On Monday, November 14 I’ll be teaching a class on how to cook the perfect turkey. The class is at the Wellness Center on Wooster Road in Rocky River. We’ll also have plenty of sides and desserts. Since the Mentor class is sold out on Tuesday this may be your last chance to get it right in time for Thanksgiving. To register call 440 356 0670. The class is from 7-9 pm. Do come hungry!!!
I’ll be speaking at the Fabulous Food Show tomorrow at 4:30 talking about cooking with herbs. There will be some FREE food for tasting, too. Please stop by and say hello. I’ll also be there on Saturday at 12:30 and 4:30. I’ll be in the Farm Market area- to the left as you enter the show. Thanks to all of you who have already responded.
I am pleased to be speaking at the Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center this weekend. I will be talking on Cooking with Herbs. I am scheduled for Friday at 4:30 and Saturday at 12:30 and 3:30. I hope you will stop by to say hello.
I am going to be in the Farm Market area- turn left as you enter the show. The show is always a fun time for foodies and non-foodies alike.
Ask and you shall receive. So many people in last night’s class asked for certain classes in their evaluation forms that they have been added to the schedule for Spring 2012 in Mentor. Liqueurs will be on May 3 and Cooking with Herbs will be on May 10. These are Thursday nights as the Tuesday docket was full. I just updated the website ( www. TheCharmedKitchen.com ) with all the Mentor classes. Hope to see you there.
This Thursday will be the last day of the Blue Pike Farm market. It’s been a great year and a lot of fun. I want to invite all of you to stop in to say hello and see the farm. We’ll have fresh, local produce, lots of baked goods and I’ll have my wine jelly, peach preserves, strawberry preserves and pepper relish. New this week I’ll also have Fragrant Floral Vinegar infused with chives, basil, lilac, lavender and roses. Since it will be cold I will also have hot chocolate to warm you up. Blue Pike Farm is located at 900 E. 72 street- just south of the Shoreway. Market hours are from 4-7. I hope to see you there.
I had a question this morning about how to save-preserve tomatillos. While Salsa Verde can be frozen it can be canned if you follow a tested and USDA approved recipe. Here is a recipe that can be cannned or frozen so you can enjoy tomatillos throughout the year. You can also use green tomatoes instead of tomatillos or a combination.
There will be tomatillos at the market at Blue Pike Farm this afternoon. Hope to see you there.
Tomatillo Green Salsa
5 cups chopped tomatillos
1½ cups seeded, chopped long green chiles
½ cup seeded, finely chopped jalapeño peppers
4 cups chopped onions
1 cup bottled lemon or lime juice
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin*
3 tablespoons oregano leaves*
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and stir
frequently over high heat until mixture begins to boil,
then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Ladle hot into pint jars, leaving ½ inch
headspace. Adjust lids and process in a boiling water
canner: 15 minutes at 0–1,000 feet altitude; 20 minutes at
1,001–6,000 feet; or 25 minutes above 6,000 feet.
Yield: 5 pints
You may use green tomatoes in this recipe instead of
I will again be participating in the Fall Festival next Saturday, October 15th, at the South Euclid Library- located on Mayfield Road. What will I be doing you ask? Well, I will have a whole lot of pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies for kids to frost and decorate. It was such a big hit last year they invited me back. It really was a lot of fun. Here’s the deal- it is for kids so if you show up with a kid- any kid really – doesn’t have to be yours- they get a cookie. If you say you read this blog- you get a cookie- even if you aren’t a kid. So spread the word and come and see me next week in beautiful South Euclid, Ohio. It’ll be sweet!
Can’t believe it but tomorrow is the last market at First Baptist Church. If you want to get my preserves, herbs and books please be sure to stop by. Making more wine jelly today as I have pretty much wiped out my supply. There are wonderful produce vendors there and Plum Creek has their amazing poultry. Best ducks in the world- really. Carl, from Blue Pike Farm, will be there and it looks to be a wonderful day.
First Baptist Church is located on the corner of Fairmount and Eaton and the market runs from 4-7 pm. Hope to see you there.
I will be at First Baptist Church on Wed. for their weekly farm market. There is only one more week after this so if you have been planning on stopping by- do so soon. There are a lot of produce vendors and Plum Creek Farm with their poultry. I will have my usual relishes, jellies and jams – I have restocked the supply of Peach and Vanilla preserves that I had sold out of. I also now have Blue Pike Farm pickled hot peppers for sale- although I don’t have too many jars left. Carl will also be selling the honey peach preserves we made on Saturday. I hope to see you there.
First Baptist Church is on Fairmount Blvd. at the intersection of Eaton. The market runs from 4-7 pm.
Just a reminder that I will be back at Blue Pike Farm this week. The market runs from 4-7 pm at 900 E.72 street- just a short hop south of the Shoreway. I’ll have my usual items- herbs, jellies and jams and pickle relish. New this week- pickled hot peppers made from peppers grown right at the farm. There will also be fresh local vegetables, eggs, honey, honey comb and baked goods from both Deb and Kevin. Hope to see you there.