The other day a friend delivered a box full of three different kinds of cucumbers. I asked my friend what he does with them and he told me he turns them into pickles. I was confused because there were three different kinds of cucumbers here, but none of them were the kind you use to make pickles. He enjoys making them into pickles, anyway, and he says he mixes them all together. I needed to find a creative way to transform these veggies into crispy, delicious pickles. I found an intriguing recipe for Beer – Honey Pickles. When I finished those, I still had more cucumbers and I love the idea of alcohol plus a sugar. Hmm, what else could I use? I thought, “Why not make Wild Turkey – Molasses Pickles?” I have some family members that absolutely love bourbon and would love to try these,so what did I have to lose? Once you understand the balance and science of canning, you can switch up the ingredients to make wild and unheard of combinations. As long as you have the right amount of acid and sugars (as a preservative) to keep your food safe then you can go for it!
See you in class
If you don’t know, yet, about our
“Bring Your Own Produce” class, you should take a minute to read about this unbeatable offer. All In A Jar provides a personal experience for you and
at least one other person to learn beginner, intermediate our advanced techniques using your very own produce! This class is ideal for individuals with gardens and trees that are overflowing with ripe food. Maybe a neighbor gifted you four grocery bags of apples, or maybe tomatoes were on sale at a local fruit stand. Chef Penny will work with you to choose the best recipes for your ingredients. The best part – you get to go home with everything you have made! Just imagine: 10 jars of ready made tomato sauce for quick family dinners; 7 jars of delicious apple pie filling for a warm summer dinner party; 15 4oz jars of homemade pickles or jam that you can give as gifts at Christmas time.
These one of a kind classes are offered Sundays at 11:00 am or Thursdays at 6:00 pm. If the
time or days do not work for you Chef Penny will do her best to accommodate your schedule while your produce is fresh.
For this class, you will provide all of the ingredients, all of the jars and go home with all if the goods. Set up your intimate class today!
We wanted to let you know about a few things that have been added to the website. Under our classes section, you will find four exciting options: Date Night, Private Parties, Use Your Own Fruit and Gift Certificate.
“Date Night” classes are a perfect way to enjoy a double date without the noise and crowds of restaurants or bars. All In A Jar’s kitchen sits high above a canyon with a beautiful view of Mount Diablo. The four of you will jump right in to an exciting class that features delicious, seasonal ingredients. Afterwards, choose indoor or outdoor seating to enjoy elegant, hearty hors d’oeuvres and an exquisite dessert.
All In A Jar is delighted to host a “Private Party” for you and your guests for any occasion. Our classes are perfect for Birthdays, Bridal or Baby Showers, Father’s Day, Office Parties… and any other reason you have to celebrate with loved ones. For Private Parties, guests will enjoy all of the amenities of regular All In A Jar classes, but with the privacy of celebrating with guests of your choice on a day of your choice.
“Use Your Own Fruit” classes are for those of you have a large quantity of your own fruits or vegetables that you would like to use for a class. Please contact All In A Jar to set up a private session! You provide the ingredients and the jars. The class will cost $70.00 per person, and you will leave with all of the jars that you produce and the accompanying recipes. This class requires two or more people. All In A Jar will provide all of the necessary tools and knowledge for the class.
All In A Jar is pleased to offer “Gift Certificates” so that you can spread the love of canning to your friends and family members! Visit this page to fill out the form and have the certificate mailed directly to you or your guest.