If you think you've masted the simple things like salsas, sauces and jams and are ready to take on the world of canning, you might want to invest in some professional guidance. Unlike making your own barbeque sauce, when canning goes wrong it can result in botulism, a rare and potentially fatal foodborne illness.
Here to prevent you from endangering your friends and family, is Denise Clayton of Denise is Cooking. She hosts canning classes as well as courses on specific cuisines and other specialties, like cheese. And even if you think you're too knowledgeable for a canning class, you might be interested in hearing that this time her class will feature all 'tipsy' treats, or those made with wine, whiskey and other spirits.
On Saturday, June 15 join Denise in the kitchen to learn about creating canned 'tipsy' treats. The $45 class will run about four hours, including a break for lunch, and will include beverages and food.
Attendees will learn to make:
- maple bourbon bacon jam
- white wine peach and raspberry jam
- red wine strawberry jam
- whiskey barbecue sauce
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Participants will also take home decorated jars of finished products as well as a few ideas of how to incorporate them into recipes. The products can be used as last-minute gifts or as an impressive addition to upcoming summer barbeques.
Reservations for the class can be made online and space is limited.
Other upcoming classes with Denise is Cooking include a tapas and sangria course on Sunday, June 16 form 4 to 7 p.m. The $45 class will cover a range of Spanish small plates and includes spiced peach sangria. The following weekend on Sunday, June 23 she'll host an Indian Delights Cooking Class from 4 to 8 p.m.