Classes are Saturdays at 12:30 unless otherwise noted. Register at www.facebook.com/ForestAveOutreach/Events
These interactive classes are relaxed, & conversational with a focus on culinary techniques, recipes, & nutrition.
Classes will be hosted at the Forest Ave Outreach Cooperative Garden (1337 18th Street, DSM, IA 50314)
Date Presenter Topic Notes
6/6/2015 Tara Whitsitt Fermentation on Wheels Fermentation 101 This class will begin at 2:30 - http://www.fermentationonwheels.com/
6/13/2015 Jamie Farrington - Upcoming Chef Knife Skills 101 Bring your chef knife & cutting board to learn how to cut like a pro and you will cut the ingredients for the recipe he will be preparing.
6/20/2015 Mary Krisco - ISU Polk Co Extension Lettuces for more than just salads
ISU Polk Co Extension Office Nutritionist Mary Krisco will share some fabulous information and recipes with us! This is her third year with Cooking in the Garden!
6/27/2015 Steve Bryce - Local Foodie & Undercover Chef Stir Fry Learn this basic method to cook stir fry and you veggies will be crispy and tender, retain their flavor and nutrition. Once you know the technique, you can customize it with any of your favorite veggies.
7/11/2015 Eric Underberg - Agri-Cultured Foods Milk Kefir This class will begin at 2pm - What is milk kefir? How to make & use it. Nutritional benefits.
7/18/2015 Courtney Long - ISU Community Design Lab Green Smoothies Learn to make nutrient dense green smoothies that taste delicious! We will have a bicycle powered blender on site to mix smoothies so you can burn the calories as you make it!
7/25/2015 Leslie Marrs - Local Foodie Ratatouille! Enthusiast and Foodie Leslie Maars will share a healthy & nutritious recipe using locally available, in season produce! This dish is great for using garden veggies and can be easily altered to create a multitude of flavor combinations!
8/1/2015 Katie Porter - Executive Chef, Wallace Center Enhancing Meals with Spices, Herbs, and Vinegars Katie will prepare a couple side dishes showing the techniques of using herbs and toasting spices. Also how adding a splash of vinegar can brighten a dish.
8/15/2015 Steve Bryce - Local Foodie & Undercover Chef Grilling Steve will demonstrate how to create a veggie pizza on the charcoal grill! Delicious!
8/22/2015 Eric Underberg - Agri-Cultured Foods Cheese Making This class will begin at 2pm. Basics of home cheese making. Eric will walk us through making Skyr cheese and have many uses and samples for us!
8/29/2015 Rebecca Chiodo - Unicorn Wife! Fermented Salsa More tips and tricks on fermenting foods from the garden to preserve through the winter!