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Upcoming Events: A Week in the Chicago Area

jars at chicago food swap

Hello Chicago area readers! I am headed your way very, very soon and want to make sure that you know about all the various events, demos, and book signings I’m going to be doing while in your fine region. Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come say hi while I’m in town.

Oh, and books will be available for sale at all these events, so no need to get a copy ahead of time. That said, I am also always entirely happy to sign copies you already own, so make sure to bring those too!

Sunday, June 5
Chicago Botanic Garden! Canning demo and book signing in the Garden Kitchen Amphitheater. 10:30 a.m. Admission is free but seating is limited, so get there early!

Monday, June 6
Mundelein, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Fremont Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Tuesday, June 7
Gurnee, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Warren-Newport Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free. Register here.

Wednesday, June 8
Lake Zurich, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Ela Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Thursday, June 9
Northfield, IL! I’ll be speaking at a luncheon starting at 11:30 am to benefit Canning for Kids and The Ferrer Foundation. More details here. Buy your ticket here!
Chicago, IL! Later that evening, I’m teaming up with Local Foods and Read It and Eat from 6-7:30 pm for canning demo and book signing. This event is free, but we ask that you sign up in advance.

Friday, June 10
Chicago, IL! Canning demo and book signing at The Chopping Block’s Merchandise Mart location. 5:30-6:30 pm. Free.

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Upcoming Events: Easton, Hanover Township, Franklin Township, & Chicago!

homemade salad

My month of sticking close to home is half over! I have three more local events on the calendar for May, and then in June, I’m off to Chicago for a week of library events and classes!

Thursday, May 19 (Easton, PA)
I’ll be at the brand new Easton Public Market, teaching a hands on canning and preserving class. We’ll make a batch of Strawberry Cocoa Jam from start to finish and all participants will go home with a small jar of jam. 7-9 pm. $45. Register here.

Saturday, May 21 (Hanover Township, PA) You’ll find me at Dundee Gardens, offering a demo-style canning class. I’ll show you how to make a batch of Strawberry Cocoa Jam, and will get you ready to go home and make a batch yourself! 11 am. More info and registration.

Tuesday, May 24 (Franklin Township, NJ)
Find me at Franklin Township Library at 6:30 pm, for a canning demonstration and book signing.

 

Events in the Chicago Area

Sunday, June 5
Chicago Botanic Garden! Canning demo and book signing in the Garden Kitchen Amphitheater. 10:30 a.m. Admission is free but seating is limited.

Monday, June 6
Mundelein, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Fremont Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Tuesday, June 7
Gurnee, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Warren-Newport Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free. Register here.

Wednesday, June 8
Lake Zurich, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Ela Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Thursday, June 9
Northfield, IL! I’ll be speaking at a luncheon to benefit Canning for Kids and The Ferrer Foundation. More details here.
Chicago, IL! Event with Read It and Eat. More details coming soon.

Friday, June 10
Chicago, IL! Canning demo and book signing at The Chopping Block’s Merchandise Mart location. 5:30-6:30 pm. Free.

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Upcoming Events: Chicago!

jars at GHE

Attention mid-west canners! I am heading out to see you next week! I’ll be in and around the Chicago area and here is where you can find me!

August 11 – Highwood, IL
I’m teaming up with the nice folks from the Canning with Kids program to teach a canning with kids pickle making workshop at the Highwood Bocce Courts, 2:30-4 pm. Find your favorite kid and click here to sign up! It’s never to early to impart a love of canning!

August 12 – Gurnee, IL
I’ll be at the Warren-Newport Public Library from 7-8:30 pm to demonstrate how to make one of the small batches of jam from Preserving by the Pint. Afterwards, there will be tastes of jam and books for sale and signature. Click here to sign up!

August 13 – Glen Ellyn, IL
I’ll be at Marcel’s Culinary Experience from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. I’ll be making jam and pickles and will be signing books. I promise, a good time will be had by all. Click here to sign up!

August 14 – Lake Forest, IL
I’ll be teaching a hands on canning class at Sunset Foods from 6:30 – 9 pm. We’ll make tomato jam and dilly beans and everyone will go home with jars of each. Click here to sign up!

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MightyNest Book Event in Evanston, IL on Monday, April 28

Jars at my book event today.

Friends! I’m currently in the Chicago suburbs, getting ready for a full weekend of events (you can find all the details here) and wanted to drop in with more details about Monday’s canning party in Evanston with MightyNest.

