Time Files When You’re Having Fun

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I don’t know about you but this year has gone by too fast for me. It must be all the fun I have had with new students and new recipes. What a wonderful year! Thank you for all the support and love you have shown All In A Jar. I will be taking a short break from teaching to work on my upcoming cookbook as well as some new recipes for next year. Our classes will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 22 which will be the date of our first class of the year. Please check the class calendar which is scheduled until April 2014. If you have questions about canning during this time please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to help. All In A Jar still has a few classes available in October, November and December. Reminder: my gift to my students in December is three recipes in each class.

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I’m Crazy For Canning

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It is official: I’m crazy about canning. I’m out of control. I cannot stop myself. I love putting different, diverse ingredients together and then experiencing the joy of opening a jar to find out that my experiments and creative recipes taste wonderful. The other day I told you about my Wild Turkey Molasses Pickles. Well, I had my niece over, who loves bourbon, and we opened a jar of these wildly different pickles. They tasted great; my niece loved it so much, she drank the brine!

So today – I worked with some Asian Pears that one of my students gave me and a six pack of Hard Cider given to me by a friend. I’m sure you can guess what I made. Yes! Hard Cider Asian Pear Pickles. I just can’t wait to try them (and neither can my niece). The hardest part of making pickles is waiting for them to pickle.

Once again, I was able to work with produce and other ingredients that were given to me by other people. I promise you – once people know you know how to can, they will start bringing you all kinds of goodies to work with. You will love it.

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Bring Your Own Produce Class

100_1156If 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!

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