Intro to Jam Making Workshop
For this workshop we are going to go over the basics of jam making and canning. With jam making we will discuss working with pectin, both naturally occurring and added. We will discuss the acidity levels required for food safety and demonstrate using litmus paper to ensure safe canning. We will be doing a hands on demonstration of jam making and canning and discuss flavour combinations and encourage exploration with flavours. We will also go over alternatives to sugars in the jam making process. For the canning aspect will be doing basic canning that can easily be done at home with relatively little equipment needed. The goal is to offer a hands on workshop where afterwards you will be ready to make your own jam and can it just in time for the all the delicious seasonal fruits.
About the Facilitator:
Sophia Banks is a vegan chef based in Montreal. She has worked in professional kitchens for almost 20 years. Sophia currently owns and operates Vegan Canteen which is a home cooked vegan meal delivery service and catering company. Sophia has run several vegetarian and vegan kitchens and has years of experience working with organic certifications.
Midnight Kitchen and McGill are located on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory.
Accessibility information: The building is wheelchair accessible through the south-side door, and there is an elavator to move between floors. There are accessible washrooms on the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors. The washroom on the 4th floor are gender-neutral and single occupancy. The nearest metro is Peel, 2 blocks away. However, please note that there is extensive construction on Sherbrooke and McTavish which makes it currently more treacherous getting to the building. For those with mobility issues it may be easier to enter the Shatner Building parking lot from Peel St. The workshop is free of charge and open to both students and non-students! Bus tickets are available if requested in advance. Snacks provided. If you need any additional information, please write to us: [email protected]
We cannot guarantee that the building is scent-free, though we do use scent-free cleaning products in our kitchen. We encourage people attending our events to not wear strongly scented products (perfume, cologne, hair products, lotions etc)
For more details and why it is important see: ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/scent_free.html