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Essential Fall Canning

Saturday, September 6  11-2pm   Kitchen Window Cooking School, Minneapolis

My favorite easy, go-to canning, freezing and food storage options for saving the best of the season for winter eating. On the menu: Italian Tomato Pasta & Pizza Sauce; Tomato-Chipotle Salsa; Fall Raspberry/Rhubarb Jam, Onion Jam (both jams are excellent pairings with a winter cheese board); Fall Broccoli – freezing techniques; Herb Pesto. Class is hands-on participation and students take home samples. Gluten-free, Dairy-free.

Demonstration Class $69  Registration Available Soon.

 

Tuscan Wine Dinner

Friday, September 26  6-9pm  Kitchen Window, 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 – wine pairing is additional. Registration Available Soon.

Umbrian Fall Food and Wine Dinner Party

Friday, October 3   6-9pm  Kitchen Window, Minneapolis

Back with Erica Rokke to teach another stellar class from my favorite region of Italy. You’ll want to use this menu as the basis for your own fab dinner parties, or use parts of it to make your veg-friendly guests super happy around the holiday table. While Erica pours wine, I’ll be cooking up Polenta Crostini with Roasted Squash, Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Vinegar; Lentil Paté with Fall Lettuces; Ribollita with Winter Squash and Kale (Tuscan vegetable soup); Farro Risotto with Fall Mushrooms + Thyme; Citrusy Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Pear + Ginger Compote.  Gluten Free optional, Dairy-free optional – please notify when registering.

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

Escape to Provence!

Friday, November 7  6-9pm   Kitchen Window, 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 Hazelnuts; 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.