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Upcoming Events: Manhattan! Philly! And More!

Not a bad price for bright red rhubarb!

Things have been a little bit quiet on the book tour front around these parts, but things are going to start picking up with a vengeance this weekend. I’ll be at the 79th Street greenmarket in Manhattan (it’s just behind the American Museum of Natural History) this Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. I’ll be at High Street for our first preserves dinner on Tuesday.

And from there, it just keeps rolling. Here are the most imminent events, but check my Classes and Events page for the full line-up of class, demo, and book signing goodness!

  • June 1 – New York: Demo and signing at the 79th Street Greenmarket, 11 am – 2 pm.
  • June 3 – Philadelphia: Preserving-focused dinner at High Street at 9 pm. Call (215) 625-0988 to reserve your seat.
  • June 4 - Brooklyn: Preserving strawberries at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn location. Click here to sign up.
  • June 5 – Perkasie, PA: Canning clinic and book signing at Blooming Glen Farm, 1-8 pm.
  • June 6 – Hatboro, PA: Demo and signing at the Hatboro Farmers Market, 6-8 pm.
  • June 7 – Philadelphia: Small batch canning demo and signing at Philly Mag’s Be Well Boot Camp, 10 am. Register here.
  • June 7 – Honey Brook, PA: Demo and signing at Wyebrook Farm, 2-4 pm.
  • June 8 – Havertown, PA: Canning class at the Havertown Free Library, 2-4 pm. Call (610) 446-3082 ext. 216 to register. There is a $5 fee that must be paid by check prior to the class.
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Upcoming Events: Philly! Brooklyn! Manhattan!

Did I mention that the Food in Jars stickers are in? They are free with every book purchase!

The last couple weeks have been the calm before the storm. If you thought my Southern book tour was a major endeavor, just wait until you see what I’ve got up my sleeve for June and July. Actually, you don’t have to wait at all. The entire summer schedule can be found on my Classes and Events page, if you want to take a gander and plug a date into your calendar.

For those of you in the Philadelphia or New York areas, my next three events are just for you. There are still lots of seats available in both those classes, so grab yours now!

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Upcoming Events: Broomall! Drexel! Greensgrow! Occasionette!

PbtP stack

I’ve got a hearty handful of events happening this week and I hope some of you will come to pick up a book or two. You probably know this already, but both Preserving by the Pint and Food in Jars make excellent Mother’s Day gifts.

On Tuesday, May 6, I’m doing a small batch jam demonstration and book signing at the Marple Public Library (2599 Sproul Road) in Broomall, PA. The demo kicks off at 7:30 pm and I’ll have samples for tasting and books for sale.

This Wednesday, May 7, I’m doing a small batch canning demo for the Women’s Studies program at Drexel University. Oops! Just learned that this one is for members of the Drexel community, only. If you’re affiliated with the University, I’d love to see you there!

Saturday, May 10 is a two-fer. From 10 am to 1 pm, I’ll be at Greensgrow Farms (the original, Kensington location) to sell/sign books, answer canning questions, and do a small batch strawberry jam demo (probably around 11 am).

Later that day, I’ll be at Occasionette in South Philly for E. Passyunk Avenue’s monthly Second Saturday avenue crawl. I’ll be there from 5-8 pm with preserves from my pantry and books to sell and sign. I’m also doing a small batch demo that we’ll start around 5:30 pm.

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Upcoming Classes, Events, and Canning Demos

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We’re deep into the harvest season and that means lots of classes, events, and book signings. Here’s were I’ll be in the next couple of weeks. Mark your calendars!

Events and Demos

This Saturday, October 26, I’ve got two free events.

  • At 10 am, I’ll be at Central Market in Lancaster City, PA as part of their Food Day/Week celebration. I’ll be showing how I make small batches of Pear Vanilla Jam, sweetened with honey. There will be fun and samples for all.
  • Then, from 1 to 5 pm, I’ll be at the Williams-Sonoma at the Bellevue in Philly as part of their Artisan Market. I’ll be leading a canning demo and then will be sticking around to sell and sign books.

On Sunday, October 27, I’m doing two demos at one event.

  • From 1 to 4 pm, I’ll be at the Lehigh Valley Harvest Festival, sharing the Fillmore Container Preserving the Harvest demo stage with Amanda Feifer from Phickle. I’m making Pear Vanilla Jam and Pickled Pears, Amanda is making Sauerkraut and Kefir. This event costs $25 per person, but is well worth the fee.

