Marisa McClellan, popular canning blogger and author of canning books, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round and Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces, is coming to Fillmore Container on Saturday, October 11, 2014 for canning classes and a book signing.
The classes are perfect for both those curious about canning but overwhelmed by the process, along with the canning enthusiast interested in learning new tips. Marisa will forever change the way you think about preserving your herbs and produce. Her approach to smaller batches of ingredients, reducing cooking times, and switching out canning pots in favor of others are just some of the concepts she will discuss. Here are a few things we learned last time she was here.
October 11th 10am – 12pm
Honey Sweetened Pear Jam
This canning class will offer a hands-on approach on how to make two varieties of Pear Jam. Marisa will demonstrate how to reduce, or eliminate sugar in preserves by using Pomona’s Pectin. At the end of the class each attendee will take home their own jar of freshly made jam.
October 11th 1pm – 3pm
This canning class will offer a hands-on approach on how to make two varieties of tomato preserves – whole peeled tomatoes and Marisa’s most popular recipe, Tomato Jam. Marisa will explain the basics of preserving tomato based preserves. Everyone will go home with their own jar of whole peeled tomatoes and tomato jam. (Note: If tomato season comes to an abrupt end and tomatoes aren’t available for the class, we will explore chutneys instead!)
October 11th 3pm – 4pm
Meet & Greet with Marisa McClellan
If you can’t make either class, but you’d still like to get your book signed. Join us for a meet & greet with Marisa McClellan, the author of Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint. (no registration required)
Marisa’s books are available for purchase here, or you can buy a copy the day of the classes.
Hope to see you there!