The following are the upcoming classes that I am teaching for the 13+ age group.  To register,  go to the Dublin Rec Guide and search for the class title.  Register soon as classes fill up quick!

1.     Better Than Store Bought

Ever wondered how to make Chocolate syrup, mayonnaise (aioli), taco seasoning and beyond?   All of these are easier than you think and often cheaper than store bought.  You also have control of the ingredients, a great way to lower sugar, salt and/or control for food sensitivities.  This hands on class will give you a chance to make these recipes, taste test them, and may just save you that trip to the store!

In Dublin: January 22;  Sunday 2-4pm $25 resident, $30 non-resident

2.     Quick Gourmet Appetizers

Appetizers make a meal special, impress that drop in company, or added with a bowl of soup make a great lunch. Don’t let the idea of a special appetizer scare you,  with a few quick tricks and use of some pre-prepared products you can create an unending supply of great appetizers we will make 3 in class and you will leave with ideas for many variations.

In Dublin: January 27;  Sunday 2-4pm $25 resident, $30 non-resident

3.     Complete Pie

Would you like to make a pie from start to finish? Join this course and make a 2 crust fruit pie. Bring a rolling pin, pie plate, and 2 quart bowl; leave with a simply delicious finished fruit pie.  Tips for different fruits, seasoning and thickeners will be discussed.

In Dublin: February 9; Thursday 6-8 pm  $25 resident, $30 non-resident

4.     Loving Lavender

Lavender has a sweet floral flavor, with hints of lemon and citrus, is drought tolerant and great for cooking and crafts.  This class is a little bit of everything Lavender.  We will make a great beverage, eat lavender cookies and make 2 great crafts and see and talk about lavender varieties. Understand the growing needs and which variety is best for your location. Recipes, samples and the wonderful scent of lavender will abound.

In Dublin: February 15; Wednesday 6-9pm $20 resident, $24 non-resident


5.     Cooking with Herbs, Dinner

Our bay area climate allows us to grow certain herbs year ‘round, some examples are rosemary, thyme, sage, chives….we will focus on this bounty.  We will make an herbal dinner and enjoy it together.  We will use rosemary, thyme, and sage in some fun ways.  Thyme cookies, Rosemary beverage…. this full dinner will tantalize your taste buds!  All recipes and suggestions on growing your own herbs included.

In Dublin: March 23; Friday 6-9pm $35 resident, $42 non-resident

6.     Gardening Series

It is not too early to start gardening! Gardening is a great way to eat locally, organically and on a budget. Topics will include: essentials to a garden- planning; compost (touching on vermiculture); plant choices: veggies, herbs, fruits; starting from seed or seedlings; and irrigation with an emphasis on drip.

In Dublin; 3 Mondays March 5,12 and 19 from 7 to 9 pm $40 resident, $48 non-resident

If you have any questions about the class registration, please contact the Dublin Rec Guide tech support.