All In A Jar is traveling to “The Kitchen ”

All In A Jar is traveling to “The Kitchen ” Please contact them for March 6th class
Dianne McArthur “The Kitchen” at Alamo Hardware 3211 Danville Blvd
Alamo CA 94507 phone 925.837.2420 ext.313

March 6th 11:00 at ” The Kitchen”

Fennel Onion Relish, This relish is crunchy and has a smooth scent of licorice. It is a great jar to have in the pantry. It can be a quick appetizer with some crackers and cheese or it is very yummy in a tunafish sandwich.

Coarse Ground Mustard, I love a good mustard on my sandwich. I make a few different ones, but this one is my go to. You can use it to make a wonderful salad dressing, put it on a warm pretzel or on pork roast.

Nutmeg Apple Conserve, A conserve is usually warm with spices, sweet with honey or sugars, and crunchy with nuts. It is delicious and you can use it in so many ways, in oatmeal, on crackers as an appetizer, or place on top of brie cheese wrapped with puff pastry and baked until golden brown and served with bread.

We have a few spots left. Come and join the fun.

See you in class


All In A Jar’s Upcoming Classes


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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Up Coming Classes



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.