Bernardin Home Canning – Holiday Gift Guide

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Bernardin is the leader in Home Canning in Canada. I posted about the Home Canning Starter Kit last month and I can’t wait to get my garden going next summer.

The Home Canning Starter Kit comes with everything you need to get started with canning. It includes a 21 quart canner pot, a rack, jar lifter, funnel, magnetic lid lifter, bubble remover, 4 pack of decorative jars with lids, Original Crystals pectin and a very detailed recipe booklet. All you need is the yummy fruit or vegetables from your garden or farmer’s market.

If you get a chance, read my Bernardin review. This is a great gift for anyone interested in canning, gardening or eating healthier. And the great thing about this gift is it comes complete, meaning that the person you give it to doesn’t have to go out and buy  other parts before they can use it.

Bernardin has generously offered one lucky This Bird’s Day reader a Home Canning Starter Kit of their own as a giveaway.

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This contest is open to Canadian residents only and runs until 10pm MST on Friday, November 19 2010, 2010.

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  • Susan K Nov 19, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Not sure if I’m in time but I would love to try canning green beans.

  • Carolyn Nov 19, 2010, 10:00 pm

    What wouldn’t I can?!?! Fruit, Veggies, EVERYTHING!!!

  • C. Alexis Nov 19, 2010, 7:04 pm

    Yummy canned tomatoes

  • marybeth Nov 19, 2010, 12:26 pm

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  • marybeth Nov 19, 2010, 12:21 pm

    I want to try canning for everything. Jams, fruit, veggies. Great giveaway
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  • Brenda Nov 19, 2010, 11:52 am

    I would can everything. There is nothing better than homemade jelly on toast. My husband loves salsa, pickes, pickled carrots and I would like to try pepper jelly and spaghetti sauce.

  • Sarah Alexis Nov 18, 2010, 4:23 pm

    I would love to can berries – strawberries and blueberries picked when they are in season and saved to enjoy for the winter months!!!

  • Kristen Eby Nov 17, 2010, 11:58 pm

    I’d like to can apples or make jam

  • Steph Nov 16, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Oh man I want this one!!! I would start with pasta sauce and salsa (my husband LOVES salsa).

  • Susan Margaret Nov 14, 2010, 5:28 pm

    I’d like to make bread and butter pickles!

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  • Mary Warner Nov 14, 2010, 2:38 pm

    all the stuff with which to make apple chutney.

  • Michelle Kafka Nov 14, 2010, 10:04 am

    I would love to attempt canning strawberry jam and grape jelly.

    Thanks for having this giveaway.

  • corey Nov 13, 2010, 2:22 am

    I’m sure canning tomatoes would be useful in our home.

  • andalene Nov 13, 2010, 2:21 am

    My kids both loves peaches – so that would be good.

  • Louise Nov 12, 2010, 7:13 pm

    Love to can tomatoes

  • dana savage Nov 12, 2010, 5:41 pm

    I would love to try canning peaches.

  • Keri Nov 12, 2010, 3:08 pm

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  • Keri Nov 12, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I would like to try canning jams and red pepper jelly.

  • Kirsten Nov 11, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I would like to can a whole bunch of things, but first on my list is some yummy strawberry jam :)
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  • Cara D. Nov 10, 2010, 6:47 pm

    I would love to can pickled beets….just like my moms.

  • Nancy Nov 10, 2010, 3:17 pm

    I would love to can my own salsa! Sheri…you know my salsa!!!

  • joyce s. Nov 10, 2010, 12:50 pm

    I would do cherries.

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  • missbobloblaw Nov 10, 2010, 2:19 am

    I would love to can beets!

  • tennille Nov 10, 2010, 12:08 am

    i would really like to try and make salsa and anitpasto.

  • audrey Nov 9, 2010, 8:36 pm

    My freezer is full of blueberries and raspberries. I could make jam by the canner full and give it as gifts.

  • Maureen B Nov 9, 2010, 5:54 pm

    I would love to win this as I am a beginner in canning and food preserving. This is my new passion and hobby in the upcoming year.

  • Marlene V. Nov 9, 2010, 5:44 pm

    Salsa and jam would be what I would want to can. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Debbie W Nov 9, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I’m think of trying pickles for the first time.
    I also make my peach chutney every year too.

  • Pam D Stensrud Nov 9, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I would like to try canning tomatoes. My greenhouse produced an abundant supply this year and I would have loved to have been able to can them!

  • Donnas Nov 9, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I’ve made dill pickles before and I’d love to make them again. Also chow chow, mustard beans, marinated vegetables, jams; the list is endless.

  • Mary Warner Nov 9, 2010, 11:41 am

    My mom has apple trees and there are so many wonderful kinds of chutney.

  • Julie Nov 9, 2010, 10:35 am

    I would try canning beets if I were lucky enough to win this.

  • Vicki Ho Nov 9, 2010, 9:42 am

    I want to try canning crab apples. My sister says they’re great, but I’ve never had them, or seen them in a store.

