Join the Brooklyn Fräulein, Nicole Rutsch, to learn the basics of making both sweet and savory jams. Once we’ve made our introductions we’ll take a tour of the rooftop farm and harvest the tomatoes, ground cherries and herbs that we will use for our jams.
Back in the kitchen, Nicole will walk us through the steps of making her signature tomato jam, as well as quick and preserved pickles and will show you the basics of how to safely preserve using the boiling water bath process and other canning techniques.
Nicole will also share some of her favorite recipes using jams for way more than just your morning toast! We will munch on some of her bites + enjoy jam-infused drinks as she shares how to use jams in marinades, on sandwiches, in baking, and more! Workshop attendees will go home with a jar of jam and recipe cards.
About Nicole Rutsch:
The Brooklyn Fräulein, Nicole Rutsch, is the founder of Liebe is Jam and Nicole Rutsch Catering & Styling. Born and raised in Stadecken, Germany, Nicole grew up on a farm, learning how to turn leftover fruit into jam and preserves to accompany homemade breads and butter made by her “Oma” (Grandma). Memories of making and eating jam with her grandmother inspired Nicole to begin making her own jams, combining traditional fruit flavors and adding a hint of something different, like lavender, maple and sage.
She started selling her jams on Etsy in 2011 and has since branched out to selling her jam line at stores throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn and eventually starting Nicole Rutsch Catering & Styling, a full-service catering and food + event styling company. When Nicole is not making jam or cooking for her clients, she can be found working on her photography around the city.
This workshop will take place at our Brooklyn farm, located on the roof of Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Detailed directions can be found by following the link below.
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Hot Sauce - $8
Hat - $10
Tote - $12
Book - $22