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Cooking with BoomerTECH Adventures (Start Anytime!)

$38

with BoomerTECH Adventures

Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2024

In this course, BoomerTECH Adventures guides (Chris, Jill, and Ed) share their love of cooking and enjoyment for lots of different types of foods. You will learn how to prepare several tasty stir fries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweet potato into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. In addition, discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flat breads, and tortillas. Plus, you will see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven’t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate, brownie torte or apple pie?

 

Ferment This! Kombucha
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Ferment This! Kombucha

$23

with Emma Holder

Calendar Next session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You could buy a $4 bottle of kombucha, or you could make your own for pennies. It's simply sweetened black or green tea with a culture added and allowed to ferment. We''ll make both a primary (tea and sugar only) and a secondary (flavored) ferment with your favorite fruit or juice. Some fascinating history, some microbiology, troubleshooting, the right glassware and what the heck is a SCOBY? (It's provided - pick up at the WRAE office - we'll let you know when it's ready for you).

 

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Ferment This! Sauerkraut variants; curtido and coleslaw

$23

with Emma Holder

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Lacto-ferment cabbage and add some twists to result in delicious safe home-made signature cabbage-based ferments. You’ll learn a bit of microbiology and basic techniques to create basic sauerkraut, Salvadorean curtido, and coleslaw. Fermented vegetable salads/condiments add flair, probiotics and nutrition to any meal. Zoom link and materials list provided by instructor upon registration.

 

 

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Hand-Made Tortellini & Ravioli

$62

with Chris Toy

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 27, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Oh the combos we'll create tonight! Chris Toy will lead us in the preparation of two doughs for tortellini & ravioli. We'll follow that up with two different fillings which you can use in either dough. Top it all off with two different sauces and you've got combination options galore! Food fee is included. Bring a container for leftovers!

Easter Basket Cookies

$22

with Ellen Lachapelle

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Think how special those Easter Baskets will be when you add these brightly-colored, hand-decorated-by-you sugar cookies! Ellen will be here sharing her gift of producing beautiful, sweetness-infused unique cookies – and you get to take the credit! Cookies, royal icing, embellishments and more will be provided. You provide the creativity and the love!
Please bring a materials fee of $20 payable in cash to the instructor at class.

 

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Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat-Prospect Harbor

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2024

Enjoy a weekend with your instructor, Chris Toy, the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. 

Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward. Day students are welcome. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/.  This is an in-person retreat.

COVID note: For everyone’s comfort and safety we suggest doing a COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival. We will be following CDC guidelines according to location and dates.

Easy Chinese Favorites

$62

with Chris Toy

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 10, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

You know you love taking Chris Toy's classes. We're going "old school" back to his first book of "Easy Chinese" recipes! At press time, the exact menu hadn't been established, but it could include egg rolls, hot & sour soup, lo meins, and a delicious dessert. There will be tips & tricks and stories galore. Bring a container for leftovers! Food fee is included! 

Mother's Day Cookie Bouquet

$22

with Ellen Lachapelle

Calendar Next available session starts May 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th – how about presenting Mom a lovely cookie bouquet? Flowers wilt, and drop petals everywhere… but cookies… mmmm, cookies won’t last long enough to create a mess! Ellen will bring her goodies tool-box and we’ll create an assortment of beautifully-decorated-by-you cookies to build an arrangement, or add to an existing arrangement. You can’t beat the “special” factor of this gift.
Please bring a materials fee of $20 payable in cash to the instructor at class.

 

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