It’s a Ball Blue Book Day


We’re coming up on high canning season! I’ve been giving my new steam juicer a workout. I pressure-canned some beef broth yesterday. The vegetables will be hitting soon! (If my garden makes it!)

Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Carolyn at Walnut Spinney. Visit her here.

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 Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (July 1). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (July 2). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn.

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 07/02/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #102, Caitlin Albertson. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your address for shipping!


  1. Sheila H from California says:

    BBB I would love this.;-)

  2. Kristen says:

    Oh, yes, I’d love to have it.

    Happy canning to you.

  3. Maureen says:

    Please enter me to win the BBB!

  4. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ball Blue Book days! :dancingmonster: Please pick me!

  5. stefinity says:

    enter me! BBB

  6. K says:

    Would LOVE one!! BBB

  7. Cyndi B says:

    I’d like a BBB! :woof:

  8. Diane says:

    A BBB book would be a fantastic addition to my cookbook collection!

  9. Deb says:

    I’d love to be entered for the Ball book. Tomorrow’s my b’day so that would be a nice win!

  10. Connie of Ohio says:

    I want a steam juicer too. BBB please.

  11. Celeste says:

    I’d like to enter! BBB please

  12. Jackie says:

    BBB for me, me, me Please!

  13. Eve Davis says:

    I would love a Ball Blue Book, new to canning and need all of the help I can get.

  14. Deb says:

    I would love a BBB – But really I want to try a steamer juicer! maybe later in the when husband goes back to work!

  15. Snapper says:

    I just bought a pressure canner and am going to try some vegetable broth tomorrow, so BBB please! :yes:

  16. patrice says:

    My garden is full.BBB, please!

  17. Connie says:

    I love BBB day! Hoping to win it!

  18. Nikki says:

    I have 3 red tomatoes on my counter right now!! GO GARDEN!

    BBB Please

  19. Jackie C says:

    Please,please BBB draw. The garden is thinking about production. Ha,there are 3 snow peas,2 tiny yellow peppers and all the tomato plants are blossoming.The carrots are being carrot-ish. The heat last week bolted the spinach. Sorta spinach, the squirrel :devil2: got to it first. I got about 4 leaves. I may in fact need the BBB this season, hope springs eternal.

  20. Amy says:

    BBB – please, please, please!

  21. Rose says:

    Would love a new BBB. Thank you.

  22. diana sullivan says:

    that picture took me right back to my days as a little girl watching my mother can and freeze all kinds of things! this is my first year trying to freeze tomatos. it seems such a waste to jus6t toss the skins on the compost pile. any ideas for them? if i get the BBB, i’ll try canning next!

  23. Betty says:

    Love your blog. BBB

  24. marymac says:

    One of these days I’m gona win the BBB!!!

  25. Rebecca V. says:

    I want a BBB! Please!

  26. Linda T. says:

    oh! pick me! pick me! Thanks Suzanne and Carolyn!

  27. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    I would love the BBB!!!

  28. Celia Allen says:

    :happyflower: I’d be as happy as this blue flower if I could win the BBB!

    Mrs. Turkey

  29. Marjorie Wolson says:


    I would love to have a Blue Ball Book! If I can’t have a BBB, could I please have a pony?

  30. TXLady says:

    My season is well on it’s way. I spent part of yesterday peeling tomatoes and getting ready for salsa….BBB

  31. E. A. Filip says:

    I am sure if I won the book it would help with the enabling… I am now on the look out for a steam juicer! Love this blog! (BBB) :snuggle:

  32. Lacey says:

    BBB please. Thanks!

  33. Melinda says:

    BBB please :purpleflower:

  34. Anke says:

    Just in time… I’ve canned my first batch of tomato sauce and my first batch of bread and butter pickles. Would love to win the BBB to add to my recipe collection.

  35. Kelly Bowland says:

    I would love to have a BBB!!!!

  36. Amy Manwell says:

    I am so afraid of pressure canning that I desperatly need this book to learn what to do and not do. I want the Ball Blue Book.

  37. northcountrygirl says:

    I would love a BBB.

  38. Maria says:

    I would love to have one!! BBB

  39. Marianne G says:

    Thank you Carolyn and Suzanne!
    BBB please

  40. Glenie says:

    BBB. Love to can!

  41. MousE says:

    I’d like to win!

  42. Amanda says:

    I could really use a BBB!

  43. Linda Goble says:

    I would love to have a book pretty please pick me!!!!! :wave:

  44. Karen Green says:

    I would love to have a blue book. :sun:
    It is canning season and I really could use a BBB.

  45. mim says:

    Can’t wait til veggies are in & can start canning…..of the simple pleasures – include me in the BBB

  46. Nancy says:

    I keep on trying! lol BBB

  47. Suzette says:

    I’ve been canning from recipes found willy-nilly on the internet. I would LOVE the canning “bible.” BBB

  48. Kathy in FL says:

    The best part about canning season is enjoying the canned goods over the winter! BBB

  49. The Library Lady says:

    BBB. Please. I really enjoy your blog.

    The Library Lady

  50. Sandy says:

    BBB, please.
    Wonderful blog!

  51. Carol Campbell says:

    maybe this is my lucky day! BBB

  52. Richelle says:

    I won’t give up! Yes, I want the BBB!

  53. Rose H says:

    Please enter me in BBB draw.

    Thank you

  54. Linda C. says:

    Would love a BBB, please.

  55. Su says:

    We’re just starting to can, so I’d love the BBB!!

