This October the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre hosted its annual Women’s retreat at Woody Island Resort, just a few hours outside of the city. This provides Aboriginal Women in our community the opportunity to reconnect with nature, connect with peers, and learn from one another’s experiences. At each retreat we learn a new skill: last year we learned how to skin and clean small game (rabbit and partridges), and this year, thanks to the Food Security Network, we learned the ins and outs of safe bottling and canning.
Our family is hooked on eggnog and it's sad times round my house when the grocery store stops stocking it in January. So this year I learned how to make it from scratch and gave it to my boyfriend wrapped up as a silly Christmas present. Be warned that French toast made with homemade eggnog is going to get gobbled quick! I've made it with store-bought eggnog lots of times, and that's also super delicious
Home canned (bottled) foods are wonderful gifts to share with friends and family. An edible present in a reusable jar is fun, practical and eco-friendly. If you’re giving canned foods as gifts, there are a few things you can do to put the person receiving them at ease when it comes to food safety. Never eat home canned foods that you’re not confident are safe.
Come join us to learn about bulk buying clubs with a presentation about the Level Best Bulk Buying and Cooking Club of the Community Action Committee Family Resource Program and Bay St. George Women’s Centre. Bulk Buying Club organizers are encouraged to stay on the line after the presentation for a networking session.