New Products and Hours in Anabel's!
As well as opportunities from the Ithaca Women's Opportunity Center, Food Recovery Network and Cornell Compost!
Happy October and the week before break!
New Hours Coming Soon!
Keep an eye out for new store hours coming soon after fall break! We are expanding our opening hours to be more accessible to all of you :) Follow our Instagram @anabelsgrocery for live updates on our hours.
New in the store this week:
Broccoli (donated by Ithaca small farms)
#Cooking with Anabel’s
Thank you to Dilmun Hill and community members who attended the tomato preserving event Sunday! We made about 50 pounds of delicious sauce and learned about the benefits of preserving. Check out the process below! Keep an eye out for our next event, a community dinner with pickled vegetables from a previous event :)
Wash ripe tomatoes
Optional step to remove the skins by blanching the tomatoes
Remove the core and roughly chop into chunks
Add to food processor and blend until desired consistency
In a pan heat up olive oil and add chopped onion then garlic
After the onion has cooked until translucent and garlic is browning add the tomato base
Stir the sauce and bring the pot to a boil
As the water evaporates, the water will thicken
Season with herbs, salt, and pepper until desired taste
Sterilize jars: either boil in hot water or place jars in the oven at 200 degrees. Clean lids with hot soapy water
Add citric acid to the jars, amount depending on jar size (¼ tsp for 16 oz.)
Add hot liquid into the hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace
Before putting the lid on wipe off excess sauce in order to ensure a good seal
Put lid on and lightly screw the ring on
Bring a pot of hot water to a boil and add the jar in using canning tongs
Leave jars in boiling water for 40 minutes
Gently remove the jar using tongs and set aside for 24 hours
Do not touch the jars until the 24 hours is up and make sure you hear a ping to ensure the jars have properly sealed
Once the jars are sealed, move to final storage
Do not eat anything that looks or smells off :)
Looking for a great way to start the morning? Check out this awesome breakfast option for the week!
Free Cooking Class with Ithaca Women’s Opportunity Center!
WHAT: Free cooking class (we will be making chicken or vegetarian stir-fry for our first meeting)
WHEN: October 6th from 11:30-1pm (first in 6-week series)
WHERE: 315 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY (the WOC)
WHO: Anyone who loves food and learning more about making it!
Reduce Food Waste this Week!
From Food Recovery Network (FRN): This weekend we have an opportunity to glean (harvest for donating) kale at Plowbreak Farms! If you are interested, please sign up on the sign up sheet below!
From Cornell Compost: We will be hosting our first G-body meeting THIS TUESDAY 10/5, at 6:30pm in Mann Library room 100 :-) Cornell Compost is a student club dedicated to supporting all compost initiatives on campus. From hosting educational events and creating cool resources, to supporting the Residential Compost Managers program, to increasing off-campus and Greek life compost access, we’ve done most everything at one point or another, and we’re excited to dive into another year of events and projects!