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Welcome to the 2014 growing season. We are scheduling our classes as folks show interest.  Take a look at the offerings and send us a note and we’ll take a look to 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.

I’m (Terrie) spending a good bit of my time partnering with Jubilee Biodynamic Farm outside of Carnation in the Snoqualmie Valley.   I’ll be offering direction and support in Jubilee Farm’s new “prep kitchen” as CSA members are now able to prepare their box of vegetables for easy use at home.  We hope it will be an energizing time working alongside other members, sharing ideas and cooking methods for the week ahead.  Come and join us There are still  prorated CSA membership shares available for the Summer Session which began in June.

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.