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Foodies Celebrate Fermentation

Funny how food brings us together, isn’t it?  I never would have imagined an athletically built, moustached man with a mohawk speaking to a room full of foodies as someone who could help me connect with my belated grandmother. Yet that’s exactly what Sandor Ellix Katz did when he spoke to a crowded room on […]

Continue Reading By on July 19, 2012 in food, food preservation

5 Tips for Beginning Canning

Canning jelly and grape juice was so sweet and simple that I got brave enough to try tomatoes the next time.  Our small garden yields haven’t been enough to can, so I purchased a box of organic tomatoes from the UT Farmers Market.  They were a mix of various heirloom varieties.  I remembered from Canning […]

Continue Reading By on August 31, 2011 in canning, eating better, food preservation, fresh, frugal, garden, preserving, thrifty

Canning College: Part 3

Karen Savino, TNCEP Educator Heather Guinn, County Director Instructor Heather Guinn began our Canning College with this clear precaution statement, “It’s really important that we follow our instructions to the letter.”  Over the course of two evenings, our groups of adult students would work together to sterilize jars and lids, blanch fruits, chop, process and […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2011 in eating better, food preservation, frugal, garden, thrifty