The first day of fall is just a few days away. That means summer is on the way out. That means NOW is the time to save all those lush tomatoes for the dark days of winter. Join urban gardener, cookbook author, and preserving expert, Amy Pennington, for this demo and hands-on class where you will learn to properly can tomatoes for sauce making and meal planning all winter long. Amy will also show you some variations on canned tomatoes- clove ketchup and how to can whole plum tomatoes. Come learn how to preserve without a recipe. You will leave this class understanding the basics of safe and delicious home canning. Bring Amy your questions and be ready to up your preserving game!
While Amy demos, you'll enjoy tastes prepared by the Hot Stove Society team that will give you an idea of some of the things you can do with your marvelous home-canned tomatoes. (Please note that these are tastes; these recipes, with the exception of the ketchup, are not demo-d.) What You'll Taste:
Lola Lamb Sliders with Amy's Clove Ketchup
Tom's Tasty Tomato Soup with Brown Butter Croutons
Marcella's Famous Tomato Sauce with Onions & Butter
Then get ready to roll up your sleeves for a little hands-on work. You'll get to take home a small jar of crushed tomatoes and a small jar of clove ketchup that you made and canned yourself!
What You'll Learn:
- How to properly can tomatoes and which tomatoes are best for canning
- Crushing and cooking tomatoes- demo and hands on
- Packing canning jars- demo and hands on
- Water bath canning tomatoes- demo and hands on
- Cooking ketchup- demo and hands on
- Water bath canning ketchup- demo and hands on
- How to can whole plum tomatoes- demo
A Note about Amy: Amy Pennington started canning before it was trendy as a way to maximize her dollar and take advantage of the local seasons. Through trial and error, she learned where to cut corners and how to improve the taste of homemade canned goods. Her first book, Urban Pantry, was voted one of Amazon's Top 10 Cookbooks of 2010 and is dedicated to stocking and cooking from your pantry.
Note: If you have a question about this class or would like to be put on the wait list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the name and date of the class with your question.