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New Year! New Classes! New Dates!

Aug. 5, 2012 Atlanta -- Lyn Deardorff prepares to put freshly-canned tomatoes in a boiling water bath in order to sterilize and seal the jars at her Atlanta home Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. BITA HONARVAR / BHONARVAR@AJC.COM

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It may be cold outside but it’s warm in my kitchen.  Tom, my bread-baking husband, has been making up lots of breads.  Baguettes, Boules, whole wheat blends, foccacia.  And I’ve been making up lots of winter preserves  – and using in recipes for meals that need these helpful homemade goodies. I’m also drawing from my reserves of canning done over the last Summer & Fall.

You can too!  Get ready to preserve four seasons of fruits and veggies by learning how to do it now!   Check out our new schedule of classes.  And you may contact me directly for more information:  Lyn@PreservingNow.com.  ciabatta-breadOur newest class BREAD & JAM is offered at Serenbe in February and March.  Learn an easy but amazingly tasty way to make bread by hand. Make up different styles such as baguettes, boules, ciabatta, even foccacia.  Use organic flour if you like, wheat combos – whatever works for you.  Tom and I partner up in this class, he sharing this versatile method.  And I will be teaching another Fruit Butter – Ginger Pear Butter. Great on your newly made baguette!  Classes are held at the stunning Bosch Experience Center Kitchen at beautiful Serenbe, about 30 minutes South of Atlanta.  More here:  Bread & Jam Workshop at Serenbe.  You can register for this class at the Culinary Local website:  https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/bread-jam-workshop/

CanningClassOr perhaps you’re ready to capture the seasons in a jar.  Learn the basics of water bath canning in our CANNING IMMERSION WORKSHOP offered at Piedmont Park Community Center.  Discover how to do fruits, pickles and tomatoes – all in one workshop!  You’ll go home confident enough to do 1000’s of recipes on your own.  More here:  Canning Immersion Workshop.

You can register for this class at the Culinary Local website:  https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/canning-immersion-workshop-3/DSCN1279

Our SUMMER PRESERVING SERIES last year at Serenbe was a hit!  Five different classes each month learning and preparing two different seasonal products, a fruit and a veggie.  Join one class or more or the entire series!  More here:  Summer Preserving Series

Summer Preserving Series

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Summer Preserving Series Serenbe’s Bosch Experience Center in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia Monthly from April through August, Saturdays at 11 … [Continue reading]

Gift Certificates for Workshops – a gift that lasts through the seasons!


                          __________________________________                            A Gift for You   Come join one of our Canning … [Continue reading]

Last of the Year’s Classes & Workshops!


It's been a very busy and very inspiring and very fun year -- 2015!  And we just finished our last class, the Holiday Preserving Workshop for Gifting … [Continue reading]

Quick One-Pot Spaghetti Dinner – using Fresh Canned Tomatoes


At the end of summers past, we've held a Tomato Can-Stravaganza down at Serenbe.  Even younger ones join our party.  The picture at right is Laura who … [Continue reading]

Last Two Classes of the Year – Coming Up!

Bread & Jam - Sunday, November 1 at 1:00 pm, at beautiful Serenbe Just added – a Second Class!      A limited number of slots left for … [Continue reading]

Atlanta Holiday Entertaining & Preserving Event

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Canning for Gifting and Entertaining     Getting Ready for the Holidays Sunday, November 8, 1:00 pm at the Bosch Experience Center in … [Continue reading]

Bread & Jam – Handmade Goodness!


  Saturdays at Serenbe:  February 13 & March 12 -- 11 am to 1:30 pm    $45.00 each, Register here:  Lyn@PreservingNow.com. Our first … [Continue reading]

The Homestead – for All Time, or One Time!

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I've been wanting to share The Homestead Atlanta (http://www.thehomesteadatl.com) with you all since it started.  This is the amazing work of Kimberly … [Continue reading]

Giardiniera–End of Summer Veggie Fun

Recently, I had the fun of teaching how to make Giardiniera to a group down at Serenbe, south of Atlanta.  I find it's a lot of fun to just sort of … [Continue reading]

Next Canning Workshops: Canning Immersion Workshop at Piedmont Park on February 6, then Bread & Jam at Serenbe on February 13.
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