Are you looking for something fun for your teenager to do this summer? In addition to hanging with their friends, encourage them to learn some new life skills and register them for a cooking class at 21 Acres. Get them ready to help lend a hand in the kitchen on those busy weekday evenings once school starts again in fall. The “Cultivating Cooks” series of classes are offered on five Tuesday evenings in the 21 Acres Kitchen throughout the months of June, July and August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and are geared for teens ages 12 through 19.
In Cultivating Cooks: 101 students will learn the basics of cooking seasonally. In the five-class course, hands-on kitchen and cooking skills will be taught. Participants will prepare, cook and enjoy their creations at the end of each class. The emphasis will be on seasonal, organic, local and sustainable food. Dates are June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 and August 12. Classes are: 1. Basic knife skills; 2. Breakfast of champions; 3. Baking, frying, boiling, sautéing, blanching; 4. Food groups: fruit and vegetables, dairy, meats/proteins. 5. Iron Chef Competition, the final class in the course. Fee for the series is $89 per person or $79 for 21 Acres’ members.
Cultivating Cooks: 201 is intended for students who have completed a previous introduction to cooking course or are building on their knowledge and cooking skills. Foods and flavor from around the world will be featured. Dates are June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19. Classes are: 1. Kitchen safety, including knife skills; 2. Mexican spices and foods; 3. Introduction to Mediterranean spices; 4. Introduction to charcuterie-making sausage; 5. Student prepared dinner, the final class in the course. Fee for the series is $125 per person or $115 for 21 Acres’ member. Parents are invited to attend the student prepared dinner in Class 5. Fee per parent is $15.
Have you been hearing all the buzz about cleansing? Do you think a cleanse means only a liquid diet? Can a cleanse really remove toxins from your body? Can it help you lose weight? If this time of year has you starting to think about bathing suit weather on the horizon, and you’re asking yourself about whether a cleanse makes sense for you, there’s a new class at 21 Acres to give you a jump start on healthy eating for the summer. “Cleansing with Nature’s Most Remarkable Tool: Food” is offered Thursday, June 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fee is $49 per person or $39 with 21 Acres’ membership.
21 Acres is located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more information and to register for classes, visit 21acres.org/school or call 425-481-1500.