Last week was a busy week of classes for me. I taught two workshops on making and canning jams, jellies and preserves–one through Portland Adult Education, and one out at Ten Apple Farm. (Yes, for me–with two boys in tow–prepping for and teaching even just two classes feels like a very full week!) Local strawberries are finally available, and so in each workshop we made some delicious strawberry jam. What a great group of folks we had in both classes! Aside from sharing information and helping people learn to can, one of my favorite parts of teaching these classes is the opportunity to chat informally and get to know people a bit–sharing thoughts, information, stories….. It’s also a treat to connect with other folks in the community who share a common interest in canning and food preservation. Thanks to everyone who participated, and hopefully our paths will cross again!