From the BJP to our bellies… it’s jam time!

What does one do with a garden overflowing with basil and peppers? Make pesto and jam, of course!

Last Tuesday, September 24, master gardener Ms. Victoria Day and her husband Michael returned to the Charles Commons Kitchen to join Real Food Hopkins students in a “Jam Session.” After her wonderful cooking demo last year, we were excited to see what she could cook up for us this time around!

Ms. Victoria decided how to show us how to make some “out-of-this-world awesome” (– Margaret Keener, JHU ’14) basil, strawberry-raspberry, and stone fruit pepper jams, along with simple pesto. Complete with some fresh-from-the-farmers’-market baguettes, the evening’s offerings couldn’t have tasted better.

Collaborative cooking lessons are one of the best opportunities to share local food wisdom and experience beyond the garden. We thank Ms. Victoria and Michael for their dedication and commitment to spreading the joys that come with gardening, cooking, and food preparation. We look forward to learning even more from you in the future!

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