Home and Garden

HOME AND GARDEN

CULINARY CORNER

 

All classes offered by Kim Hendrikson,

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School

All classes held at Ramsey High School

 

HOLIDAY HORS D’OEUVRES-GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS   FEE: $50

Monday & Tuesday, 7-9:30 p.m.        (plus $30 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess.  Nov. 13 & 14)

Once Halloween is over don’t we all start thinking entertaining? And don’t we always need new ideas for holiday hors d’oeuvres? In these two nights we will be divided up into pairs and will prepare four different small savory bites to be shared and eaten at the end of the evening. If Mini Hasslelback Tomatoes and Shrimp or Grits, and Truffle Thyme Cheese Straws and Grilled Peas with Toasted Coconut interest you, we will create many more; join us. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, paring and chopping knife and a take home container.

 

POT PIES SIMPLIFIED        FEE: $60

Monday & Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.           (plus $25 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Oct. 9 & 10)  

Who doesn’t love a great, home-made pot pie? We settle for the frozen ones because we think the homemade one’s are too complicated, but they are actually simpler than you think and YOU can be in control of the ingredients you put into the one’s you love. First night we will discuss crust options. Kim will demo crust making and the different options including one using the trendy, healthy coconut oil crust. Everyone will prepare the crusts of their choice that evening. Night 2 will involve preparing a variety of different fillings for individual serving pot pies. Traditional chicken veggie filling plus a vegetarian option and others will be prepared that night. Plan on taking at least 4 individual pot pies home for eating or freezing. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, chopping knife, and container to take home dough for chilling the first night and a container to take 4 individual pot pies home the second night.

 

HEAVENLY DOUGHNUTS-FRIED & BAKED    FEE: $60

Monday & Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.           (plus $25 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Oct. 23 & 24)

Everyone has a favorite and an opinion where to buy them, but they are easy to make; Kim will show you how. Each night will begin with a demo, then the class will prepare four different doughnuts an evening to taste and share. We will not forget jelly doughnuts and ebelskiver (the Scandinavian doughnut!). Apple Cider Doughnuts, Lemon Mist Doughnuts, Maple Doughnuts, Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are just few we will be creating and EATING! A doughnut cutter will be provided for each person to take home. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, chopping knife, take home container.

 

BUTTERY CROISSANTS MADE EASY    FEE: $60

Monday & Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.           (plus $20 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Nov. 6 & 7)

We love them and at the same time think they are TOO hard to make. WRONG! The pastry has it’s own unique characteristics and Kim will show you how to make this buttery, classic pastry. A demo will start off the class and everyone will make their own batch of pastry; then night two will include shaping and baking the dough you made the night before. Bring coffee or tea to go with the tasting of your croissants. Conversation about freezing croissants baked or unbaked will be included. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, paring knife and container to take dough home on night one and then another container to take home your baked croissants.

 

BRITTLES, BARKS FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING         FEE: $30

Monday,  7-10 p.m. (1 sess. Dec. 4)   (plus $20 mat. fee due at reg.)

One quick evening to learn and prepare 5 different tasty, giftable treats to take home and give for the holidays. Advice on storing will be discussed and recipes will be simpler than you might expect! Coffee Toffee Chocolate Brittle, Buttery Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Kumquat & Cherry Bark are a few recipes we will prepare. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, chopping knife, and container to take home container.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SQUARE FOOT GARDENING           FEE: $45

Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.         (plus $10 cash mat. fee to instructor)

(1 sess. Sept. 27)         Midland Park H.S.

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. Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR

 

INTERPLANTING AND SUCCESSION PLANTING           FEE: $45

Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.         (plus $10 cash mat. fee to instructor)

(1 sess. Oct. 4) Midland Park H.S.

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. Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR

 

VERMICULTURE AND THE HOME GARDENER          FEE: $45

Wednesday 7-9:30 pm            (plus $35 cash mat. fee to instructor)

(1 sess.Oct. 11)           Midland Park H.S.

Vermiculture is the process of worm farming. When we use worms to create compost, we are vermicomposting. Experienced gardeners will tell you that worm excrement (castings) are the best natural fertilizer on the face of the earth. The lowly worm is the gardener’s best friend. They turn our kitchen scraps into “black gold.” When done properly, there are no odors, flies, or downsides. Worm castings have a woodsy, earthy, pleasant aroma. This course will enlighten you about worms and how to harness their power year-round to the benefit of your garden. Each participant will build a simple worm composting tub including worm bedding, natural additives and powdered food to take home along with detailed instructions for success.  Actual worms must be ordered on-line after the tub has been completed and allowed to sit for several days. Your garden will thank you with healthier vegetables and bigger blooms. It’s natural and all organic! Instructor: Donald J. Kanarr

 

SPROUTS, MICROGREENS & BABY GREENS  FEE: $45

Wednesday 7-9:30 pm            (plus $30 cash mat. fee to Instructor)

(1 sess. Oct. 18)          Midland Park H.S.

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 sulforaphane, a powerful anti-cancer compound that helps fight and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Every participant will plant a tray of organic broccoli sprouts to take home. 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. Instructor: Donald J. Kanarr

 

YEAR ROUND GARDENING         FEE: $45

Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.         (plus $10 cash mat. fee to instructor)

(1 sess. Oct. 25)          Midland Park H.S.    

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!

Instructor: DONALD J. KANARR

 

SEWING - BEGINNERS (Ages 14 & up)     FEE: $125

Monday, 6:30-9 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 25)  Midland Park H.S.

Students will learn the basics of sewing including seams, hems, zippers, buttonholes,pattern selection & layout. Each student is required to bring their own sewing machines with instruction manual in order to learn how to operate them more effectively. Please bring it the first night of class along with a 3 ring binder and a ½ yard of muslin fabric. Class limited to 14 students. Instructor: KAREN SKOGLUND

 

SEWING - ADVANCED (Ages 14 & up)                   FEE: $125

Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.         Midland Park H.S

(9 sess. beg. Sept. 27)(no class 11/22)

Advanced sewing techniques will be taught. Prerequisite for this class is sewing for beginners. STUDENTS MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE!  Students should bring their own sewing machines and a project to the first class. Class limited to14 students. 

Instructor: KAREN SKOGLUND

           

UPHOLSTERY – BEGINNER         FEE: $143 (SR CIT $136)

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 19)       ($30 mat. fee due at registration)

            Ramsey High School (Shop)

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

Here’s your opportunity to learn how to upholster and master the ‘tricks of the trade’. Work on your own piece (we suggest a small piece: small chair, ottoman). Professional work is expensive; save a lot of money by learning to do it yourself. You will receive a survey via your email. Please keep a current email address in your student profile. Material fee: $30 material fee payable at time of registration. Larger pieces (i.e. loveseat, armchair, etc.) will incur an extra material fee applied at class time. Park at Ramsey High School, 256 E. Main St. Parking Lot next to football field. Instructor: GREG GEORGI




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