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In the Dough, In the Know


with Deb Arter

Calendar Jan 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? 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. Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Winter in Maine is made for an activity like this! $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

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Sourdough Bread Baking


with Harold Roberts

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you love the smell of bread fresh from the over? Sourdough bread is simple, healthy, and easy to make. Join Harold and learn how, in one evening, you will have hands-on experience making and baking sourdough bread. You will go home with bread and sourdough starter to make your own bread. Bring a jar for your sourdough. $10 material fee included. No discounts.

Chocolate Extravaganza


with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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 all things we create will be distributed. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Ingredient fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Soups On: Warming Winter Comfort


with Deborah Walder

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

When we think winter, we think, soups and stews for soul-warming comfort. During this class you will learn how to make two different types of hearty soups, Chicken Chili and French Onion Soup as well as Thai Cucumber Salad. Together, we will simmer two big pots of savory goodness and you can freeze the leftovers for an effortless weeknight. Great cooking is about more than recipes-it's about techniques. In our class you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by a Certified Health Coach, who loves to cook. You'll also learn about some of the ingredients and what goodness they bring to your health. The price of the course includes a $10 materials fee. to cover the cost of ingredients. Bring small covered dishes to take home the leftovers and an apron if you wish. No discounts.

Scone Home - A Night of Scone Delights


with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! Debra will show you step by step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones and Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones, as well as classic Basic Scones. Samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Bring a container to take home samples. Class size limited. Cost of the course includes $10 material fee. No discounts.

Vegan Test Kitchen: Lasagna!


with Jinger Howell

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Seriously, it can happen without dairy and we’re going to do it with an extra-exciting twist: we’re making it gluten free using polenta ‘noodles’. This is NOT your mother’s lasagna and it is so very yummy. You won’t miss the dairy. You won’t miss the pasta. You’ll wonder where this lasagna has been all your life. We’ll make our sauce from scratch (no jarred sauce here!), create a salad using locally grown veggies, and end it all with pre-made vegan chocolate truffles. You’ll take home the recipes (truffle recipe included) along with anything leftover, so be sure to bring a container. $10 food fee included. No discounts.

Chinese Cooking Secrets


with Chris Toy

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn Chinese cooking secrets from Chris' home kitchen. We'll get hands-on experience folding and cooking fresh shrimp wonton soup, enjoy some hot and spicy chicken party wings, savory fried rice, and a light and sweet seasonal fruit dessert wraps up the evening. Come hungry and ready to cook! Food fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Raising the Bar: A Night of Baking Bar Cookies


with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 3-hour class we will make Cinnamon Cranberry Oat Bars, Apricot Squares, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, and possibly more. Each student will take home a variety of these delicious treats along with the recipes. Why bring the same old brownies to your next gathering when you can WOW the crowd with homemade treats like these! All recipes provided. Bring containers to take home baked items. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

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