By Tara BellucciCanning is one of my favorite ways to DIY. Around this time of year, the produce from my CSA is piling up in the crisper, just waiting to get pickled and preserved. My own creations, combined with the swag from monthly food swaps, means I rarely have to purchase jam, pickles, sauces, and condiments.
It wasn't always so; I was a canning newbie once, too. Someone taught me, and that's the premise behind National Can It Forward Day — celebrating the art of preserving and showing beginners that it's fun and easy!
On August 17, you can dip your toe into the basics of water bath canning with a hands-on demonstration by my Boston Food Swap co-founders and I. We'll have you chopping, packing, and boiling a quick and easy recipe in the gorgeous space at Niche Urban Garden Supply, so we hope you'll join us!
To read a little more about how my canning journey started (on camera, no less!), hop over to Eat Boutique.
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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out
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