Preserving Summer's Bounty (ONLINE)
Taught by Laura Scheck
Laura Scheck is the founder of Teaching Table, a culinary education platform that aims to inspire others to cook foods that are better for their bodies, their families, and their communities. Laura previously worked as a teacher and adult educator and was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute, making her uniquely suited to share her passion for food in an educational way. Teaching Table provides public cooking demos and workshops, lessons targeted towards individual needs and special diets, private cooking classes & events for cooks of all ages and experience levels, as well as tips, techniques, and recipes via a blog and social media.
No one likes to see the end of summer, especially the end of summer produce bounties. But you don't have to kiss goodbye the fruits of summer when you leave behind long weekends at the beach. Why not learn how to store some jarred goodness next to your camping gear in that cramped closet this fall? Even better, I can teach you how to use your freezer for more than vodka and ice cubes. Future self will thank you.
In this virtual class, you'll learn the basics of preserving with multiple methods, including quick pickling, canning and freezing and through the production of a few tasty recipes, depending on what you have in abundance. This class involves discussion, assorted demonstrations, and hands-on at home. My demonstrations could include 2-3 of the following, but I will guide you through endless ways to preserve whatever you have in your own bounty:
Tomato basil sauce or quick crushed tomatoes
Caramelized Peach Preserves
Garlic Herb Butter
Habañero Hot Sauce
Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Flash frozen sweet corn, berries and more
No special tools, equipment or ingredients needed. You will receive a list of materials and ingredients when you register. I will guide you through substitutions, variations and what you need for your bounty.