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.
- 12 noon, I’ll be at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest for a lunchtime event. I’ll give a canning talk and answer questions. The event costs $28 and includes a copy of the book. Click here for more information.
- 7 pm, I’ll be giving a talk at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville. The event is free and books will be available for purchase on site. Click here for more information.
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.