Spring Is In the Air
I love spring, I love the change of the weather, flowers blooming and meals lightening up a bit. In this class we will be preparing a light spring Gnudi with lemon parmesan cream and spring peas. We also will be baking a lavender cheesecake. We had one in Croatia that was so good, that I had to search for a cook book while we were there. A spring asparagus salad with goat cheese & limoncello vinaigrette. And a lavender gin & tonic.
Daste: April 8 2020
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Italian Spring Brunch
Some fun spring brunch ideas. Cannelloni primavera with fresh herb pasta, fresh ricotta, asparagus tips, spring peas, lemon béchamel & salt cured egg yolk.. Stacked shrimp & avocado salad with cara cara oranges, feta and orange basil vinaigrette. Heirloom tomato & herbed burrata tarts with balsamic. One of my favorite Italian desserts from Puglia a Pasticciotto pastry filled and baked with vanilla bean cream.
Date: April 2 2020
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With so many friends and clients who are gluten free I am always on a quest for great gluten free breads. This bagless is pretty darn good. We will also be making a farinata flat bread prepared with chick pea flour. bread for lunches and brunches.
Date: Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Plant Based – Working With Tofu
I will be completely honest, I never thought I would be a tofu fan. But when cooked correctly it is pretty tasty. We will be learning to press the tofu, season and cook in the air fryer, oven & cast iron skillet. My tofu burger with air fryer onion rings is pretty darn good.
Date: Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Private “One on One” Cooking Class
This is for one or two people to attend. The content and menu for this class will be created by the chef and the recipient. A complete hands on private cooking lesson. Times are available Monday through Thursday : morning, afternoon & evenings.
$200 – 2 – 2 1/2 hour private cooking lesson
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I recently was in Mexico and had the best Chicken Mole. I really loved the flavors. In class we will be making a mole sauce from scratch. We will be preparing a chicken breast in the Sous Vide and chicken thighs in the instant pot. We will also be making white corn hemp tortilla’s, A roasted corn & avocado salad with jalapeño Caesar and for dessert a mango mint & tequila sorbet.
Date: March 19 2020
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Simple Italian Cooking “Pasta”
Simple Italian Cooking, nothing fancy just fresh ingredients to create a flavorful Italian dinner. This pasta class we will be making a healthy pasta dough with semolina flour and ground flaxseeds. We will be making fettuccine with the fresh pasta and a chickpea ragu. Also a salad with arugula, tomatoes & limoncello dressing, herb & garlic focaccia bread.
Date: Wednesday February 12 2020
Times: 10:00am and 6:00pm
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Some Air Fryer Fun
In this cooking class I will be adapting some of Bella’s recipes for a healthier version. The best Onion Rings, Zucchini Fries, Arancini (risotto balls), Eggplant Parmesan Bruschetta, my Italian Bomba Dougnuts….
Date: Wednesday March 25th 2020
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Southern Italian Cooking “Puglia”
Healthy Southern Italian Cooking….. you will learn a little bread making and pasta making in this class. Friselle is a bread that resembles our bagel, made with whole wheat grains, baked and then dried. Makes for great bruschetta’s with burrata and will store in your pantry for months. Orichette pasta is made with semolina and whole grains, salt and water with no egg. We will be shaping these by hand and making wild mushroom ragu. A great roasted grape salad with toasted pistachio, rosemary honey, arugula & grape must dressing.
Date: February 26, 2020
Times: 10:00am and 6:00pm
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