For the last few months, I’ve had an intern helping me make some updates to the blog. She has done a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes and so we thought it was time to introduce her! In her post below, she details some of the updates she’s made to the site. Check back tomorrow for her grandmother’s pickled green tomato recipe! – Marisa
I’m Olivia, Marisa’s intern. Most people call me some sort of version of Liv or Livie Dee. I’m a junior at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, but hail from Milford, Connecticut, and thus have permanent ties to the beach and its the soothing sound of waves on walks and car rides (I’m a little lost in big, bustling Philly).
I’ve grown up shaped by a strong sense of family, friendship, and creativity — my mother nearly always had a book in hand, my father a paintbrush, and my brother an instrument. I’m studying both English and Communications at SJU, where I work as a tutor in the Writing Center. I’m still trying to figure things out, but I know I’ve never been happier doing anything else. I get stressed easily, but I try to take pleasure in the little things, work hard for what I want, and keep a smile on my face.
Initially I was interested in interning with Food in Jars because it combines two of my greatest passions—writing and food—while also allowing me to get some WordPress and social media experience under my belt; I’ve also been in limbo with the idea of starting a vegan food blog and was hoping I could take away a clearer understanding of what it takes to run a food blog as a hobby, as a business, or as just one of the many things in the balancing act of life.
There are some new things going on here at Food In Jars. If you direct your focus to the top of the webpage, you’ll see that our menu has changed a wee bit. Although it may look as though some things have disappeared, they have merely been moved to a drop-down menu of an already existing page. This allowed us to organize things more clearly and remove the clutter that the new pages would have caused.
Yes, I said new pages.
You will now find under the “Canning Resources” menu header that there is a page called Canning 101. This is a neat little compilation of all Marisa’s Canning 101 posts that offer tips, explanations, general instructions, etc. For those of you who own the Food in Jars Cookbook, there is a new Food in Jars Errata page under the “Cookbook” menu, which lists all the errors in the various printings of the book.
I hope these changes are helpful. Feel free to explore the site and look for my guest post, coming tomorrow!
Keep canning, Livie Dee