September 8, 2010

Drying foods and making tomato paste

The Dryden Preservation Corps will be meeting tonight at the Dryden Community Center Cafe at 6:30pm, and again next Monday. They'll be putting the kitchen to different use, preserving foods and teaching preservation:

September 8th Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm

DRYING AND DEHYDRATING FOODS Kerra Quinn will lead us. Kerra will be demonstrating various foods and the techniques required for preserving by drying. Kerra will bring examples of dried foods, explain how foods need to be prepared for drying, demonstrate drying methods and equipment, and give us tips she has learned through the years. PLUS you will go home with a sample of dried vegetables to make a serving of soup! All you need to do is bring a ziploc bag to take your sample home in.

September 13th Monday, 6:30 pm

TOMATO SAUCE Marie McCrae will be leading us again. Bring a quart jar and a ring. Lids will be provided. Marie will explain how to prepare the tomatoes and cook down the sauce, and then we will work with sauce she has already cooked down.

They're also looking for people to teach applesauce, fruit leather, pickling, root cellaring, and overwinter storages. If you're willing to teach or know someone who does, leave a comment here and I'll see that it gets to Anne Rhodes.

Posted by simon at September 8, 2010 6:15 AM in
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