  • Tanya Campbell Nov 9, 2010, 8:14 am

    My sister and I were just talking about canning! I would love to can all the items that my grandma and mother did when I was a kid. Jam, peaches, apple sauce, tomotoes and anything else I grow in my garden.

  • Chalbe Nov 9, 2010, 7:01 am

    I would can tomatoes for sauce, pickles, beets, peaches, and anything else I can get my hands on at the farmers market. Nothing beats home made ice cream with your own canned peaches in the middle of winter.

  • melanie Nov 9, 2010, 6:21 am

    Would love to do canning! Apples for our baby…. beets and pickles for us!

  • Evelyn Allarie Nov 9, 2010, 5:21 am

    I Love to do canning

  • sean pynaert Nov 8, 2010, 6:47 pm

    canned tomatoes and asparagus – just like we used to do when i was a kid

  • angela m Nov 8, 2010, 2:11 pm

    i would try canning my own strawberry jam.yum

  • Marilyn Rowe Nov 8, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I want to make Salsa!!

  • Audrey Skinner Nov 8, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I would make dill pickles

  • Mandi Nov 8, 2010, 10:10 am

    I would love this. My whole family cans and I feel a little left do out. This would give me the push I need to do it myself.

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 7, 2010, 7:17 pm

    I would make some bottled beets..yumm!

  • Marlo Nov 7, 2010, 4:54 pm

    I would make homemade raspberry jam – nothing like it!

  • Michelle Nov 7, 2010, 3:25 pm

    I would like try making jam

  • Suzanne Nov 7, 2010, 9:03 am

    I’d love to try canning my own strawberry jam. Strawberry season is so short and I want to make it longer.

  • Sherry P. Nov 7, 2010, 8:08 am

    if I won this kit, I would give it to my daughter and she could learn to can tomatoes


  • Kelsey S Nov 7, 2010, 8:01 am

    I would like to try to can apples from my parents trees in BC.

  • Julie Nov 7, 2010, 7:27 am

    I would like to win this for my daughter, she is interested in canning and preserving & makes the most fabulous pickles.

  • Francine Nov 7, 2010, 4:58 am

    I would love to try making relish with the canning set.

  • crystal evanisky Nov 6, 2010, 9:15 pm

    i would love to can peaches and make pickles.

  • Glogirl Nov 6, 2010, 8:36 pm

    I would love to try canning strawberry jam and salsa.

  • Melanie Stuve Nov 6, 2010, 7:23 pm

    I would love to try some canning. My freezer is too full! :)

  • pam r. Nov 6, 2010, 7:10 pm

    I would love to try making & canning my own jam

  • liz w Nov 6, 2010, 5:01 pm

    love to try canning pears.

  • Cal Nov 6, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I would love to try making different salsas include fruit infused ones.

  • edmontonjb Nov 6, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I’ve never canned before but would love to try canning some pears.

  • jenny Nov 6, 2010, 1:39 pm

    i would love some homemade salsa and some apple pie in a jar for dessert!!!

  • Sandra Nov 6, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Just canned for the first time this year with my MIL. I’d love to get my own start up set for next year! Definitely do LOTS of garlic dill pickles, strawberry jam and salsa!!

  • jessica Nov 6, 2010, 1:18 pm

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  • Sarah L. Nov 6, 2010, 1:17 pm

    Salsa & apple jelly

  • jessica Nov 6, 2010, 1:15 pm

    I would like to try pickled prunes

  • renee Nov 6, 2010, 1:12 pm

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  • renee Nov 6, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I would like to try pickled asparagus
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  • Marie Nov 6, 2010, 12:21 pm

    I love canning, and would like to own my own canning pot! Currently I use my mom’s when she’s not too busy!!

  • Anne Taylor Nov 6, 2010, 11:16 am

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  • Chelsey Nov 6, 2010, 11:16 am

    I would love to can peaches and pears. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Anne Taylor Nov 6, 2010, 11:09 am

    Omgosh hubby and I were talking about canning just a while back! I’d love to can peaches, tomatoes and cherries! My mom used to can cherries and they were so delicious as we ate them through the winter!


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  • Carla Nov 6, 2010, 11:06 am

    I’d make some salsa. Then can some soup. Then a batch of applesauce. I’d be busy!

  • sheila Nov 6, 2010, 10:20 am

    I would love to start canning.. salsa… jams!

  • Lisa B Nov 6, 2010, 9:49 am

    I would like to can hot peppers. :-)

  • SuperMel Nov 6, 2010, 8:20 am

    I would love to try to make salsa!

  • stacey h Nov 6, 2010, 6:51 am

    i love my veggie garden – i would make some jalapeno jelly, and so much more.

  • Pam R Nov 6, 2010, 5:36 am

    I keep seeing recipes for chutneys and salsas that I’d like to try making and canning…..

  • Leanne M Nov 6, 2010, 2:14 am

    I would love to try canning tomotoes. There is nothing better then spaghetti/lasgne with fresh tomatoes!