You always think fresh and plan for the season when you visit the market.
Then, you think about the additional ingredients you’ll need for dinner and the steps required to prepare.
Then, you think, nope too much hassle, I’m going to grab take-out. WAIT, don’t think of cooking as just another chore, it is not a daunting task.
If you just need a little nudge, some guidance or reassurance to try a new recipe or learn a new skill, you can do it in your community, in an intimate setting, with a professional chef instructor, at an affordable rate. Check out the culinary classes coming up at 21 Acres:
• Veggie Chop– Knife Skills
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.
Make soup, salad and stir-fry while honing knife skills to slice and dice your way through a range of farm fresh local produce. Learn how to mince, dice and cut vegetables into cubes, batons, julienne and chiffonade.
• Spring Brunch
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.
A leisurely brunch with this make-ahead menu inspired by the bounty of the farmers’ market. Tips will be provided for what can be prepared in advance and suggestions for recipe variations.
Menu: salmon and asparagus pilaf, frittata with spinach, new potatoes and leeks, fresh green salad with herbs and honey-glazed hazelnuts, rhubarb coffee cake.
• Make Your Own Ricotta, Mozzarella and Butter
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Turn milk from local cows into delicious fresh cheeses and butter.
While cheeses are setting, learn how to make light-as-a-feather ricotta gnocchi with your home-made ricotta.
Classes are hands-on and the small class sizes allow direct interaction with the chef instructors.
The majority of ingredients for the featured menus are certified organic or pesticide-free and are sourced through the 21 Acres Market and additional local farm connections.
Register early, seating is limited.
Membership discounts apply. New classes are continuously being scheduled, visit 21acres.org/school for additions to the School Catalog.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is a comprehensive campus with a farm, school, commercial kitchen, market and green-built facility at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072.
All the programming and services offered through 21 Acres focus on the areas of Growing, Eating and Living. Click or call for more information; 21acres.org, (425) 481-1500.