A summer for cooking, preserving

June 10, 2015 - garden totes

Where is a time going? we can’t trust we are into a second week of Jun already. we have several opposite classes to strike on so we wish we will follow my circuitous highway today.

The initial eventuality we wish to tell we about is a National Festival of Bread that happens Saturday in Manhattan. This festival takes place any other year and is always a good event.

This year’s eventuality will be in Manhattan during a Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. After months of examining recipes, mixing, kneading, baking and tasting, a row of judges has comparison a recipes that will be represented in a fourth National Festival of Breads, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Red Star Yeast and Kansas Wheat.

There will be bread baking workshops, doorway prizes, bread sampling, grill workshops with Rod Gray of Pellet Envy, The King Arthur Flour Baking Trailer, and watch a 8 finalists bake off to find a best bread in America. Admission for this eventuality is free; they will be holding donations of canned products during a doorway for a Manhattan Food Bank.

Summer is speeding by and my garden has had some-more than adequate water. we wish that fever and comfortable temperatures will prompt expansion and production. When a garden starts producing is when we demeanour for protected ways to reserve a collect to be enjoyed during a winter months.

The pivotal word there is safe. We don’t wish to make your friends and family ill with what we solidify or can from a garden so it contingency be finished in a scold way. we will send along an essay to reprint from final summer about a dangers of home canning if not finished correctly.

One of a initial things to residence in home canning is updating your resources. If we are regulating recipes or home canning discipline from before 1994 they need to updated. There has been a lot of investigate and change in times and methods given 1994. The Ball Blue book was only updated again this year. we also have a few copies of a sixth book of “So Easy to Preserve” that finally arrived.

I am charity a canning seminar from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Jul 15 during a Flint Hills Technical College. Learn a correct food refuge techniques for vigour and H2O bath canning, and drying. We will be creation salsa, jelly, and vigour canning vegetables a day of class. This is a hands-on workshop. This category will be taught by Karen Blakeslee, Food Scientist from KSU.

This category has a price of $25. Reservations required, smallest of 10 people, limit of 20, RSVP due by Jul 7 to K-State Research and Extension Lyon County Office during 341-3220. Class contingency be paid for when reservation is finished and will be hold during a Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave.

Lunch will be provided. We had this category a integrate of years ago; it was a fun and educational knowledge for all that attended. You will also get to take home some of a finished products.

I told we during a commencement of this essay that there would be twists and turns along a way. So, here comes another turn. Let us spin a courtesy a 2015 Lyon County Fair that will take place Aug. 6 to 15 this year.

We are stability a Community Service Class. This year a village use category focuses on quilts or blankets. Lap quilts will be a use plan for village organizations. The final few years we have finished sham cases and totes; so this is a new plan for village service.

Lap quilts should magnitude 42 inches on a erratic and don’t need to be quilted. Blankets and or quilts can be tied, quilted or can be only a plain blanket. We will be giving them to nursing homes and law coercion this year. If we have some-more questions give me a call during a Extension Office. Quilts should be entered them on Saturday morning of Open Class judging. You might dump them off during a bureau any time. We will find a approach to arrangement them during a fair.

The other eventuality holding place during 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, in a Anderson Building is a Spotlight Event. This year a Spotlight eventuality is “Salsa and Appetizers.”

A typed recipe, with entrant’s name and address, contingency accompany entrance and might be published. Entries contingency come in an insulated container, if necessary. Food Safety Rules apply: Hot Dishes contingency be kept during a correct temperatures to be safe, and cold dishes contingency also be kept during a correct temperatures for food safety.

Entries will be judged by a renowned village chairman or persons. There are 3 classes of Salsa and 3 classes for Appetizers. You might enter as many classes as we wish. Classes are Salsa: Fruit, Tomato-based, Extra Spicy. Appetizers are: Meat, Veggie, and Fruit. Prizes are accessible for 1st and 2nd place in all 6 categories.

You should not be lacking for events, classes or projects to keep we or your family bustling during a summer. If we need some-more information on any of a classes, events or topics lonesome in this essay greatfully feel giveaway to call me during a office. we am including my favorite Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Crisps recipe. Enjoy time with your family anticipating your favorite recipe, creation a sweeping to give divided or attending a National Festival of Breads in Manhattan.

Fruit Salsa

1 crater strawberries (diced)

1 banana (diced)

1 kiwi (peeled and diced)

1 apple (cored and diced)

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 crater sugar

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Remember to rinse your hands! Combine fruits in a middle blending play and supplement lemon juice.

Stir in sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix good and cool until portion time.

Cinnamon Crisps

10 flour tortillas (10”)

Cooking spray

1/3 crater sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

Working with 3 tortillas during a time, mist both sides of of a tortilla and shower any side easily with cinnamon sugar.

Stack 3 tortillas and regulating a pizza cutter, cut tortillas into 12 wedges. Place on a baking piece and bake 8-11 mins or until crisp.

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