The Perfect Brunch

The Perfect Brunch. Fluffy and creamy, or watery and tight – how do your eggs cook up? What’s the perfect temperature, why must I add fat, and when to salt? Learn these scrambled secrets and the science behind preparing eggs-cellent eggs in this cooking class with Chef Laura Stec. We’ll also discuss best bacon, vegetables for… continue reading

Healthy Back to School Snacks

The assignment was a “back-to-school snacks,” for the children’s cooking class at Northside Santa Clara Library. We made Watermelon Radish Rollups Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bites Scrambled Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Banana Ice cream out of the Champion Juicer (made with just frozen bananas – what a taste and flavor!) An ol’ fashioned Champion juicer We also… continue reading

Cooking at the Market 2016-2017

We’ve started a NEW program at the Portola Valley Farmers Market! The Portola Valley Farmers’ Market now offers live cooking demos onsite. Cooking at the Market inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we can make… continue reading

CUESA 2016

Back in the CUESA (Center for Education of Sustainable Agriculture) Classroom for this year’s seasonal cook class. Today we make gluten free Sage Pumpkin Galette with Spiced Pepitas and Vegan Jerky Assemble the baked Kabocha squash on rolled out gluten free dough topped with seasoned ricotta Add caramelized onions Fold in the sides and add… continue reading

Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat with PHI

Two 30 minute classes today with the Public Health Institute in Oakland – EZ Seasoning and Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat. Among the recipes we did was Sriracha Glazed Beef and Tofu (adapted for a lower sodium result). We also did a Mushroom Powder Taste Test ( an umami punch with no added sodium)…. continue reading