Lillis5-3512      Hi I’m Pam.. Welcome to my kitchen where I run a small business of small batch homemade Delicious Jams!

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.For delivery you must be within a 30 minute radius of Westport, Ct -I have to get back to my preserving pot! As of now, I’m not able to ship , but send me an email and we may be able to think of something! If you’re a jam lover, we should connect. Oh yeah, I can handle custom orders…if the fruit you want is in season- if not, I can work with you! My homemade 4oz jars of Pams Jams make great gifts for events. ….Or just to say ‘Thank You” to a neighbor, a friend , or a busdriver?

Sometime in 2021 (fingers crossed) I hope that you’ll join me and we can  get back to canning, preserving, and Cooking Up A Storm together. Storm is my maiden name, so it really happens that way! I am a certified Master Preserver, Culinary Instructor & Home Chef specializing in all methods of Canning and Preserving. I can’t wait to get back to the classes at local schools, farm kitchens, and culinary centers near you!

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.

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 past 2020 class descriptions, locations, and registration links. We will be repeating many of them when the time is right. Stick with me.

If you are a Chef in a restaurant, culinary shop or school, please call me , I’d love to work with you!


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  1. pslillis says:

    Hi Debbie! I just emailed you back!
    Thanks for your note !
    Because I am out of town (Westport) until Tuesday the 21st I’m doing orders by email/ then porch pick up at my house
    If that’s not too late for you I’ll send you a list of available flavors 🙂

  2. Deborah A Studwell says:

    Hi, I was on FB this morning and went down a rabbit hole, as I always do, and found your page. What a surprise. I hope you and Casey are well. I am in Saratoga, NY now. I had found a perfect balance of US life with lots of travel, until March 2020. Now, I wait patiently, and make the best of life in Saratoga. Your jams look and sound delicious.

  3. pslillis says:

    Omigosh! It is absolutely wonderful to hear from you! I will email you later- love Saratoga and all is well here but as you have suspected – Casey and all those darn kids grew up!
    Thanks for reaching out
    XO Pam

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