Events

Fall Cooking Classes

Here is the updated list of my cooking classes. I have had several requests for this information lately and I finally got all the dates inputted. There will be both evening and daytime classes offered and even some classes for parents and preschoolers.

2014  Schedule

My classes are held in a number of different venues. It is important to register early so you won’t be shut out or so the class will not be canceled. Most classes are demonstrations with plenty of food for tasting and recipes to take home. Registration fees vary from one location to the next. Food fees are payable to me the night of the class. Unless otherwise noted all classes are from 7-9 pm.

 

This Fall I am happy to announce that there will be some daytime classes at both the Wellness Center and at Wildwood In Mentor. There will also be some Mommy and Me classes offered in Mentor.

Mentor

Mentor classes are held at Wildwood Center at 7645 Little Mountain Road. Unless otherwise noted all Mentor classes are held on Tuesdays. You can register online at CityofMentor.com/play or by phone at 440 974 5720 from Cleveland call 440 942 8796.

Classes in Mentor sell out quickly. Please be sure to ask to go on the waiting list if the class you want to attend is full. We do get openings and if there are enough people on the waiting list we can always schedule an additional session. Cost to residents is $14, non-resident fee is $17. That does not include the food fee paid to me the night of the class. Unless noted- all Mentor classes are on Tuesdays.

Fall 2014

 

 

Aug. 26: Pickle Barrel: From old-fashioned crock pickles to pickled peaches this class will teach all you need to know to make tasty pickled products for home and gifts. You’ll get to taste several pickled products and learn how to use them in cooking. You’ll get recipes for cucumbers and other pickles. You also learn how to make tasty relishes including one that uses up all those green tomatoes. There will also be recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00.

Sept. 16: Blueberries: Tasty, nutritious and low in fat these berries deserve to be in a lot more than muffins. In class you’ll see blueberries used in coffeecakes and other baked treats. The Blueberry Chef Salad is sure to become a family favorite. There will also be information on freezing. Plenty to sample in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Sept. 23: Awash in Squash: Did you know that in August there are more zucchini than there are people in this country? Whether you grow your own or just know someone who does you know how prolific summer squash can be. This class will help take back your life and kitchen counters by giving you tons and tons of way to use both summer and winter squash. There will be plenty to try in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Sept. 30: Edible Flowers: Eating flowers is one of the most fun trends in cooking today. Besides eating flowers when we consume broccoli or cauliflower, you probably don’t eat a lot of flowers. In this class you’ll learn how to cook with them, where to get them and what parts are edible. You’ll get to do some tasting in class and will get easy recipes for taking home. Food Fee $9.00

Oct. 7: Gifts from Herbs: If you are a lover (or grower) of herbs you have probably shared them with family and friends. In this class you’ll learn how to use herbs and spices to make flavorful and fragrant gifts. You’ll learn how to make herbal blends, teas, sachets, vinegars, jellies and more. Hands-on project in class and recipes for home. Materials Fee $8.00.

Oct. 14: Fruit for Dinner: Fruit is just not for snacking anymore. If you are looking for tasty ways to zip up your dinner why not try using fruits and fruit sauces? By adding fruit you can make dinner special any night of the week. You will get a chance to taste several foods in class and will receive recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Oct. 21: Trick or Treat: Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America today. If you are planning a party don’t miss this class. You’ll learn how to make ghoulish goodies and boo-tiful decorations. For children and adults alike this class will give you plenty of ideas to make your Halloween party a howling success. Food Fee $8.00.

Oct. 28: Sauces for All Occasions: From pasta to meat and vegetable dishes this class will give you plenty of recipes for spicing up your food with sauces. From basics to the exotic you will get a chance to taste several easy to make sauces that are sure to please. If you are looking for ways to make dinner more interesting you might want to check out this class. Food Fee: $8.00

Nov. 4: Turkey 101: If making Thanksgiving dinner makes you nervous this could be the class for you. From making a timeline and cooking the perfect turkey to mouth-watering side dishes and desserts you will be taught how to make a dinner that would make a pilgrim proud. There will be plenty to taste and take home (come hungry) and recipes for all the dishes. Food Fee: $9.00

