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'A Positive Light'



Thank you for Jennifer Fumiko Cahill's delightful article on the shisho leaf (Aug. 6). It was a positive light in these uncertain times of COVID-19. Jennifer is a long-time contributor to the Food page, as well as both Wendy Chan and Simona Carini. Their writings are informative and interesting to read.

Food has certainly been a nurturing positive for many families who are cooking together, planting gardens and learning how to preserve food. Humboldt County Master Food Preservers, a local group that promotes safe food preservation, has been unable to teach classes in person during the Pandemic. However, you can get in touch with the director, Dorina Espinoza, at [email protected]. Dorina can answer questions about safe food preservation, as well as gardening and/or refer you to someone who can. You can also check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation at: www.nchfp.uga.edu.

Online sites such as Humboldt Foodies and Quarantine Kitchen provide ways like-minded people can connect, share information and form friendships. 

We all need positive experiences during these stressful days. Make a connection. Share. Stay involved. 

Ilene Harris, Fortuna

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