In this demonstration class attendees will learn how to make a surprisingly popular condiment, smoky chipotle pickled onions! This preserve was my most-loved preserve among last year's gifts-in-jars recipients. We'll cover the waterbath canning method of sealing the jars for shelf-storage as well as common safety concerns with food preservation. Beyond the process of working with onions, participants will learn the methodology for how to safely and deliciously fresh pickle any vegetable.
We will be working with end of harvest Tecolote onions. Participants will each take home a recipe and methodology packet and 3lbs of onions to pickle at home.
This is a potluck dinner class, so if you come hungry please bring your favorite crowd pleaser for shared munching. There will, of course, be pickled onions for sampling.
About the instructor: Kate Payne is an author and freelance writer, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting publications and sites. She lives in Austin and teaches writing workshops and classes on home food preservation and other food-based instruction both privately and at culinary centers locally and across the country. Her book Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins, 2011) is available wherever books are sold; her second book Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen releases April 2014. Learn more here.
About the Farm: Tecolote Farm is an Austin original, having brought the CSA model to Texas in the early 90s. The baskets full of farm-fresh certified organic produce encourage spontaneity and creativity in the kitchen, and the quality and flavor of Tecolote's Old World and heirloom varieties tickle the taste buds and remind us what food should taste like. To find out more about Tecolote Farm's produce availability at farmers markets and CSA shares, contact the farm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-276-7008
Tickets are non-refundable, though transferable to other independently taught classes. Payments via cash or check accepted, but are also subject to the non-cancellation policy.
Kate Payne is the blogger and author behind the books, The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins 2011) and Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen (HarperCollins 2014). She lives in Austin, TX and hosts food/jar swaps and invites friends over often to watch and participate in canning adventures. She posts small-batch canning recipes, gluten-free baking projects, DIY cleaning ideas and other creative home improvisations to her blog, http://hipgirlshome.com/. Please read more about Kate on her website (http://katepayne.net/).
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