Making Fermented Sodas at Artisanal LA

Artisanal LA

Artisanal LA returns this weekend with handmade home goods + edibles, shopping, tasting, a pop-up urban farm, workshops, and more!

Be sure to stop by my class…

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12-1pm
Making Fermented Sodas
Main Stage, Artisanal LA

You’ll learn some fun, easy, and delicious ways to make your own ginger ale and other sodas with seasonal fruit, herbs, spices, and teas. Hope to see you there!

Fall Preserving Workshop

Fall Preserving

Fall Preserving Workshop
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2-5pm
Communal, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make all-natural preserves from luscious fall fruits and spices. You’ll roll up your sleeves, chop, stir, and make a jar each of pear jam and apple chutney to take home along with a recipe sheet.

We’ll discuss how to choose the most flavorful ingredients, how to make preserves without added pectin, how to safely can foods using the boiling water bath method, and any other questions you have about canning.

An afternoon of creative work and good company is not complete without refreshments, so we will provide delicious drinks and snacks. In addition, Emily will demonstrate (with tastings!) how to make liqueurs and cordials from seasonal fruits such as pears, persimmons, plums, and pomegranates.

Class size is limited to 20.

Secure your spot: Fall Preserving Workshop

Shrubs, Switchels, and Oxymels Workshop

Shrubs, Switchels, and Oxymels

Shrubs, Switchels, and Oxymels Workshop
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2-4pm
Spice Station Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Have you wondered what the whole “drinking vinegar” craze is about? Shrubs have taken the cocktail world by storm, but these and other vinegar-based drinks have been around since Colonial America and even Ancient Greece. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn all about shrubs, switchels, and oxymels, from their fascinating histories to their modern-day uses.

Drinking vinegars at a glance:
• Shrub = vinegar + sweetener + fruit … and sometimes herbs and spices
• Switchel = vinegar + sweetener + ginger … and sometimes rum
• Oxymel = vinegar + honey + herbs

More than just drinks with funny names, shrubs, switchels, and oxymels provide a refreshing, creative, and even healthy way to preserve seasonal ingredients, up your cocktail game, and take your herbal medicine. Drinking vinegars also make a great natural alternative to commercial sodas and artificial drinks.

After tasting some syrups, sodas, and cocktails, you’ll learn basic templates for making each vinegar drink, plus ideas for getting creative with your own variations. You’ll craft your own seasonal fruit shrub and oxymel to take home along with a recipe handout.

As a bonus, participants will also receive a 10% discount at Spice Station on the day of the class.

Class size is limited to 15. All supplies included. All ticket sales final.

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