All In A Jar’s Upcoming Classes

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A few things different at All In A Jar this year. First class will be the third Saturday of each month starting at 10:30 am. Classes will run anywhere from 3 1/2 hours to 5 hours. This depends on how many hands are helping and how many recipes we will be making. I have so many new recipes I want to share with you. Some of the classes in the summer, when produce is plentiful, we will be making 3 recipes and maybe a surprise recipe too. The classes are still going to be hands on. You will go home with recipes, a small jar from each recipe and we will be sitting down for a meal together.

If you have something you would like me to teach, please let me know.

January 21 at 10:30
We will be making Cranberry – Lemon Marmalade. This is a yummy recipe I made with my girlfriend’s beautiful Meyer Lemons and I had some cranberries left after a Cranberry Curd class. Grapefruit Curd is sweet, tart , creamy and delicious on a tart or croissant. For our meal we will have Tomato Soup and a very decadent Roasted Walnut Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich. For dessert a Tart with Grapefruit Curd.

February 18 at 10;30
We will be making Roasted Walnut Onion Jam. Yes, you read that right. This jam can be used many ways. I have used it as an appetizer by placing it on a cracker with goat cheese, I have made ravioli and a very decadent grilled cheese sandwich with it. Carrot Cake Preserves, this is a jar filled with delicious ingredients. When I made it the first time all I could think about was Carrot Cake and that is exactly what I did. I put it in the middle of the cake and in the frosting. For our meal we will be making Roasted Walnut Ravioli and a green salad. For dessert we will be making Carrot Cake.

March 18 at 10:30 This class will run longer due to the pressure canner.
We will be making Chicken Soup. We will be using a pressure canner . This is a low acid food and can not be processed with a water bath canner. It is wonderful to have chicken soup at your finger tips when you have a cold. Homemade Coarse Ground Mustard is great on pretzels and on a sandwich. Nutmeg Apple Conserve; this will jazz up your oatmeal. It is sweet, tart and warm with nutmeg. For our meal we will be having Chicken Soup, Biscuits and Salad. For dessert we will have Thumbprint Cookies With Homemade Jam.

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Fun Outing For Foodies

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The other day a student told me about a place she likes to go to in Murphys. I was excited to hear about it because I love that little town. I also have two places I enjoy in Murphys. The place she likes is called Marisolio Tasting Bar.

I took a drive to Murphys to check this place out. I was like a little kid in a candy shop. They have all natural Harissa infused olive oils, delicacy oils, infused vinegar, pastas ( some of the pastas are gluten-free and they give a recipe for each pasta if you want) olives from Spain, recipes and some sweet things for gifts. You are invited to taste the oils and vinegars. They help you find the perfect pairing with the oils and vinegars. The person that helped me was very nice and very knowledgeable about the products.They also have cooking classes. Of course, I purchased a few things to come home and play with. I got my parents some gluten-free pasta and for me, cranberry pear balsamic, blood orange infused olive oil, chipotle hot olive oil, lemongrass mint balsamic and roasted walnut oil. I have created Roasted Walnut Onion Jam. It is so yummy and I will use it in many ways. I made ravioli with it and drizzled the roasted walnut oil on top. It is great to put it on a cracker with goat cheese as an appetizer or in a grilled provolone cheese sandwich, or on top of a steak. With the Lemongrass mint balsamic I made a glaze. My friend had just given me a bag of Meyers Lemons. I will use this glaze on chicken. Seeing how it was the holidays I haven’t had time to play with the other products that I purchased. I will keep you informed of what I make next. I will definitely be visiting this place again.

If you haven’t been to Murphys I would highly recommend you go. You park the car and all the great shops and wineries are walking distance from each other. After spending time at Marisolio Tasting Bar I walked over to “ The Spice Tin.” I found this place a few years back. It has some very unusual things like “ Bourbon Smoked Sugar “ I had a lot of fun with this one. I made Bourbon Smoked Peach Butter. They suggest you use it for grilled meat. They have 170 spices and herbs, BBQ blends, sauces and dips and sea salts from all over the world, and a variety of flavor infused sea salts. Plus they have some wonderful gifts like wooden bowls, salt and pepper shakers, cook books, marble salt bowls and so much more. Of course I picked up a few things here too, Dry Kaffir Lime Leaves ( to use when I’m making Thai food ) , Curry Green, Thai Coconut powder ( they suggest you make a paste to marinate chicken), Moroccan Spiced Couscous, Paprika from Spain, Bourbon Smoked Black Pepper and some cinnamon.

Next, I walked to “ Creative Cookware “, what a beautiful store with just about everything you would need. They have a big selection of cutting boards, dishes, tea pots, tea, and cook books and so much more. I always enjoy going to this store.

Here is the information on all three stores.

Marisolio Tasting Bar ; 488 Main Street, Suite 101, Murphys, Ca. 95247
209-728-8853 http://www.marisolio.com

The Spice Tin ; 457 Algiers Street, Murphys, Ca. 95247
209-728- 8225 http://www.thespicetin.com

Creative Cookware LLC ; 402 B. Main Street, Murphys, Ca. 95247
209-728-8303 http://www.creativecookwaremurphys.com

Come to the Gold Country, take a canning class with All In A Jar and make it a fun weekend. We have so much to do here. There are lakes, rivers, wonderful antique shops, kitchen stores, old fashion candy stores, caves and zip lines. I hope you take the time and check out the three wonderful businesses I shared with you.

Happy New Year

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Happy Holidays

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From All In A Jar wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful holiday season. Let them be fun and safe. Love , Peace and Happy New Year.