Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring has sprung and the Growing Gourmets “Chef’s Club” starts this week.  Don’t worry, there are still spaces available for the little chefs in your life.

Chef’s Club Session 2 

Spring Fling

April 2-23 (Thursdays; 4 weeks)                          $65.00

Spring is in the air and it can be on the table too!  This four-week session will help kids learn how to turn the vegetables and herbs we grow in the garden into healthy and delicious meals. On the last day of class, each child will take home a small tomato plant to grow in their very own garden!

April 2 Herbalicious!

Sample fresh herbs like basil, mint, rosemary and thyme, then try them out on recipes like pesto pasta, rosemary potato fries, mint fruit fizzies and honey-lime fruit salas with poundcake croutons.

April 9 Great Grilling!

From the garden to the grill, al fresco dining is the best part of spring, especially when serving such 

appetizing treats as chicken fingers on a stick, veggie bundles and carmel peaches.

April 16 Taste of Tropics

Fruit stands will showcase all the fruits of the tropics and spring is a wonderful time to enjoy options like pineapple chicken salad, fresh lemonade with berry ice cubes, and homemade monkey mix.

April 23 Off the Vine...

Finally we turn to the garden and to the bounty we can grow in our very own backyard which offers us many treats like corn and tomato salad, pretty vegetable flowers with homemade ranch and cucumber sandwiches.

 Times Available:

          Growing Gourmets (5-11 year olds)

          2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

          4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pioneer Days Cooking Class This Saturday...

I am so excited about this class.  We have read all the Little House books at our house and even the boys love them.  Who wouldn’t love stories about roaring rivers, warring Indians, prairie fires and wild animals like panthers and wolves. 

 I had a similar class this summer and it was such fun.  It’s great for children to learn about times in our history that weren’t so affluent and how families worked hard together to build a life and a future.  Cooking meals was an integral part of this world and many of the recipes they prepared are still used today.  EVERY child should learn how to prepare homemade biscuits.  All the problems of the world melt away when a butter and jam topped biscuit melts in your mouth.


Pioneer Days

March 7; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.     $20.00        (6-11 year olds)

Ma Ingalls would be so proud!  Take a step back in time and see what it was like to prepare meals on the prairie.  This class is a great course for the beginning baker as we will prepare homemade biscuits, corn bread, beans and even try Laura’s favorite maple candy.