Cooking Classes

 

2017  Schedule

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


 

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 evening Mentor classes are on Tuesdays.

 Winter/ Spring

 

Jan. 17: 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

Jan. 24: Focaccia, Bruschetta & Bread Sticks: Italian Breads: Tell your family you’re serving Focaccia Bread or Bruschetta or and they may look at you funny.  But watch their faces change once they take their first bite!  Learn how to prepare Focaccia, a dimpled, Italian flat bread that is a “cousin” to pizza, Bruschetta, a classic Italian appetizer, and Bread Sticks that will compliment any Italian meal. Recipes include Herbed Focaccia and Fennel Breadsticks. There will plenty to taste in class and recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00.

Jan. 31: 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

Feb. 7: Very Veggie Soup: Although most soups are meat based, they don’t have to be. This class will show you how to make rich and hearty soups that are also meat free. You will learn how to make a concentrated vegetable soup base and have plenty of soup to taste in class. Lots of recipes, too. Food Fee $8.00

Feb. 21: Winter Salads: When the weather is cold outside the idea of a salad might not be the first idea that pops into your mind. Winter salads can be a way to beat those wintertime blues. Full of greens, citrus and some unexpected ingredients, these salads are a great first course. Some are a meal in themselves. You’ll get a chance to sample several salads in class and there are plenty of recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Mar. 7: Pies, Tarts, Quiches and Other Flaky Treats: Learn how to make a perfect pie, quiche and tart every time. You will get recipes for several types of crusts including sweet, savory, low fat, no-bake and even a yeast raised crust.  Learn how to pair up the right crusts with fillings. There will be recipes for fruit and cream pies, quiches and hints from a baker’s daughter. Food Fee $9.00

Mar. 14: Eat Better for Less: In today’s economic environment every penny counts. Food prices are making it harder to feed your family on a budget. This class will focus on strategies for eating good food and saving money, too. Seasonal shopping, food storage, preservation and where to shop are among the topics. There will recipes to sample in class and many recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00

Mar. 21: Gourmet Vegetarian: Cooking without meat does not mean your food has to be tasteless or boring. In fact you can create terrific gourmet meals and your guests will never miss the meat. In class you will learn how to make nutritious foods elegant, too. There will be plenty of foods to try in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00.

Mar. 28: Tea Time: Serving tea in an English tradition that is gaining popularity here. Learn how to make proper tea and how to make all the tasty treats that are part of a proper tea party.  From scones to lemon cake and cucumber sandwiches to crumpets you will get a chance to taste several tea party foods and you will receive plenty of recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00

Apr. 4: Easter Baking: Baking is very much a part of our holiday traditions. Some breads are associated with springtime and Easter. In class you’ll taste breads and other baked treats from different cultures. You’ll get recipes from hot cross buns and Easter bunny rolls to Bird’s Nest Biscotti plus you’ll have the chance to do some hands on work. You’ll also get tips on how to bake better bread. Food Fee $8.00

Apr. 11: Pasta: This dinner time staple is more popular than ever. In class you’ll learn how to make fabulous pasta from scratch. Among the pastas we’ll try are carrot, broccoli, and sesame. whole wheat, sour cream  and many more. There will be some hands-on pasta rolling and some recipes for using store bought pasta, too. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00

Apr. 18: Cooking With Honey:  Did you know that honey is the only food source that contains everything you need to live? It contains anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals that we need, even water! It also never goes bad. Honey can be used for so much more than just sweetening your tea. Learn how to use honey in savory dishes, baking, beverages and more. Food fee $9.00

Apr. 25: 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.

May 2: 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

May 9: 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

May 16: Coffeehouse Treats: We all love to eat them and we all pay outrageous prices for them. Why not learn how to make some of these tasty treats at home? From bear claws to biscotti, coffeecakes and much more you will earn how to make them all. You will get plenty of recipes and a lot of samples in class. Food Fee $9.00

May 23: Picnic: The classic summertime feast will be planned and enjoyed in this class. From a family reunion to an intimate meal for two you will learn how to have perfect picnics every time. From classic dishes to fun new ideas you will get plenty of samples to take in class and recipes to take home. There will also be information on food safety. Food Fee: $8.00.

 

 

 

New classes offered through Western Reserve School of Cooking at 2800 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland

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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.

Winter/Spring 2017

Jan. 16: 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

Jan. 30: Cooking with Grains: Rich sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals, grains have sustained the world for years. In class we’ll explore the array of grains out there and how to make them a part of our diets. From rice to millet, quinoa to teff, you will get a chance to taste many dishes using these important foods. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Feb. 6: Very Veggie Soup: Although most soups are meat based, they don’t have to be. This class will show you how to make rich and hearty soups that are also meat free. You will learn how to make a concentrated vegetable soup base and have plenty of soup to taste in class. Lots of recipes, too. Food Fee $8.00

Feb. 20: Winter Salads: When the weather is cold outside the idea of a salad might not be the first idea that pops into your mind. Winter salads can be a way to beat those wintertime blues. Full of greens, citrus and some unexpected ingredients, these salads are a great first course. Some are a meal in themselves. You’ll get a chance to sample several salads in class and there are plenty of recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

Feb. 27: Cooking With Honey:  Did you know that honey is the only food source that contains everything you need to live? It contains anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals that we need, even water! It also never goes bad. Honey can be used for so much more than just sweetening your tea. Learn how to use honey in savory dishes, baking, beverages and more. Food fee $9.00

