If paint nights can become a thing, you know anything centered on food will be a hit.
When it comes to fun, an interactive activity is the name of the game. Start now and plan a Girls Night Gathering during the summer. Host an enjoyable evening where girlfriends learn about canning, and can a few foods just for the hands-on take-home fun. This doesn’t mean you are dedicated to canning every August. This is just a ‘why-not–try’ social event! You don't even have to tell them the idea originally stemmed from learning about BPA. Then again, you might have a larger turn out if you do.
Check this out: Kathy Gunst demystified canning on this WBUR video. You probably have someone in your community (or check out local Foodie groups), who would be more than happy to lead a workshop in your home.
A Few Notes for the Savvy Minded:
Like many of the new worlds to explore, there are always Savvy decisions to make. Carissa Bonham, from Creative Green Living, recommends prepping for your gathering, by looking for BPA-Free canning lids such as Tattler Reusable Canning Lids. While they do use an alternative plastic, she reminds us the food is not in constant contact with the lid, unlike BPA lined cans.
The big picture is enjoying fresh, local and organic food all winter long with a hands-on 'can-do' activity.
The Savvy Path blog features one topic a month from many different perspectives. This month we are featuring BPA. Peruse more ideas and tips here: