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CULINARY CORNER

 

AUTHENTIC INDIAN COOKING                                      FEE: $125
Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (5 sess. beg. Sept. 17)                     Virtual

Offered  in   cooperation   with   Ramsey   Community   School.   Register throughM.P.C.E

Subba will teach you authentic Indian cooking that is made easy and is diet friendly. Her passion is to bring simplified Indian recipes to her students that help them reap the benefits of cooking at home, without spending a small fortune eating out. Come and explore the flavors and taste of many spices, veggies, rice and grains with her to get the best out of simple cooking.  In this 5 night session you'll discover how to prepare delicious recipes. Recipes include Session 1: Squash with mustard dressing, wheat rotis and ghee rice. Session 2:  Eggplant in peanut gravy, mixed vegetable fried rice and puffed bread with whole wheat flour. Session 3: One pot meal with legumes and vegetables, cucumber raita. Session 4: Potato and Green peppers saute, cumin rice and potato stuffed bread. Session 5: Pepper chicken, rice and bread pudding.  In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.  Instructor:  SUBBA MARELLAPUDF

 

HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS                                                                  FEE: $30
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (1 sess. Sept. 22)                                                     Virtual

Offered  in   cooperation   with   Ramsey   Community   School.   Register through M.P.C.E.

Join Christine Okezie, Natural Foods Chef and Holistic Nutrition Coach for this fun virtual cooking class. She'll be sharing her favorite healthy breakfast ideas to jumpstart your morning. You’ll find ones that are perfect for making ahead and taking on the go, ones that are quick & easy to whip up in the morning and even a few for days when you have a bit more time to linger over breakfast. Menu ingredients are gluten and dairy free. Recipes include: Overnight Coconut Turmeric Chia Oats, Veggie Frittata Muffins, Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl, Shashuka with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach, and Vegan Grain Free Plantain Waffles/Pancakes.  In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.  Instructor:  CHRISTINE OKEZIE


The following Culinary courses are offered by Kaitlin Higgins

All Classes Will Be Held Virtually

 

KNIFE SKILLS                                                                               FEE: $25
Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. (1 sess. Sept. 22)         

Knife skills are the foundation of being comfortable in the kitchen. Even the most seasoned home cooks can learn a thing or two when it comes to knife skills. In this class chef Kaitlin will demonstrate knife cuts on various vegetables, discuss kitchen safety, and review which knives you'll want to have in your kitchen and how to maintain them. Join and us and boost your confidence in the kitchen.

Virtual: You can slice and dice along with the chef at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.

 

DATE NIGHT IN GREECE                                                     FEE: $50  (per couple)
Tuesday,7:00-9:00 p.m. (1 sess. Sept. 29)

Come together with that special someone and learn to cook a romantic Mediterranean meal in our date night Greece class. Chef Kaitlin will demonstrate how to prepare souvlaki chicken, cucumber and dill tzatziki, rosemary flat bread and traditional Greek salad. Simple techniques and great flavor make this a meal your special someone is sure to love.

Virtual: In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class


FRESH PASTA                                                                              FEE: $30
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p .m. (1 sess. Oct. 13) 

Join us in the kitchen as Chef Kaitlin demonstrates how to make fresh pasta from scratch. Exploring traditional Italian technique the chef will walk you through the steps for making perfect dough every time. Learn the process of rolling out the dough, cutting, hand forming and properly cooking pasta. Plus she will share secrets for pairing pasta with homemade sauces.

Virtual: In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.

 

SPANISH PAELLA                                                                     FEE: $30
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 27)

Join us as Chef Kaitlin demonstrates how to make traditional Spanish paella. Paella celebrates the flavors of Spain; chorizo sausage, smoky pimenton, fresh seafood and rice. A delicious meal to feed a crowd or include in a tapas menu.

Virtual: In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.

