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Now that Summer is in full swing, come join us to harvest the best of the season!  Join our classes that embrace easy entertaining, preserve summer fruits and veggies, savor summer healthy meals, learn a new skill!

Our special event, Preserving Italy with guest author/chef Domenica Marchetti has just a few seats left!  Demo and tastings of her quick and easy Buttermilk Ricotta along with Sweet & Sour Roasted Red Peppers with Capers, both served on freshly made Crostini.  And enjoy with a glass of Prosecco. And a signed copy of her cookbook, too!

Domenica will captivate you with stories of Italy, Italian foods and – yes, all things about Italian preserving. Domenica will captivate you with stories of Italy, Italian foods and – yes, all things about Italian preserving.  July 18:  Check it out here!  Preserving Italy.

And if this leaves you wanting more Italian (and who can ever get enought Italian?), then join our resident Italian Chef, David DiCorpo with his all-encompassing Pasta 101 Workshop.  Make all kinds of pasta such as spaghetti, fettucine, even filled ravioli.

Top them with a variety of sauces such as a creamy alfredo, roast garlic mushroom herb sauce, a seasonal ragu sauce, all made fresh in the Kitchen.  So much learning, so much good eating ahead!  Sunday, July 22:  Details here:  Pasta 101 Workshop 


Brand new to the Kitchen this month is our very first Dehydrating:  Why to Dry event.  Perhaps the oldest way to preserve food, dehydrating offers so many possibilities that I’ll bet  you hadn’t even thought of.

Beyond trail mixes, how about fruit roll-ups, mixed garden-fresh veggies for soups and stir-fries, meat jerkies, cinnamon apple skin snacks, dried tomatoes (with balsamic & Italian seasonings – yum!), herbs and flowers  and even your own dog treats (great for dogs that may have food sensitivities). All huge on flavor and lighter weights to store. Lots of tastings in this event along with the how-to’s.  Sunday, July 29:  Dehydrating:  Why to Dry


Our newest chef/instructor, Sarah Dodge, returns with her just-in-time Summer Fruit Pies and Rustic Tarts class – gathering up strawberries, blueberries, peaches, you name it!  Last month’s class had fun in the Kitchen (picture at left).  Saturday July 21.  Details here:  Summer Fruit Pies & Rustic Tarts.

Sarah’s Sourdough Workshop this month filled almost as soon as it was posted!  Watch for another on our website (subscribe to get our newsletter and see all the next month’s offerings –


Megan Gilroy returns with her newest menu for Chat & Chop  – a combination of a meal prep – a cooking class – and a social atmosphere.  Megan in the Kitchen is truly a joy!  Lots of fun and lots of creative inspiration for these healthy, appetizing \meals (all are anti-inflammatory, as well as gluten, grain and dairy free).

She has expanded the offerings to two (instead of one) servings of each of the three entrees – which means you’ll have plenty for you and your partner, to share with a friend, or to save for lunch the next day. Sunday, July 15:  Menu & Details here:  Chat & Chop


If you haven’t met Terran Lewis of Herbs ‘n Eden in our monthly Soap Making Workshop, you’ve missed a treat!  She is vibrant, knowledgeable – and enthusiastic about teaching you the complete basics of soap making.  Terran brings an array of essential oils and fragrances along with optional additives like oatmeal, lavender, calendula and so many others.

Go home with two pounds (yes!) of your just made gorgeous, fragrant, natural soap to cut into bars or even smaller guest soaps!  Saturday, July 28  Details here:  Soap Making Workshop

And let’s not leave out the Kids!  We know how much kids are getting into cooking!   From the cooking shows on television, to the in-school programs about gardening and healthy eating, it’s a good thing!  Lotus of Garden Glow Wellness returns with a Kids Summer Veggie Pizza Party.

Designed to have fun and learn too, kids will enjoy making up their very own pizzas.  And make fruit infused waters to enjoy with their pizzas.  Saturday, July 14:

Details here:  Summer Veggie Pizza Party.


Returning this month is our Bread  & Butter Workshop.  After a hiatus to mend from his recent bike accident, bread guru Tom Deardorff is back to teach classic French-style baguettes.  So mouth-watering good, so much easier than you thought!  And along with this, freshly-made butter of course, to slather across that warm slice!  This class always sells out so reserve soon!  Saturday, July 28:  Details here:  Bread & Butter Workshop


Every month we offer our basic Canning 101-Immersion Workshop!  Tis the season to capture all the bounty of the best food season of the year!

Learn how to safely preserve pickles, fruits and all-things-tomato.  Everything provided and take home jars of your just-canned goodies! Our July workshop is already full.  Join us for our August workshop and not miss out on preserving the best of the seasons!  Details here:   Sunday, August 5:    Canning 101 – Immersion Workshop

Returning in August:  our Annual Tomato Can-A-thon!  Learn how to easily can the best of the summer – fresh tomatoes!  And take home as many jars as you wish!  Watch our website and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the inside news on classes, events and recipes:

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