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Luscious Lemon Night - Portuguese Tartlets


with Deb Arter, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 13, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Luscious Lemon Night Celebrate spring in Maine! In this 3 hours class we will refresh our palette by making Lemon Portuguese Tartlets, Lemon Poppy seed Scones and Easy Lemon Bars! No experience required. Debra has been teaching adult baking classes for nearly a decade. You are sure to have fun and not leave with a sour face. Bring tubs to take home baked goods you can resist eating!

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Farming with native plants (Presentation)
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Farming with native plants (Presentation)


with David Spahr, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with - such as wild high bush blueberries, American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Pie Crust made easy


with Diana Mosher, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 6 pm

Do you have crustophobia? With the right tools, a good recipe, and a little knowledge, you can be cured. Our instructor has a background in baking restaurant quality pies and will share her experience and tips for flaky, tasty crust. A materials fee of $7 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Easy Chinese Favorites, A Quick Tour


with Chris Toy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 18, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

From salad,soup, appetizer, main and side dishes, to dessert.Chris will teach you some of his favorite family recipes from his first cookbook. Copies of his first cookbook, Easy Chinese Favorites will be available for signing. $10 materials fee included.

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Making Simple Ramen


with Chris Toy, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Making Simple RamenHomemade Handmade Fresh Ramen. Join award winning cookbook author Chris Toy and learn how to create your own steaming bowls of fresh ramen noodles with tasty broth and classic savory toppings. You'll get to slurp your creations so don't eat before class! Signed cookbooks will be available after class.

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Herbal Remedies at Home


with Andrea Webb, Clinicial Herbalist & Educator, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

 Join us for a virtual workshop exploring all of the ways you can make safe, effective herbal remedies at home - from soothing syrups for sore throats and coughs, to herbal salves for bumps and minor wounds. The instructor will be in her kitchen demonstrating various methods and techniques as she shares information about safety, dosage, preservation and other helpful tips and tricks she has learned through years as both a clinical practitioner and busy wife and mom. Topics include making tinctures with alcohol, glycerine or vinegar; the best way to make an infused oil with dried and fresh herbs; seamlessly incorporating herbal remedies into your daily life; which herbs like which preparations, and how to tell; three different water preparations (herbal tea, nourishing infusion, and herbal washes; and understanding safe dosages and contraindications. This class is perfect for absolute beginners, as well as those who may have already begun their herbal journey. Each attendee will receive a pdf handout with recipes, instructions, techniques, blank forms, and helpful charts. This class is being held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded and available for all registrants to download. Students must have an audio- and video-enabled laptop, desktop, or tablet with reliable internet to participate in class. We do not recommend using a smartphone.

Savory Jellies and Jams


with Kate McCarty, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Herbs, sweet and hot peppers, onions, and garlic can all be preserved in jams in jellies, which make unique treats in the dark of winter. These spreads will warm up your hearty winter fare as a glaze on meats or as an appetizer served with soft cheese. Come learn about the versatility of savory jams and jellies with this hands-on class from University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of savory jelly/jam. Please bring a potholder with you to class. 

Pâte à Choux


with Steven Watts, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how easy it is to make your own Eclairs, profiteroles and Paris-Brest pastries with assorted fillings for each. Materials fee of $30.00 is due by cash or check, payable to the instructor, at the start of class. All baking classes with Steve Watts are hands-on and students take home their finished products.


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