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All Thai’d Up!
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All Thai’d Up!

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Aug 9, 2017 at 6 pm

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious, authentic Thai dishes at home? With Chris Toy you will create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Learn the techniques for making the perfect pad Thai, summer rolls and Thai wonton soup. As a bonus Chris will share tips for using and maintaining a wok. Food fee of $10 included in cost. No discounts. Instructor: Chris Toy Wednesday, August 9,6:00 pm - 8 pm Location: Mt. Ararat High School $40/45 NR

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Baklava Made Easy

$35

with Pat Casey

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Baklava is yummy…but it’s yummiest when it’s homemade. Homemade baklava tends to have a little more flavor…a little more freshness. But it must be so difficult to make those flaky layers of phyllo dough, nuts, and honey. Not so! In less than two hours, learn how to use phyllo and follow a simple recipe to make your own delicious baklava and impress your friends and family. Excellent for holiday dessert or gift-giving. If time permits, we’ll also see how to use phyllo for other delicious pastries. Materials fee is included in the cost of the class. No discounts.

Chocolate Lovers Cooking Splurge!!

$43

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 28, 2017 at 6 pm

Chocolate is good for you, right? It’s full of antioxidants, not to mention total yumminess. And nothing says delicious 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 all things we create will be distributed. Laughter and brimming bellies guaranteed! Deb 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 the food projects. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Eat Greek

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 1, 2017 at 6 pm

Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods that are the culminatin of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Join Chris Toy and learn to make pita bread, hummus with tahini, lamb and vegetable kabobs, rice pilaf and for dessert, rizogalo! Brings an empty stomach and empty containers for your leftovers. a $10 food fee is included. No discounts.

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Edible Mushroom Collecting Walk
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Edible Mushroom Collecting Walk

$45

with Long Branch School

Calendar Aug 13, 2017 at 1 pm

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Please contact the school to learn more about the specific location of the walk. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 39 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Assoc. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms.    Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the weather as much as location.  The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat.  David’s depth of experience really shows in that he is a walking mycological encyclopedia. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful. A GPS may be an even better solution; basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper, knife, bug repellant, hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, glove, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs, optional: vest with pockets or backpack, field guide, magnifying glass. Minimum age with adult: 12.

Edible Mushroom Collecting Walk
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Edible Mushroom Collecting Walk

$45

with Long Branch School

Calendar Sep 10, 2017 at 1 pm

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Please contact the school to learn more about the specific location of the walk. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 39 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Assoc. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms.    Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the weather as much as location.  The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat.  David’s depth of experience really shows in that he is a walking mycological encyclopedia. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful. A GPS may be an even better solution; basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper, knife, bug repellant, hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, glove, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs, optional: vest with pockets or backpack, field guide, magnifying glass. Minimum age with adult: 12.

In the Dough, In the Know!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 14, 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 learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is really about! 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. Debra Arter learned how to bake and shape from her Home Ec. teacher-mother in Minnesota. She participates in cooking contests regularly, and her loaves of bread often get blue ribbons at the Topsham and Union Fairs. Her enthusiasm for food and fun is contagious. Winter in Maine was made for an activity like this. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

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Indian Cooking - Fast & Fabulous!

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Dec 13, 2017 at 6 pm

Naan! Chutneys! Curries! Food is an inherent part of cluture and India has a lot to contribute. Their foods are natural and nourishing while being delicious and rich in spices. Join Chris and learn to cook some of India's legendary cuisine and take home these wonderful recipes. Come hungry and bring containers to take extra food home with you. A $10 food fee is included. No discounts.

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