going to can some of my favorite stewed tomatoes. It’s simple, but my mom has made batches of stewed tomatoes every summer for as long as I can remember. Every time I open a new jar the smell of those summer beauties is so comforting. My mom is getting older so it is time for me to learn.

  55. We finally have a garden again after three years, so pickle relish, dilly carrots, and dilly peas are on the horizon. I’d also like to do up a few batches of strawberry jam since my toddler seems to be PB&J powered.

  56. I’m going to can strawberry margarita jam. I recently made strawberry gingerale jam that I used in some strawberry shortcake cupcakes that were super yummy!

  57. I am excited about trying new flavors with my fruit jams like strawberry vanilla bean, blackberry lemon, etc. My husband has been so ill I am looking forward to getting back to a normal llife. I pray that will be soon.

  58. I’m hoping to try canning relishes and more various types of pickles this summer. I’ve only done your sweet-hot pickles and I want to branch out. πŸ™‚

  59. It’s not new, but new-to-me: I can’t WAIT to make as many batches of tomato jam as I can manage. I’m pretty sure I could eat a pint a week…

  60. As long as all the flowers on my strawberry plants actually develop to fruition….strawberry jam, strawberry jelly, strawberry syrup…..(you get the idea!). Fingers crossed!!

  61. Something new this season? Maybe a quick marmalade. (I finally made a traditional marmalade in Feb and it is amazing.) Also, maybe get a crew together and go for a really huge batch of salsa & tomato sauce. The lids are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. I moved my strawberry plants, so I am hoping they will grow better in their new spot. Fingers crossed for strawberry jam.

  63. Oh dear, what have I not canned? Possibly looking into making some simple syrups for mixed drinks this year. I have an over load of marmalades, jams, jellies, butters & plain and spiced fruits.

  64. I was able to get my hands on alot of apricots, so have grand plans of making jam and canning then by themselves and maybe even a pie filling!

  65. I did canning when I was a kid with my mom and grandmother, but am looking forward to trying it this summer since we’ve joined a CSA and I don’t want anything to go to waste.

  66. Would love to get a pressure canner to do more canning! But I loved the sweet jalapeΓ±os I canned last year!

  67. I’m hoping to get my hands on some great peaches this year for canning (and also fresh eating of course!) We did a cross-country move in the middle of peach season last year and pretty much missed out on everything! πŸ™

    Good luck to everyone! These lids are so fun!

  68. I have never tried to can using one piece lids. I have used the standard two piece lids and that is what I use when I teach food preservation classes, so I would like to try these lids and have some Master Food Preservers that volunteer and help me out a great deal in getting information out to home preservers to see what they think of them. We have tried the Tattler lids but they are totally different. I know that we will can some berries or Colorado peaches for sure.

  69. It’s not new, but I haven’t canned it in ages so it will seem new – corn relish! I’d also like to can tomato sauce that doesn’t come out watery. That would totally be new to me, since I can’t ever seem to achieve it!

    Oh, and something 100% new would be fermented hot sauce. I don’t think it’s a canned item, but still a preserve. Every year I say I’m going to try it and I don’t. This will be the year!

  70. Last summer was my first canning, and I learned a lot over the course of the season. Sadly, the first preserve I made was also my favorite (strawberry jam), but since it was my first, I completely messed it up, putting in way too much pectin so the finished product was gummy and bland. This year I’m skipping the pectin, and hopefully I’ll get it right!

  71. Last summer was my first canning, and I learned a lot over the course of the season. Sadly, the first preserve I made was also my favorite (strawberry jam), but since it was my first, I completely messed it up, putting in way too much pectin so the finished product was gummy and bland. This year I’m skipping the pectin, and hopefully I’ll get it right! I also want to put up at least twice as many tomatoes as I did last year – it was definitely not enough to last through the winter.

  72. I’ve been canning for the last three or four years, and I’ve only ever done jams. I really want to try pickles and tomato-based sauces and salsas this year.

  73. I would love to can just about anything, but need to get a garden established first. Oh! I know- new prickly pear fruit, aka tunas, should be ripe in a year or so…

  74. I hope to get out this weekend to pick more wild dewberries to make my seedless dewberry jam.

  75. I’m going to try and make curry bases and can them so when my girls are off to college they can have their favorite curries with them.

  76. oh my gosh, these are ADORABLE. I can’t wait to can my own salsa this year, straight from my first ever balcony garden!

  77. They’re cute! I remember the Ball lids very well and it’s time for some cute lids again.

    I got the Christine Ferber jam book and she arranges her recipes by season. I’m hoping to have things to can like her Chocolate Banana jam to do all year round.

  78. This is the year I am going to focus on ketsups, hot sauces, salsas and all other condiments as well as cordials, liqueurs, and flavored vinegars…along with a few jams, and pickles. Let the season begin!

  79. I’m all about new flavor combinations of fruit for jams so I hope to come up with some new variations this summer. Can I just say these lids are completely adorable.

  80. I received a pressure canner for Christmas, so I’m excited to can something that I was unable to before, such as chicken stock.

  81. This year, I’d like to try canning tomato sauce and maybe some ketchup too. I finally have a pressure cooker to try out.

  82. I’d like to try pickling different vegetables. I’ve done cucumbers (sweet and dill), onions and cauliflower, but would like to try a few more vegetables.

  83. I would like to make some tomato jam that I have been postponing for so long and also bread and butter pickles from your book.

  84. Lavender jelly and pepper jelly that my grandchildren love. I also want to try strawberry jam with vanilla this year.

  85. I’m sick of begging the neighbors for more pickles, so I’m going to try canning my own this year!

  86. I’m hoping to do green beans this year – last year I never had enough ready at the same time. But this year I really expanded the area in my garden so fingers crossed!

  87. Due to circumstances beyond our control we got very behind last year, so most canning will be catching up. But, would like to try some simple fruit and tomato sauces, salsas, or something.

  88. I’d like to try my hand at different kinds of salsas this year and branch out into pickling things other than cukes.

  89. I’ve never tried canning salsa! I’d like to try it this year, I’m growing a lot of tomatoes!

  90. It has been almost 2 years since I canned anything, may have burned myself out with the 250 jars of this and that. This year, I am planning on a lot diced tomatoes as well as tomato sauce as I use both as a staple in my kitchen. May do a bit more salsa as well as that went over well last time.

    • I have a long list… A couple of recipes with Meyer lemons, some ramp bulb pickles and I’m going to attempt my great aunt Cecillia’s cold mustard pickles.

  91. Those lids are so cute! I would love to can peaches this year. My mother canned fruits when I was growing up – peaches and plums, mostly – but I’ve never tried.

  92. Pick Me! Pick Me! πŸ˜‰

    Planning on trying more kinds of pickles this year. And some crab apple (jelly? Pickles? both?) if I can find the crab apples.

  93. This summer I am going to make tomato jam. I first heard about it, I think here.

    I did experiment with sweet onion sage jam and am ready to dip my toe into more savory jams. I will also continue my adventure into boozy jams. Especially those with bourbon.

    But for the lids, I’m afraid I will use them for a more mundane and perhaps amusing purpose.

    My dog is allergic to chicken and so many foods and treats have some sort of chicken product in them that I have started to make my own. My parents gave me their dehydrator, which they never use any more, and I am buying beef liver and beef kidneys, slicing them up and dehydrating them. I keep them in ball jars but the separate rings and lids are becoming annoying. So if I win these lids I’ll designate one for liver, one for kidneys and then maybe venture into something else, like pork rinds. And with the different designed lids I’ll be able to keep the contents identified as dehydrated liver and kidney both tend to look the same.

  94. Hi…such cute lids. I’m trying Okra in Oregon this year. Really hoping to do pickled Okra as well as properly canned Tomatillo Salsa.


  95. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to can vanilla pear jam because the last time had it was when I took your class. It was my favorite next to the strawberry jam.

  96. We planted rhubarb for the first time last year so we’re hoping to can lots of things using the rhubarb!

  97. I’ve got a long list.. Starting with some ramp bulb pickles, a bunch of Meyer lemon goodies, and my great aunt Cecilla’s cold mustard pickles.

  98. I’ve done so many jellies, and I’ve just started making wine jellies and they are SOOOOO good. I add juice from fruit and they are by far my faves. I plan on doing more of those!

  99. This year I think I want to think outside of the box of fruit preserves, spreads and conserves. I’d like to try mustards, plum sauces,something a little different.

  100. I’d like to try canning preserves. These tops are so cute! Thank you Orchard Road for the giveaway!

  101. I LOVE these! I inherited my Uncles’s canning supplies which included the gingham lids & rings. They are precious to me so I have ONLY used them on jars to store grains. They look so pretty lined up in my pantry. So now with these new & available lids & marching rings….. Hmmm…. I might actually can/preserve with them! We can now coordinate lids/ rings with colored jars!(green, purple, blue)

  102. I just did two strawberry jams and a strawberry sauce last,weekend. Next come all thing blueberry and blackberry. Also hoping to can more pickles and pickled veggies this year.

  103. Hello, hoping someone can help me.
    Just made strawberry jam for the first time.

    I processed my jams for 10 minutes in boiling water (I live at sea level if it matters) and then turned the heat off and let the jars sit for 5 minutes. When I took the jam out, about 4 or 5 of them popped within a few minutes of sitting on the table so I know about half of the jars sealed fine.

    The other ones did not pop – although I’ve heard they can take a few hours to pop as they cool.

    While the remaining jars were still hot, I pressed down on like 2 of them. There was movement, but now they are flat.

    I’m not sure if these sealed correctly and I just “helped them along” by pressing down or if these did not seal correctly and now, since I finger tested them when they were hot, I’ll have no way of being able to tell if they sealed correctly when they are cool.

    Since half of my jars sealed fine do you guys think the rest would have popped anyways if I hadn’t messed with it, therefore the seal is fine?

    It would be a shame to throw it all away. Is there any other way I can test if it sealed properly?

    • Sometimes, it happens that you touch the lids right around the time they were going to seal anyway. My bet is that those jars are perfectly fine. But here’s how you test to be sure. After the jars have cooled completely, remove the rings. Gently grab the edges of the lid and lift the jar up off the counter an inch or two. If the lid holds fast, the seals are good.

  104. I’m trying to cut back on all the jam I make, but since I give a great deal of it away as gifts, these jar lids are perfect. I’ll definitely make lemon curd, blueberry butter and raspberry jam though–these are the favorites for which I’m known far and wide. -djs

  105. I’m planning to try some sugar-free jam and some ketchup that tastes like tomatoes instead of sugar!

  106. I want to try more types of jam. I successfully did a peach jam last year. I wonder if I could use grapes. I’m not sure if I’d have to peel them, though.

  107. Goji berry jam would be a first for me. The fruits are so tiny and bright red for a very festive jam.

  108. My wife is usually the one who does the canning but I am going to assist her with making bull whip kelp pickled with massive amounts of homegrown garlic,ramps included. Only the best from the Oregon coast.

  109. I ordered some Orchard Road jars last year, and liked them very much. Also like using one-piece lids for gifts. Looking forward to canning more of your Bourbon Cherries – they were delicious in our winter Manhattans.

  110. This year I want to try my hand at making syrups and concentrates for our drinking pleasure. I think my kids will like customizing their flavors.

  111. Spaghetti sauce, and lots of it. And asian pears (so amazing!) and dilly beans and peaches and pickled carrots and the list goes on.

  112. Those are adorbs!!! I am going to be trying my hand at sour cherry barbecue sauce..I have two beautiful sour cherry trees and want to get away from desserts

  113. First up for the year is going to be strawberry jam. I have a long list of things I want to make this year!
    These lids are awesome!

  114. We get a bushel of peaches every year. We eat them fresh like crazy and then I usually freeze them.
    I’d like to try making some jam with them this year!

  115. ” I spend my life grossly underestimating how long tasks will take me to get done.” <—-this is my favorite thing you have ever said (from the post about the tortillas) because it resonates so deeply. Amen.

    So with that in mind, here's the list in my head that will never get accomplished:

    sour cherry jam (largely not happening because we only get sour cherries every five years or so)
    pickled peaches (might happen once the organic peaches from the East End look good)
    beyond-a-quick-pickle dill pickles, like actually processing them this time instead of just leaving them in the refrigerator and eating them like mad for three weeks or so
    And I may pickle our Jack Russell Terrier if she doesn't stop barking her head off…but I won't use the good lids for that πŸ˜€

  116. I am sure that I have canned everything at least once growing up with my grandparents. Now I’m trying to do it all on my own. So I guess everything is a first for me to do by myself. My husband and I are looking forward to canning pickles, tomatoes(juice, sauce, paste, whole, and diced), salsa, and green beans. Just for starters and anything else that we can think of. Maybe some spaghetti sauce, vegetable soup, and some delicious preserves too! Thank you and I look forward to reading more of this blog!

  117. i want to try the Watermelon Pickle recipe that has been kicking around my knitting bag since my mother-in-law pulled the recipe card out of an ancient cookbook of hers for me a couple of years ago.

  118. I’m going to finally take the plunge and do some pressure canning this season. On my list are green beans, chicken broth and tomatoes. I have a new neighbor who is a Master Canner and she’s going to walk me through the process.

  119. I have a recipe box filled with canning recipes and I have made only about 1/3 of them,
    so I have lots to try this season.

  120. I would like to can pitted sweet cherries this year. I haven’t canned these for about fifteen years, and I miss them!

  121. I’m growing super hot peppers for the first time this year and cannot wait to can salsas and jams made with ghost peppers and Trinidad Scorpions. Heck, I might even make some hot sauce! πŸ˜€

  122. With everything I put up, I have never made pickles. I would like to start that this summer!

  123. i am looking forward to using different sweeteners this year. I made a few honey sweetened jams last year ( from your books!) and want to try using stevia. Since I’ve altered my diet, I am looking forward to experimenting with other sweeteners.

  124. I’m hoping to put up some cherries! Cherry anything! I’ve been slacking on cherry jam, brandies cherries, etc lately. These lids would be so cute on cherry jam jars!

  125. My hope is to can some Strawberry Jalapeno Jam and Blackberry Jalapeno jam. I would love to win the lids. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  126. Hoping to make some raspberry jam this year. Haven’t done it in a while. And maybe some bread and butter pickles!

  127. Hoping to put up blackberry jam this year, if we have enough berries. Wouldn’t they look lovely with the blue gingham-type lids!

  128. I love making refrigerator curried okra pickles, I’d really like to get brave enough this summer to actually can them! And win these adorable lids πŸ™‚

  129. This season, I am hoping to can squash pickles and some kind of pickled beets….both will be new adventures!

  130. I want to try to can jardiniere this year – I love it and think it would be so great to have it homemade! Also, my mom is finally going to show me how she makes her pickled beets –

  131. Those are adorable! I’m hoping to can some strawberry jam made with the strawberry plants in my garden

  132. I intend to can fresh fish this year, something I have not done before, but I spend time in Maine and think it’s a great idea.

  133. I ‘m hoping to can rabbit rillettes this year. I ‘ve never done any pressure canning before so I ‘m a little nervous about it. πŸ™‚

  134. I want to try canning sundried tomatoes in olive oil because my local costco no longer sells the ones I loved. They switched to some horrible, nothing like the others, brand. Mine will be organic anyway so better than both.

  135. I haven’t done and pickles yet. I plan on trying a couple different kinds this year.

  136. I’d like to try some whole fruit this year in order to enjoy local peaches or apricots in winter.

  137. I’m a newbie but I’m thinking about canning different summer fruits.Strawberries first.

  138. This will be my seventh year canning! Drunken peach jam will be new this year. I just can’t decide if I’ll use bourbon or rum… So maybe I’ll try a batch of each!

  139. I’m hoping to add more fermentation to my preserving wheelhouse this summer… maybe even home brewing some beer, if I work up the nerve!

    And congrats on being done with your latest book; I’m sure it will be as wonderful as the first two, and we’re all looking forward to its release!

  140. I’m hoping to can some tomatoes that I grow myself this summer! I’m a novice gardener and canner, but hoping to improve every year. Can’t wait!

  141. I would love to have enough green beans from the garden to can this year. Last year I bought the pressure canner but didn’t get hardly any beans. I’m thinking of experimenting with ketchup too.

  142. I want to can homemade salsa this year. I also want to try pickles again. Last time I tried them, they got too soft.

  143. Believe it or not, I’ve never done tomatoes! But I just got three more tomato vines in the ground and am hoping for a good crop this year.

  144. I wanted to make violet jelly so bad, but I was so busy with other things that I missed the violet bloom in my yard. So I am going to try dandelion jelly.

  145. I have no idea what wonderful new recipe we will discover! Last year we tried pineapple habanero sauce and your peach salsa – both were amazing! I do have a recipe for pear cardamon jam I’d like to try…..

  146. I’m growing tomatoes and peppers, so salsa will be on the list, but if my Meyer lemon produces well I want to can them, I saw this on a foodie post!

  147. Last year I missed all the sour cherries! I’ve never managed to actually can all the cherry things I want. I’m making it the number one priority this year.

  148. I’m going to try making cherry preserves and some combination of blueberries and peaches.

  149. looking to try several new pickle recipes, and also find something new to do with pears (as a neighbor has promised me his harvest this fall).

  150. I just bought a pressure cooker/pressure canner. I’ve been having a great time using it to make meals in minutes and I’m reading up on pressure canning chicken broth. It will be great to have them in my pantry rather than taking up space in my freezer.

  151. . This year I’m going to try honey pepper mustard. I love all the ideas I get from your blog!!!

  152. We are growing pimentos and jalapenos this year and looks like we will have a bumper crop of pears. my favorite evening snack is cottage cheese and cut up pears with a little pear juice in it, so will be canning alot of pears. The one piece lids would be perfect. I wouldn’t have to search around to find a lid for storing the rest of the pears in the fridge. besides they are very attractive.

  153. This is the year for me to try canning corn relish with local sweet corn and sweet red peppers from my garden.

  154. I want to figure out a way to can squash. Every year I grow a bunch, harvest it, and it tends to rot in the basement before I can use it.

  155. I’m growing my own peppers and basil this summer and hope to be able to use those in my canning. I just started canning last year and am really excited to try and preserve produce I’ve grown myself!

  156. Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly and Mesquite Bean Jelly. Can you tell I live in South Texas? πŸ˜‰

  157. This year something funky with the mountains of strawberries we are growing. I’m looking for something beyond jam and preserves.

  158. I hope to can my own tomatoes this year, it was an unrealized goal last year but this year I will do it!!

  159. I want to can a bunch of different fruit syrups this year. We love egg creams and your strawberry syrup recipe makes a great one! Would love to win these. They’re so festive!

  160. Thinking about canning soups; we got a pressure cooker a while ago and have been using it to can stocks and tomatoes but no soup yet.

  161. I just received my first pressure canner for Mother’s Day! I’ve always had to use the water bath method, so I have been very limited as to what I could can. I am super excited to start canning soups for my pantry!

  162. This year I would love to try to make marmalade. You always post links to delicious-looking combinations, so this year will be the year I finally try it!

  163. Something new I’m hoping to can this season is canning as a business! I’m getting my Home Producer’s permit and will be able to sell my Plum Sauce. Very exciting!

  164. I’d really like to can something with rose hips. I’ve got a bunch of roses in my backyard, and somehow, have yet to manage to harvest the rose hips in time to make something with them. This will be the year!

  165. Love these! So pretty – they take the ordinary to extraordinary! I would like to can sauerkraut this year.

  166. I’d probably do some special little batches in 1/2 cup jars for gifts. Maybe marmalades when citrus is back again.

  167. Dilly beans, for sure. I wasn’t able to make any last year and bloody Mary’s just aren’t the same without them!

  168. will be making lots of soups this year to clean out the freezer. love the lids and will be ordering some without waiting for giveaway, but would love to win some. free is always the best right?

  169. Your canteloupe vanilla bean jam….I even froze extra summer canteloupe to make it, but it never happened. This summer I’m hoping I’ll be planting my own mellons and then making them into jam!

  170. Lots of tomatoes of all kinda, basic and tomatillo salsas, pesto sand tequila peach jam! Those are definitely..I definitely want to try some other things too but I have to wait on the local farms to decide!

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