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The one-topic immersion specialist
Join chef, farmer, and cheese maker Jackie Freeman as we learn the basics of home preserving while making fun seasonal treats. This entry-level class will focus on water-bath canning. While discussing basic principles of canning, safety, ingredients and equipment, we will prepare Orange Marmalade with Ginger and Star Anise; and Pickled Cauliflower with Carrots and Peppers. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to begin canning at home and take home samples of your work. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs. Class size limited to 14.
Don’t fret about making pie crust: it’s easy as pie! Barbara will teach you how (or refine your technique) to make a deliciously flaky, buttery crust using a food processor. The savory side of pies will surprise you and satisfy you when you need a break from sweets. Barbara will show you how to make the best pie crust ever, and teach you a little science along the way, and provide recipes for Chicken Pot Pie and Winter Vegetable Quiche. You will make, and take home, a galette (an open-faced pie) with a delicious filling of Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Class size limited to 12.
Enjoy a fun class of hands-on cheese making with our cheese expert. After a demonstration of fresh Buttermilk Cheese, you’ll join in to make Queso Blanco (Mexican-style cheese); Fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella in a small group setting. Jackie will discuss the basic principles of cheese making, equipment use and care, and ingredients and supplies. We will taste our work in class and discuss recipes to try at home. This is a fast-paced, hands-on class, so come prepared to get a little messy! Vegetarian, with dairy; no eggs. Class size limited to 12.
Discover how easy it is to incorporate a variety of whole grain flours into your baked goods for deeper flavor and added texture. Pastry chef Laurie will show you how to use your own recipes and adjust them to include whole grain flours, plus you’ll discover uses and characteristics for whole spelt, amaranth, buckwheat, whole wheat and rye flours. She will demonstrate recipes that will delight you with complex flavors, both sweet and savory, including Roasted Vegetable Tart with Buckwheat Short Crust; Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies; Pear-Cardamom Upside-down Cake; and Orange and Rye Madeleines. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs.