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Upcoming Canning Classes: Brooklyn! Phoenixville! Philly! Portland!

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July 6 – Blueberry jam two ways at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. Class runs from 2-4 pm and costs $65. Click here to sign up.

July 11 - Make two kinds of jam (peach and blueberry) at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. This class is from 6:30 – 9 pm and  costs $59. Click here to sign up.

July 13 – Plum-Apricot Preserves at Indy Hall! This class will focus on boiling water bath canning and combining different kinds of fruits for successful pectin-free jam making. This class costs $50. Leave a comment or email to sign up.

July 18 – Apricot jam two ways at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. Class runs from 6:30 – 8:20 pm and costs $65.Click here to sign up.

July 20 – Come learn about jam making and boiling water bath canning with me at Longview Farm Market in Collegeville, PA. We’ll be making a batch of low sugar plum jam using Pomona’s Pectin. The class runs from 11 am – 1 pm and costs $35 to attend. Click here to sign up.

July 23 – Low sugar plum preserves in PORTLAND, OREGON! Class runs from 7 – 9 pm and will be held at the Subud Center in NE Portland. Class costs $40. Click here to sign up!

There are also lots more classes coming up in August. Click through to my classes page to see the entire schedule.

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Upcoming Classes: Brooklyn! Phoenixville! Portland!

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Canning season is here in full swing, which means now is the time to sharpen your canning skills with a class. Here’s where I’ll be over the course of the next six weeks.

  • June 18 – Strawberry Jam at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. The class runs from 6:30 – 8:30 and features two ways to make strawberry jam. For this class, you can get 15% off the class price of $65 by using the code “JamTime” when you sign up. Sign up here!
  • June 19 -  Pickles Two Ways at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. The class is from 6:30 – 9 pm and costs $59. Registration page is here.
  • June 22 - A pickling class at Greensgrow. We’ll make quick pickled cucumbers, as well as a batch designed and processed for shelf stability. Class is from 12 – 2 pm and costs $35. Registration page is here.
  • June 24 - A stonefruit jam class featuring Pomona’s Pectin at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market. Class is from 6:30 – 8: 30 pm and costs $35. Click here to sign up!
  • July 6 – Apricot Jam at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. The class runs from 2 – 4 pm and features two ways to make apricot jam. The class costs $65 and you can sign up here
  • July 11 - Make two kinds of jam (peach and blueberry) at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. This class is from 6:30 – 9 pm and  costs $59. Click here to sign up.
  • July 13 – Plum-Apricot Preserves! This class will focus on boiling water bath canning and combining different kinds of fruits for successful pectin-free jam making. This class is from 11 am – 1 pm at Indy Hall in Old City, Philadelphia. Leave a comment to sign up.
  • July 6 - Apricot Jam at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. The class runs from 2 – 4 pm and features two ways to make apricot jam. The class costs $65 and you can sign up here.
  • July 20 – Intro to low sugar jam making and boiling water bath canning at Longview Farm Market in Collegeville, PA. The class runs from 11 am – 1 pm and costs $35 to attend. Click here to sign up.
  • July 23 – Low sugar plum preserves in PORTLAND, OREGON! Class runs from 7 – 9 pm and will be held at the Subud Center in NE Portland. Class costs $40. Click here to sign up!
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Upcoming Canning Classes: The Brooklyn Kitchen

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Last fall, I did a canning demo and book event at The Brooklyn Kitchen (a ridiculously awesome culinary store in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn). Much to my delight, they’ve invited me back to teach a slew of jam classes throughout this summer.

Each class features two styles of jam making. I demo a batch of jam made with Pomona’s Pectin, while class participants break up into groups and get hands on with a small, pectin-free batch of jam. In the June classes, we’re working with strawberries. In July, we’ll transition to apricots and in August, it’ll be all about plums.

It’s a fun class with plenty of take-home treats. If you’re in the New York area, I’d love to see you in one of these sessions! Just click on the date that works for you to sign up!

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2 pm
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 25, 2 pm

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Upcoming Classes: Philly! Chestnut Hill! Phoenixville!

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Strawberries are ripe, cherries are starting, and peaches aren’t far away! Take a class and brush up on your preservation skills! Here’s where I’ll be in June!

