It’s time to celebrate a seasonal favorite and harbinger of plenty — the strawberry. If you’re looking for new ways to prepare and devour this versatile berry, join chef Emily Moore in a hands-on cooking class. “Strawberries in Season” will be held Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 21 Acres near Woodinville.
Bring your empty pint jars and fill them with luscious, fresh strawberry jams created from syrups infused with herb and flower essences. While the jams simmer, you’ll make flaky buttermilk scone biscuits for strawberry shortcakes to be savored with fresh whipped cream from Cherry Valley Dairy and sweet quark from Toucan Tango cheeses. You’ll also learn to dry local strawberries for delicious winter treats.
Chef Emily Moore, 21 Acres culinary director and former chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle, is recognized for her flavorful creations and has received top reviews from local and regional food critics for her innovative, local cuisine.
Chef Moore will also be presenting two new classes this summer utilizing the outdoor wood-fired brick oven located on the 21 Acres Farm. “Smoking Farm Raised Meats in the Wood Fired Oven” is scheduled on two Saturdays, June 29 and August 24. Students will learn to cook from the “ground up” with veggies from the farm, farm-raised meats and creative marinades, and of course, pizza dough made with local ingredients. Additional details at 21acres.org/school.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is a comprehensive campus with a farm, school, commercial kitchen, market and green-built facility located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072.