Classes

  • October 29 – Chutney making class with the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market. We’ll make a batch of apple pear chutney (using all local fruit) from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
  • October 30 – A hands on pickling workshop with the Lower Merion Conservancy. We’ll make cauliflower pickles, taste a few things from my pantry, and dig into the basics of the boiling water bath canning. Class runs from 7 – 8:30 pm and costs $35 for LMC members and $45 for non-members. Click here to register.
  • November 1 to 3 – Join me in Western Mass. for a weekend-long canning class at the Rowe CenterMore details can be found here.
  • November 16 – Spiced applesauce class at the Tyler Arboretum. We’ll cover the basics of boiling water bath canning and walk through the steps necessary to make a batch of delicious, low sugar applesauce. Class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $60 for Arboretum Members, $70 for non-members. For more details, click here and select the “Health and Wellness” drop down.
  • November 17 – Mulled Cider Jelly class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, PA. Class runs from 2 – 4 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • November 18 – Prep for Thanksgiving and make cranberry preserves with me at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. Class is from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
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Upcoming Classes, Events and a Few Favorite Links

four pears

Autumn is here, but that’s no reason to stop canning and preserving! If you’re in the Philadelphia area, I’ve still got a number of classes on the calendar through the end of the year, so please sign up (and tell your friends). Click here to see the full calendar of classes.

Though the first rush of book touring has passed, I’m still bopping around a bit, doing canning demos and book signings. Here are my upcoming events:

  • October 23 – I’ll be doing a demo and signing books at the Glen Mills Williams-Sonoma. Festivities start at 6:30 pm.
  • October 27 – I’m speaking on a panel at TECHmunch Philly. There are still passes available if you’re interested in registering for the day-long conference.
  • November 4 – I’ll be at the Greener Partners World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown in Collegeville, PA. I’m doing a canning demo, selling/signing books and helping judge the chili cookoff. It’s a fun event and cheap too, just $5 per carload! Hope to see some of you there!
  • November 15 – Though it’s a class, I want to give this one special mention. I’m finally heading to New York, to teach a class at Brooklyn Kitchen. I hope some of you NYC folks will sign up!
  • December 1 – Canning demo and book signing at the Easton Farmers’ Market from 10 am – 2 pm.
  • December 9 – I’m heading back to the Boston area to sign books at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market. This is going to be a really fun event and I highly suggest you add your name to their mailing list, so that you the moment tickets go on sale!

dusk from home

Finally, here’s a round-up of the writing I’ve done elsewhere lately.

 

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Upcoming Classes and Events: Glen Mills! Syracuse! Perkasie! Troy, NY! Chicago!

a quart of Italian plums

The eye of the canning season storm is here. I’ve been living in my kitchen for the last few days and still have many more projects to go (and I haven’t even started tomatoes yet!). I’ve done plum chutney, plum butter, a redux of this Italian plum and star anise jam, a multi-colored plum jam (I bought 40 pounds of plum seconds last Saturday), tomato jam (the yield on this year’s batch was just 2 1/2 pints. It gets smaller every year!) and peach jam with crystalized ginger.

Despite all the produce that is begging to be preserved, I still have a number of events and classes on the schedule. My hope is a few of you will be able to take a break from your own canning pots to come out and say hi!

Thursday, August 9 – A dilly bean class at the Glen Mills Whole Foods. It costs $35 and goes from 6-7 pm. Hope to see a few more of you there! Click here to sign up.

Saturday, August 11 – I’m heading up to Syracuse, NY for iCan2012, a day-long canning conference. It says that registration is closed, but if you are just learning about it now, let me know and I’ll connect you up with the organizers! Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 15 – I’ll be out in Phoenixville, PA, participating in a forum about canning and home food preservation organized by the Community Eco Center. The forum runs from 7 – 9 pm, is held on the 3rd floor at Molly Maguire’s (197 Bridge Street) and is free.

Saturday, August 18 – A massive tomato canning workshop at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA. I’m going to set up a bunch of burners and we’ll can enough tomatoes for everyone to take home 2-3 quarts (final yield will depend on how much we’re able to get through that day). It costs $75 and will be a sweaty, fun, productive day. Click here to sign up.

Sunday, August 19 – I’m heading back to New York State for a day of events with the folks from the Troy, NY food swap and the From Scratch Club. Click here for all the details.

Thursday, August 23 – An evening canning class at Saul High School (in conjunction with the folks at Weaver’s Way Co-op and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society). I’ll have more details about registration in a few days.

Tuesday, August 28 – Spiced Plum Jam class at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods. Costs $35 and runs from 6:30 – 8 pm. Click here to sign up.

Chicago!

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. 

 

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