Mastering Food Preservation: Hands-On Workshops

Mastering Food Preservation: Hands-On Classes
A series of hands-on food preservation workshops are being offered through the UMaine Cooperative Extension, with several of them hosted by the Kittery and Marshwood (South Berwick) Adult Education programs. The upcoming 3-class series on Preserving Homemade Condiments begins on Monday, February 25th. We’ll be making an herbed mustard, cranberry ketchup, and beet relish — if interested, there are still some spots!

Preserving Homemade Condiments
Kittery Adult Education
Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME
Mondays (3 classes), February 25, March 4, and March 11, 2013
5:30–8:30 pm
Fee: $5 + $45 materials

Making your own ketchup, mustard, and relish is fun and affordable, plus you control the ingredients and flavor. Use local and seasonal ingredients to make cranberry ketchup, beet relish, and herbed mustards. Learn how to prepare and safely preserve condiments using the hot water bath canning method. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of each product. Please bring a potholder with you to class.

Instructor: Kate McCarty, Community Educator, and Master Food Preserver Volunteers.

To register: http://kittery.maineadulted.org

Additional preserving classes:

 Savory Herb, Pepper, and Garlic Jellies, Tuesday, April 2, 5:30–8:30pm, Kittery Adult Education
• Preserving the Harvest: Rhubarb Orange Chutney, Thursday, April 25, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Kittery Adult Education
• Drying Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs, Thursday, May 9, 6–8pm, Kittery Adult Education
• Preserving the Harvest: Blueberry Jam & Jelly, Thursday, May 16, 6–9pm, Marshwood Adult Education, South Berwick

For more information: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/

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