What A Year!

I  realized this year the importance of what  All In A Jar  has been teaching since 2012, “The Art Of Preserving Food” . I have been working hard at having a well stocked pantry and freezer for years and it has paid off. I think I would have been lost without my pantry, freezer and garden. 

My garden was coming in strong at the beginning of 2020 and it was looking great for All In A Jar’s classes. The classes were booking up and I was going to be a guest Chef teaching at Marisolio Tasting Bar in Murphys. So I planted a big garden expecting to use all the produce for classes.

Well we all know what happened next. Everything was shut down including All In A Jar.

But the garden still came in strong. I was very busy with tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumbers, okra, melons, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. 

I have started my fall garden. So far I have planted garlic, onions, beets, turnips, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Fava beans, Swiss chard, carrots, cabbage, kale, collard greens and a variety of lettuce. 

I’m looking forward to having classes again. I miss teaching and my students. 

All In A Jar hope you are all well and keeping safe. Happy Canning. 

See you in class 

Unusual Times

 

 I hope everyone is doing well. I sure miss my students coming and having fun in my kitchen. I know this has been hard . At first I was in shock that something like this could bring our country to its knees. 

This has opened my eyes to how important preserving food and growing food is. I keep thinking of the next generation of preservers and growers and how necessary it is that I keep the knowledge going forward. 

 By doing our part staying home and having food on hand has been a blessing. Having a pantry full of jars and a freezer with meals and meats available. Not to mention a garden with a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit. I can say we have had many wonderful meals.  

 We have gotten a lot done around here. Lots of weed whacking and mowing to keep us safe from fires. Plus it looks pretty.  We made a new garden bed. I have planted more this year that ever. I have volunteer plants coming out my ears. I have given away many. 

With the country slowly reopening I’m asking myself when will All In A Jar reopen. I’m looking in July. I think it would be nice to have small private canning classes. That way you know the other students in class. I’m still working on this and if anyone has suggestions please let me know your thoughts. 

Yes, I miss you, family and friends.

See you in class

  

Last Class For 2019

The last class at The Farm for 2019 will be November 23 at 10:30am. The first three students that sign up and come for class will receive a gift from All In A Jar’s pantry. All In A Jar will be closed the month of December due to private holiday parties. If you are interested in having a private party ie. Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Holiday, or just girl time. Please reach out to All In A Jar to plan your party. The next class will be January 18th at 10:30am 2020.

November 23, 2019  at “The Farm” at 10:30am to 2:00pm

The class will start with a snack, tea,and coffee. We will be making, Black Pepper Rosemary Apples, Serve this with a pork tenderloin or pork chop. Pear Fig Jam, This is great on roasted pork or use with a charcuterie platter. Caramelized Onion Spread, this is wonderful on a steak sandwich or as an appetizer with meat , bread and cheese. You will go home with the recipes we made and a small jar of what we canned.  

 For lunch we will have enchiladas with Salsa Verde I canned, and a salad with Pickled beets I canned. For dessert pie with a pie filling I canned.

 

This class cost $50.00.

 

See you in class