books

QUENCH

 

HANDMADE GATHERINGS

 

A YEAR OF PIES!

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: HOME DAIRY

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING BEES

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: CANNING & PRESERVING

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING CHICKENS


Instagram
  • Ive got warm tea in my mug sunflowers on thehellip
  • Are you interested in keeping a hive of honey bees?hellip
  • Its a gorgeous day out at Carrier Park! If yourehellip
  • Heres the thing though I was born in the summerhellip
  • I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill Made this piehellip
  • The prize table from this past weekends 14th Annual Ashevillehellip
  • fbf to one week ago when I was going intohellip
  • Ooh baby baby its a wild world wildartemisia led ahellip
  • Thats me in the corner Thats me in the spotlighthellip
  • Summer days in the cove From our little house inhellip
  • Like pickles? Relish? Jams jellies chutneys preserves conserves and butters?hellip
my sponsors
Lucky-Design-7
budha hill natural toysImagine Childhood
Imagine ChildhoodBlissful Belly
Sponsorship Information
blog archive
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

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….

4 Responses to If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Lid On It