Simple Fresh Italian

All In A Jar has some exciting news. I will be a Guest Chief at Marisolio Tasting Bar.

Marisolio Tasting Bar is a wonderful store in the cute historical town of Murphys, Ca. They have incredible fresh fused olive oils and some of the tastiest balsamic and wine vinegars. When you visit the store you are encouraged to try these olive oils, balsamic, and vinegars. They are very helpful at the store. They sell small sampler bottles they have paired for you which is a lot of fun to get to know the flavors. The possibilities are endless. They have a wide variety of dry pastas and yes, some are gluten free. They give you recipes  with the pasta and on the website they have a large selection of recipes from main dishes to desserts.They have jars of different olives, cute tea towels and a few other things that make great gifts.

 

This will not be a canning class.

Chef Penny will be making:

Roasted Walnut Onion Jam

Roasted Walnut Onion Ravioli

Big Italian Salad

Apricot Almond Biscotti

  

Tuesday, April 14 . Two classes will be held that day:

10AM-12PM and 6PM – 8PM

The fee for this class is $45.00 first come first serve!

Call (209)728-8853

488 Main St. Suite 101 Murphys, Ca.

Please contact Marisolio Tasting Bar directly to reserve a spot in class.

The reservation deadline for this class is Saturday, April10th, 2020 so call and reserve your spot today!

It Is Time To Visit The Farm

 

I have been very busy the last few months in the garden and it is starting to pay off. 

I have so much growing, four different kinds of tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, three different kinds of bell peppers, two different okra, three different squash, watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, rhubarb, eggplant, pickling cucumbers, kale, celery, carrots, beets, plums, peaches, nectarine, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and figs.  

 I made Carrot Cake Preserves. Love this jar! I like making cup cakes and using the carrot cake preserves in cream cheese frosting. So yummy. That recipe will be taught Aug. 24. I made Roasted Beet Jam. I love using this jar as an appetizer with some good bread and cheese. 

The berries came in strong. I had a lot of fun making Blackberry Scrub. This is a very refreshing drink. Great for the summer heat. I made some berry fruit  leathers, great snack. I have also made, Blackberry BBQ Sauce. So good on grilled chicken.I bought some cherries from a local farmer and made Blackberry Cherry Jam and Blackberry Cherry Pie filling, Cherry Conserve and my famous Maraschino Cherries.  

Someone gifted me apricots which I had a lot of fun with. First I made a pie for us to have that night. Next I made Apricot Mustard that turn out really good I roasted a pork roast and put some on 20 minutes before it was done and had some on the table too. And of course I made my mom Apricot Jam her favorite. 

I made some refrigerator pickles with my pickling cumbers and fermented some too.  Love it, fast and easy.

The Tomatillo and tomatoes are coming in strong now. I have made Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Chucky Tomatillo Salsa and made up a new recipe using Tomatillo and Tomatoes turned it into a BBQ sauce. 

Don’t miss the next class August 24 at 10:30 here at The farm

We will be making: 

Roasted Tomato Jam

Caramelized Red Onion & Fig Tapenade

Roasted Tomatillo Corn Salsa

Carrot Cake Preserve

Lunch and dessert will be served at the end of class. 

See you in class

 

 

 

Date Changed

March 30th 10:30  Here at ” The Farm”

Chicken Stock is one of those ubiquitous bases for soups, sauces, stew, and more. Chicken stock is different from chicken broth. Both are made with chicken, but stock is made from bones, which gives it a richer flavor. Broth is made more out of meat. How nice is it to have homemade stock on hand.  Grapefruit Marmalade. If you enjoy marmalade you will love this sweet and tart combo. For our meal, we will have egg plant parmesan  and a salad. For dessert we will have fruit crisp.

See you in class