Jackie Callahan Parente is a freelance writer living in a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. She’s worked with words in one form or another for more years than she’d care to admit as writer, editor, tech writer, and most recently, food writer. Food writing blends her love of words with her passion and pleasure in gardening, cooking, home food preservation, eating locally and sustainably. With this blog she hopes to share some of her discoveries, her successes and failures, helpful tips and recipes, and other ruminations suitable for public consumption. In July, 2012, Bow Tie Press publisher her newly minted canning and preserving primer titled Can It!  She has owned her own freelance writing company, Editorial Services, LLC since 1996. Check her out there at www.editorial-services.com.