May Cooking Classes

kiyokoMay is a celebration of global fare with BriarPatch Co-op’s cooking classes held at In the Kitchen cooking school.

Kiyoko Wilcox, BriarPatch’s Accounting Manager and a native of Japan, will teach you how to create a beautiful spring-themed Japanese “bento,” a seasonal boxed meal, on May 9. This traditional bento features rice cooked with vegetables, a slice of broiled miso-flavored fish, a Japanese-style rolled omelet, several kinds of vegetable side dishes, and more. It is going to be a perfect sampler of Wilcox’s quick cooking.

The intrepid traveler won’t want to miss May 16’s Raw Snacks class taught by Eva Tobie and Atma Campbell. This class will teach so that even the novice raw foodie fan can confidently fill-up a dehydrator to create high energy raw snacks in a simple way. With a focus on healthy, go-to, and sustaining, nutrient-packed trail snacks, Tobie and Campbell will demo goodies such as kale chip varieties, super food hiking bars, crackers, and much more. All ingredients are organic, plant-powered, gluten and soy free, and raw.

On May 23, Kayla Wexelberg will be teaching Indian Curry and Cuisine. Come enjoy learning the history and health benefits of Indian spices with a hands-on cooking class making Indian curry, flat bread, and yogurt. Discover the rich significance in each bite and why Indians hold true to their cooking traditions. Leave with a full belly and recipes to take home. Wexelberg has studied food culture in India and enjoys sharing what she has learned.

The month ends on a delicious and nutritious note with Lucinda Tyrrell’s class, Think Global, Act Local: International Vegan Dishes. Spring into the new season with a lighter diet on May 30. Dishes include a Spicy Thai Vegetable Wrap, Southwestern-style Tempeh Tacos, and Cinnamon-scented Chickpea and Lentil Tagine with a Lemony Quinoa Tabbouleh.

More classes and descriptions are listed on BriarPatch’s website. All Co-op classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at In the Kitchen cooking school, 648 Zion Street in Nevada City. The fee for most classes (which includes a share of what’s being cooked) is just $30 for BriarPatch owners, and $35 for the general public. For more information or to pre-register, call Mellisa at (530) 272-5333×129 or email


The Vine is Getting Fancy

Margaret with cool, new appsYou see that awesome lady right there? Her name is Margaret, and along with laying out The Vine newsletter every other month, she’s a techie superhero.

Margaret recently became an official Apple Developer, and one of her first projects was getting The Vine available on iPad®. It looks stunning — bright colors, interactive pages, the iPad® version is just outstanding!

Readers can subscribe to The Vine through iTunes®. Each issue will automatically appear in their Newsstands. One of the coolest parts — The Vine is currently one of only 5000 magazines on the iPad® in this way.

Now you can take the Co-op wherever you go, as a Kindle app will also be available within the next few days is now available.

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