Nov. 18: Chowders and Stews: This class is all about the ultimate comfort foods. Learn how to make all kinds of warm, thick and creamy dishes for chilly nights You will get a chance to sample several dishes in class and will have plenty of recipes for home. You will also learn how to thicken chowders and stews without flour or cornstarch. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 2: It’s Soy Wonderful: With all the news about soy being good for us it’s important to get it into our diets, but how? This class will show you how to incorporate more soy in your diet tastefully. From soymilk to soy flour, tofu to tempeh and more you will learn just how easy eating better can be. There will be several dishes to sample in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Dec. 9: Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: What could be friendlier than a plate of fresh baked cookies? In class you’ll get hands-on experience making both traditional and innovative cookies including Holiday Fans, Ginger Cookies, Snow People and many more. Bring an apron and baking sheet and be prepared to have a sweet time. There will be cookies to take home and recipes, too. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 16: Herbal Breads: If you are looking for a way to make any bread, muffin or scone a special occasion dish, look to herbs and spices. In class you will learn how to herbs and spices are used in baking. You will receive the instructor’s recipe for multi-grain herb braids and many others. You will get a chance to taste several breads in class and take home many recipes. Food Fee $8.00

Daytime Mentor Classes

*New Daytime Cooking for 1 or 2

If you are one of the millions of Americans who live in one or two person households you know the dilemma of cooking for a small family. Recipes are often written for 4-6 servings, or more. This class will help you to scale down recipes, will provide plenty of recipes geared for 1-2 servings and will give you help in freezing some for later. An $8 food fee is payable in cash to the instructor the day of class.

#32683                                September 24     Wednesday           12-2 p.m.

 

*New Daytime Cooking with Herbs

Cooking with herbs (and spices) can enhance even the simplest of foods. It can also be a way to reduce the use of salt in cooking. In this class you’ll learn the basics of cooking with herbs, both fresh and dried. Buying, preserving and storing herbs will be discussed as well as extending their shelf life. Instructor’s cookbook will also be available. An $8 food fee is payable in cash to the instructor the day of class.

#32684                                October 8              Wednesday           12-2 p.m.

 

*New Daytime Soup’s On

What could be nicer than a simmering pot of homemade soup? You’ll learn how to make wonderful soups starting with how to make stock from scratch. You’ll get to taste Tomato Bisque and Cabbage Soup along with Bean and Barley. A $9 food fee is payable in cash to the instructor the day of class.

#32685                                October 29           Wednesday           12-2 p.m.

 

New! Goulish Snacks                                   Youth 6-12

Your child, aged 6-12 years old, will get a chance to prepare fun foods for a boo-tiful Halloween party. From ‘finger’ sandwiches and giant Jack-o-lantern cookies to the always awesome flaming ghost cake. You will also get plenty of other ideas for Halloween. There will sampling in class and recipes to take home. Food fee $6.00 per child.

Instructor: Judi Strauss

Location: Wildwood Kitchen

#31942                                October 17           Friday     11 a.m.-1p.m.

Resident: $14 / Nonresident: $17

 

New! Mommy & Me In the Kitchen

This parent-child class will give you and your child a chance to start cooking together. Class will involve you and your child in making tasty, nutritious snacks in a hands-on learning experience. From “ants on a log” to trail mix your child and you will work as a team to create dishes all ages will enjoy.  This is a great way to introduce your young one to the joys of cooking. There will be food to make and eat in class, extra to take home and recipes, too.  There is a food fee of $8 per child per class.

Instructor: Judi Strauss

Location: Wildwood Kitchen

Resident: $14 per child / Nonresident: $17 per child

 

Parent -Child Pizza

This class for preschoolers and parents gets both of you into the tasty world of pizza. You will work together to create a pizza from scratch as well as some quick and easy versions. There will be an assortment of toppings available so you will create the pizza you both want. Aprons suggested.

#31938                September 25     Thursday                11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Halloween Party

A parent and child class where you and your child will get a chance to prepare fun foods for a boo-tiful Halloween party. From “finger” sandwiches and giant Jack-o-lantern cookies to the always awesome “Flaming Ghost Cake.” You will also get plenty of other ideas for Halloween.

#31939                October 16           Thursday                11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Play With Your Food

This class is about creativity and imagination. It is also about having fun. In class your child will learn to make foods that are mini craft projects, a little odd, but still tasty. From marshmallow bunnies to kitty litter cake (don’t ask) your child will have a hands on experience that makes cooking really fun.

#31940                November 13      Thursday                11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Gifts for Grandma (and Grandpa, too)

In this parent/child class your preschooler will get a chance to learn the joy of giving. Food and simple craft-type projects will give your little one special gifts to share with their grandparents. Hands-on with several projects to take home with recipes and some sampling in class.

#31941                                December 18       Thursday                11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

 

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center

Located at 3035 Wooster Rd., in Rocky River, the Wellness Center is operated by Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital. Unless otherwise noted classes here are on Mondays. For more information, or to register for classes, visit fairviewhospital.org/wellnesscenter or call 440-356-0670.

Fall  2014

Aug. 18: Marvelous Mushrooms: Mushrooms are available in a wide array these days and are very versatile. If you are unsure how to maximize them in cooking this class is for you. Learn how to cook with all sorts of mushrooms and get a chance to taste several dishes that focus on using them. You will also get recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00.

Aug. 25: Onions and Garlic: While these aromatic foods are a staple in most cuisines some people are hesitant to use them. Both onions and garlic are more than just tasty, they are good for you. In class you will learn how to roast, grill, caramelize and much more. Plenty to taste in class and to recipes to take home, too. Food Fee $8.00

Sept. 8: Apples and Pears: While available throughout the year these tasty fruits are certainly at there best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use. Plenty to sample in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00

Sept. 15: Awash in Squash: Did you know that in August there are more zucchini than there are people in this country? Whether you grow your own or just know someone who does you know how prolific summer squash can be. This class will help take back your life and kitchen counters by giving you tons and tons of way to use both summer and winter squash. There will be plenty to try in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Sept. 22: Root Vegetables: Tasty, but often overlooked, root vegetables are versatile and fun to cook with. From beets to rutabagas we will explore how to use root vegetables in all kinds of fun ways. Recipes will include roasted beets, parsnip cake, carrot pasta sauce and a whole lot more. Lots to sample in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $9.00

Sept. 29: Make Your Own Mixes: Are you tired of paying high prices for prepackaged mixes? Did you know that you can many of these mixes at home yourself? In class you’ll learn how to make cocoa mix, biscuit mix, cake mixes, salad dressings and much more. We’ll even make marshmallows! Plenty to sample in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00

Oct. 6: Cooking With Tortillas: If the only time you eat a tortilla is at a Mexican restaurant be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. The flour and corn tortillas in the dairy counter at your grocery store can be used for everything from appetizers to breakfast, sandwiches to desserts. You’ll learn how to make Mexican and non-Mexican dishes including a baked egg roll! Tortillas are easy to use and can make cooking easier. Recipes to take home and plenty of samples to taste in class. Food Fee $8.00

Oct. 13: Sushi for All: Sushi is fun to eat and is not hard to make, with a little practice. . In this class you’ll get a hands-on chance to roll your own using some typical and untypical ingredients. From the California Roll to Sweet and Sour Sushi (made with chicken!) you will get a chance to have some fun and see sushi in a whole new way. Food Fee: $10.00 Note: There is no raw fish served in this class.

Oct. 20: Trick or Treat: Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America today. If you are planning a party don’t miss this class. You’ll learn how to make ghoulish goodies and boo-tiful decorations. For children and adults alike this class will give you plenty of ideas to make your Halloween party a howling success. Food Fee $8.00.

Oct. 27: Taste Of Asia: In this class you’ll get an introduction to Asian cooking from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. You’ll get to try several dishes in class and will get recipes to take home. Besides cooking techniques there will be a discussion of various Asian ingredients and where to find them. Food Fee $8.00

Nov. 3: My Mother’s Polish Kitchen: You don’t have to be Polish to love Polish food! This class will be a sharing of recipes and cooking tips from the instructor’s Polish Mother. You’ll get recipes for all the traditional favorites from Kielbasa to Pierogis as well as recipes for soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. There will be several dishes for tasting so come hungry. Food Fee: $9.00

Nov. 10: Your First Thanksgiving: If making Thanksgiving dinner makes you nervous this could be the class for you. From making a timeline and cooking the perfect turkey to mouth-watering side dishes and desserts you will be taught how to make a dinner that would make a pilgrim proud. There will be plenty to taste and take home (come hungry) and recipes for all the dishes. Food Fee: $9.00

Nov. 17: Appetizers, Fast and Easy: Entertaining can be fun, but can also wear us out. This class will give you plenty of recipes and ideas for simple, tasty appetizers. Many can be done ahead and frozen until you need them. Some of the recipes include Brie Truffles, Artichoke Dip, Empanadas and many more. So if you have more friends and family than you have time learn how to make your next party fun for you, too. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 8: Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade gifts are always appreciated. They are also more personal than store bought gifts. In class you’ll get lots and lots of ideas on easy homemade gifts from food. You will also work on a hands-on project and will have samples to taste in class. Lots of recipes to take home. Materials Fee $9.00
Dec. 15: Sauces for All Occasions: From pasta to meat and vegetable dishes this class will give you plenty of recipes for spicing up your food with sauces. From basics to the exotic you will get a chance to taste several easy to make sauces that are sure to please. If you are looking for ways to make dinner more interesting you might want to check out this class. Food Fee: $8.00

 

New for Fall 2014- Daytime Classes at The Wellness Center

All classes  listed below are held from 11am-1 pm.

Oct. 9: Cooking for 1 or 2: If you are one of the millions of Americans who live in one or two person households you know the dilemma of cooking for a small family. Recipes are often written for 4-6 servings, or more. This class will help you to scale down recipes, will provide plenty of recipes geared for 1-2 servings and will give you help in freezing some for later. There will be plenty to taste in class and recipes for home. Food Fee 8.00.

Oct. 23: One Pot Meals: You can create tasty meals for your family without creating chaos in your kitchen. This class is all about making meals that cook in one dish for easy preparation and easy clean up. From casseroles to soups you’ll get to sample a wide array of dishes and you’ll get plenty of time saving tips as well as recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Nov. 6: Go Green, Cooking with Leafy Green Vegetables: We know we should eat them but many of us just aren’t sure what to do with leafy green vegetables. This class will give plenty of tasty recipes using all sorts of greens. From delicate salad greens to the hearty winter greens you will learn how to prepare them all. Collards, beet greens, kale, broccoli rabe, spinach, chard, dandelion greens and many more. There will recipes to sample in class and recipes for home. Food Fee: $8.00

Dec. 11: Hors d’oeuvres: Good appetizers can set the mood for the whole evening. They can be fast and easy or quite complex. In this class they will be generally easy to make. Recipes include Crab Mousse, Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto, Rueben Dip and more. You’ll also get party planning tips and plenty of samples to taste in class. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

 

 

 

SELREC/ Adult

South Euclid/ Lyndhurst Recreation Department classes are held in the cooking room in Beachwood Middle School. To register for classes you can call 216 382 4300.  You can also request a brochure for all SELREC classes when you call.

Fall 2014

Sept. 17: Apples and Pears: While available throughout the year these tasty fruits are certainly at there best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use. Plenty to sample in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00

Oct. 15: Cooking with Bacon: There is almost no finer smell than that of bacon cooking. In this class you’ll learn how to add the flavor and crunch of bacon to all sorts of dishes. Recipes include Bacon Cornbread, Bacon Yorkshire Pudding, Bacon Buttermilk Waffles and many more. Bacon- it’s not just for Breakfast anymore. Plenty to taste in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $10.00

Oct. 22: Vegetarian Cooking: Watching your cholesterol? Looking for an alternative to meat and potatoes? In this class you will learn the basics of eating meatless meals including ‘protein pairing’ and how to make food the family will enjoy, too. Whether you are already a vegetarian or just want a change of pace this class will give you a lot of information and plenty of good food. There will recipes to take home and samples to taste in class. Food Fee $8.00.

Nov. 5: Bread Baking: Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked bread. In this class you’ll learn how to bake a perfect loaf of bread every time. There will be a demonstration of braiding bread and shaping dinner rolls. You’ll also see a loaf of yeast bread that can be made in one hour! Plenty to taste in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Nov. 19: Hors d’oeuvres: Good appetizers can set the mood for the whole evening. They can be fast and easy or quite complex. In this class they will be generally easy to make. Recipes include Crab Mousse, Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto, Rueben Dip and more. You’ll also get party planning tips and plenty of samples to taste in class. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 3: Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: What could be friendlier than a plate of fresh baked cookies? In class you’ll get hands-on experience making both traditional and innovative cookies including Holiday Fans, Ginger Cookies, Snow People and many more. Bring an apron and baking sheet and be prepared to have a sweet time. There will be cookies to take home and recipes, too. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 10: Holiday Baking: Create that home for the holiday feeling by learning how to bake some traditional favorites. You’ll also learn how to bake some less-traditional foods, too. There will be several treats to sample in class including tree-shaped sweet rolls and cheese puffs. Use of these goodies as gifts will also be discussed. Many recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

Beachwood Recreation

Cooking classes for Beachwood Recreation are held at the Beachwood Middle School in the home ec room. The School is located on Richmond Road behind the library. You can register by calling 216 292 1970.