 

TURKEY 101                                                                FEE: $25
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (1 sess. Nov. 10)

Let’s talk turkey! Chef Kaitlin will cover all the tips you need to make a perfect turkey this year. To brine or not to brine?! We will cover turkey topics from cleaning, brining, basting, stuffing, carving to recovery tips. This year you’re going to get it right!

Virtual: In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.

 

HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES                                                      FEE: $30
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (1 sess. Dec. 8) )

Need a fresh idea for holiday side dishes? Or is it time to switch things up and impress your family and friends? Well we are sure to create a new must have side to your holiday table! Join us as Chef Kaitlin demonstrates a new take on holiday stuffing, a re-invented green bean casserole and a sweet potato and swiss chard gratin. She will also share some holiday entertaining tips!

Virtual: In our virtual class you can cook along with me at home or you can watch and take notes. Ingredient list will be provided prior to class.

 

YEAR ROUND GARDENING                                              FEE: $55
Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.      (1 sess. Sept. 23)                            Virtual

Why settle for frozen or canned vegetables or dried herbs when you can grow your own fresh produce practically year-round here in New Jersey? It’s easier than you might think.  We’ll discuss techniques to get you started from the simplest window sill garden to hot house gardening and everything in between. Knowing which varieties to plant and when can make all the difference. These time-tested and proven techniques will have you amazing your friends and neighbors as you harvest vegetables just when they are beginning to plant them! We always have a great Q & A session at the end of the class and our gardeners share their success stories as well as questions. Join us for a fun-filled evening!  Materials will be mailed to all students prior to class.  Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR

 

INTRODUCTION TO SQUARE FOOT GARDENING          FEE: $55
Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.(1 sess. Sept. 30)                                  Virtual

If you want to have the prettiest flowers and eat the freshest, tastiest, and most healthy produce ever, but hate to weed and don’t have much time to spend in the garden each day, then you’re in luck. A SF Garden is: 50% of the cost, 20% of the space, 10% of the water, 5% of the seeds, 2% of the work and 100% as much harvest as a traditional back yard row garden. It makes gardening success easy. No weeding. No digging. No tilling. No kidding! Is your backyard soil as hard as a brick? No problem! You won’t be using it in your raised beds, and as a bonus the soil is totally organic! Join us for a light and fun-filled evening of useful gardening information, class participation and a question and answer session. You will be amazed to learn what you can grow all year long by using some of our simple tricks. Materials will be mailed to all students prior to class.  Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR


INTERPLANTING AND SUCCESSION PLANTING          FEE: $55
Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.(1 sess. Oct. 7)                                     Virtual

Plant basil or carrots by your tomatoes for a better harvest and better tasting tomatoes, but don’t plant anything in the onion family near your peas or you will stunt their growth! Sounds crazy but it’s true. Gardeners and farmers have known this for hundreds of years. The proper layout of your garden patch will greatly enhance its productivity and taste. Knowing what to plant next after harvesting one type of vegetable in your garden is just as crucial. Each plant variety has different requirements. This course will teach you how to successfully do both for a productive and disease and pest resistant garden. Materials will be mailed to students prior to class.  Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR


SPROUTS, MICROGREENS & BABY GREENS                FEE: $75
Wednesday 7-9:30 pm (1 sess. Oct. 14)                                Virtual

Together we’ll explore the differences between sprouts, microgreens and baby greens and how to grow all of them year-round in your home. Sprouts have very important health properties due to their high levels of nutrients and enzymes, which give our body valuable energy to detox and strengthen our immune system. Broccoli sprouts contain 20 to 50 times more nutrients than mature broccoli and have sulfora- phane, a powerful anti-cancer compound that helps fight and reduce the risk of developing cancer.  We will also discuss the benefits of growing and juicing wheat grass which is another powerhouse for good health. Join us for a fun-filled evening of tips for living a healthier life.  Each student will receive a tray of organic broccoli sprouts to take home.  Trays will be available for pick up at Midland Park High School prior to this class.   Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR

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