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A Canning Party

September 8, 2010

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Last Saturday after sailing class (!!) I headed over to Savvy Julie’s for a FoodBuzz canning party.

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Above, the canning crew.

Cynthia, Emma, Me, Heather, and Julie. [Left to right]

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We began with delectable pear and ginger preserves. Julie taught us the proper preservation method for optimal food safety. The pears came out delicious!

Click here for the recipe.

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Next up was bruchetta in a jar. I really can’t wait to dig into this- I love anything tomato based!

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Last up was pickled zucchini in white wine vinegar. I have a hateful relationship with pickles so I was a little apprehensive about the pickled zucchs’. It turns out I love them! The variation in vegetable and vinegar really changes the flavor- these were delicious.

Click for the recipe!

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Dinner was a delicious meal at Moosewood [my first time!]. I ordered a salad with lemon tahini dressing and a saffron rice dish with fire roasted tomatoes, cashews and curried sweet potatoes. The scallions added the perfect texture to the dish. I’m a fan.

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It was a great day with new friends. Everyone is so sweet, I’m so glad to have met them! Today I took Emma’s yoga class which was the perfect start to my day. It kicked my butt!

How was everyone’s Labor Day?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. thedelicateplace permalink
    September 9, 2010 12:23 am

    gah welcome back! sailing class? seriously?! that would be amazing! canning party looks like so much fun! i would like to learn the proper method for preservation. def on my list of things to do!

  2. EmbraceYourSkin permalink
    September 9, 2010 2:03 am

    Aw, how cool to have so many blogging friends near you!
    I am still searching for fellow bloggers that live in my college town….

  3. September 9, 2010 3:13 am

    just canned some pear sauce today! soo delish! looks like fun 🙂

  4. September 9, 2010 4:35 am

    I love the order of your pictures in this post. Brings back such great memories.

  5. September 9, 2010 10:30 am

    I’m so glad you’ve found some foodie friends at school!

    I have never canned before, but I’m very intruiged. I’d like to make some jams.

  6. Michelle in Colorado permalink
    September 10, 2010 5:59 am

    I was just wondering about the bruchetta in a jar recipe.

  7. September 11, 2010 9:43 pm

    looks like you ladies had a great day canning! my mom did pickles already this season, and next week is applesauce!

  8. September 13, 2010 9:01 am

    I love that canning is coming back – food preservation should never be a lost art!
    I was in Ithaca recently, but alas, only looked in the window of Moosewood. Their cookbooks were my first investment when I went veggie, and I love them still!

  9. September 14, 2010 8:04 pm

    looks like so much fun!

  10. September 20, 2010 2:41 pm

    ohh maaaayyyyyyyy, how is school going?!

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