While we're busy perfectly placing a stalk of rosemary next to the batch of homemade muffins so that the picture with a filter to subdue the colors will look a little more quaint, there are millions of people around the world, and here at home, going hungry.
Last Wednesday I picked up the weekly newspaper insert from our local paper. Three articles on canning were featured. As I scrolled down the page, I came to a recipe for pear and chocolate jam. Pear. Chocolate. Jam.
Twenty-two-year-old Aquila plans to start a catering business in the next few years, a goal that may seem grandiose for someone her age. But it's actually well within reach given the path her life has taken.