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Escape to Provence!

Friday, November 7  6-9pm   Kitchen Window Cooking School, Minneapolis

I love the bold, simple flavors of Provence – and the way that they highlight the essence of the ingredients with which they are prepared. I also love the wines of Southern France, so I am teaming up again with wine instructor Erica Rokke to offer this fantastic class with some of my favorite flavors of autumn – just in time to use as part of your Thanksgiving menu or inspiration for your own autumn dinner party. On the menu: Fall Salad with Roasted Beets and Toasted Pecans; Provençal Vegetable Soup; Chard, Potato and Wild Rice Tartletes; White Bean Cassoulet with Rosemary; Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash and Cauliflower with Garlic and Herbs; Two-Ways Apple Torte with Flaky Crust.

Demonstration Class  $69 – wine pairing is additional. Registration Available Soon.

Tuscan Wine Dinner

Friday, December 5  6:30-9:30pm  Anna’s Kitchen, Minneapolis

Tuscany, fall flavors, comfort foods and the perfect wines – all in one class. I’ll be cooking and dishing up great food, while wine guru Erica Rokke will be talking about her favorite Italian wines and why her picks pair so well with this menu. I’ll be making Fall Green Salad with Balsamic Roasted Pears; Autumn Minestrone with Heirloom Beans, Winter Squash and Parsley-Kale Pesto; Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Rosemary; Sautéed Tuscan Kale with Garlic; Apple Tart in an Almond-Pecan Crust. Gluten Free optional, Dairy-free optional – please notify when registering.

Demonstration Class  $69 – Optional wine pairing donation $30. Registration Available Here.

Winter Skin Care Gift Class

Tuesday, December 2   6-9pm  Wedge Coop, Minneapolis

Homemade gifts are a luxurious treat, and an evening where you can make all of them – and not have to shop for ingredients or supplies! We’ll make Organic Lip Balm, Soothing Lotion Bars, and Relaxing Bath Soak for four to six people! Class fee includes all ingredients and a free sample of essential oil. Bring a friend – we’ll have all the materials and work stations set up – you just come, drink tea and make gifts!

Participation Class  $50/55 non-coop members Registration Available Here.

Holiday Winter Appetizers

Thursday, December 11  6-9pm  Kitchen Window Cooking School, Minneapolis

One of my favorite classes of the year, where I balance decadence with healthy, seasonal flavors for party dishes that are delicious and beautiful.  On the menu: Layed Crepe Torte with Roasted Tomatoes, Olives and Fontina; Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic-Thyme Drizzle; Quick Flatbreads with Onions and Sage; Mushroom and Toasted Nut Paté; and Mini Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free options upon request – please notify at registration.

Demonstration Class  $69  6-9pm  Registration Available Here.

Homemade for the Holidays – Boozy Gifts

Saturday, December 14  11am-2pm  Kitchen Window Cooking School, Minneapolis

Gift giving is so much fun when you make something by hand and pair it with your love and time, to make gifts that can be appreciated throughout the holiday season. On the menu: Infused Honey (think amazing cheese board pairing); Citrus Marmalade (perfect with holiday scones);  Coffee Bean Liqueur and Fig Liqueur (make your own Irish coffee or after dinner drinks that everyone will love!); and Wine Crackers (the perfect savory/sweet nibble to taste with your favorite wines). Hands on participation class.

Participation and Demonstration  $69   11am-2pm  Registration Available Here.