Hi I’m Laura, and welcome to Preserved Home! I’m a Christian, a wife of 21 years, and have been homeschooling my two daughters for ten years. My passion is experimenting with food, and learning to preserve my bounty. I enjoy taking the mystery and intimidation out of various forms of food preparation so others can be joyfully prepared. My background includes writing for public officials, candidates and private companies. I still dabble as a freelance writer and public relations consultant, and have a food column in a Southern California newspaper.