Happy New Years everyone!

 

 

 

 

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged; holidays have come and gone and I hope they were wonderful for you and your families!

We are already into the new year and I’m so excited to share new recipes with you. There are so many that I love, it makes it hard to choose which recipes I am going to include in the upcoming classes. In fact some of the classes will have three recipes instead of two!

I had so much food from the garden this past year and it tested my ability to not waste food. I made meals for the freezer, canned and dehydrated some of the produce from the garden and of course we ate a lot. I most have given away 100 pounds of eggplant. LOL.  I’m planning on giving some meal planning tips in future blogs to let you in on what I learned along the way. This year I will also be including fermenting, pressure canning, dehydrating and making shrub drinks into some classes along with my “classic” recipes.

The garden is doing very well this season and I’m looking forward to starting classes picking produce to use in the recipes we are making. To see the awesome recipes being offered, please go to the 2019 classes page!

If you can’t make it out to The Farm, I also love teaching at The Kitchen in Alamo! It’s a gourmet kitchen in the Alamo Ace Hardware store and they want me back teaching in March or sooner. You can sign up for a scheduled class or private taught by me at The Kitchen – Just call Diane at 925-837-2420 to set a date. If you want to see me at The Kitchen more often let them know so we can make it happen!

See you in class

 

New Classes

Wow, I can’t believe it is mid February. Time moves fast around here at ” The Farm .”  So much has been done. It is  hard to sit inside and work on the computer. I have been waiting for a rainy day. It has not rained in weeks and we don’t have any coming in the near future. This is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. The garden is coming along nicely. We have three more fruit trees: Peach, Plum, and Nectarine. We have blackberries, blueberries and the raspberries are waiting for the bed to be made. We have something to eat out of the garden every day. I have seeds starting to germinate inside and waiting for the weather to warm up to be planted. Please check out the up coming classes on the page called ” Up coming Classes 2018. ” Come and enjoy a class and a tour of the garden. I’m sure we will be eating something from the garden for  lunch.  All In A Jar is very fortunate that ” The Kitchen “, the gourmet Ace Hardware store in Alamo has asked me back for a few classes.

I  look forward to having you and a friend  here at ” The Farm.”

See you in class

Check out the new page.

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All In A Jar has a new page called Up Coming Classes 2017 . This is where you will find dates and descriptions of classes that will be held here at “The Farm” and All In A Jar will also be traveling to Alamo ” The Kitchen” for additional classes. So many new yummy recipes; barbecue sauce, compote, chutney, marmalade, relish, conserve, pickles, mustard, sweet sauce, pie filling and much more. Please check it out and share with family and friends. Save money,  buy a series of three classes and get the four class free. Looking forward to having fun with you in class. Happy Canning . Please let me know if you would like to learn how to can something I don’t have on the list.

See you in class.