May 27th Foxfire Friday: Canning and Preserving.

5-7pm. At Hope Fellowship – 1721 Sanger Ave. (the big green/gray house!) Learn how to preserve some basic foods – to extend all those lovely things you grow into seasons beyond their time. Mary will be demonstrating by canning wild mustang grapes for a lovely jam – and possibly show-casing some of her famous wild plum jam.  Led by Mary Hudson. Please RSVP your attendance to Bethel –

Please consider donating $5 to help the Urban Gardening Coalition continue our workshops into the future.  And bring something snacky to share with others – so we don’t all get cranky with edible anticipation!


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  1. (Paperback) The Complete Guide to Food Preservation: Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Freeze, Dry, Can, and Preserve Food is a comprehensive book coirnveg the in’s and out’s of safely packaging food for long-term storage. Author Angela Williams Duea displays an obvious passion for the subject and vividly describes the various aspects of the selection, preparation, and combinations of certain foods so that they may be stockpiled. Whether you are looking to preserve food in order to save money, to have organic options at your disposal, or you are saving the extra from your garden, this book has more than enough information to get you well on the way to your culinary and storage goals. The Complete Guide to Food Preservation is extremely thorough and meticulous in its descriptions of the full range of possibilities when considering what type of preservation method to utilize. I was almost overwhelmed with what could actually be done with even the simplest of foods! Williams Duea keeps her readers from being totally inundated with information by separating the methodology from the recipes; step by step directions for correct preservation processes take up most of the book, structured as easy to find chapters and sections while the actual recipes are located in an appendix. All in all, I found the book to be extremely well organized and edited but I did find two `off’ spots. While very minor, one was a caption noting a picture’s `bright colors’ yet the picture was black and white. The other was a caption about halfway through the book naming the person pictured and what she was doing (ie. `Laura uses her juicer to make fresh and nutritious carrot juice’) yet no other picture in the entire book gives such a personal indicator caption; it didn’t fit with any of the other pictures and captions which reflect a very general and impersonal feel. The Complete Guide to Food Preservation is the perfect read for anyone interested in saving food for the long-term, regardless of reason. As I am completely inexperienced at any aspect of canning, I found the descriptions and processes easy to follow and am excited to try some of them out for myself. Beginners will love Williams Duea’s clearly motivating style and more experienced will find it a useful reference book. An appetizing read! Reviewed by Vicki Landes, author of Europe for the Senses A Photographic Journal

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