Mouth watering sweet and savoury preserves

What to Bring

  • Apron, tea towel, chopping board and knife.
  • A bag or container to carry home hot preserves.

Mouth watering sweet and savoury preserves

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Class Duration: 9:30am - 12:30pm

What You Will Learn

  • How to bottle fruits and vegetables for future use
  • How to make jams and pickles
  • How to select and re-use suitable jars, and how to sterilise them

What You Get

  • Discount vouchers to use at BAAG
  • Recipes all of the preserves made
  • Small jars of all the preserves prepared on the day
  • Tastings of preservesd of the class
  • Preserving Basics booklet, authored by My Green Garden
  • Morning tea

Description

Class Description:

Learn how to preserve fruit and vegies safely, using a variety of techniques. No matter whether you have a produce garden and want to do something with your excess or whether you want to make the most of the seasonal abundance at its freshest, learning how to preserve extends the taste and value of your home-grown produce. No preserving background is assumed as we go through techniques on how to prevent food spoilage using bottling, jammaking, pickling and dehydrating. As well, there will be a hands-on component which will include making jam with frozen berries, a pickle using seasonal vegies, and bottled seasonal fruit.

Presented by Maria Ciavarella

Maria of My Green Garden started as a presenter for Bulleen Art & Garden nursery and for the not-for-profit organisation, Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). Since 2009, MyGreen Garden has given several hundred presentations to both children and adults, through council-funded information sessions, schools, libraries, community groups, neighbourhood houses, garden clubs, at festivals, shopping centres and for holiday programs.As well, Maria also runs workshops from her own kitchen and garden in Donvale throughout the year.

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