For a detailed description of the preserves, click above left on "Goods"

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Monday, September 19, 2011

We've moved!

Hey friends,
The website redesign means Preservation Society has moved to a new home.
Please visit for all up-to-date news (and flavours!).

xo The Society

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Radio Interview and Workshop Recap

Well, it's been a busy Preservation Society week! In addition to canning pints and quarts of Dilly Pickled Beans and Special Dill Pickles, I taught a workshop and was on the radio!

My interview on CBC's All in a Weekend aired this morning, but you can listen to it on their website here. Please do!

On Thursday night I taught a workshop on preserving stone fruits at Depanneur Le PickUp. I gave a talk about canning basics while participants chopped fruit and then we headed into the kitchen to make Mont-Royal Plums in Vanilla Syrup and Nectarine Jam with Sapote. It was a really lovely experience for me, and I hope everyone who came enjoyed themselves and took something away from it (other than the two jars of preserves).

Lucky for me, one participant was a photographer and took some great shots. All below are courtesy of Lysanne Larose.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Preserving Workshop

I will be teaching my first workshop on the art and science of canning next Thursday, August 25th.
The class will take place at my former place of employment, Depanneur Le Pick Up at 8pm.
On account of the season, the focus will be on preserving stone fruits, such as apricots, nectarines, plums, and peaches, which are all amazing right now. We'll start with a general talk on canning techniques, then move on to making one jam and one fruit preserved in syrup, of which everyone will take home a jar.
That's a pretty excellent value for $25!
For more info, go here.
xo C.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Website!

Please come check out our exciting new site. It's at, which used to redirect to this blog. Update your bookmarks, and if you're reading this in an RSS reader, you'll need to get the new feed from our News page (or just use this: RSS). See you there!

Friday, June 3, 2011


This weekend Preservation Society will be participating in Puces Pop for the first time!!
For those that don't know, Puces Pop is a huge craft fair full of delightful and excellent things.
Why would you miss it?

While you're there, please stop by. All the preserves listed on the sidebar will be available, as well as some baked goods. Come try out new confections like Rhubarb Jam with Rosemary and Rootbeer Jelly!


June 4th & 5th, 11-6PM
St Enfant de Jesus Church (corner St-Joseph et St-Dominique)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Patisserie Rhubarbe

I have exciting news, friends! There's a new pastry shop in town, and though I admit I'm biased, I would hazard to say that it might just be the best in town.
Patisserie Rhubarbe is just south of Laurier on de Lanaudiere. The space is bright and very inviting-- you can sit down and have a tea or coffee (Cafe Union!) with your pastry, or take some to go. Right now my favorite offering there is the incredible cheesecake crowned with a bracing cloudberry compote.
AND... I'm happy to announce that Rhubarbe now stocks Preservation Society jams, marmalades, and jellies. As of Wednesday, November 17th, they will have in stock Lemon-Vanilla Bean Jelly, Peach Jam with Vanilla Bean, Rhubarb-Grapefruit Jam, Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, and Cranberry Butter.
Stop by and check it out! You will not be sorry.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back in Business

Pardon my absence. It's been a busy, busy summer, and while I managed to fit some canning in there, I didn't quite get around to updating the site.
However! Preservation Society is back in business and everything is up to date. There are some exciting new flavours to try, like Black Raspberry Jam and Horseradish Pickled Jade Beans.
Unfortunately, the best way to order is still direct from me, although you will soon be able to find Preservation Society products in an exciting new locale! Stay tuned...
Everything costs $8.
Thanks for stopping by.