D and I recently began a Whole30. It is an elimination diet, focused around eating whole foods. This means no sugars, carbs, dairy and importantly alcohol. The diet really makes you focus on whole, healthy eating. I’ve really enjoyed this refocus on the food I’m putting in my body. A couple weeks ago, I was invited by fellow blogger Bee (from The Spicy Bee) to join a canning class. I know very little about canning, but I thought given my new interest into food- this would be a great learning experience.
This canning & preserving class is run by expert and local artisan Sarah Marshall. You may know her from her AMAZING company Marshall’s Haute Sauce. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the art of canning and reducing food waste. I know very little about canning and preserving foods, but the class was enlightening. Additionally, it’s shocking to see the versatility and variety of things you can preserve through canning. The class is a one-stop-shop for beginners and advanced canners. You will be given all the tools to learn how to can while having snacks and drinks. It’s perfect for a group, couples, or solo ( like me!)
Take this and other classes through AirBnB’s new “Experiences.” You can find them on the AirBnB site, under the location you search. There are some amazing options locally here in Portland. Take a look at all the experiences listed. Start with Sarah’s canning class, especially, to stay dry in this constant spring rain.
If you are looking to sign up for Sarah’s class, click here! If you can’t take the class, but want to learn more about canning, pick up a copy of Sarah’s cookbook Preservation Pantry. It not only has beautiful images but loads of information about preserving food and techniques.