Harvest Festival Cooking Class – August 4, 2011

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IMG_6433I hope you are enjoying all the fresh food at the Farmers Markets this time of year.    Everything is so plentiful.   The sweetness of the peaches, apricots, plums and strawberries are unmatched at any other time of the year.  Whenever I go to the market, I buy way too much.   I’m taken in by the exotic scents of all the fresh food.  That’s why when I saw the recipe in the new issue of La Cucina Italiana for Chocolate Dipped Apricots with Apricot Gelato, I knew we had to try this at our next Cooking Class on August 4 –  The Harvest Festival. 

I’m still waiting for my vegetables in the garden to flourish, but I know they are on the way.  I see the green tomatoes hanging there and the basil tops that need to be pinched.   We’ve
enjoyed many pitchers of fresh mint lemonade on these hot summer days.

Here’s what’s on the menu so far for the August Cooking Class:
  • Homemade Ricotta Cheese
  • Bruschetta (Grilled Bread with Tomato Checca)
  • Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Tart
  • Chocolate Dipped Apricots with Apricot Gelato (Gelato di albicocche nei mezzi fruitti al cioccolato)
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Join us for this all vegetarian menu straight from the garden.  We will be using vegetables and fruits out of Westchester gardens or the Farmer’s Markets.  We will be practicing Slow Food and Buy Local methods taught by the Environmental Change-Makers Group.   Come and learn some new ideas on how to prepare delicious garden-to-table meals with all those vegetables you’ve been watching grow all summer long.   Join us for this hands-on cooking class on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 6:00-9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester.    Once we complete the cooking, sit down and enjoy a meal you and your new friends made together with a glass of wine.    Class fee $35 when you reserve by Monday, August 1, $40 at the door. To reserve your spot, email Patricia@FreshFoodinaFlash.com.  Then write a check to “Fresh Food in a Flash”; mail it to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Cooking Class, 6700 West 83rd Street, Westchester, CA 90045.

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