Mar. 13: Eat Better for Less: In today’s economic environment every penny counts. Food prices are making it harder to feed your family on a budget. This class will focus on strategies for eating good food and saving money, too. Seasonal shopping, food storage, preservation and where to shop are among the topics. There will recipes to sample in class and many recipes for home. Food Fee $8.00

Mar. 27: Lunch in a Jar: This current trend is popular for a reason. What a great way to prepare and carry our lunches. The idea is to layer ingredients in a Mason jar so that you can prep a week’s worth of lunches and take one with you to work each day. In class we’ll talk about what ingredients work- and which to avoid. There will be a lot of combination choices- and each participant will make their own lunch to take home with them- jar included!! Food Fee: $9.00

Apr. 3: Cabbage Patch: Members of the cabbage family include broccoli, kale, cauliflower and more. These are some of the most nutritious veggies around. That doesn’t mean you can always get your family to eat them. In class you’ll get recipes for soups, salads, sides and mains loaded with flavor- and plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, too. Recipes to take home and plenty of food samples in class. Food Fee: $8.00

Apr. 10: Pasta: This dinner time staple is more popular than ever. In class you’ll learn how to make fabulous pasta from scratch. Among the pastas we’ll try are carrot, broccoli, and sesame. whole wheat, sour cream  and many more. There will be some hands-on pasta rolling and some recipes for using store bought pasta, too. There will also be recipes to take home. Food Fee $8.00

Apr. 24: 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.

 

 

 

 

Mayfield Village Classes – Daytime!!!

 Classes are held on various Thursdays from 13 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, 6622Wilson Mills Road. Deadline to Register: The Monday before the class. Four easy ways to register. 1-4402332. Call Mayfield Village Senior Services with your registration and MasterCard, Visa, or DiscoverCard payment.

Fax: 4409190207. Fax your registration and MasterCard, Visa, or DiscoverCard payment to the Senior Services Office.
In Person: Register in person from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. MondayFriday at the Senior Services
Office, 6621 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village. (Entrance to the Department is inside the
Community Room.)
Mail: Mail registration form with your check payable to Mayfield V illage to MV Senior Services, 6622Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio, 44143.

Winter 2017

Jan. 19: Scones and Muffins: The smell of fresh baked scones or muffins is a great way to start any day. In class you’ll learn how to make scones, muffins, quick breads and biscuits. From choosing the right flour to mixing the right way you’ll learn how to make fast and easy home-baked treats. Lots of food to taste in class and recipes for home. Food fee $8.00

 

Feb. 2: For Chocolate Lover’s Only: For many people consuming chocolate is one of life’s great joys. Cooking with chocolate can be enjoyable, too. From the basics of handling and working with chocolate to baked treats this class will give you plenty of ways to indulge. You will get a chance to taste plenty of chocolate treats and will have recipes to take home. Food Fee: $9.00

Feb. 16: Pasta Sauces: If your family is like most American families you are probably eating more pasta than ever. There are also more types of pasta to choose from every day. Still, the most common pasta topping is still tomato sauce. In class you’ll get plenty of new recipes and ideas to make your pasta special every night. Recipes include Indonesian Peanut Sauce, Almost Alfredo (a reduced fat dish), Carrot sauce and more. There are plenty of samples in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee. $8.00

Mar. 2: 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

Mar. 9:Easter Baking: Baking is very much a part of our holiday traditions. Some breads are associated with springtime and Easter. In class you’ll taste breads and other baked treats from different cultures. You’ll get recipes from hot cross buns and Easter bunny rolls to Bird’s Nest Biscotti plus you’ll have the chance to do some hands on work. You’ll also get tips on how to bake better bread. Food Fee $8.00

Mar. 23: Sunday Brunch: Whether it’s for a few friends or the whole neighborhood, brunches can be a fun way to entertain. Brunch enchiladas, easy Danish and stuffed French toast are just a few of the recipes you will receive in class. You will get plenty to try in class and recipes to take home. Food Fee $9.00.

 

Concord

Students may enroll in classes directly at the Concord Community Center, at 7671 Auburn Road, Concord Township OH 44077.  They can call to inquire about classes at 440-639-4650.  You can register online- just go to Concordtownship.com. Look under classes in rec. department. They can register in person or send in registration to the above address.  A registration form is available on our website at concordtwp.com, under Current Happenings/Township Newsletter.  Or, in place of a registration form, they can just write a note stating their name, address, phone, the class they are enrolling in, dates, times and payment – and send it in with their check.

 Classes will be scheduled soon.

 

 

 

University of Mount Union

Feb. 26: Cooking With Honey:  Did you know that honey is the only food source that contains everything you need to live? It contains anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals that we need, even water! It also never goes bad. Honey can be used for so much more than just sweetening your tea. Learn how to use honey in savory dishes, baking, beverages and more. Food fee $9.00

 

 Note: The time for this class is from 2-4 pm.

Registration information

The John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center
of the University of Mount Union
Mailing address – 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH  44601
Location address – 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva, OH  44657
330-823-7487

twaddlb@mountunion.edu
For more information about our facility visit www.mountunion.edu/nature-center
Find us on Facebook @ HustonBrumbaughNatureCenter

 

 

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