Treat yourself to a day in the Wine Country at Ramekins Culinary School & Inn
Friday, September 28th, from 11am-1pm
Join Blue Chair owner and author Rachel Saunders as she takes you through her Introduction to Jam course in this exquisite Sonoma setting! In her two hour class, you'll learn the rudiments of jam-making, and leave with two freshly-made jars of single- and mixed-flavor jams!
Click below to register with Ramekins, or call 707 933 0450!
In Ancient Greece, hurling an apple at someone was a symbolic declaration of your love. If your would-be paramour caught the apple, it was a sure sign of requited romance.
Well, we've been catching heirloom apples by the barrel, and we want to pitch the pomaceous love at you! Sign up for Rachel's apple butter and jelly class in the State Bird Provisions series to catch a parcel of pippins.
Class Topic: The Versatile Apple: We will explore the many uses of the apple, and answer questions like: Why are apples so important to jam making? What is jelly and how is it made? What is fruit butter and how is it made? Learn how to add spices and liquor to preserves just in time for cozy autumn.
Date & Time: Sunday, 8/26; 10am - noon. Classes are primarily demo-style, but may incorporate a minimal amount of hands-on work.
Location: State Bird Provisions, 1529 Fillmore Street between Geary & O’Farrell (415-795-1272)
Cost and materials: $105 per class. Each student takes home 2 jars of jam, plus handouts. Snacks and tea/coffee provided.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into fruit butters, jellies, and jams with one of the country’s foremost jam experts!
Would you like to learn to capture the bright flavors of seasonal fruit through cooking preserves -- from your own home? Our very own Rachel Saunders, the mastermind behind BCF's signature flavors, shows you her innovative techniques for making intensely flavorful jam and marmalade in a new collaboration with Craftsy!
In this introductory online course, you will follow Rachel's step-by-step methods for creating succulent blackberry jam, savory strawberry spread and zesty, sweet lemon marmalade. Learn the perfect, research-tested balance of fruit, sugar and other ingredients to maximize flavor and shelf life. With minimal preparation, you can preserve and enjoy your fruit for months or years.
Get your jam on with Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way, the quintessential course for producing exquisitely flavored and textured preserves.
What You'll Learn
- Artisanal, homemade preserving techniques using simple ingredients
- Rachel's precision four-stage cooking process
- How to choose the best fruit for your jam or marmalade
- Recommendations on the best equipment
- An easy canning method using your oven
- The basic elements and definitions of different preserves
What You'll Make
- Blackberry Jam: Full of juicy, plump berries and made in less than an hour
- Strawberry Jam: A bright, flavorful spread that can be enjoyed for months
- Lemon Marmalade: Perfectly candied pieces of lemon in beautiful, tart jelly
Part of the fun of this online course is its accessibility: You can watch it on your schedule, re-watch segments to get details, or even revisit the video three months from now as a refresher!
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We're so excited to offer a Thanksgiving-themed Jam Making 101 class again this year! This class gives students an opportunity to explore fruits and accent flavors that are perfect with a Thanksgiving feast.
Click here to sign up for this four-hour introductory jam-making class. This popular class will be Blue Chair Fruit's last jam-making class of the season, so reserve your spot now!
Check out the beautiful Strawberry Jam on French Toast our friend Zo enjoyed after her Blue Chair Fruit jam class this past Sunday! Our classes are fun, delicious, and educational! Sign up now!