Upcoming Chicago-area Events:
- Read It and Eat: August 14 at 2 pm. Mini Food Swap and book signing.
- Morton Arboretum: August 27 at 9:30 am. Introduction to Jam demonstration class. Limit 20 people. $25 for members; $34 for non-members.
- Morton Arboretum: August 30 at 6:30 pm. Introduction to Pickling demonstration class. Limit 20 people. $25 for members; $34 for non-members.
- Darien Garden Club: September 6 at 7 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books. One book will be given away as a door prize. Visitors welcome!
- 2112 Creative Incubator: September 8 at 6 pm. “An Evening with Women Who Write,” a book signing and panel discussion with me and several other local female authors.
- Brookfield Library: September 12 at 7 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books. Samples included and one book will be given away as a raffle prize!
- Chicago Food Swap: September 18 at 2 pm.
- Lake Zurich Library: September 28 at 7 pm. I will be talking about food swapping and signing books.
- Bensenville Community Library: November 1 at 7 pm. Holiday canning demonstration and book signing.
- Wauconda Library: November 9 at 7 pm. Demonstration on edible gift ideas and book signing.
- Morton Arboretum: November 12. Fermentation Workshop: Fermenting Vegetables. (More information coming soon.)
Upcoming Book Events in Other Cities
- SF Swappers, San Francisco, CA: July 24. Food swap and book signing. (Only 11 spots remaining!)
- Book Passage, Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA: July 26 at 6 PM. Book Signing.
- Preserved, Oakland, CA: July 27 at 6 pm. Food and Culture Swap!
- Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA: July 30 at 1 pm.
- Philly Swappers Summer Food Swap, Philadelphia, PA: August 3 at 7 pm
- Cook, Philadelphia, PA: August 6 at 2 pm. Cooking demonstration on edible gifts, including Beer-Caraway Mustard, Citrus Curd, Salted Caramel Sauce and Sour Cherry Syrup. Class will includes taste of all of the above and a copy of the book. $95 (Only ten spots remaining!)
- Headhouse Farmers Market, Philadelphia, PA: August 7 10 am to 2 pm. Book signing and sampling with Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars.
- Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn, NY: August 9 at 6:30 pm. Talk and demo.
- Mid-Manhattan Library, New York: August 10 at 6:30 pm.
- The Book Larder, Seattle, WA: August 18.
- Portland Homestead Supply, Portland, OR: August 21 at 11:30 am
- The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis, MO: October 1 at 1 pm
I am available for private and semi-private canning lessons in the comfort of your own kitchen. I will bring my equipment with me, so that you do not need to invest in any expensive gadgets. Lessons typically take two hours and at the end you will have a detailed recipe and several delicious jars to eat or share. I am happy to do family lessons as well.
My rates begin at $250 for a private lesson for up to four people total, plus the cost of supplies. (You can provide your own supplies, which include jars, and ingredients, or I can purchase them for you.) I will charge a slightly higher rate if you are far from the Oak Park-River Forest area and I have to drive more than 30 minutes to reach you.
I am also available for canning demonstrations, which are less hands-on than a lesson but still informative, for larger groups. I have done canning demonstrations at Whole Foods, area farmers’ markets and local libraries.
If you are interested in scheduling a lesson or have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!