L2G_Logo_smallWe’re grateful for sponsorship Duvall Friends of the Library and the King County Library2Go! program that enabled Terrie to teach at the Duvall Farmer’s Market on Thursday, September 24.   She demonstrated how to dehydrate greens along with ideas for using them in your weekly menu.   Here’s a link to notes from that demonstration.

We regularly update a section of our website dedicated to Scratch Cooking along with recipes, methods of cooking and all sorts tips to make meal making a successful and invigorating experience.   The page will keep you apprised of what’s happening in the kitchen at Jubilee Farm and at the Cascading Kitchen at the Irish homeplace.  Keep an eye out for seasonal recipes as the produce comes out of the field…FRESH!  This is all a free offering.  If you want face to face instruction, read on.

We are scheduling our classes in food preservation and scratch cooking as folks express interest. Click the arrow for more detail.

Take a look at the offerings and send us a note.  We’ll   see what we can put together to meet your needs.  We have introduced “Scratch Cooking from the Pantry” to spark creative ideas on how to cook from your plenished pantry as well as help you decide your focus for food preservation for the upcoming year.   On sporadic occasion we will send updates, tips and encouragement so sign up for the newsletter  if you’d like to connect yourself to such meanderings.

Julie Double Knot

Summer In A Jar teaches safe food preservation methods: canning, drying, freezing, quick pickling and fermentation.   Additionally, we offer an invitation to remember, or taste for the first time, honest, fresh, flavorful food in season.  We teach how to put up the current seasonal crop so it’s available the next winter and how to weave the bounty of your pantry into workable daily menus. There’s a rhythm to it that looks different in every home but the invisible thread that holds it all together is an affirmation to choose healthy, real food, sustainably grown to nourish our families.  We don’t get there all at once, but one step at a time.  We’ve adopted the word below to emphasize our desire to walk graciously and incrementally toward deeper, richer, healthier living.

…just a little– bit– better.     A little more flavor, a little less processed, a little more nutrition, a few less empty calories, a few more meals with family and friends and a bit less fast food on the run.  Come and join us.

We’re all waiting for you!


KidsCooK ,which Terrie and friends have been teaching  has been such a lot of fun.  You can read a River Current News article about the successfully completed first KidsCooK course.

These kids are fast learners; they keep us on our toes.  They will definitely be leaders in changing the way America eats.