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Canning Tomato Sauce

Canning Tomato Sauce

  I have to admit to the fact that I have never canned tomatoes or anything until I tried making some marinated zucchini this year. It turned out so-so. I figured if I was ever going to get serious about canning tomatoes or sauce, I’d better go and learn from some experts and educate myself … Continue reading

Olives, olives and more olives!

Olives, olives and more olives!

This is part I of an ongoing series about home curing fresh olives. Last month I told you all about a cool olive company called Penna- Great Olives and directed you to take a look at their products. I was also chosen to do my own home curing with a box of olives they sent … Continue reading

My future is bright!

At least to me it’s bright. Just a few short years ago I never dreamed I’d be where I am today. When I started this blog and my cooking journey, the only goals I had were to learn about the ways my ancestors cooked, more about my heritage and possibly improve my picture-taking skills when it … Continue reading

Prep School class photos pt.2

Prep School class photos pt.2

  I apologize for not getting these up sooner but I’ve been extra busy lately. I have pictures from week 3 but can’t seem to get them to upload because they were sent to me from a classmate. But on week 4 I did take pictures of our final class meal. It was very good … Continue reading

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

I’m taking a four-week series of cooking classes at a great place called Gatherings Kitchen. I am having so much fun learning and cooking alongside other foodies like myself as well as the chefs who are teaching us. Last week I forgot my camera but we made the following meal: Hot and Sour Mushroom soup … Continue reading

Just what am I in for?

Just what am I in for?

Photo credit: Urban Eats Today I spent a few hours shadowing a chef who is also an instructor at the vocational center where I want to hold some classes next fall. Talk about a ride on the crazy bus! There are both juniors and seniors in the culinary arts program so I was able to … Continue reading

Why do I teach cooking classes?

I’ve been asking myself this question since I’ve had a rash of classes over the past week. My simple answer is this- I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook. I get so much joy from watching people learn they can make delicious foods in their own kitchen and it … Continue reading

Class Recipes and More!

Tonight I had to privilege to teach an appetizer class to a fabulous group of people. You guys rock!  This was a fundraiser for a worthy cause, Project Learn which focuses on adult literacy classes. They have three used bookstores in our county, which I have shopped at frequently, and they are run by volunteers. I love … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading

Loss

Today I learned that I lost a dear online friend. She went home to the Lord yesterday, surrounded by her husband and dear friends. I write today in her honor and memory. MaryJane or MJ, to me was a special lady. She was a Godly wife to Norm and a Godly mother to her two … Continue reading