OK, all you beet doubters! I’m offering a tomato canning class on Sunday, July 25, at 1 PM. We’ll make some salsa and stuff some tomatoes in jars. You’ll learn the difference between a hot pack and a cold pack. We’ll also discuss pros and cons of water-bath versus pressure canning for tomatoes and how [...]
Hey kids! There’s still time to sign up for the “Beets Two Ways” class on Saturday, June 26th, at 1 PM. Beets can well, but because they’re a low-acid food, you can’t just pop them in a water bath. In this introductory class, we’ll cover how to pickle beets (making them safe for water-bath canning) [...]
Beets! They’re beautiful! They’re delicious! They’re in season! And they’re red!
It’s been a veritable beetfest over here at goat central. We’ve been shredding them, pickling them, and pressure canning them. And, very importantly, teaching other people how to do these things, too. I love a good beet salad in season—one of my favorites follows below—but [...]
Yesterday we celebrated the Canvolution, a day of food preservation to celebrate tradition, the harvest, and local foodways. I spent the morning doing a “dry demo” at the Clark Park Farmer’s Market, then taught my inaugural water-bath canning class. I hope those of you who stopped by to ask a question or attended the class [...]
Space is still available in our introductory canning class on Saturday, August 29th, at 2 PM in West Philadelphia (just off Clark Park—address provided upon registration). $25 gets you an introduction to basic water-bath canning procedures, equipment, and safety. You’ll leave with a pint jar of freshly canned tomatoes and recipes that you can use [...]
Doris and Jilly (or at least Doris, so far) are officially joining the Canvolution! Late last week I received an e-mail from Marisa at Food in Jars filling me in on an idea for an exciting, nationwide, grassroots can-a-thon the weekend of August 29–30. Soon dozens of e-mails were flying, and I stepped back in [...]