Hi I’m Pam..
Please join me as I Cook Up A Storm ….yes, Storm is my maiden name, so there you have it!I am a Master Preserver, Culinary Instructor & Home Chef teaching all methods of Canning and Preserving. Due to Covid-19 we’ve been apart! Hopefully, my classes at your favorite school locations will be able to resume soon. As I like to say : “food brings people together…” but alas, not now.
*The good news around here is that up to now, my small batches of low sugar jam have been too small to share! But with more time in the kitchen, I have been able to can & preserve enough to offer to you! Through pop-up shops & small farm markets here in Connecticut, and right here online you can order & pre-pay and we’ll work out curbside delivery or pickup. (sorry, for now you must be within a 30 minute radius of Westport, Ct) I have to get back to my preserving pot! In addition, I can handle custom orders…if the fruit you want is in season. Call me!
As a Master Preserver, I love to teach my students to preserve real organic fruits and vegetables to enjoy year round. Whether you are interested in jams, pickles, tomatoes ,or any of the bounty from each season, small batch canning is easy to learn.
I received my certification as a Master Preserver through the Cornell University Cooperative Extension in NY State. In addition, I am a certified Nutritional Health Coach and graduate of The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC.
Preserving methods include Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating, Fermenting, and Infusing. I have some great classes making delicious and nutritious recipes that with last and that have wonderful health benefits as well. My classes always cover Food Safety to assure that the foods remain perfect. My approach is with an eye towards great nutrition & cooking as pleasure- not pressure!
My classes run throughout the year at Pop Up Events, Cooking Schools, Restaurants, and pretty much anywhere that has a kitchen!I love teaching at many of the nonprofit Farm Kitchens to advance the movement of preserving local and organic produce- and we have fun doing it! I’m a Healthy Cooking Instructor as well, having studied Indian Vegetarian Cooking and Japanese Cooking while living in Tokyo. Everything we make in class is with your best health in mind.Eating seasonally has never tasted so good!
As we learn new recipes, we will take on new foods and flavor challenges. We explore amazing recipes that integrate the ingredients and tastes that you love .We approach food as a necessity and a passion. Let’s lighten up! Come along and enjoy eating again (always with a nod to your health) Equipment and recipes are provided
as Always, Food Safety is our priority…so let’s fill some jars and get started!
*Click above Cooking Classes to see 2020 class descriptions, locations, and registration links.
If you are a Chef in a restaurant, culinary shop or school, please call me , I’d love to work with you!