Lets get the new year started with a list of my up coming classes. This first list is for classes for 13+ age group.  To register,  go to the Dublin Rec Guide or the Danville Rec Guide or the Livermore online registration  and search for the class number.  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: #27813 January 22;  Sunday 2-4pm $25 resident, $30 non-resident
In Livermore: #2084 March 1; Thursday 6:30-9pm $29

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: #27812 January 27;  Sunday 2-4pm $25 resident, $30 non-resident
In Livermore: # 2088 February 2; Thursday 6:30-8:30pm  $29

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: # 27809 February 9; Thursday 6-8 pm  $25 resident, $30 non-resident
In Danville: #24350 February 7;  Tuesday 7-9pm  $21 resident, $25 non-resident
In Livermore: #2086 February 13; Monday 7-9pm $29

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: # 27810 February 15; Wednesday 6-9pm $20 resident, $24 non-resident
In Danville: # 24347 January 12;  Thursday 6-8pm  $28 resident, $34 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: # 27811 March 23; Friday 6-9pm;  $35 resident, $42 non-resident
In Danville: # 24348 January 20;  Friday 6-9pm; $34 resident, $41 non-resident
In Livermore: #2089 April 19; Thursday 6-9pm; $39

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;  #27814 – 3 Mondays March 5,12 and 19 from 7 to 9 pm $40 resident, $48 non-resident

I’m will only be teaching one kids class right now as most kids are in school.  Unfortunately, it is only offered at the Dublin Community Center.

1.     KIDS IN THE KITCHEN – After School Snacks/small meals

Home from school and need a quick snack before homework?  Something fun, filling and that is “ok”?  We will make a selection of snacks and small meals that will help you make it till dinner time.  We will discuss good nutritional choices, safety and cleaning up!

In Dublin; #27784 –  4 Fridays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 and 2/24 (no class on 2/17)  3:30-5:30pm $140 resident, $168 non-resident

If you have any questions about the class registration, please contact the various help desks on the registration pages.  All I do is teach the classes, they handle the registration.