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Sat Aug 17, 2013
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Kate's Kitchen
1174 Ridgeway Drive

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Pear Canning

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Get ready for fall and all those wonderful fall flavors we love!

In this demonstration class attendees will learn the essentials of putting up Texas pears including how to safely and deliciously water bath can a handful of different types of projects to enjoy them year-round. Home-canned preserves like pickles, fruit butters and chutneys make excellent, unique holiday or housewarming gifts and can be made months in advance! Kate will also offer up ideas for ways to use up your pear preserves.

Participants will each take home a recipe packet, methodology handout, and two 8 oz jars of pear preserves.

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Austin, Texas

Hi everyone, can't wait to see you all tomorrow. Please wear something you're comfortable cooking in (I have aprons on hand to borrow, too) because a portion of the class will be make-your-own jar style!
Also, please bring:
1. a grocery bag
2. a hot pad or something to carry home a still-hot jar safely.

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Katepayne-small Kate Payne
Kate Payne is an author and freelance writer, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting publications and sites. She lives in Austin and teaches writing workshops and classes on home food preservation and other food-based instruction both privately and at culinary centers locally and across the country. Her first book Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins, 2011) is available wherever books are sold; Her second book Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen will be available via HarperCollins in April 2014 .