Green Home Experts Hosts Jam Session this Season

A series of canning classes hosted by Oak Park-based Green Home Experts shows how easy it is to savor the taste of summer all year long.
May 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Green Home Experts announces their first in a series of canning classes this season – strawberry rhubarb jam.  Teaming up with expert canner, Emily Paster, GHE offers students the chance to learn the basics from one of the best.  

On Sunday, June 10th, twelve lucky students will leave the GHE canning class with new skills, a jar of their own strawberry rhubarb jam, a special deal on canning supplies, and a burgeoning joy for canning.

An avid canner and proprietor of West of the Loop Canning, Paster is also known for her frequent articles about food and parenting that have appeared in Chicago Parent magazine and her blog, West of the Loop.  When not teaching her trade to eager students throughout the Chicagoland area, she is busy as co-founder of the "Chicago Food Swap", a favorite pastime of food lovers to swap and share their homemade, and often home grown, goods.

Commenting on the growing popularity of canning, GHE owner Maria Onesto Moran said, “We’re seeing our customers return to canning which was much more of a tradition of their parent’s childhood than their own.  Some are finding grandma’s old recipes or looking to start their own tradition.  Either way, they’re taking great pride and pleasure in canning the gifts of their garden.”

To register for the canning class held at Green Home Experts, Sunday, June 10th, 3 – 5 p.m., call GHE at 708.660.1443.  Participation is $40 and limited to 12 students.   Also call GHE for information on future canning classes to be offered throughout the season.

About Green Home Experts  -- An Oak Park-based specialty retailer in sustainable building materials, green lifestyle goods, and eco-gardening, Green Home Experts offers earth-friendly and chemical-free alternatives to almost anything customers use in and around their homes. The only business of its kind in Illinois, Green Home Experts takes great pride in assisting homeowners and builders to create dwellings that are better for the earth and its inhabitants. Green Home Experts is dedicated to providing the best products at the best prices. Visit our store at 811 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302.  Phone: 708.660.1443.  Email: Find out more about Maria Onesto Moran and Green Home Experts on our Greenblog at  “Like” Green Home Experts on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @ghexperts, and on
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