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The heart of oatmeal season

IthaCanners gathered this past March to learn how to cook over a wood cookstove. 

We made a delicious vegetable soup and mulled cider, which we shared with a loaf of homemade bread for lunch.

We also shelled homegrown dried beans and set them up to slow cook on the side burner.  And we put a locally raised chicken in the oven with herbs and spuds from the root cellar.

Great conversation, warmth from the stove and good food made for a wonderful morning.

Photos by:  Katie Quinn-Jacobs

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Profile IconLorraine Sinclaire and Linda Achimore are attending Jules Behrens's event
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Ramping up on ramps! at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

May 3, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Come take a tour of Whitehawk's fields of ramps and learn how to harvest them sustainably.  Learn what they need to grow, and if you have a spot, take a few plants home to get started! See More
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Profile IconLindsay Wyatt, Mark Norton and Brigid are attending Jules Behrens's event
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Part One Blackberry Pruning - reclaiming old patches at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

April 19, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
This is part one of a two part workshop. We'll prune a blackberry patch gone wild, create paths, get rid of old canes, and cut back the patches to make them more accessible.Part 2 will happen in July when the berries are ripe, pruning participants get to come back to see how things look, and pick a bucket or two! You must attend part one to come for part 2!Please bring pruning shear and good sturdy gloves, pants, coats and shoes -  these plants are pricker crazy!!See More
Wednesday
Mark Norton commented on Jules Behrens's event Ramping up on ramps!
"Very sorry to miss this one, we really wanted to get some ramps.  However, blowing off Mom&Dad's Diamond Anniversary is not an option."
Wednesday
Joel Wheeler might attend Jules Behrens's event
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Part One Blackberry Pruning - reclaiming old patches at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

April 19, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
This is part one of a two part workshop. We'll prune a blackberry patch gone wild, create paths, get rid of old canes, and cut back the patches to make them more accessible.Part 2 will happen in July when the berries are ripe, pruning participants get to come back to see how things look, and pick a bucket or two! You must attend part one to come for part 2!Please bring pruning shear and good sturdy gloves, pants, coats and shoes -  these plants are pricker crazy!!See More
Wednesday
Brigid commented on Jules Behrens's event Part One Blackberry Pruning - reclaiming old patches
"RSVP is for 2; Mark and I both plan to come."
Tuesday
Jules Behrens's event was featured
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Part One Blackberry Pruning - reclaiming old patches at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

April 19, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
This is part one of a two part workshop. We'll prune a blackberry patch gone wild, create paths, get rid of old canes, and cut back the patches to make them more accessible.Part 2 will happen in July when the berries are ripe, pruning participants get to come back to see how things look, and pick a bucket or two! You must attend part one to come for part 2!Please bring pruning shear and good sturdy gloves, pants, coats and shoes -  these plants are pricker crazy!!See More
Tuesday
Katie Quinn-Jacobs posted a status
"Another set of twin lambs this morning!"
Monday
Jules Behrens posted an event
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Part One Blackberry Pruning - reclaiming old patches at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

April 19, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
This is part one of a two part workshop. We'll prune a blackberry patch gone wild, create paths, get rid of old canes, and cut back the patches to make them more accessible.Part 2 will happen in July when the berries are ripe, pruning participants get to come back to see how things look, and pick a bucket or two! You must attend part one to come for part 2!Please bring pruning shear and good sturdy gloves, pants, coats and shoes -  these plants are pricker crazy!!See More
Monday
Mark Norton posted an event
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IthaCan BBQ at Phase 3 Farm (Mark Norton and Brigid Cassidy)

July 19, 2014 from 12pm to 10pm
Our annual BBQ/cookout will be held at Phase 3 Farm, the home of Mark Norton and Brigid Cassidy.  This is a family-oriented event, so bring the kids and lawn games.Beef and Veggie Burgers will be provided, but please consider bringing something to share.For those thinking about building their own house, Mark and Brigid will give a tour of their house under construction.  We will review planning, execution, tools needed, and problems encountered.See More
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Katie Quinn-Jacobs is attending Mark Norton's event

IthaCan BBQ at Phase 3 Farm (Mark Norton and Brigid Cassidy)

July 19, 2014 from 12pm to 10pm
Our annual BBQ/cookout will be held at Phase 3 Farm, the home of Mark Norton and Brigid Cassidy.  This is a family-oriented event, so bring the kids and lawn games.Beef and Veggie Burgers will be provided, but please consider bringing something to share.For those thinking about building their own house, Mark and Brigid will give a tour of their house under construction.  We will review planning, execution, tools needed, and problems encountered.See More
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Shawn Galbreath is now a member of IthaCan
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Jules Behrens posted an event
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Ramping up on ramps! at Whitehawk Cohousing Community

May 3, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Come take a tour of Whitehawk's fields of ramps and learn how to harvest them sustainably.  Learn what they need to grow, and if you have a spot, take a few plants home to get started! See More
Apr 12
Laura Woinoski posted events
Apr 11
Alison F replied to Alison F's discussion Slivovitz! in the group Bottoms Up
"Ooh, round bottles? That would make a beautiful holiday gift. Yeah, starting with vodka seems like cheating, but I have to be realistic -- I am not going to start distilling my own alcohol!"
Apr 9
Krys Cail replied to Alison F's discussion Slivovitz! in the group Bottoms Up
"We have some of that.... although we have not broken it open yet. Last year was such a great plum year, we also made plum wine, and some wine that was a combination of plums and Gamay grapes.  Have had some of the later, and it was quite…"
Apr 9
Alison F added a discussion to the group Bottoms Up
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Slivovitz!

Just a quick note to say that I made slivovitz this year (I had never heard of it before reading this article) -- and it is really good.It's basically a plum brandy -- you start with vodka, whole plums, sugar, lemon peel, and cinnamon. And then you wait. So easy and very tasty! I definitely recommend it when Italian plums are…See More
Apr 9

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IthaCan's Mission

IthaCan was created to help the people of Tompkins County, NY, meet up with others in our area who are interested in preserving food at home. You don't have to be an expert to get started, just have a willingness to learn and connect with like-minded people. The fun takes care of itself once you jump in.

Preserving food at home is important, because it...
• Is critical to the development of the local foodshed
• Builds community resiliency
• Encourages household self-reliance
• Can contribute significantly to individual efforts to lower carbon footprints
• Is a wonderful way to network with others, to learn and share.
 
 
 

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