We’ll be at Now We’re Cookin’ (1601 Payne St, Evanston, IL) from 7-8:30 pm on Monday. General admission to the event is $5. There’s also “Mighty Pass” that you can buy for $25 that will get you entrance to the event, a signed copy of the book, and 3 mini Weck tulip jars. Both options can be purchased through Eventbrite.

I’m going to be demo-ing how to make the honey sweetened strawberry jam with thyme from the new book and will happily answer any and all canning questions. I hope to see some of you there!

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Taking Preserving by the Pint to Chicago!

RTM food swap

It seems like this week has been all about event announcements here on the old blog, but I’m going to be out and about like crazy this month and just want to make sure that you all have a chance to come see me if I’m in your neck of the woods.

After I get back from my trip through a handful of Southern states, I’m dashing off to the Chicago area for a four day stint. I’m teaching classes, doing demos, giving talks, and signing as many books as I possibly can. Here’s where I’ll be.

  • April 25 – Highwood, IL: Luncheon and book signing, Highwood Bocce Courts. Event costs $36, which includes lunch and a copy of the new book. 11:30 am to 1 pm. Click here to for more details and to register.
  • April 26 – Chicago Suburbs:
    8:30-10:15 am – Book signing and tasting at the Sunset Foods’ Booth at Northbrook’s Earth Day Celebration in the Village Green (at Meadow & Walters).
    11 am – 1 pm – Demo and signing at the Warren Newport Library in Gurnee, IL. Click here to sign up.
  • April 27 – Long Grove, IL: Canning class at the Sunset Food’s Long Grove Cooking Studio from 1:30-4 pm. Cost is $80 per station or $95 per 2-person station. Call (847) 810-0484 to sign up.
  • April 28 – Winnetka, IL: Demo and signing at the Winnetka-Northfield Library, 2-4 pm. Details here.
  • April 28 – Evanston, IL: Canning demo and book signing at Now We’re Cookin’ (1601 Payne St, Evanston, IL) from 7-8:30 pm on Monday. General admission to the event is $5. There’s also “Mighty Pass” that you can buy for $25 that will get you entrance to the event, a signed copy of the book, and 3 mini Weck tulip jars. Both options can be purchased through Eventbrite.
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Upcoming Events: Chicago!

mussels and clams

Though it’s hard to believe, I’m actually coming to the end of my book tour summer. I’ll still doing classes and hope to do a bit of travel down south come January or February, but the huge promotional push I’ve been tangled up in since May 22 is drawing to a close.

I’m wrapping things up with a four days of events in the Chicago area and I can’t think of a finer way to conclude. If you call that area of the country home, I do hope you’ll come out and say hi this weekend (there are still seats available in Sunday’s class. Sign up and make jam with me!).

Saturday, August 25:

  • 9:30 – 11 am, canning demo and book signing at the Batavia Farmers’ Market. This event is free!
  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm, book signing at Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The event is included in the price of admission to the arboretum.
  • 5 pm, Jennifer Downing of Nourish Cooking is hosting an informal reception for me at the Yellow House. It’s your chance to get a book signed and ask me canning questions, all while nibbling tasty bits and having a cocktail or two. This event costs $30 if you want to include a copy of the book, or $10 for the reception only. Click here to sign up.

Sunday, August 26:

  • 9:30 – 11 am, canning class at Green Home Experts in Oak Park. The class costs $40 and includes a small jar of the jam we made in the class. Click here to sign up.
  • 11 am – 2 pm, book signing at Green Home Experts. While there will be books for sale on site, copies may be limited, call ahead to reserve yours.
  • 3 – 5 pm, I’ll be participating in the Chicago Food Swap (also being hosted by Green Home Experts). I’m planning on squirreling away some granola in my luggage to swap. The swap is currently sold out, but you can click here to get on the waiting list.
Monday, August 27 (events coordinated by the Lake Forest Book Store)

Credit for the coordination this Chicago trip goes to Emily Paster from West of the Loop, Jennifer Downing from Nourish Cooking and Naomi McEneely from the Lake Forest Book Store. They plotted, planned and strategized in order to make it reality. All three of them have my unending gratitude and appreciation. 

Photo note: I realize that the image at the top of this post has nothing to do with canning or this trip to Chicago. I took the day off yesterday and spent a lovely eight hours at the Jersey shore with a couple cousins that I don’t see nearly enough. We capped off the day by cooking clams and mussels together on an outdoor propane burner. It was joyous and every time I look at that photo, I feel happy and so wanted to share a little bit of that. 

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