Back in late September, about a week after her book The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook was published, we had the immense pleasure of meeting Rachel Saunders, right here at home, for a small gathering of friends and avid home preservers, most of us charter members of Canning Across America.
Rachel talked about her journey from curious home canner to selling her jams and marmalades at various Oakland-area farmers markets, she talked about the almost ten years of fruit and fruit preserving techniques research she did in order to start her company, Blue Chair Fruit Company in 2008 and later become a cookbook author.
Readers of this blog know how much I love preserving at home (17+ years and counting! ) so it is no surprise that since we found Rachel's approach so fresh, her personality so charming and the book such a terrific resource, we invited her to come back later in the year to teach a couple classes right here at chez vivante.
Classes will be held at home from 9am to 1pm and they include refreshments and snacks. To read more on the classes and to sign up (there are still a couple spaces left on each session), please visit Rachel's beautiful and mouth watering website or send me an email ASAP.
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