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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Cooking

Cooking with Wild Mushrooms

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe. David Spahr is a naturalist, photographer and forest farmer who has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a web site devoted to the subject, mushroom-collecting.com.

Pies and Tarts, Oh My!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you suffered through pastry mishaps or despaired over runny pie filling? Let Deb help you with that! In one evening, we will make a standard two-crust Apple Pie that will get rave reviews. Hands-on instruction, recipes, tips and liberal tasting opportunities assure that this will be an exciting class. Bring plastic containers for samples, as well as an apron and your favorite rolling pin. $10 material fee included. No discounts.

Cheese-Making Workshop

$45

with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you always wanted to learn how to make cheese? Impress your friends & family when you tell them you made it yourself! Learn to make healthier, better tasting, fresh Feta Cheese—and it doesn’t take months!! You will be impressed with the creamy rich flavor and will never go back to “store bought”. Traditional Feta is made with sheep or goat’s milk but you will also learn how to make it with cow's milk. We will discuss different flavors to add after, how to brine it and store it, as well as some ideas for recipes. You will bring a gallon of milk and take home approximately a pound of cheese. *Starter kit included.

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England, Session I

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts.

Cheese-Making Workshop

$45

with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

*THIS SESSION IS FULL, HOWEVER THERE IS STILL SPACE IN SESSION II (10/4): https://merrymeeting.maineadulted.org/course/cheese-making-workshop-2/

Have you always wanted to learn how to make cheese? Impress your friends & family when you tell them you made it yourself! Learn to make healthier, better tasting, fresh Feta Cheese—and it doesn’t take months!! You will be impressed with the creamy rich flavor and will never go back to “store bought”. Traditional Feta is made with sheep or goat’s milk but you will also learn how to make it with cow's milk. We will discuss different flavors to add after, how to brine it and store it, as well as some ideas for recipes. You will bring a gallon of milk and take home approximately a pound of cheese. *Starter kit included.

Full Course

Make and Can Spiced Pear Jam

$60

with Allison Carroll Duffy

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Autumn is pear season! They are so delicious and fresh, but their season is short….why not make jam with beauties to enjoy year round, or to give away as holiday gifts? Join Allison Carroll Duffy, Master Food Preserver and cookbook author, for this hands-on workshop to learn how! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make pear jam, as well as how to can it, and package it for gift-giving if you like. We’ll discuss the basics of safe home canning, including proper procedures, techniques, and use of tools and equipment. Then, the class will learn hands-on by making a big batch of Spiced Pear 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.

13 Types of Yeast Rolls!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 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 economically savory braid that comes together quickly. No discounts.

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Holiday Scones for Everyone!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
*THIS SESSION IS FULL, HOWEVER THERE IS STILL SPACE IN SESSION II (12/8): https://merrymeeting.maineadulted.org/course/holiday-scones-for-everyone-session-ii/

If you want to make an economical gift that will be remembered and enjoyed this year ( who needs another sweater anyway?) this is the class for you! We will make 5 delightful scone recipes ranging from savory to fruity in one evening. You can choose to gift these or to use as the cornerstone of a festive holiday brunch or breakfast for your family. No need to buy special equipment or exotic ingredients. This class will fill quickly and class size is limited. Debra will show you how easy these treats are to make and decorate artfully. Bring containers to take home baked goods! No experience necessary!

Full Course




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