Nashville Farmers Market – Grow Local Kitchen
Saturday, October 11 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
(note: this is a date change)
What do Shortbread, Pears, Vanilla and Rum have in common?
We’ll be making and using these ingredients in our
Getting Ready for the Holidays Preserving and Baking Event
Come join our party…..
First up is preparing and baking Shortbread. We’ll help you make your own Vanilla Extract. And then we’ll make a Vanilla Pear Jam to pair with it.
While you are immersed in flour and pears, we’ll sample a Shrub* that’ll combine the best of the Fall season with Pear–Apple–Vanilla that you can mix with Rum or Soda. And taste a few more appetizers during the evening’s fun.
We’ll also bring display samples of more gifting ideas in interesting packaging you can do yourself – along with take-home recipes for everything made and sampled during the evening.
Everything included along with your own homemade Shortbread, Vanilla extract, and a jar of Vanilla Pear Jam to take home. $55.00.
Register by email to Lyn@PreservingNow.com
Taught by Lyn Deardorff of Preserving Now and Rebecca Wood of Hearts in the Mix.
Lyn is a 40-year canner and has been teaching home canning for more than 4 years. She holds a ServSafe Food Safety Certificate and has completed advanced coursework in food processing, preservation and canning at the University of Georgia’s Food Science Center.
Rebecca learned about food from tending the vegetable gardens with her grandparents and sitting on the kitchen counters watching her father and grandmothers cook. She is now Studio Mama at Southern Ground in Nashville, Zac Brown’s recording studio (www.southerngroundnashville.com), where she prepares meals from locally sourced ingredients for artists. Rebecca also has her own small baking venture Hearts in the Mix, www.heartsinthemix.com
*Shrub? Dating back to colonial days, Shrubs are a way of preserving fruit in a vinegar-y solution that makes a sweet-savory refreshing drink. Combine fruits will all sorts of herbs, spices, even veggies for thousands of varied drinks. Use as a mixer for cocktails or combine with sodas, lemonades, juices for non-alcoholic drinks.