Allison lives on five acres in midcoast Maine with her husband Ben and their two young boys. She's trained as a Master Food Preserver through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and holds an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University. She also teaches canning and preserving classes. Her first book, Preserving with Pomona's Pectin, is due out in June 2013. She blogs at www.canningcraft.com.