Ready to schedule a Twice as Tasty pickling or canning workshop? Contact me and let me know which workshop you would like to host.
A Little Sweetness: Low-Sugar Jams
Size: 4 to 8 people
Time: 3 hours
Who doesn’t love a jar of sweet, sticky jam? The problem is, jams can be too sweet, overpowering the fruit until you feel you’ve just eaten a spoonful of sugar. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the three key elements of jam making: acid, sugar, and pectin. Then you’ll discover how to balance those elements to create low-sugar, fruit-forward spreads. During the workshop, we’ll go through the entire process, finishing our jams in a water-bath canner so that they are shelf stable. The ratios you’ll learn will allow you to make jam at home from just about any fruit.
Pick a Pickle: Easy Pickling Processes
Size: 4 to 8 people
Time: 2 to 3 hours
Pickling is a safe, easy way to preserve almost any vegetable. This hands-on workshop focuses on the basic science behind pickling and is customized to the type of produce you want to preserve. You also choose the technique: mealtime pickles that are ready in minutes, refrigerator pickles ideal for single-jar batches, fermented pickles big on flavor and crunch, or processed pickles perfect for long-term storage. These small workshops get everyone involved in the process and learning by doing. You’ll leave the workshop with a jar of pickled goodness to share with family and friends—or keep to yourself.
Pickling Your Garden
Size: 8 to 12 people
Time: 2 hours
Pickling is a safe, easy way to preserve almost any vegetable—and if you garden, you’ll want to save some of your yield to savor later. This introductory workshop will help you choose what to plant for the best pickles, introduce you to the basic science behind pickling, and show you how to customized your pickles to fit your produce and timeframe. It includes suggestions for what you can grow to enjoy mealtime pickles that are ready in minutes, refrigerator pickles ideal for single-jar batches, fermented pickles big on flavor and crunch, or processed pickles perfect for long-term storage.
This is an introductory workshop; it isn’t as immersive as the full workshops, but it’s available at discounted per-person rate and is a great opportunity to get introduced to the Twice as Tasty experience. This workshop is also available as a 1-1/2 hour virtual presentation with demo videos and/or a live Zoom Q&A at a flat rate. Contact me for more details.