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Canning specialist talks jams, jellies

Save your summer bounty.

Anna Kestell, a food safety and preservation information specialist, will give you the basics on jams and jellies – including the difference between them – so you can make your own at home, savoring fruits long after the warm weather fades.

Classes are free and take place at regional libraries at 6:30 p.m. Dates and locations are:

Monday, Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; June 16, North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 467-5250; June 23, Medical Lake Library, 321 Herb St., (509) 893-8330.

Swirl Washington

Spokane’s newest wine-and-food event pairs some of the state’s finest wines with a few of Eastern Washington’s award-winning chefs and restaurants.

Nearly 40 wineries – including Arbor Crest, Barrister, Latah Creek and Robert Karl – will have booths at the event, co-produced by Visit Spokane and the Washington State Wine Commission.

Participants will get to sample wines as well as eats from local restaurants like Yards Bruncheon, Fire Artisan Pizza, Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie, Palm Court Grill at the Davenport Hotel and Masselow’s Restaurant at Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Davenport Hotel, which is offering special room rates for Swirl participants.

Tickets are $75 per person. Paying $90 allows participants to enter an hour earlier. Proceeds benefit Providence Health Care Foundation.

On the Web: www.visitspokane. com/things-to-do/ swirl-wa/

Ivory Table

A new breakfast and lunch eatery opened Tuesday on East Sprague Avenue.

Ivory Table features assorted baked goods, salads and paninis with an emphasis on seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients.

Chef and owner Kristen Ward, 31, a Spokane native, recently returned to the area after a decade away, working in the restaurant and music industries in Seattle, where she also attended culinary school.

Look for a larger story in an upcoming issue of Spokesman-Review’s 7 section.

Ivory Table is at 1822 E. Sprague Ave. On the Web: . Call: (509)474-1300.


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