Food Preservation series starts with yogurt-making, high-altitude cooking

The Larimer County Extension Office kicks off the 2012 Food Preservation Workshop series with opportunities to learn the art and science of fermenting foods and preparing foods at altitude.

Making yogurt at home: Yogurt making is an ancient craft and a modern science. Tangy, nutritious yogurt can be made at home with regular kitchen utensils, and often is less expensive than buying it. Learn safe and easy methods for making yogurt and yogurt cheese in this workshop – taste testing included! March 24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Workshop fee: $20 Location: Larimer County Extension Office, 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins

Sauerkraut & fermented vegetables: Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. Learn the science of preparing and storing sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables safely in this hands-on workshop. March 24, 1 to 3 p.m. Workshop fee: $25 Location: Larimer County Extension Office, 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins

Mastering high-altitude food preparation: Preparing food at high altitude can be a challenge. This workshop will cover CSU Extension-tested modifications that can be made to ensure your recipes turn out successfully. March 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Workshop fee: $15 Location: Larimer County Extension Office, 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins.

Pre-registration is required for workshops and space is limited. For the complete 2012 Food Preservation Workshop schedule and to register: www.larimer.org/ext. For more information contact Larimer County Extension at 970-498-6000.

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