  56. Barbie says:

    Got a Mehu Liisa 4 years ago and love it. BBB please.

  57. geena22 says:

    I didn,t know you could can broth! does it have to be refrigerated? BBB Please :clover:

  58. pdelainey says:

    BBB Please :clover:

  59. Terri Draeger says:

    Just bought my best friend a canner for her birthday, so this would be the perfect complement to it!
    BBB please!

  60. Jessica says:

    pretty please! BBB

  61. Cindy Serry says:

    BBB – pretty please?

  62. Annegi says:

    Would LOVE to win the BBB! Thank you for offering this again.
    maybe the 3rd time’s the charm.

  63. Mariah says:

    BBB–thanks for doing these, Suzanne, and thanks to the sponsors.

  64. Abiga/Karen says:

    BBB for me?

  65. Gini says:

    Oh pressure canner, how I long for thee!

    But in the meanwhile, I’ll settle for a BBB. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. BrendaE says:

    Would love a BBB – thanks and happy canning.

  67. Lise says:

    I’d love to have the Ball Blue Book! PS: I’m new here and am loving reading all of your stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Thanks to Carolyn and Suzanne!! I’d love to win!! BBB

  69. sueallie says:

    need that BBB


  70. Kathi N says:

    BBB for me!

    Can’t wait to try steam juicing for myself.

    Thank you.

  71. Christa H. says:

    oooohhhh- I would love the BBB

  72. Vicki says:

    This is the first year we’ve had a garden big enough to even think about using a canner. I don’t even have one yet! I’d love to have a BBB to get me started! Thanks for your wonderful site, Suzanne. I just found you a couple of weeks ago and have been here daily ever since.

  73. Debbie says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway – I’d love to be able to start canning some of my garden produce

  74. Melanie says:

    BBB, please! And thank you!

  75. mommafox says:

    Bringing produce out of the garden by the buckets full. BBB would be mighty handy for some new ideas.

  76. farmershae says:

    I am so afraid I won’t have a garden this year. We’re trying so hard, but Mother Nature is really not helping. But, I will can water if I have to!!! BBB me please!

  77. Mamamalama says:

    BBB! I bought a pressure canner on Tuesday, and this would be very very helpful!

  78. Heather from NC says:

    I would love to own a BBB!

  79. Renae says:

    BBB is the best canning book to have. I tell everyone interested to buy one.

    I’d take an updated version.

  80. Shelley says:

    I would love to win the BBB. I have a garden full of veggies!!

  81. Miss Becky says:

    yes, Suzanne, I know exactly what you mean by “high canning season”. July brought wild cherries, blackberries, tomatoes, and pickles when I had my farm. I sometimes thought I would lose my mind but at the same time reveled in it. My favorite ~ pickles. something about pickles just feathered my pillow. I loved staring at the jars of them lined up on my counter after all had popped. oh, what a wonderful world.

  82. Banana says:

    BBB โ€“ please, please, please!

  83. Teri says:

    love to win the BBB

  84. Susan at Charm of the Carolines says:

    I want a steam juicer too.

    Also, I’m so out of it. I registered on your Ball Blue Book page and now folks are asking me to be their friends and I don’t even know how to log back in and if I do, how do I accept their friend request. It’s all so confusing and getting stressful. Help!!!

    BBB please.

  85. Shirley says:

    Looks like we’ll be canning peas next week.


  86. nichole says:

    Exciting another BBB day… enter me please.

  87. Caitlin Albertson says:

    I’d love the BBB! I’m just starting out in canning and took a class through our local extension office. It was great and I learned a ton.

  88. jan~n~tn says:

    Suzanne you are so bad for me…I love it!
    Ordered my steamer/juicer this past saturday and can’t hardly wait for it to get here. There are whole plums and blueberries taking up way to much space in the freezer.
    Please put me in for the BBB drawing. I obviously need it, since I didn’t know that coleslaw could be canned!

  89. Shelley L. says:

    I would love to have a Ball Blue Book! I just started canning last year and have only used recipes from the internet. It would be so great to have a hard copy book to refer to!


  90. denise moats says:


    Would like to have the Ball Blue Book

  91. Senta Sandberg says:

    BBB Suzanne. We are going on a road trip just when my razberries will be coming on. I have not been saving strawberries though cause we will be gone so I pop all those in my mouth. Sometimes I share.

  92. Charlotte says:

    It’s not preserving season here in NZ, but I’d love a BBB to drool over when warming my feet on the heater.

  93. Patsy Melton says:

    My canner bobble-thingy looks just like the one in the picture….BBB :hug:

  94. Fran P. says:

    Suzanne, I would love to win a BBB! Thanks to Carolyn for sponsoring the day!

  95. Melanie Burbage says:

    I just bought a pressure canner from ebay, it’s a weighted gauge one & will be starting to use it this week! I cannot wait! So excited!! ๐Ÿ™‚ BBB *crossing fingers*

  96. Karen Patrick says:

    Love your blog. Read it every day. BBB. Thanks.

  97. Jaime says:

    BBB…ME ME ME!! Please ๐Ÿ˜‰ :sheep:

  98. Susan Catlin says:

    :wave: love your website, just signed up. recommended by a friend. love to have a BBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shimmy: susan

  99. Dianne S. says:

    Would love to have the BBB! Thanks

  100. floweringmama says:

    How wonderful!! I am so ready to start canning! BBB ME, Please!


  101. Billy says:

    Ball Blue Book Please!

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