Keep going back to schoolSeptember 9, 2010
Oh boy, that’s an old pic from college, and yes I was in a sorority but I was also in the honors program if that helps any. Regardless. You know what I want to do these days? (Hint: nothing to do with greek letters.) I want to learn to preserve and can food. This is one kitchen skill my mom doesn’t know about, my grandma never did, and I’m not willing to try on my own for fear of botulism.
(Botulism = yucky illness causing paralysis from bacteria in improperly canned food)
So I’ve been scouring the internet looking for local classes, especially ones that go beyond jam. Jam seems to be the intro canning procedure but I want to can crazy things, like…I don’t know…my own cat food! Or at least some veggies, soups and stews. Can you can desserts? I don’t even know.
Anyway, my point is, there’s always something else to learn. Which is totally cool. I went to college, which means I learned how to decline a shot of Jagermeister and how to walk home from nightclubs carrying my heels. After college I took a few fine art classes in the evenings. I trained to be a yoga teacher and took a CPR class. And then of course, I went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Aside from canning, I’m also planning to get schooled on childbirth stuff and breastfeeding stuff fairly soon. So I guess my fall is all planned! How about you?
I get a few emails each week from women (always women, why??) who want to go to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I think it’s really cool. Some are moms, some are career changers like I was, some are skeptical, some are excited. But everyone is like, itching to do something new. I like that.
For any school you’re planning to attend it’s a great idea to talk to a graduate. I did. Grads from IIN can give you the inside scoop, the pros and cons, and info on scholarships.
So…has anyone been to a canning class in Boston? Or child prep classes? Tell me, tell me, which ones would you recommend?