All classes listed in Selrec schedule can also be registered through Beachwood Rec.

Fall 2014

Sept. 17: Apples and Pears: While available throughout the year these tasty fruits are certainly at there best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use. Plenty to sample in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00

Oct. 15: Cooking with Bacon: There is almost no finer smell than that of bacon cooking. In this class you’ll learn how to add the flavor and crunch of bacon to all sorts of dishes. Recipes include Bacon Cornbread, Bacon Yorkshire Pudding, Bacon Buttermilk Waffles and many more. Bacon- it’s not just for Breakfast anymore. Plenty to taste in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $10.00

Oct. 22: Vegetarian Cooking: Watching your cholesterol? Looking for an alternative to meat and potatoes? In this class you will learn the basics of eating meatless meals including ‘protein pairing’ and how to make food the family will enjoy, too. Whether you are already a vegetarian or just want a change of pace this class will give you a lot of information and plenty of good food. There will recipes to take home and samples to taste in class. Food Fee $8.00.

Nov. 5: Bread Baking: Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked bread. In this class you’ll learn how to bake a perfect loaf of bread every time. There will be a demonstration of braiding bread and shaping dinner rolls. You’ll also see a loaf of yeast bread that can be made in one hour! Plenty to taste in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Nov. 19: Hors d’oeuvres: Good appetizers can set the mood for the whole evening. They can be fast and easy or quite complex. In this class they will be generally easy to make. Recipes include Crab Mousse, Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto, Rueben Dip and more. You’ll also get party planning tips and plenty of samples to taste in class. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 3: Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: What could be friendlier than a plate of fresh baked cookies? In class you’ll get hands-on experience making both traditional and innovative cookies including Holiday Fans, Ginger Cookies, Snow People and many more. Bring an apron and baking sheet and be prepared to have a sweet time. There will be cookies to take home and recipes, too. Food Fee $9.00

Dec. 10: Holiday Baking: Create that home for the holiday feeling by learning how to bake some traditional favorites. You’ll also learn how to bake some less-traditional foods, too. There will be several treats to sample in class including tree-shaped sweet rolls and cheese puffs. Use of these goodies as gifts will also be discussed. Many recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

 

 

http://thecharmedkitchen.com/classes/

 

Pretty Pitty Bazaar

This is Audrey. She was a rescue that friends in Virginia adopted several years ago. She is a sweetie and sometimes visits when she is in Cleveland. I will be vending my goodies this weekend in an event to help raise money for “The Love of Pits”. The event is Saturday , November 10, from 4-9 pm. There is a $10 donation at the door that will get you a glass of wine and appetizers. It is being held at 24510 Cornerstone in Westlake, Ohio.

There will be other vendors beside me and a portion of our sales will be donated. This really is a win win. A chance to get some early holiday shopping out of the way and a chance to help a good cause.

I will have my cookbooks, herb packets, beer bread mixes, bean soup mixes, jellies and relishes for sale. There will also be baked goods for sale. If you have questions you can contact me at judi_strauss@att.net. You can also contact me if you are coming and want a specific baked good. Hope to see you there. Woof woof.

Crooked River Herb Farm

I will be spending some quality time in Wadsworth tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

YOU’RE INVITED TO MEET THE AUTHORS AT CROOKED RIVER HERB FARM.

Meet cookbook authors, Lisa Abraham and Judi Strauss at the store

this Saturday, October 20th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lisa Abraham, food writer and columnist for the Beacon Journal, will have her book,
FAMOUS CHEFS AND FABULOUS RECIPES available for purchase and signature.
Judi Strauss, herb gourmet and cooking instructor will have her book,
THE CHARMED KITCHEN, and her mini cookbooks.
This is a great time of year to ask the experts for some Holiday cooking and baking tips!
Hope to see you here!
Your friend,
Kathleen

 

Crooked River Herb Farm

1719 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281
330-604-0932
Autumn Hours:
Wed to Sunday 11:00 – 5:00pm

 

Blue Pike Farm Market

Blueberry Jam

Tomorrow, June 21,  marks the first day of the Blue Pike Farm Market season. There will be fresh produce and baked goods. I’ll be there selling herbs blends and an assortment of jams and jellies including fresh blueberry jam. I’ll also have Vidalia Onion Relish. The market runs from 4-7 pm and is on E.72 street- just 1/4 mile south of the Shoreway. If you have never been to an urban farm stop by and say ” hello”.  Since I am also doing camp in Mentor I may be there a little after 4. Hope to see you there. 🙂

Ramps and Free Cookies!!!

