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Backyard Maple Sugaring
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Backyard Maple Sugaring

$59

with Jessica Steele

This Introduction to Maple Sugaring class is a wonderful way to connect with nature, learn about a traditional and sustainable practice, and produce your own delicious maple syrup. It's also a great opportunity to explore the unique flavors and culinary possibilities that maple products offer. Join Jessica to learn the basics of maple syruping and how you could start making your own maple syruping in your own backyard! You will learn: The History of Maple Sugaring; Maple Tree Identification; Seasonal Timing; Tapping Trees; Sap Collection; Sap Processing; Maple Syrup Grading: Maple Syrup Uses; Maple Sugaring Equipment; Maple Sugaring Tips and Best Practices. This will be hands-on experience, depending on the class, participants may have the opportunity to tap trees, participate in the sap-boiling process, and make a few culinary delights. We will also share in some delicious maple syrup-to-maple fudge. We will go over some recipes for maple drinks and foods that you will want to share with your family and friends. Also, discussions on how to make other maple-related products, such as maple candy, maple sugar, and maple cream.

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 3.5.24

$49

with Dee Patel

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu will feature samosas, mint chutney, sweet chutney and a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.
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Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 4.2.24

$49

with Dee Patel

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu will feature samosas, mint chutney, sweet chutney and a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

All things dairy - Cheese, ice cream, butter, caramels, yogurt

$59

with Jessica Steele

Calendar Apr 9, 2024 at 5 pm

Get ready to sink your teeth into some tasty treats. You will learn how to make soft cheese, yogurt, ice cream and maybe even Jessica’s favorite candy – salted caramels. We will go over the tools and materials needed, ingredients, recipes, and the step-by-step process. Get ready to taste our lovely homemade treats.

Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 4.24.24

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissan as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Homemade Candy and Other Delights

$59

with Jessica Steele

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5 pm

Why not make candy! Let’s get together for a three-hour class to go over some of Jessica’s favorite treats. We will go over how to make homemade chocolate, turtles, peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, chocolate covered pretzels, coconut clusters, salted caramels, candy nuts, caramel corn, and maybe even maple fudge. We will learn the basic tools and materials, ingredients, recipes, and step-by-step process. Impress everyone with some new recipes that I am sure will be their favorites!

Baking with Alternative Flours

$29

with Resa Randolph

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 6 pm

Come explore a delicious alternative to boring, store-bought Gluten Free flour. In this class we will bake a batch of gluten-free, dairy-free Ginger Molasses cookies using a variety of nut and legume flours. Note: This is not a class for those allergic to either nuts or eggs. Ingredients fee included in registration.

Cooking Sourdough Bread

$20

with Bill Babb

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm
There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.
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