Spreading Joy

All In A Jar is back on the road again, spreading joy for the up coming holiday season.
Ace Hardware in Alamo has asked All In A Jar back to teach in their gourmet kitchen.
Special Holiday Class. Prefect gifts for friends and family.
Nov. 7th at 11:00am to 2:00. Only cost $55.00
Each student will go home with a jar from each recipe. A snack will be served and you’ll get 15% off any purchase from the kitchen department. If you haven’t been to this store you will love it! It’s like a candy store for anyone that likes to can or cook.
Here is what we will be making that day.
Cranberry Ketchup: is wonderful on a slice of roasted turkey, use it in a turkey sandwich or
a turkey burger. Great on turkey meatloaf too.
Zinfandel Wine Jelly: can be used as an appetizer with some hard cheese like Manchego cheese, it’s great with brie cheese also or as a dessert on ice cream or a tart with some cream cheese. I found my husband eating it in some yogurt.
Bourbon Honey Mustard: what more do I need to say. I love this on a grilled sausage, steak sandwich, or to make a salad dressing.

There are a few spot left, please contact Dianne at;
The Kitchen at Alamo Hardware
3211 Danville Blvd
Alamo CA 94507
phone 925.837.2420 ext.313
See you in class


Wine Country


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  In honor of living in the wine country, I have made a beautiful Zinfandel Jelly. They grow a lot of Zinfandel up here in this heat. The weekend of July 4, we found a great little winery, which we … Continue reading

Up Coming Classes


I love my new place but, I get the internet when the wind is blowing just right, so sometimes yes others no.
Also, having some issues with my calendar trying to upload my up and coming classes. Not sure if it is an internet thing or I just can’t remember how to get to it. So, anyway here are a few classes coming up.

Please let me know if there are any recipes you would like to learn.

Classes will be held at All In A Jar’s new location 3944 Curran Road, Ione, Ca. 95640 the last Saturday of each month.They will start at 11:00am and go for 3 to 4 hours. Depending on the recipes for that day. We will be making and sharing a meal together. No class in December.

October 31 at 11:00am

* Eggplant Caponata
This is like a thick and chunky Italian salsa. Great on sandwiches, steak or on some rusty bread with cheese.

* Rhubarb Raisin Chutney
This is a sweet-spicy condiment with intense flavor chile peppers,, tangy rhubarb, and a combination of the North African spices cumin seeds, coriander seeds and caraway seeds. It is wonderful with cheese crackers and grilled pork chops and chicken.

November 28 at 11:00 am

* Cinnamon Caramel Apple Syrup
This is wonderful on French toast, waffles, pancakes and ice cream.

* Roasted Pickled Beets With Orange slices
I love roasted beets and I love pickled beets. Beets and orange are wonderful in salads. So I have put them together for the perfect mix.

December Closed

January 30 at 11:00 am

* Vidalia Onion Conserve
This jar is a great appetizer just waiting to wow you. Make small puff pastry squares brush with beaten egg and bake according to package directions. Top with some onion conserve, goat cheese and thyme.

* Black Pepper Rosemary Sliced Apple
This is wonderful on top of pork. You could use it with a cheese platter too.

February 27 at 11:00am

* Penny’s Cheesecake

This cheesecake is like have a cheese platter for dessert. There is no cream cheese in this cake.

* Ginger Pears
This jar is indeed dessert. We will be putting it on top of our cheesecake.
You can also make it into a pie or put it on top of ice cream or in yogurt.

I’m looking forward to having you here on The Farm. Please email me letting me know what classes you would like to attend.
You can also make it into a pie or put it on top of ice cream or in yogurt.