Just a reminder that I will be at the Blue Pike Farm Open House tomorrow, May 5, from 10-2. If you stop by just ask me and I’ll give you a free cookie. I will have mint chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin.

There will be free samples of other foods as well.

It is a chance to see a real urban farm. I’ll have ramps, pomegranate jelly, wine jelly,  apple pie filling, herbs and an assortment of baked goods. I also have vegetable based goodies including pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, chocolate beet cake and carrot cake. Chef Deb Jones will be there, too. She’ll have chili and cornbread and more.  We’ll have eggs, honey, salsa verde and vegetable plants for sale. As a special treat we will also have fresh nettles for sale. Mint, too.

Blue Pike Farm is located on E 72 Street- about 1/2 mile south of the Shoreway.

Blue Pike Farm Open House and Free Cookies!!

Pumpkin Bread

Mark your calendars folks. The Blue Pike Farm open house is this Saturday ( May 5) from 10-2. It will be a chance for you to see a real urban farm up close and personal. I will be there selling my books, herb seasonings. I’ll also have ramps for sale and pea sprouts. I’ll have a fresh batch of Pomegranate jelly, wine jelly, apple pie filling and an assortment of baked goods. I will also have fresh baked cookies- if you ask- you can have a free one!!!!

There will also be other baked goods from Chef Deb Jones- her stuff is great, Blue Pike Farm limited edition Salsa Verde and organically grown vegetable plants for sale.

So come down on Saturday and say hello. There will be food for sampling. Meet Carl and see all the chickens. You can also learn about the benefits of joining Blue Pike Farm’s CSA program.  Blue Pike Farm is located about 1/2 mile south of the Shoreway on E.72 street in Cleveland.

Akron Farm Market

I will be at the Farm Market at Lock 3 in Akron this weekend. This will be the last show I am doing this season so please come by and say hello. There will be all my usual offerings like herb blends, cookbooks, beer bread mix, bean soup mix, herb vinegars and more. There will also be baked goods, local produce, maple syrup and honey. It is one of my favorite shows and I hope you can make it. There is ice skating and a village of German craftspeople making ornaments and more.  For more details and directions check out the link below.

http://lock3live.com/winterMarket.aspx

Craft Fairs

I will be at the Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice annual Craft show at Pilgrim Church in Tremont tomorrow. The church is located on W. 14th street at Starkweather. It runs from 10-4 and is well worth the trip. Local artists and craft people will be there. I will be selling my herb blends, books, soup and bread mixes, wine jelly and cranberry/rosemary vinegar. Hope to see you there.

I will also be at the Wildwood Craft Show in Mentor on Sunday. That show runs from 10-4 as well. Wildwood is on Little Mountain Road- between Rt. 84 and Rt. 20- East of R. 615.

Beary Merry Christmas Show

The 26th annual Beary Merry Christmas Show will be held at the Normandy Party Center in Wickliffe on Wed. November 30 and Thur. December 1, 2011.  I will be there both days selling my herb and spice blends, cookbooks, beer bread mixes, bean soup mixes, jellies and more. I will also be joined by Carl from Blue Pike Farm with his locally produced honey.  This is one of the best shows around with a wide assortment of local artisans and crafters. There is a $3 admission which includes chances for hourly door prizes Hours are from 11am-9 pm both days. The Normandy Party Center is at 30310 Palisades Parkway ( E.303 and Euclid Avenue. ) Stop in and say hello.

Fragrant Floral Vinegar

Thanks again to all of you who came to the Fabulous Food Show. It was a lot of fun.  As promised the Fragrant Floral Vinegar I had for sampling is now available. It is an infusion of chive blossoms, purple basil blossoms, lilac, lavender and roses. You can get it at:

Chef’s Ingredient Outlet

4145 Mayfield Rd. South Euclid, OH 216 381 9916

New Release: