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If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Lid On It



Sometimes, the simplest ideas are often the most revolutionary. Yes We Can, a community canning project in San Francisco, offers a win-win scenario for farmers and consumers alike. Apricots (in June), cucumbers (in July), and tomatoes (in September) are bought from area farmers. Those items are then transformed into canned delicacies. Yes We Can members opt to either purchase a box of completed apricot jam, pickles, or whole & chunked tomatoes, or join in the prep and production at La Cocina, a shared use, incubator kitchen. 
While we’re on the subject of community canning, here’s a way, way early head’s up that yours truly will be demonstrating the pleasures of all things water-bath-canned on July 11th and 13th. Any of you Ashevillians who’ve always had a hankering to learn about the alchemy of transforming fruit into jam and veggies into pickles, come check me out at Earth Fare in the Westgate shopping center. More details forthcoming….
Oh, and be on the lookout for behind-the-scenes photos in the “Canning & Preserving with Ashley English” book, part of the “Homemade Living” series. We’re shooting on Tuesday and Thursday this coming week. Food-tweaking, clock-watching, and cat-lounging are all but guaranteed.
P.S. Small Measure is getting a new look…Let me know what you think once you see it, later this week….

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