” Use Your Own fruit ” and How To Open A jar

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The other day I had two students ( husband and wife ) here for a private class ” Use your own fruit”. They had a lot of Meyer lemons and needed help preserving them. This class is for people that have an abundance of produce and need help preserving it. I suggest many recipes for the family to select from then I give you a list of what to bring besides the produce. We make two recipes and you go home with all the jars. The other day we came up with Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Sparkling Wine Meyer Lemon Jelly. During the class the husband asked an important question; how do you open the jars. Wow, I have been teaching for over two years and I have not shared how to open a  jar. He has been using a small screwdriver. As he was telling me this all I could imagine is him hurting himself with the screwdriver. Please do not use a screwdriver, use a bottle opener and have some rings in the drawer where you keep the opener, so you can put the rings on after opening and place the jar in the refrigerator. If you or someone you know is growing food, this might be the class for you. The cost is the same as my canning classes, but you go home with all the jars. Private class are offered Sunday at 11:00am or Thursday 6:00pm.

 

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Jar & Grill Classes

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All In A Jar is lucky to have Barbecue Pit Master, Mike Strauss back teaching here at the school. We have three Jar & Grill class line up for you. We have some amazing recipes for these 4 1/2 to 5 hour classes. Chef Penny will be doing two canning recipes for each class. Chef Mike will teach you “Grilling 101”, with everything from how to start the barbecue without lighter fluid, to how to use your Weber as a smoker. Chef Mike will be demonstrating different woods, competition techniques, and so much more. Each class has two meats, vegetables, salad and dessert. Yes, we will be sitting down for a full meal at the end of each class. Since we do not have time for 12 hour smoked meats, Mike will bring some yummy treats to try though the day. Come hurry and ready to learn a lot and have some fun.  Sign up for classes ASAP. They will book up fast.

Jar and Grill Series: May. 18 at 11:00am
 Chef Penny brings you Roasted Green Chili Salsa and Grilled & Pickled Peppers. Chef Mike will be demonstrating how to grill Flank Steak and juicy grilled Chicken. Chef Mike will be helping us will the roasting of the vegetables we will be canning. At the end of class you will sit down for a wonderful meal which you have helped to prepare and a fabulous dessert made with decadent preserves from the “All In A Jar” pantry. Your meal will include two meats, grilled vegetables, a salad, and for dessert Whole Peaches in sparkling wine with vanilla bean over vanilla ice cream. Guests will also enjoy Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee and Ice Water. If you would like something else to drink please feel free to bring it.
Jar and Grill Series: June 1 at 11:00am
All In A Jar continues our two-in-one class series with something sweet and something savory. Chef Penny will feature a Zucchini & Roasted Corn Salsa and Blueberry Rhubarb Jam. Chef Mike will transform the Blueberry Rhubarb Jam into glaze and slather it on chicken. He will help us with the roasting of the corn for our salsa. Chef Mike will show us how to plank smoke fish, so it doesn’t fall in the fire. LOL. At the end of class you will sit down for a wonderful meal which you have helped to prepare and a fabulous dessert made with decadent preserves from the All In A Jar pantry. Your meal will include two meats, grilled vegetables, a salad, and dessert Apple Pie. Guests will also enjoy Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee and Ice Water. If you would like something else to drink, please feel free to bring it.

Jar and Grill Series: June 22 at 11:00am
All In A Jar continues our two-in-one class series with a nod to Summer crops. Chef Penny will be canning Roasted Peach Butter, that Mike will be using with grilled pork. We will be canning a new mustard recipe that  Chef Mike will  transform into a salad dressing and a marinades for chicken. At the end of class you will sit down for a wonderful meal which you have helped to prepare and a fabulous dessert made with decadent preserves from the All In A Jar pantry. Your meal will include two meats, grilled vegetables, a salad, and dessert Grilled Peach with Blueberry Curd. Guests will also enjoy Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee and Ice Water. If you would like something else to drink please feel free to bring it.

Please go to the class calendar and sign yourself up for these great classes they will go fast. You will have two classes, canning class, barbecue class and a sit down meal with dessert.  The cost is only $125.00 each student.  You can mail check to 3339 Carlyle Terrace Lafayette Ca. 94549. Payment is to be in full to secure a seat in class. Please email us ASAP to let us know you are coming to class.
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Back By Popular Demand

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Back by Popular Demand, All In A Jar will be having Jar & Grill classes with Pit Master Mike Strauss. He will show us how to use a Weber from lighting it without chemicals  to how to slice the meat to be juicy and tender. These classes are two classes in one. We will be canning and barbecuing. Mike will teach us how to cook two different cuts of meat, vegetables and how to use the Weber to smoke. At the end of class, we will be sitting down for a full meal. These classes are about 4 1/2 hours. The cost is $125.00 each student. Classes are held on Sundays May 18, June 1, June 22 at 11:00am. Please check class calendar for descriptions in a few days. If you know you want to join us please email soon, these classes are going to fill up fast.

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