Jar (noun): container, pot, crock, receptacle
Jar (verb): clash, conflict, contrast
The name, ‘The Food Jar’, is derived from the fact that the word ‘jar’ has two, particularly appropriate, meanings.
When referring to jar as a glass container, you can allure to the fact that jars have always been used to store and prolong the life of food. Two such techniques are preserving and conserving. Preserve means to keep something as it is, while conserve is to use all of something, without waste. Although they both mean different things, they suggest similar ideas.
Preserve (verb): protect, maintain, sustain
Conserve (verb): protect, save, sustain
The second way jar can be used is when suggesting that there is a disagreement or conflict. Therefore, ‘The Food Jar’ is indicative of the fact that this site has many conflicting ideologies to what is known today as ‘health information’.
In conclusion, this site is a collection of recipes that focus on food as it should be - how it was traditionally. The recipes are accompanied by nutrition facts and information on how we can preserve and conserve our food in today’s era of technology and capitalism.
And so I am no longer shrouded in mystery - my name is Rhiannon Mack. I am a chef-in-training, as well as a nutritionist, health advocate and creative endeavourist who uses this blog mostly to vent, but also to create a resource that you guys can use to find local sources of products, stable nutrition information, and inspiration.