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Hello friends!
It's been awhile since my last northeast trip and I'm excited to head your way at the end of the week. 
As many of you know I just finished the first draft of my kitchen book manuscript. It turns out I have a whole lot to say about how to kick ass in the kitchen. The bare bones essentials of getting to know your kitchen and getting hip to food preservation fit within two chapters of my home book, but I can't seem to fit a detailed action plan into 10 chapters devoted to the topic. Thankfully I have a wonderful editor at HarperCollins who translates my verbose (often-TMI) musings into positioning me into your helpful kitchen friend.
I have a few classes, events and demos coming up that I'd like to share with you plus a giveaway on the blog this week you don't want to miss.  
Upcoming classes and demos:  
April 27 & 28 - Coventry, CT 
Join me for an intro to pressure canning and/or a specialized pressure canning class in this series I'm teaching at the Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.
Saturday schedule includes a 9:30a-12:30p Pressure Canning 101: Stocks class and 2-5p Pressure Canning Soups and Sauces intensive. 

Sunday schedule includes another Pressure Canning 101: Stocks class and a Pressure Canning Spring Vegetables class. 
See entire class line up and and discounted pricing for signing up for two classes here. All classes include a recipe packet and light refreshments.  

May 3 - NYC - Union Square Greenmarket

Learn how to use spring market flowers and herbs in decorative and creative ways. Stop by the main market tent for a personalized demo and other tips for cultivating your own herbs in small spaces. 11am-2pm

May 4 - NYC - New Museum's Ideas City 2013
Stop by my booth anytime between 11a-6p to learn how to use fruit scraps from cooking, canning or baking projects to create distinctive and delicious live-cultured vinegars. Check out other workshops and presentations going on at the festival here.


May 5 - Elmwood Park, NJ

Sweet preserves and canning workshop at a private home, 2:30-5:00pm. Learn about personalizing flavor and sweetness in the making of sweet preserves and how to can them safely for pantry storage. Space very limited for this intimate class setting, details and tickets here

In-Season Spotlight: Strawberries

Get your action plan in place for when strawberries line market tables as far as the eye can see. See my recipe for strawberry fruit leather in the current issue of Edible Austin. Come to the Bowery on May 4 and learn how to use up your scraps in a delicious, fermented vinegar, too!

 All my best,

Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking

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Visit the shop, or come see me at any of the upcoming events, to see four new options for wearing your hip-in-the-kitchen gear.