Events

Sep 22

6:00 pm
Hot Stove Society
2000 4th Avenue, Seattle

Can you do the Can-Can?

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 hotstove@tomdouglas.com and please include the name and date of the class with your question.

 

Oct 10

2:00 pm
KCLS Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street Redmond, 98052

Canning 101

Autumn is the PERFECT time to finish canning for winter months when fruit is scarce and expensive. Plan now, save money & eat like a king all winter long by using the skills learned in this short and informative class where we will preserve Pears and Apples for your cupboards and mid-winter gift-giving. You will learn about the science behind food preservation while simultaneously introducing creative and thoughtful ways to move your canning products to the next level. You will leave well-informed!

DIY FOODIE GIFTS

Learn how to make delicious and lovely handmade food gifts this year, dazzling your friends and saving some time as you'll always be prepared. Sampling from several different techniques - fermentation, infusions, aged cocktails - learn how to make large batches to use at home, for hostess gifts, or holiday gift giving. (It's never too early to plan ahead!) Learn the art of making AGED EGGNOG (it take a month!), AMARO (a bitter-sweet herbal spirit that aids in digestion AND tastes great), PRESERVED LEMONS (prized for their intense, lemony flavor), VANILLA EXTRACT, VANILLA SUGAR & more.

Nov 7

11:00 am
Black Diamond Library
24707 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond, WA 98010

DIY FOODIE GIFTS

Learn how to make delicious and lovely handmade food gifts this year, dazzling your friends and saving some time as you'll always be prepared. Sampling from several different techniques - fermentation, infusions, aged cocktails - learn how to make large batches to use at home, for hostess gifts, or holiday gift giving. (It's never too early to plan ahead!) Learn the art of making AGED EGGNOG (it take a month!), AMARO (a bitter-sweet herbal spirit that aids in digestion AND tastes great), PRESERVED LEMONS (prized for their intense, lemony flavor), VANILLA EXTRACT, VANILLA SUGAR & more.

Nov 14

10:00 am
Fairwood Library
17009 140th Avenue Southeast, Renton, WA 98058

Creative Party Planning

We are ALL trying to save money these days, which makes entertaining friends at home a great option. Feeding a lot of people, however, can get expensive. Author and cook, Amy Pennington, has some time-honored tricks of the trade to share in this short class on CREATIVE ENERTAINING. No more bowls of chips and boring salsa - come learn how to wow your guests with elegant fare without breaking the bank. Amy will demonstrate how to make RED LENTIL DUMPLINGS, SMOKED SALMON EGGS, ANISE-SESAME FLAT BREAD and more.

Nov 14

10:29 am
Shoreline Library
345 Northeast 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

DIY FOODIE GIFTS

Learn how to make delicious and lovely handmade food gifts this year, dazzling your friends and saving some time as you'll always be prepared. Sampling from several different techniques - fermentation, infusions, aged cocktails - learn how to make large batches to use at home, for hostess gifts, or holiday gift giving. (It's never too early to plan ahead!) Learn the art of making AGED EGGNOG (it take a month!), AMARO (a bitter-sweet herbal spirit that aids in digestion AND tastes great), PRESERVED LEMONS (prized for their intense, lemony flavor), VANILLA EXTRACT, VANILLA SUGAR & more.