Jar you ready?

The science of pickling has come a long way since grandma’s day, meaning her old cookbook’s ever-so-tempting recipe for gherkins could leave you — in a pickle.

For up-to-date guidance on how to create mouth-watering, shelf-stable treats at home, Tillamook’s OSU Extension Service is offering “Canning Tomatoes, Salsa & Pickles” on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Students will learn how to can safely and in accordance with USDA recommendations, including details like how to get the vinegar-to-water ratio just right. Participants will also get to can a jar of salsa or quick pickles to take home and share with their families.

The class will run from 10 am to 1 pm at the OSU Extension Service office in Tillamook. Cost is $15 for supplies and handouts if registered by the Thursday prior to the class or $20 thereafter. Classes with low pre-registrations might be cancelled.

Students can register online at http://bit.ly/TillamookFoodPreservation or at the office, 4506 Third Street in Tillamook.

For more information, call 503-842-3433.

• The OSU Extension Service has publications available at no charge including “Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products,” “Salsa Recipes for Canning,” and “Pickling Vegetables.” Copies of the 2015 revision of the “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” are also available at the office and online at https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html.

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