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Breadmaking

$20

with Debra Arter

Jan 24, 2017 at 6 pm

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as shape loaves of bread. You will see what gluten really looks like! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Registration $20, plus $6 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Tues 10/18 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter learned how to bake and shape from her Home Economics teacher mother in Minnesota. She participates in cooking contests regularly and her loaves of bread often get blue ribbons at the Union Fair. Her enthusiasm for food and fun is contagious. Winter in Maine was made for an activity like this.

 

Chocolate Lovers Cooking Splurge!!

$20

with Debra Arter

Feb 2, 2017 at 6 pm

Nothing says dessert quite like chocolate! In this one night class we will prepare molten lava cakes, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and take home a fudge sauce to die for! Bring your sweet tooth, an empty container or two and a friend for a night of sinful decadence. Recipes and generous samples of everything we create will be distributed. Laughter and brimming bellies guaranteed! Registration $20, plus $9 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Thurs 2/2 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter regularly enters baking contests. She learned how to cook early on from her Home Ec. teacher mother and through decades as a 4-H demonstrator in all food projects.

 

Cooking - Asian Vegetarian

$20

with Herb Cole

Mar 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Asian cooking can be fast and full of flavor. We will discuss how to cook a variety of rices, what the properties of each rice are and how we can get the fullest flavor from each. We will explore how to pre-flavor our rice and look at how spices really affect the taste. We will examine a variety of sauces as we create a stir fry that combines peppers, onions, bok choy, mushrooms and other vegetables that will enhance our meal. Please bring your appetite and containers for leftovers. Registration $20, plus $15 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 3/13 CHRHS Rm 231 Herb Cole started cooking in the late 60’s at his father’s grocery store and has been a vegetarian since 1987. He cooks every conceivable kind of food from Thai to Mexican to homestyle American.

 

Cooking - Jellies and Jams Made Easy

$20

with Martha Bouchard

Mar 1, 2017 at 5 pm

Learn how to make fool proof jellies and jams. Everybody makes their own batch of jam and then we share so students go home with a variety at the end of class. Come and enjoy an evening of sweets making. Jars and ingredients will be provided. Registration $20, plus $15 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. Sign up early as enrollment is limited to 4. 1 night 5:00-8:00 p.m. Class Wed 3/1 CHRHS Rm 231 Martha Bouchard has been making jellies, jams, pickles and relishes for over 25 years. She finds the best part of this work to be picking her own fruit wherever she can find it.

 

Cooking - Vegetarian Dinner for Any Special Occasion

$20

with Herb Cole

Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

You will learn how to make this classic vegetarian dinner for the times when you need to feed a crowd -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and other large family gatherings -- when vegetarians are among the guests. It is a Native American deep dish pie recipe with lots of vegetables, spices and beans. It can be made spicy or mild depending on your palette. If you love Mexican style food, this Native American dish is a wonderful recipe that is timely and very yummy. Bring containers for leftovers. Registration $20, plus $15 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 2/13 CHRHS Rm 231 Herb Cole started cooking in the late 60’s at his father’s grocery store and has been a vegetarian since 1987. He cooks every conceivable kind of food from Thai to Mexican to homestyle American.

 

Cooking German - More Comfort Food!

$20

with Debra Arter

Feb 27, 2017 at 6 pm

For people who want to learn more about German comfort foods, this is the class for you! We will make and eat Hungarian goulash soup with beef and paprika, tangy sweet onion and pickled beet salad, and finish off with warm plum cake with schlagsahne (whipped cream!) Come with an empty stomach and two containers to take home portions of these delicacies to share with friends or eat the next day. Umpah music will be provided! Debra lived in Germany for five years and translated cookbooks as a side job. She loves to share these recipes and provide a great evening out for folks in the midcoast region especially in wintertime when we yearn for comfort. All recipes provided and hands on participation is encouraged but not required. Registration $20, plus $10 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Mon 2/27 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter lived and dined in the asparagus capital of Germany for five years. She translated cookbooks as a part time job and tested the recipes in them! She has been teaching one night cooking classes for many years at various adult ed locations in the midcoast area.

 

Cooking German - The Three S's: Schnitzle, Spaetzle and Strudel!

$20

with Debra Arter

Feb 9, 2017 at 6 pm

If your mouth waters when you hear schnitzel, spaetzle and strudel this is the class for you! We will prepare various schnitzels with side dishes, make a quick version of apfelstrudel and, of course, practice making plain and cheese spaetzle. All recipes will be provided and generous samples will be shared by all. Bring your meat mallets, steak knives and containers for leftovers to class. Registration $20, plus $10 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Thurs 2/9 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter lived and dined in the asparagus capital of Germany for five years. She translated cookbooks as a part time job and tested the recipes in them! She has been teaching one night cooking classes for many years at various adult ed locations in the midcoast area.

 

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Cooking – Tastes of Thailand

$20

with Sue Palakawong

May 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Join Sue Palakawong again in our kitchen and learn how to prepare and cook several delicious, home-style Thai dishes. This evening will feature Thai peanut sauce with chicken and a side dish of cucumbers in vinegar with bananas in coconut milk for dessert. Bring your appetite and take home containers. Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Thurs 5/4 CHRHS Rm 231 Sue Palakawong was born in Thailand. She ran the Thai Kitchen in both Camden and Rockland and now operates the Thai Tugboat at the ferry landing in Rockland. Sue loves to show others how to prepare and enjoy authentic Thai food and offers this class in honor of her mother.

 

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