Nutrition & Food Safety

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200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Introduction to Steam Canning


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Friday, October 23; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Government Center, Room 220, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI
Cost: $15 per person

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published research showing that atmospheric steam canners may be used to safely can naturally acidic foods, such as peaches, pears, and apples, or acidified foods, such as salsa or pickles.

Join UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier in a workshop to help consumers understand the new technology of steam canning. During the workshop, students will be able to process items in steam canners to take home or enjoy in class. Please plan to bring an apron, cutting board, and a beverage! Lunch is provided.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Sensational SoupsSoup

Monday, October 26; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Darien Public Library, 47 Park Street, Darien, WI
Fee: $2.00

What is the difference between bisque, bouillabaisse, and borscht? Whether you are a soup connoisseur or a beginner, join us for an informational workshop covering how soup is part of a healthy diet, soup-making tips, and how to create tasty soups. Samples of several recipes will be provided. Presented by your Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator, Jenny Wehmeier. There is no fee; however, registration is required to ensure enough samples for all! (Space is limited to 25 participants.) Sponsored by: Darien Public Library

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Slow Cooker CreationsSlow Cooker1

Thursday, December 3; 5:00-6:00 p.m.
East Troy Village Hall, 2015 Energy Drive, East Troy, WI
Cost: $5

Thinking about asking for a new slow cooker for Christmas, or is your slow cooker collecting dust? Join us for an informational workshop and tasty treats! We will discuss the do’s and don’ts of crock pot cookery, helpful hints in selecting a crock pot recipe, and enjoy tastes and smells of some Slow Cooker Creations. Come hungry and bring your own beverage! Presented by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator.

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