Category Archives: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

"From Scratch," Maine Food Workshops + Cranberry Granola Recipe

We’re trying something different with our educational programming at work with our new workshop series, From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen. After the great success of food blogger and author Marisa McLellan’s of Food in Jars demonstration in August, we hope to keep the momentum rolling … Continue reading

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Preserving Peaches with Food In Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting Marisa McClellan, author of two preserving cookbooks and blogger at Food In Jars, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. We were all particularly excited to be a stop on … Continue reading

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Summer Pickling in Maine, Continued

In researching my recent Portland Phoenix column, Preserve precious produce, I, as usual, gathered information that wouldn’t fit into the column. I talked pickling at length with the chef at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, a place that brings cocktails to mind … Continue reading

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Backyard Locavore Day, Food In Jars’ Preserving by the Pint

The 6th annual UMaine Extension Backyard Locavore Day is this Saturday, and the weather is predicted to be lovely. All the gardens will have dried out and be poppin’ after this week’s rain. Come enjoy a stroll around someone else’s … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Partnership and New Ball Products Review

This summer, UMaine Extension is partnering with the Portland Farmers’ Market to offer canning and freezing demonstrations monthly at the Saturday market in Deering Oaks Park. We’re participating in the “Discover You Can” partnership sponsored by Ball, in order to … Continue reading

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Gardening Files: Portland Soil Surprise

Gardening is a natural progression from an interest in local food or home cooking. Maybe you’re looking to increase your personal sustainability or want the pleasure of growing sun-ripened tomatoes right outside your door.  Whatever the reason, if you’re at … Continue reading

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