Cooking Classes

Welcome! Please pre-register and prepay for classes. To pay online, click the green register buttons underneath each class. To register and pay with cash or check, contact Hilary at classes@briarpatch.coop or (530) 272-5333 ext. 134.
We hope to see you at a class soon!

Homemade Elixirs for Wintertime

With Kayla Wexelberg

We will concoct delicious herbal remedies, as well as introduce some healing herbs that will keep you healthy and thriving in the winter. A few of the elixirs we will be exploring are a Turmeric Ginger Red Root Coconut Milk Latte, a Damiana Maca Cocoa Nightcap, a Nutmeg Cinnamon Marshmallow Taste Sensation, a Rosemary Clover Citrus Honey Tea, and a special Chai. Cozy winter snacks included. Gluten-free, vegan.

This class may be sold out, but there's another on January 15.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: December 22, 2014

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 0

Paleo Potluck

With Hilary Dart

Start off the New Year sharing and enjoying a “Paleo” meal with folks who eat the same as you do, and folks who want to learn how to eat a healthy diet the Paleo way. Bring a dish to share or something simple that can be made at our cooking school kitchen. In this class we will all be both teachers and students.

Price:

General Admission $5.00

Date: January 4, 2015

Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm

Available Spaces: 9

Indian Curry

With Kayla Wexelberg

Enjoy learning the history and health benefits of Indian food as you make a traditional South Indian Curry with Cucumber Chickpea Raita and homemade Naan. Discover the rich significance in each bite, and why Indians hold true to their cooking traditions. Vegetarian, Vegan option.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 6, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 5

Soups Ready! Simple Raw Blended Soups

With Leah Walsh

Want to pack in more veggies into your winter meals? Ready to learn three quick and easy soups that are jam-packed with vital, fresh flavor? Leah will share the simple formula that makes a raw soup a success, and will share some of her favorite recipes: Fresh Pea Soup, Tomato Mushroom Bisque, and a heartwarming Carrot Ginger Soup. Raw soups can be served cold or warmed. 

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 7, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 9

Knife Skills

With Kayla Wexelberg

Come learn about the most important tool in the kitchen: the knife! Learn how to properly treat and sharpen a good knife, how to hold it, what makes a good knife, and ways to spruce up old and new dishes with new cuts.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 8, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 9

Creative Miso Recipes

With Yaoko Shimada

Do you enjoy miso soup, but want to know more ways you can use your miso? In this class you will learn how to make basic Miso Soup With vegetarian broth, and also learn how to make Tofu Steaks with a special Miso Sauce topping, Scallions with Miso and Vinegar Marinade, a healthy snack of Miso-coated Rice Balls, Winter Vegetables with Miso Dip, and finally, Brown Rice Mochi Waffles With miso, tahini, and maple syrup toppings!
Yaoko is a certified Macrobiotic Cooking Teacher.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 10, 2015

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm

Available Spaces: 3

Cambodian Cuisine

With Kayla Wexelberg

Tasting the zesty flavors of Cambodia will leave you wanting to travel to warmer climates. We will learn the basics of Cambodian cuisine, including the spices that help create these healthful dishes. On this delicious menu are Banh Mi Sandwiches (meat and vegetarian options), Zesty Mint and Cucumber Salad with Sprouts, and Non Banh Chok, a traditional Cambodian Green Curry Rice Noodle Soup.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 12, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 5

Homemade Elixirs for Wintertime

With Kayla Wexelberg

We will concoct delicious herbal remedies, as well as introduce some healing herbs that will keep you healthy and thriving in the winter. A few of the elixirs we will be exploring are a Turmeric Ginger Red Root Coconut Milk Latte, a Damiana Maca Cocoa Nightcap, a Nutmeg Cinnamon Marshmallow Taste Sensation, a Rosemary Clover Citrus Honey Tea, and a special Chai. Cozy winter snacks included. Gluten-free, vegan.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 15, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

Tapas Party

With Teresita Juarez

Teresita will bring fresh inspiration from her September trip to Spain and Portugal, so expect a few surprises as well as traditional Sangria and Tortilla España (Potato Omelet), a seafood dish, and dessert. Come and share beautiful memories, beautiful Flamenco and Fado music, and luscious food!
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 19, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 0

Thai Food

With Kayla Wexelberg

Warm up your winter with the exotic spices of Thai cuisine. Kayla lived and studied in Thailand, where she spent her time exploring and discovering traditional Thai dishes. On the menu are: Chicken and Vegetable Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce, Coconut Mushroom Soup, and Fresh Spring Rolls with a zesty sauce.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 20, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 2

Macrobiotic Basics #3

With Migiwa Kawasaki

Learn about the health benefits of macrobiotic food, and how to make the basic macrobiotic dishes: Pureed Squash Soup, Long Cooked Sea Vegetable, and Vegetable Green Rolls, and Brown Rice Cream (a remedy). Macrobiotics can be used to create extraordinary health, using both traditional wisdom and modern knowledge.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 23, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 8

From Our Deli: Chicken Wild Rice Soup and Salad

With Doug Schma

Learn from the source! BriarPatch chef Doug will reveal the recipe and method for one of our most popular soups, to help get you through any colds and flus. Served With salad and apple crisp.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 24, 2015

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm

Available Spaces: 5

Creole Creations: Real Gumbo with Yankee Style Cornbread

With Theresa Huck

Learn an easy, foolproof method for making real roux for a Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo, served with Huck’s Hollow Farm Cornbread. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a bowlful of this traditional, warming, Creole dish.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 27, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

“Torta Regina” Flourless Chocolate Citrus Nut Cake

With Marie Wolfe

Get a head start on Valentine’s Day! Learn to make a delicious nut torte without any flour. Our recipe is beautiful, light, and flavorful: Chocolate Torte with Hazelnuts and Citrus With a special sauce.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 29, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

DIY Organic Winter Skin Care

With Rachel Berry

Learn how to make high quality, organic skin care at home to nourish dry, winter skin. It’s fun, economical, and you can customize your personal blends based on your individual skin care needs.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date: January 31, 2015

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm

Available Spaces: 6