Yesterday we celebrated the Canvolution, a day of food preservation to celebrate tradition, the harvest, and local foodways. I spent the morning doing a “dry demo” at the Clark Park Farmer’s Market, then taught my inaugural water-bath canning class. I hope those of you who stopped by to ask a question or attended the class had as much fun as I did—thanks so much for your enthusiasm, your questions, and your patience.
Lessons for next time:
(1) Buy a new jar lifter.
(2) Figure out a way for participants to transport hot jars.
(3) Remember to explain that my name isn’t actually Doris.
(4) Buy smaller peaches.
(5) Magically summon two extra stovetop burners and pans.
If you attended the class and have feedback, or missed it and want to arrange another one on any food preservation topic in the Philadelphia area, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fan mail, is, of course, welcome below. Happy canning!