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New Skills to be had with Co-op Cooking Classes

Amanda with her awesome coffee roasterHot, active days call for refreshing meals in the evening, and BriarPatch is serving up a variety of cooking class options this July.

No oven’s required for Kayla Wexelberg’s “The World of Raw Cuisine” on July 10. The class will prepare four different sauces, explore dehydrating flax crackers, kale chips, and rye bread sticks, and make nori rolls and sprouted grain bowls. Dessert is “Bliss Balls” and raw chocolate mousse. Plus, The Wooden Spoon kitchen store has partnered with the Patch and will offer a giveaway of a spiral slicer to one lucky attendee.

Doug Schma will be taking the class on a culinary trip to New Orleans on July 15. Its unique dishes will be explored, slow-cooked and spicy. The evening’s menu will reflect the variety of New Orleans ingredients including Shrimp and Crawfish Cakes with Remoulade Sauce, an entree of Baked White Fish in Parchment, Butter Lettuce with Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Croutons, and the Classic New Orleans dessert, Bananas Foster. Plus, The Wooden Spoon will give each attendee a roux whisk.

Trudy Collings, an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, yoga teacher, and passionate cook will teach her first Co-op lass on July 17. She will discuss the ancient healing secrets of Ayurvedic cooking and will help to balance the pitta dosha of summer with Detoxifying Kitchari, Cooling Slaw, and fresh zucchini paired with a digestive tea made with pitta-appropriate herbs. Plus, Trudy will teach the class how to make Homemade Ghee.

Amanda from Fable Coffee will teach how to brew amazing coffee at home on July 20. She’ll teach how to use Hario V60 cones for pour-over, a Chemex Pot, Aeropress, and a French Press. Plus, she will discuss sourcing freshly roasted coffee, single-origin bean processing methods, and why these are important to making the best cup of coffee at home.

Many more classes and descriptions are listed at http://www.briarpatch.coop. Classes are held at the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School, located at 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. The Patch is also offering a summer special – two people for only $25 each. For more information or to pre-register, call BriarPatch at 272-5333×134, email classes@briarpatch.coop, or sign-up and pay for the class online.

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Summer Classes and an Open House

Don't miss the Open House on Saturday, June 7, from 1-3pm!

Don’t miss the Open House on Saturday, June 7, from 1-3pm at 648 Zion Street in Nevada City!

With summer vacation on the horizon, it’s time to let a little fun back into your life.
School may be out, but Co-op Cooking Classes are in session! And there are so many enjoyable options to choose from.

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the best gifts are always the ones hand-crafted by the kids. “Raw Pies for Pops” will teach the kiddos how to craft a special treat or two for dad on Saturday, June 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Hotter temperatures cause people to crave lighter fare, and the Cooking School is offering plenty of options to satisfy your hunger without weighing you down. Kim Jones will have a “Summer Paella Party” on Friday, June 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Lucinda DeFranco will take the class on an “International Vegan Voyage” on June 16, and Anna Werderitsch will “Quench!” your thirst on June 25 with a class on fizzy, probiotic sodas.

On Saturday, June 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School is having an Open House. It will give people interested in classes the opportunity to meet some of the teachers, sample foods that will be prepared in the summer classes, and so much more.

Plus, the Patch has partnered with The Wooden Spoon for many of its summer courses. Some classes now come with free cooking tools provided as a gift or available as a giveaway from The Wooden Spoon. Look for the PLUS in the class descriptions.

With three classes each week, it’s impossible to cover them all. Look for the full descriptions, as well as specific dates and times, on BriarPatch’s website, http://www.briarpatch.coop/community/cooking-classes/.

Classes are held at the BriarPatch Co-op Community 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. The Patch is also offering a summer special – sign up yourself and a friend and only pay $25 each. For more information or to pre-register, call BriarPatch at 272-5333×134, email classes@briarpatch.coop, or sign-up and pay for the class online.

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