Vintage-Inspired Green Canning Jars Giveaway

Last year, many of us went “gaga” over Ball’s limited edition blue canning jars. Well, I have great news: Ball has added spring green jars to their Heritage Collection, and they’ve offered to give a box of a them to one of my readers! This green canning jars giveaway also includes a set of their … Read more

Weck Jar Giveaway

Weck jar giveaway from

Weck jar giveaway from

Have you discovered Weck glass jars yet? They’re beautiful and so very wonderful to have around the kitchen. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used for storing a great many things: from herbs and spices to nuts and seeds and dried beans to fresh juice. You can also make and store homemade body products in them (this is a tangerine sugar scrub, the recipe for which I will share in a separate post)…

Tangerine Scrub from

…and you may water-bath can in them, too. Below you see tangerine vanilla marmalade (yup, I do love tangerines). The recipe is from Marmalade: Sweet and Savory Spreads for a Sophisticated Taste.

Tangerine Marmalade from www.healthygreenkitchen,com

One of the best things about these jars is that they are made of thick glass to withstand boiling and sterilization. Also, the glass lids are immune to rusting and may be used many times (and since they are made of glass and not aluminum, there is none of the BPA coating that is found on metal canning jar lids). If you are interested in canning in Weck jars, be sure to familiarize yourself with the these guidelines from Weck. Also, please read this helpful post from Marisa over at Food in Jars.

I love Weck jars, but they are a little pricey. So I was really excited when Mighty Nest asked if they could send some jars to me. What’s Mighty Nest? It’s an online store specializing in natural, non-toxic products for the kitchen and home. Mighty Nest offers an incredibly comprehensive selection of beautiful, durable items that are 100% free of harmful chemicals: it’s the perfect place to shop for many of your green living needs.

Mighty Nest has also generously offered to send a Weck jars prize pack to one of my readers.

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Vintage-Inspired Blue Canning Jars Giveaway

Blue Ball Jars (giveaway at Healthy Green Kitchen)

I’ve got a fun little giveaway for you, my friends :) Ball just released these limited edition vintage-inspired blue jars, and they’ve offered to give a box of them (6 jars in all) to one of you! These jars are part of the Ball Heritage Collection and they’re really beautiful. I don’t know about you, … Read more

Photos of Stowe And Vermont-Inspired Salsa

After I mentioned in this post that I had accidentally erased all my Stowe family vacation photos from my memory card, I got a comment from a reader named Sarah. She stated that the photos weren’t actually gone, and that I should look into recovering them with software that’s available online. I have to admit … Read more

Winter Squash Chutney and a Giveaway

A couple of months ago, the folks from Lark Crafts sent me two books from their new Homemade Living Series: Keeping Chickens: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock and Canning & Preserving: All You Need to Know to Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More. I instantly fell in … Read more