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

 

 

 

Demo At Lafayette Community Garden

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All In A Jar is proud to be at the Lafayette Community Garden teaching the basics on water bath canning. This is a beautiful garden located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd by the Lafayette reservoir. I will be making tomato jam and have bread in hand for students to taste this savory jam. The garden is asking for a small donation of $5.00. Please stop by learn,taste and have some fun.

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All In A Jar Around Town

100_0658All In A Jar has been asked to do some canning demonstrations. The first one will be held on October 13th at Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm and Teaching Gardens and the event is called, “Fall Harvest Festival.” The address is 315 Cortsen Road in Pleasant Hill. I will be sharing a demonstration on the art of preserving food from 1:00pm to 1:45pm. The next class is on October 27th at Orchard Nursery and the event is titled, “Harvest Festival.” Orchard Nursery is located at 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. I will be sharing and canning at this event from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. I hope you can stop by and say hello and enjoy in all the fun.

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