Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CG Catering

CG Catering is newly licensed in Facility Kitchens. Beautiful food, beautifully prepared. Check them out at

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fill Machine

We got our fill machine! It rents for $30.00 per session. This machine will speed up fills for medium to thin fluids and up to 160 degrees.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Beef Bourguignon Canning on Sunday!

Sunday, Feb 10th we will can Beef Bourguignon, an iconic French dish of beef with vegetables in aromatic herbs.
Please join us!  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Beef Bourguignon, Feb 10th at 1pm

We're at it again!
This time our group will be lead by Diane, Canning Diva!!
Sunday, Feb 10th we will can Beef Bourguignon, an iconic French dish of beef with vegetables in aromatic herbs. This winter you will have hearty, comfort meals ready to go. You will put up 7 - 9 quarts for storage, and maybe extra quart meals for immediate consumption.
Date: Sunday, Feb 10th
Time: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Th...e canning session will be lead by Diane, The Canning Diva.
Please RSVP:
Cost: $45.00 per person
We will use the Beef Bourguignon canning recipe
Bring these ingredients:
Pot Roast 6- pounds
Onions 6
Shallots 18
Bacon 6 slices
Carrots 8
Beef Bullion 3 cubes (optional)
Garlic 3 cloves
Mushrooms 3 pounds
Burgundy Wine 1.5 bottles (75cl per bottle)
Cognac 1 cup
Olive Oil ¼ cup
Bring your own knives, a very large heavy skillet, a large sauté pan, and a pressure canner with a capacity of 7-9 quarts, and jars, lids & rings.
Schedule: Starts at 1:00pm
1.25 hours to meet, set-up, and prepare the meat and vegetables
.75 hours to brown the meat and bacon, and sauté the onions and shallots
2.0 hours to simmer the beef, wine and cognac *
1.5 hours to add carrots, salt to taste, and simmer again
1.0 hours to hot pack
1.25 hours to pressure can **
1.0 hours to wait for pressure release
Let set until cool and you may leave for pick up the next day at Facility Kitchens
Total time about 9 hours
*You may break and walk around Lowell, run errands, or stay and order Pizza delivery during this simmer time. ** You may walk around or leave and come back the next day to pick up your production, if you want us to wait for the pressure time and cool down time.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup With The Canning Diva

Meet our newest producer: Diane with Canning Diva.
Diane will be hosting a class at Facility Kitchens on Feb 23rd from 9am-12pm.
We will be canning chicken noodle soup. 
For more information and to reserve your place, go to