Cooking Class


 Eating with the Seasons is what we’re doing here for 2018…

Friday, January 26th- *new! Lunchtime Learning (In The Kitchen)11am-2pm

Please Join me In The Kitchen for a cooking lesson and demonstration torn from the pages of my favorite cookbooks from Canyon Ranch, Donna Hay, and A Free Range Life focusing on the most nutritious and delicious new recipes guaranteed to become part of your “go to” real food meals for 2018

Recipes include: The“De-Stress Salad Bowl”, Soft Corn Polenta with Broccolini, Toasted Grain and Cauliflower Tabouli, and Chicken ,Zucchini and Feta Meatballs. We’ll finish with coffee or tea & Canyon Ranch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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*Thursday, February 1st- DIY Fire Cider  6:30-8:00pm (Wilton Cont Ed) 


Thursday, April 5th-  Jam Session   6:30- 8:30 pm (Wilton Cont Ed)


Seasonal Pop Up Classes here in the kitchen  in Wilton Ct (one hour from NYC) when the produce and such is too good to miss. Keep checking In! Most classes are “hands-on” with seasonal ingredients & recipes provided



Let’s Make Marmalade!Marmalade season is upon us! Now arriving: beautiful, exciting citrus! Marmalades are best made in a group, a little extra work, but worth it! We are ready to preserve it for the year ahead.Your toast will reach new (and very British)heights. Recipes include lemon & pink grapefruit marmalade and orange marmalade. Takeaway 2 jars.

 Edible Gifts For The Holidays (session 1) When Life Gives You Lemons: Preserved Lemons, Lemon Shrub, & Candied Lemon Peel with chocolate-all made by YOU and packaged for gifting.Takeaway 3.

Edible Gifts For The Holidays (session 2) Easy Dessert Sauces: Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce & Orange Cardamom Curd  made by YOU  and packaged for gifting. Takeaway 2.

 Jam Session:Winter flavors of delicious  fruits are more complex, more comforting! Learn to make a jam ,a jelly,and a chutney for toast, cheeses,and meats.Recipes using the best of the season become favorites as we explore fresh flavor profiles . Canning methods and food safety included.Takeaway 2-3 jars.

Bread Puddings 101 ◊Real Food For Entertaining + How to make caramel sauce.Make and take individual bread puddings and sauces (Salted Caramel & Lemon Curd)We add healthy seeds, fresh fruit,and whole grains without turning everything too “crunchy”! Learn to make these puddings and impress friends and family. It’s easier than you think!

For January:

Your  Nutritious & Delicious Pantry – 

In this class we will learn to make easy  condiments and salsas that compliment cheese platters and casual meals. We will also prepare a crowd pleasing main for any summer evening and talk about food strategies for keeping yourself healthy and happy. Learn to cook- and take a break!

Fire Cider Infusion Workshop-
What is Fire Cider and why is everyone drinking it? We’ll talk about the health benefits of each ingredient in this metabolism boosting and anti-inflammatory tonic, then
pitch in together and chop! Did you know that Fire Cider takes 3-5 weeks to infuse?
(We best get started now!) This is a hands-on class and you will leave with 1 quart of your very own Homemade Fire Cider! Materials fee, payable to the instructor, is $15 and includes additional refillable bottle.

Contact me to book any of these classes, anytime of year:

Canning 101:Preserving The Bounty – Introduction to small batch hot water bath canning. This class covers food safety  and general procedures for a successful seal every time! This is a “hands-on” class with each participant taking home freshly made jars of seasonal goodness- plus recipes. (Ingredients vary by season).We will preserve  fruit compote & dilly beans . Takeway 2 jars and the confidence to DIY!

Canning 102: “Yes, I Can!”: Do you know how to can? Need a refresher? Would you like to experiment with new flavor trends and foods safely? This is not your grandmother’s kitchen (although I love your grandmother).Let’s get started right away…you already know the basics! Recipes vary. Takeaway 2 jars.

Canning 201 : Introduction to Pressure Canning :Innovative and fun for those ready to take it up a notch! Pressure canners make it all very easy. We’ll can and preserve low acid vegetables and recipes with no stress. Food safety fully covered. “hands-on” class participation. 

Slow Jam Session: These jams take a little more time & can be a little more complex. We will not use added pectin, but learn to test for desired consistency. You will learn some tricks for infusing flavors into jam, and creating an artisanal product. Let’s get creative.Takeaway 2 jars.

Summer Tomatoes and Salsas : In this class we’re doing everything tomato! Recipes include Original Gazpacho Salsa & Roasted Tomato Puree. You’ll also learn  how to can whole or diced tomatoes to enjoy all winter long.Takeaway 2 jars.

Community Jam:  Perfect for groups, clubs, and  non-profit organizations. This is a loosely organized get-together in which  I am your fearless leader. We combine continuous demonstration with a little hands on  for interested foodies, and a  tasting for all. A little social,  a little work! Let’s get together and make something good. Creatively personalized for your needs.

Herb Workshop: Infused Oils, Vinegars,& Shrubs.Learn to make your own herb infused  oils for dipping and recipes. Create flavored vinegars that are not only delicious,but beautiful to look at, and explore fruit scrubs and Fire Cider in creative combinations for cocktails and mocktails! Leave with one bottle of each.Great for home gardeners, garden clubs,and gift giving.

Love Your Health: Infused Oils & Dark Chocolate Almond Bark ◊Heart healthy Omega 3’s and flavonoids come together to form a healthy luxury that ‘s not so bad for your health, and known to enhance your mood! We’ll learn how to make bail oil, and move on to individually designed organic chocolate bark. Perfect for Valentines Day!


Sushi Rolling –Welcome to Japan! Introduction to sushi and how to put it together with healthy lunch combos for children & adults. BYO lunch the healthy way!

Indian Vegetarian Cooking*  – Biryani,Palak Paneer, and Lentil Dal                                                                    Explore the spices of the silk  road and prepare healthy and delicious Indian vegetarian recipes.You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love this food  . 

New to Cooking:

Cooking on your Own ◊ (discounted class for singles over 21) Have a new Apartment? Job? Life?  Want to learn the basics? Congratulations! We discuss food safety & storage, shopping and pantry basics, easy cooking methods, & make tons of easy recipes for any diet. You’ll leave with a toolbox of ideas for even the busiest person! Great for college grads,  new roommates, and newlyweds.

Are you an individual, group, or club interested in booking a Private Class? Are you a Farm, School, or Organization with a kitchen? A Garden Club? Maybe you are a restaurant who would like to train kitchen staff in methods of preservation (think jars of things made in advance) or perhaps a group of friends who love to cook! I’m programming my Classes for 2018 NOW, contact me, I can teach you!Here are some class curriculums that I have developed and can customize for you:

Curious?Have you something that you would like to learn In the Kitchen? Let me know and we’ll design your very own class!I

 Note:  Classes  In The Kitchen at Cook Up a Storm are scheduled throughout  year  .Reserve by email: