Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate (BBB)

Mar
20


I’m happy when I’m baking bread. I’m happy when I’m canning. These are two things that feel good. Even if I’m having a bad day, they improve it. And a good day? That’s even better. It’s all about the creating, and for me, that is most true in the kitchen. This week, I canned up a batch of Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate in my steam canner–which I love, by the way. (It’s actually a dual-use canner, so you can operate it like a regular boiling water bath canner or use it as a steam canner. I only use it as a steam canner. In steam canning, you only use 2-3 quarts of water. I love that. No more heavy pots of water! In case you’re interested, this is my steam canner. Just wanted to mention this at the start of the new garden and canning season. If you can get yourself one of these steam canners, you will be so happy.)


Back to the Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate–I’ve been starting to get out in the gardens. It’s warm already here! Surprise spring! And I thought about all those warm (aka hot) days to come, and how I’d like a refreshing something after working outside. Mix this concentrate 50/50 with water, ginger ale, or even some vino over ice after a hard day hoeing. (I’m just kidding. I don’t hoe!) I picked this recipe out of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. This is sort of like an expanded Ball Blue Book. It has some of the same recipes, plus many more, with pictures, and of course all of the trusted Ball instructions for beginners, too. If you need this book today, let me know!

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Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Gloria Elizabeth, in honor of her grandmother, Melissa, and daughter, Katherine.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 20). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 21). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

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UPDATE 03/21/12: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #9, countrygal. Email me at CITRgiveaways@yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!

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  1. 3-20
    1:25
    am

    That sounds so good on a hot day. Thanks for the chance and please enter me for the BBB.

  2. 3-20
    1:45
    am

    I’d like a glass right now! BBB please!

  3. 3-20
    2:04
    am

    BBB! That sounds delicious.

  4. 3-20
    3:48
    am

    BBB please. Yum!!

  5. 3-20
    4:21
    am

    I would love to try that recipe and to be entered in the contest!!!

  6. 3-20
    4:21
    am

    BBB please

  7. 3-20
    5:41
    am

    BBB please!! This book sounds wonderful! :)

  8. 3-20
    6:05
    am

    BBB please! :)

  9. 3-20
    6:10
    am

    Love to win the book BBB

  10. 3-20
    6:20
    am

    I would love to win a new canning book. BBB Please!!! :hungry:

  11. 3-20
    6:21
    am

    BBB please!!

  12. 3-20
    6:39
    am

    me me me! :snoopy:

  13. 3-20
    6:51
    am

    Wow – I like that canner! I think I’m going to order one very soon.

    Suzanne – if I purchase one through Amazon by clicking on your link will you get “credit”? I was hoping you would so let me know the best way to purchase :yes:

  14. 3-20
    6:52
    am

    I may be moving soon, and would love to make up some of the strawberry lemonade for the movers at the end….BBB please.

  15. 3-20
    6:56
    am

    :duck: I do need this! BBB please! :duck:

  16. 3-20
    6:58
    am

    I need this BBB please :woof:
    Thanks

  17. 3-20
    7:07
    am

    I’d love this book

  18. 3-20
    7:18
    am

    BBB, please!!

  19. 3-20
    7:28
    am

    I already have the Blue Ball Book but I would love to have the complete one. We are currently on our own odyssey into farm ownership. BBB

  20. 3-20
    7:34
    am

    Please pick me for the BBB!

  21. 3-20
    7:38
    am

    If I don’t win the BBB book, how else am I going to get this luscious recipe? Can’t way to try it. Sounds very refreshing.

  22. 3-20
    7:41
    am

    Strawberry Lemonade sounds fantastic! I’d love to win a BBB!

  23. 3-20
    7:42
    am

    Please consider me me me !! I’d love to learn how to can ..

  24. 3-20
    7:46
    am

    Would love to be better informed in the canning realm … BBB!

  25. 3-20
    7:48
    am

    Yummmmm. BBB

  26. 3-20
    8:08
    am

    trying to jumpstart my inner canner for the year. Please enter me!

  27. 3-20
    8:09
    am

    :turtle: I would love to make this!!!! BBB

  28. 3-20
    8:11
    am

    :snuggle: Teaching my mother in law to can this summer. We would love for her to have an up-to-date book! Please enter us… BBB

  29. 3-20
    8:11
    am

    I would love to have a BBB please. Thanks Suzanne and Gloria Elizabeth for donating book :happyflower:

  30. 3-20
    8:12
    am

    BBB please.

  31. 3-20
    8:16
    am

    That recipe isn’t in my old book. Would love a new BBB.

  32. 3-20
    8:21
    am

    I would love to have this book. BBB

  33. 3-20
    8:29
    am

    Would love to win this book!!! BBB pleeeeease!
    The strawberry lemonade looks yummy.

  34. 3-20
    8:30
    am

    BBB please!

  35. 3-20
    8:34
    am

    My kids love strawberry lemonade. BBB me please.

  36. 3-20
    8:35
    am

    You so inspire me! Is BBB available for Canadians?

  37. 3-20
    8:56
    am

    Yum! the kiddos would love that too. BBB please!

  38. 3-20
    8:58
    am

    I really could use this book! Am trying to learn all I can about canning. Thank you for the chance to win!

  39. 3-20
    8:58
    am

    Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate would make a wonderful addition to our pantry! Love a chance to win, thanks. BBB!

  40. 3-20
    9:13
    am

    Time to can! BBB, please!

  41. 3-20
    9:14
    am

    BBB please!

  42. 3-20
    9:15
    am

    Yum. Strawberry lemonade. . .

    BBB me too, please!

  43. 3-20
    9:16
    am

    BBB please oh please! The strawberry lemonaid sounds heavenly!

  44. 3-20
    9:19
    am

    BBB PLease!

  45. 3-20
    9:19
    am

    BBB please! :)

  46. 3-20
    9:34
    am

    That’s a nice looking steam canner. I’ve never used a steam canner before. It is exactly the same as a pressure canner?

    You said you only use it as a steamer. Does that mean you don’t process anything by the boiling water bath method?

    Thanks for the info.

  47. 3-20
    9:36
    am

    BBB Please!

  48. 3-20
    9:37
    am

    I love anything with lemons in it so I would love to have this recipe. Please put my name in the drawing.

  49. 3-20
    9:38
    am

    Oh, that sounds relish. BBB, please.

  50. 3-20
    9:51
    am

    Yes please!

  51. 3-20
    9:52
    am

    My Mom used to can and preserve every fall when my sisters and I were kids. I remember sneaking into the cellar to snatch a jar of tomato and zucchini with onions. That stuff was DELISH with crackers LOL! My Mom has gotten older and isn’t able to do those things anymore. She did tell me that she wants to can with me this year while she feels like she still can do a little. It would be awesome to have this book for us to go through and pick out some recipes to work on together. Thanks so much for YOUR generosity! :butterfly: (BBB)

    ~Sarah (Wylde Chylde Chicken Chasers)

  52. 3-20
    9:58
    am

    Ooh…Count me in for the BBB please. I’ve had my eye on this book for awhile. THANKS! Great blog.

  53. 3-20
    9:59
    am

    I would love to win it, and I love strawberry lemonade!

  54. 3-20
    10:08
    am

    BBB please

  55. 3-20
    10:10
    am

    I want one! BBB!

  56. 3-20
    10:11
    am

    BBB Please! I was an honest canner and gave my friend’s Complete Book back to her last fall. SIGH… Santa didn’t bring me one… and I think I NEED this ;0}

  57. 3-20
    10:21
    am

    The strawberry lemon concentrate sounds ideal for a hot summer day. I would love to win the book. BBB please.

  58. 3-20
    10:21
    am

    Tomorrow I am picking up two lambs. I love the name Annabelle (I bought a picture of yours that is framed in my dining room) but I couldn’t come up with another name I loved so one will be Anna, the other Belle. Hoping mine turn out as great as yours! BBB, please!

  59. 3-20
    10:40
    am

    I have not been aware of this type of steam canner. Hope it’s available in my part of the world because this is exactly what I should have, especially this summer when I’ll be canning a lot of Zucchini Relish for our daughter’s wedding favours! I too am happiest when canning and/or baking bread. Please enter my “number” for the BBB. Thanks!

  60. 3-20
    10:51
    am

    BBB Please!
    Thanks Suzanne and Gloria Elizabeth!

  61. 3-20
    11:03
    am

    Thank you, Gloria Elizabeth, and Suzanne! Please sign me up for the book!

  62. 3-20
    11:04
    am

    BBB Please! Tomorrow is my 31st wedding anniversary, and this would be such a nice present!

  63. 3-20
    11:09
    am

    I have never heard of this book…sounds wonderful! Please enter me in the drawing.

    Mama Carpenter

  64. 3-20
    11:15
    am

    Strawberry lemonade sounds refreshing. Perfect summertime drink. I’m excited about this recipe. :shimmy: Please enter me in the BBB draw.

  65. 3-20
    11:18
    am

    I always like to try new recipes. BBB for me too please.
    MN MONA

  66. 3-20
    11:22
    am

    I need it! Well, I would really like to have it.

  67. 3-20
    11:23
    am

    I adore strawberry lemonade. mmmMMMmmm! BBB!

  68. 3-20
    11:26
    am

    I think it’s my lucky day! BBB and BBB!!

  69. 3-20
    11:27
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing for the BBB! Thank you!

  70. 3-20
    11:37
    am

    :cowsleep: I have been following this site for about 2 years now. I was excited to see the list for strawberry lemonade as my daughter has been additated to it since she has had it when she has gone out to eat. So i was disappointed when i saw that there was no listing of the recipe in the blog. Will you be listing the recipe or do i have to buy the BBB to get it? :moo:

  71. 3-20
    11:37
    am

    Sounds delish and hope to get the Ball Book some way or another this summer, as I live next to a strawberry and corn farm and also am planting a big veggie garden and plan on canning tons of goodies this year! BBB

  72. 3-20
    11:41
    am

    BBB Please. Thanks

  73. 3-20
    11:42
    am

    P;ease count me in the BBB

  74. 3-20
    11:42
    am

    BBB please!

  75. 3-20
    11:55
    am

    Hi, Suzanne–Please don’t enter me in the drawing as I have a copy of the book and it should go to someone else. I just wanted to say, though, that I have this steam canner, also, and I love it! My only problem is that I’m so short that I have to stand on a stool to read the dial when it’s sitting on my stove :lol: But not having to lug a BWB canner full of water from the sink to the stove is a godsend!

  76. 3-20
    12:00
    pm

    I would love to have that BBB! Please. Thank you!

  77. 3-20
    12:04
    pm

    Please! :snoopy:

  78. 3-20
    12:14
    pm

    BBB please! :fairy:

  79. 3-20
    12:24
    pm

    :snoopy: Please enter me!!! :sheepjump: –Rain-

  80. 3-20
    12:30
    pm

    I would love to have this BBB Book please.

  81. 3-20
    12:39
    pm

    Would love to have this book…BBB, please! :)

  82. 3-20
    12:43
    pm

    Today is the first day of spring, what a wonderful way to celebrate by winning a copy of this book! BBB yes, please! :)

  83. 3-20
    12:55
    pm

    BBB please!!!

    Dianna

  84. 3-20
    12:55
    pm

    Either I win one of the Ball Complete Guides soon or I will have to suck it up and buy one… BBB me please!

  85. 3-20
    1:00
    pm

    Please add me.

  86. 3-20
    1:14
    pm

    BBB please, and post that recipe!

  87. 3-20
    1:17
    pm

    i love strawberry lemonade! (bbb)

  88. 3-20
    1:17
    pm

    That strawberry lemonade concentrate looks wonderful !!!
    Please enter me for the BBB !!! :fairy:

  89. 3-20
    1:23
    pm

    I’m just now off to find that Chokecherry Jelly recipe on this site and would very much like to win that BBB book too! I’m gearing up for a good canning season and am so pleased to have found your directions to make violet jelly. I used to just dry the petals and use them in sugar cookies but now I can venture further afield. You are right, the blossoms only last a week or so! I got a chuckle out of your “picking pad” as I too use one of those spongey things to kneel on!.

  90. 3-20
    1:34
    pm

    I’d love the BBB! Thanks.

  91. 3-20
    1:42
    pm

    I DO need this book! BBB please!

  92. 3-20
    1:46
    pm

    Love to win the book BBB!! :snoopy:

  93. 3-20
    2:00
    pm

    Inspired!! BBB plz! :happyfeet:

  94. 3-20
    2:22
    pm

    BBB Please! Strawberry-lemonade wine sounds incredible.

  95. 3-20
    2:32
    pm

    I would LOVE love love to have this book. I need lots of help.
    :woof:

  96. 3-20
    2:33
    pm

    Oooh me please! I would love to win the BBB!

  97. 3-20
    2:36
    pm

    BBB pretty please!!!

  98. 3-20
    2:56
    pm

    It took me FOREVER to become a MEMBER because I just dislike being members anywhere! I prefer to be a LURKER! BUT, Suzanne, since I look you up every single day I thought I better become a member!!!

    But, secondly, I really want the BBB book! Please let me win this!

    Alice

  99. 3-20
    3:12
    pm

    this is the ONE canning book I keep picking up, then putting down because I have other things budgeted with my money (like wedding stuff!) So BBB please!
    PS. Could you maybe post the recipe for those of us needing to clean out last years strawberries to make room for this years? I am on a bend lately where I love anything lemon, and this sounds SO delicious!

  100. 3-20
    3:18
    pm

    BBB please! Also, I’m right there with #46 Kristi C. Is a steam canner the same thing as a pressure canner?

  101. 3-20
    3:25
    pm

    Sign me up for the BBB I am ready to can! Thanks.

  102. 3-20
    3:34
    pm

    BBB, please!

  103. 3-20
    3:47
    pm

    this blog (CITR) is a daily “must read” for me. BBB

  104. 3-20
    3:53
    pm

    Would love to have a copy of this book. How do you manage to have a garden and don’t hoe?

  105. 3-20
    3:54
    pm

    I was just thinking about a steam canner this morning…a girl can dream! BBB Please!!! Thanks for the chance!

  106. 3-20
    3:56
    pm

    BBB please

  107. 3-20
    3:57
    pm

    BBB for me please :)

  108. 3-20
    4:13
    pm

    I would love to have a copy of this book. A bigger question–How in the world do you manage to have a garden and not hoe??

  109. 3-20
    4:14
    pm

    The strawberry lemonade concentrate sounds wonderful. That is a good idea. I would love a Ball Canning book, I just started getting back into canning this last year and I am definitely going to do more this year. My husband works for a farm that does vegetable stands and brings home lots of vegi’s and fruits since our garden is very small. Whatever fits on our porch, we are in an apartment for now.BBB for me.

  110. 3-20
    4:41
    pm

    BBB Would love to win it! Blessings!

  111. 3-20
    4:44
    pm

    I am all excited about canning again since I found your site. I would love this newer book. Thanks for the [email protected]

  112. 3-20
    4:59
    pm

    Oh WOW–Would Love this book!!! BBB

  113. 3-20
    5:10
    pm

    I would love to win this book!!! I live in Trenton Utah on 14 acres, with a hubby who loves to farm. We have raised everything to include ostriches! Started cooking at 9 and haven’t stopped yet. I love this site. Have a wonderful day.

  114. 3-20
    5:12
    pm

    Id love it!!! BBB please!!!!!

  115. 3-20
    5:15
    pm

    BBB, please!

  116. 3-20
    5:23
    pm

    BBB please.

  117. 3-20
    5:52
    pm

    MMMMmmmm…strawberries. In anything! Please enter me.

  118. 3-20
    6:46
    pm

    Suzanne, the Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate with the vino sounds great. From one gardener to another, would love for you to send the BBB my way.

  119. 3-20
    7:12
    pm

    Please enter me for the BBB! Thanks!

  120. 3-20
    7:16
    pm

    BBB please. Sounds wonderful!!

  121. 3-20
    7:16
    pm

    BBB Please! Thanks Jill

  122. 3-20
    7:42
    pm

    What a yummy Idea, I could go for some right now would love the recipe and the BBB book. bella

  123. 3-20
    7:44
    pm

    I was hoping for the recipe, but I’ll settle for a chance to win the recipe.

  124. 3-20
    7:49
    pm

    BBB please — thank you! :dancingmonster:

  125. 3-20
    7:53
    pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now but this is my first time commenting here. I couldn’t resist as this book looks wonderful. We bought an acreage complete with apple orchard 2 years ago and I’m just starting to get my head around canning.

  126. 3-20
    7:56
    pm

    I’d love to win it!

  127. 3-20
    8:07
    pm

    Yummy, yummy! BBB please!

  128. 3-20
    8:12
    pm

    Just thinking about what I’m going to put up this year….BBB! Thank you.

  129. 3-20
    8:58
    pm

    I’d love to own this! BBB thanks! From Louisiana!

  130. 3-20
    9:44
    pm

    Planning on getting into the garden this week and weekend. A pea teepee, and seedlings are well underway already! I can’t wait to lay in some stores.
    BBB me! :)

  131. 3-20
    10:27
    pm

    BBB please!

  132. 3-20
    10:54
    pm

    This sounds delic!!
    BBB please! :snuggle:

  133. 3-21
    12:00
    am

    Bbb please!

  134. 3-21
    12:03
    am

    BBB, please – I NEED that recipe!

  135. 3-21
    4:01
    am

    8) Yes please. Me too.

  136. 3-21
    6:06
    am

    UPDATE 03/21/12: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #9, countrygal.

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED FOR ENTRY.

  137. 3-23
    9:56
    am

    Thanks Robin & Suzanne … Please enter me!

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