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

 

 

 

Special Class Special Price

Looking for students to fill this class. We will have a snack at the begin of class then starting canning two recipes. You will go home with a jar from each recipe and the recipe. We will have  lunch at the end of class.

I have reduce the price for this class to $45.00. Please use the pay pal on the website or email me to reserve your spot in class. Limited space, please reserve asap.

June 16th 10:30 Here at “ The Farm “
Apricot Berry Jam, you can never have too much jam in the home. You will want it on toast, yogurt and ice cream, etc.

Plum Berry Conserve, If you haven’t made a conserve yet you need to try this one. A conserve is sweet, thick and yummy. It can be used as an appetizer on ice cream and in yogurt.

For the meal, we will have pesto pasta salad and for dessert ice cream with jam.

See you in class,

Penny

allinajar2012@gmail.com

Up Coming Classes

 

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Sorry I’m still having troubles with All In A Jar’s Class calendar.

Here is what’s coming up.

Aug. 27 11:00am at “The Farm” In Ione
This Sage-Peach Jam is wonderful on a scone, toast, in yogurt or on a pork chop. Curried Pineapple Mango Chutney   has fruit and warm  spices, such as black pepper, cardamom, cloves, chilies and cinnamon. We will toast the spices to bring out their flavors, then grind into a ready-to-use seasoning. We will have a sit down lunch and dessert. You will go home with a jar from each recipe.
Sept. 10 11:00am at “The Kitchen” In Alamo
We will be making one of my favorite jars ” Roasted Eggplant Bell Pepper Spread.” You can do many recipes with this jar, you can make into a pasta sauce, stuffed manicotti, grilled cheese sandwich, put it on cheese pizza or make it into an appetizer, place it on some toasted baguette bread with some parmesan cheese topped with fresh basil.
For those that love a great Bloody Mary, we will be making ” Bloody Mary Mix” How nice would it be to have homemade mix on hand?
Roasted Balsamic Tomato and Caramelized Onion. This jar is screaming put me on a steak or toasted baguette bread.

 

Sept. 17 11:00am at “The Farm”  In Ione
” Sparkling Berry Preserve” can be used like a jam, put in on toast, put it in a crepe, or use it as an appetizer with blue cheese on crackers. I like to use mine on brie cheese with toasted nuts and wrap it with puff pastry and bake until golden brown. ” Eggplant Caponata” is like Italian salsa. Place it in a sandwich, on a steak or on top of some eggs.

Oct. 1  11:00am at “The Kitchen” In Alamo
Getting ready for Oktoberfest. We will be making two different kinds of sausage. One will be Bratwurst Sausage and a Potato Sausage. To go with the sausage we will make some Coarse Ground Mustard and some Fennel-Onion Relish.

Oct. 29 11:00am at “The Farm”In Ione
I have been canning Beans and we are loving it. They are good for you and make a quick and easy meal. That is if you remember to soak the beans, which I always forget and that is why I have been canning them. I have to say they taste better than if you had soaked them. I’m not sure why, but they do. Home made Vegetable Broth is so good and you can make a wonderful meal with in minutes. Just open a jar and add some fresh vegetables, add a jar of beans and you are sitting down to some healthy soup. We will be having a sit down lunch. You will go home with a jar from each recipe. And we are going to make a pie for dessert.