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Cake! Gluten free? Really!


with Jinger Howell

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Making the switch from using regular flour to gluten free can be tricky and is often disappointing, but when it comes to making cake, the moistness of the batter is the perfect medium to hide that gritty gluten free texture. Join Jinger and venture into the world of gluten free cakes. She’ll bring a fully baked carrot cake, which you’ll will frost and sample while your chocolate cupcakes are baking. Once those cupcakes cool you’ll frost them with peanut butter frosting because chocolate & peanut butter! Recipes will be included. Bring a container to take home any uneaten cake/cupcakes. It will be one sweet evening! $10 food fee included in the cost of the class. No discounts.

Fresh Handmade Pasta 101


with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Chris as he shows us how to turn flour and fresh eggs into amazing handmade pasta. We'll make plain and flavored pasta along with red and white sauces with and without meat and seafood. If you have a manual pasta machine that's gathering dust, bring it with you and we'll teach you to use it. Bring containers for any leftovers. Food fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Making Sauerkraut & Kimchi


with Zack Rouda

Calendar May 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Besides tasting incredible, lacto-fermented vegetables provide beneficial bacteria to pre-digest your food, providing a great source of vitamins, B, C, and K. Join Zach and learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi! Using knives and other kitchen tools to cut up the vegetables, and follow a few time-tested and honed recipes to craft these delicious and healthy fermented foods. Everyone gets one pint of sauerkraut and one pint of kimchi to take home. No required textbooks, special materials, etc. All tools and materials included. No discounts.

Full Course

Handmade Pasta 102: Stuffed Pasta!


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist warm tasty, tender pockets of pasta filled with a variety of cheeses, vegetables, meat or seafood? Join Chef Chris Toy for a night of making your own dough and feasting on several choices of herbed and multi-colored pastas, fillings and easy and flavorful sauces! Remember to bring some ziplock bags...just in case you make more than you can eat! Food fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Full Course

Make & Can Strawberry Jam


with Allison Carroll Duffy

Calendar Jun 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Strawberry season is almost here! And what better way to enjoy these berries than in homemade strawberry jam? Join Allison Carroll Duffy, Master Food Preserver and cookbook author, for this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn not only how to make strawberry jam, but also how to can and preserve it--so that you can enjoy it year round! We’ll cover the basics of safe home canning, including proper procedures, techniques, and use of tools and equipment. Then we’ll learn hands-on by making a big batch of strawberry jam, and canning it using the boiling water bath method. There will be plenty of jam to taste, and each participant will go home with a jar of jam to enjoy. $10 material fee included. No discounts.

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