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DIY: Yes We Can!


by Lydia Regalado 30 Jun 2008

Cooke County Master Gardner Melitta Taylor at North Haven Gardens’ Basic Canning Class. Yes we can can, and it’s easier than I thought! This past weekend as part of their Salsa Sunday celebration, North Haven Gardens presented a Basics of Canning class that was helpful and informative for a beginning gardener and canner, such as […]

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Cooke County Master Gardner Melitta Taylor at North Haven Gardens’ Basic Canning Class.

Yes we can can, and it’s easier than I thought! This past weekend as part of their Salsa Sunday celebration, North Haven Gardens presented a Basics of Canning class that was helpful and informative for a beginning gardener and canner, such as myself. Cooke County Master Gardener Melitta Taylor, led the demonstration. She educated us about the nutritional and economic benefits of canning. With a little bit of patience, and a modest investment for a few supplies, canning is a great way to enjoy summer fruits and vegetables all year round. As part of the celebration, North Haven Gardens held a salsa recipe contest. Participants brought their best salsa recipes and got creative! There was an Asian salsa with peanut butter, an Italian salsa with olives and basil, and even a couple of entries with fresh mint. Three recipes were chosen, and they are delicious! Trust me, as one of the judges I know. Check the North Haven Gardens website this Wednesday for the winning recipes. It’s not too late to start that salsa garden, and perfecting your recipe for next year’s event. North Haven Gardens offers free classes every weekend for the beginning to advanced gardeners. Click here for a schedule of classes and events.

Next Up: Paint-your-own-pottery at Purple Glaze!
Why not get a head start on those Christmas presents? This weekend I’m headed to Purple Glaze. a paint-your-own-ceramics studio in Dallas to escape the heat and start on that dog bowl I’ve been promising my special pooch.
See you there!

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