Category Archives: Food

5 Years of Canning Classes

Press Release from Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa – On Aug. 24, Trinity Lutheran Church (Trinity) will begin hosting its fifth annual Home Food Preservation Series, in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension. The three-part series covers basic canning, pressure … Continue reading

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Changes in Nampa’s Food Culture

When the first Trinity Lutheran Church members were trained as Master Food Preservers by the Univ of Idaho Extension, they told me that low-income families, the target audience for our After the Harvest grant from ELCA World Hunger, were probably … Continue reading

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Recipe Book Finished!

Collecting and rating recipes, becoming discouraged and encouraged, writing introductions, finding images, receiving nudges from parishioners, formatting, and finally choosing a print shop, that’s the short version of the journey we have taken to reach the production of our recipe … Continue reading

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Publishing “Growing to Feed Many”

It started when “my” gardeners and I had a conversation about grant writing.  Dale & Sheila Anderson and colleague Paulette Blaseg have had all of their gardening necessities for a while–greenhouse, transportation, compost bins, netting, tools and of course raised … Continue reading

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Community Garden Banquet

After our community blessing of the church gardens last spring and a season of growing produce, about thirty of us came together for a celebratory banquet.  Grace Episcopal Church hosted us.  The food, all made with produce from home and … Continue reading

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Freezing Produce 2014

Last night our food preservation workshop ended with a session on freezing followed by taste testing:

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Pressure Canning 2014

Thursday night we continued our Food Preservation Workshop with Pressure Canning:    Carrots

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