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Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt

April 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt · Classes/education opportunities, Roundup

Learn to grow food. Two opportunities on tap; don’t wait to sign up! The K-State Extension Service in Shawnee County is  having a vegetable-growing seminar tomorrow, April 24, in Topeka. Registration is requested. Their flyer (PDF) tells more about it. And in Lawrence, Douglas County horticulture extension agent Jennifer Smith will be giving a class […]

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Roundup: Winners, food tips, tomatoes

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · local food, recipes, Roundup

It was a rough week for me, but I’ve finally caught my breath enough to offer a roundup with updates, opinion and information that’s good to know. Updates Scattered sushi recipe. Anyone who was around for the Japanese cooking demonstration at the Lawrence Farmers Market in June and who wondered how to make chirashi zushi […]

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Make easy tomato sauce in oven for freezing

August 10th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Food preparation, recipes

Until last week, I’d recommended Joanne’s method of roasting tomatoes for tomato sauce, but I hadn’t made it myself (if you don’t count one attempt). Sister Lori endorsed the method heartily, so I passed it on to Lynn, who pronounced it genious… and then turned around and gave me 2 1/2 gallons (dry measure) of […]

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Now’s the time to learn food preservation

March 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Food preparation, local food

Although you can learn about canning and other preserving methods when the bounty is flowing, it’s easier to learn it in the off-season. Happily, the University of Missouri Extension offices in the Kansas City area are offering a series of classes on: Water-bath canning Pressure canning Freezing & dehydrating Pickling Not all classes are available […]

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Preservation update: apples frozen; herbs dried

November 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Food preparation

Simple food preservation techniques—freezing and drying—have taken care of much of my local food bounty. If you still have fresh fruit or herbs available, you can do it, too. Here’s an update on food previously mentioned. Apples Remember those ugly apples? They were so delicious that I’d still be eating them, but I got down […]

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Apples, pears join quinces for fall preserves

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

Remember the ornamental quinces? Well, they’re all cooked up and ready to eat, with a little help from apples (local), pears (local and free) and sugar. I got some ideas from Joy of Cooking and adopted the name of one recipe there to produce these sweet-tart and pretty preserves. Or maybe it’s jam. Or conserve. […]

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