  • June 4 (that’s tonight!) – Jam making and canning demonstration, along with a book signing at Art in the Age in Old City, Philadelphia from 6 – 8 pm. The event is free and no sign-up is required.
  • June 15 – Strawberry vanilla jam class at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, PA. Class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $40/45. Registration page is here.
  • June 19 -  Pickles Two Ways at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. The class is from 6:30 – 9 pm and costs $59. Registration page is here.
  • June 22 - A pickling class at Greensgrow. We’ll make quick pickled cucumbers, as well as a batch designed and processed for shelf stability. Class is from 12 – 2 pm and costs $35. Registration page is here.
  • June 24 - A stonefruit jam class featuring Pomona’s Pectin at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market. Class is from 6:30 – 8: 30 pm and costs $35. Click here to sign up!

Make sure to check out my classes page for the full summer schedule!

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Upcoming Classes: Glenside! Greensgrow! Blooming Glen Farm!

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Happy Monday, friends! I’ll be back later with the weekly giveaway post, but I wanted to drop in this morning and share a couple of events I’ve got on the schedule for the next seven days. I’ll have cookbooks with me for sale at all three of these events!

This Thursday, May 16, I’ll be at the Glenside Free Library in Glenside, PA at 6:30 pm to teach an introduction to pickling class. We’ll talk about hot pack, cold pack, and how to ensure a crisp pickle. This is a free event and there will be plenty of pickles to taste at the end of the evening.

On Saturday, May 18, I’m teaching a low-sugar strawberry mint jam class at Greensgrow (an urban farm in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood). The class is from 12 noon to 2 pm and costs just $35. Click here to sign up.

Finally, on Sunday, May 19, I’m teaching a strawberry vanilla jam class at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA. This class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $50 per person. If you’ve never been, Blooming Glen is an impossibly beautiful farm and offers a lovely setting for a class. Click here to sign up.

Note: Registration for the classes this weekend is currently low, so in order to ensure that they goes forward, please sign up sooner rather than later.

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Upcoming Canning Classes and Les Dames Symposium

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Canning season is nearly upon us, which means that it’s time for classes! I’m teaching a number of classes this year and I’ve tried to switch things up a little, to ensure that I’m offering new skills and recipes in these sessions. Even if you’ve taken a class from me in the past, hopefully you’ll find something new and appealing here! Here are my classes that are coming in the next few months!

  • May 11 – Low Sugar Strawberry Jam at Indy Hall in Philly, from 11 am – 1 pm. Learn the basics of using Pomona’s Pectin and boiling water bath canning. Email or comment to sign up. Class fee is $50.
  • May 18 – Strawberry Mint Jam at Greensgrow, from 12 – 2 pm. Click here to register. Class fee is $35.
  • May 19 – Strawberry Vanilla Jam at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA from 10 am – 12 noon. Click here to sign up and for more details. Class fee is $50
  • June 15 – Strawberry Vanilla Jam at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, PA, from 10 am – 12 noon. Click here to sign up. Class fee is $35/40.
  • June 22 – Cucumber Pickles, Two Ways at Greensgrow, from 12 – 2 pm. Click here to register. Class fee is $35.
  • July 13 – Plum-Apricot Preserves at Indy Hall in Philly, from 11 am – 1 pm. Explore pectin-free jam making and boiling water bath canning. Email or comment to sign up. Class fee is $50.
  • July 20 – Low Sugar Plum Jam at the Longview Farm Market in Collegeville, PA, from 11 am – 1 pm. Click here to sign up and for more information. Class fee is $35.

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If you’re in the Philadelphia area and are free this Saturday, May 4, consider attending the Les Dames d’Escoffier Symposium. It will be a day of cooking sessions and discussions designed to appeal to every possible interest of foodies (both men and women!) in Philadelphia.

Highlights include:

  • A panel discussion with Chef Georges Perrier and Charlotte Calmels of Bibou
  • A cocktail seminar with premier Philadelphia mixologist, Katie Loeb
  • A panel discussion on Urban Farming
  • A gluten free baking class with Chef Jason Roberts from ABC’s The Chew
  • A discussion on “Breaking the Color Barrier in the Kitchen” with five panelists including Charlotte Lyons, former food editor at Ebony Magazine and Chef Kim Fonville, private chef for Will Smith’s family

Ticket includes breakfast, panel discussions, lunch and an afternoon reception. Registration is $105, but they’re offering a promotional price of $75 for readers of Food in Jars. Just register for the event under the “professional member registration” rate. Click here for more information and to register.

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