Seattle is a city of gardeners, and we love it. In summer, though, it’s hard to keep up with the overflow of goodness from the backyard. So let master food preserver Kristen Westcoat show you how to safely preserve your bounty while celebrating the simple joys of homemade pickles. In this class you’ll explore preserving with both acetic acid and beneficial bacteria and learn: the definition of a "slow pickle" vs. a "quick pickle," how to adjust brines, the best way to pickle fruits and vegetables to enjoy the summer bounty year-round. On the menu: quick-pickled green beans; slow cucumber pickles (fermented); pickled cherries with homemade tarragon vinegar; and a blueberry basil shrub.
This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom. Kristen will be teaching you how to prepare each recipe, with a Class Lead supporting you throughout. Class is meant to be as interactive as it would be at our table, and we are keeping class sizes small to help facilitate this. Our online classes are great for groups, so each ticket is for one screen, with recipes designed for four servings. All classes are listed in Pacific Standard Time. This class is a fundraiser for FEEST, an organization that was hand picked by Kristen for their work towards working to improve health in our schools, led by youth of color in South Seattle and South King County.
Please click here for information about the ingredients you’ll need, a list of suggested equipment, and recommendations from the chef about what to prepare ahead of time. Each menu item feeds four people.
Don’t feel like shopping? There is an option to include an ingredients kit for your class, where we’ll prep all the necessary ingredients, and all you have to do is pick it up from our garden the day before class. If you would like an ingredients kit, please add both the class and the kit to your shopping cart. Please be sure that you select the same date for your ingredient kit and class! If you are already registered for this class and would like to purchase an ingredients kit, please send us an email, up to one week before class.
Two days before class we will email everyone the detailed recipe packet and a Zoom link. Your ingredient kit can be picked up between 10-7pm the day before your class.