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Online Cooking with Chris Toy


with Chris Toy, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2020

Online Cooking with Chris Toy

Join best-selling cookbook author and cooking instructor Chris Toy, as he shows you step by step the secrets to some of his favorite recipes: Five Seasons Wok Roasted Whole Chicken, Wonton Soup, Stir-Fried Hoisin Pork, Egg Rolls and more! Start and finish in your own time! Students will have access to all the videos and Chris’s new cookbook. Get started by viewing all the recipes and online videos. Decide what you’d like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat as often as you like.

Upon registration, students will be sent links to access instructional videos as well as Chris’s phone and email information for personalized support.

Registration: $35 Includes a copy of Chris’s new cookbook, a $16.95 value!

Class access available until December 31, 2020

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Preserving the Harvest ONLINE Workshops


with Kate McCarty, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 2 pm

All 45-minute webinars include discussions and demonstrations of research-based preserving methods by UMaine Extension food preservation staff.

9/15 Pressure Canning

9/22 Fermenting Vegetables

9/29 Dehydrating

10/6 Winter Storage

10/13 Storing Maine Grains and Repackaging Bulk Items

10/20 Pressure Canning Meats

10/27 Preserving Cranberries


• ONLY $10 for ALL workshops!

• A ZOOM link will be sent once you have registered.

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Cooking - Sushi Rolls 9.23.20
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Cooking - Sushi Rolls 9.23.20


with Namdol Kalsang, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Have you always wanted to learn how to make simple sushi? You will learn to make delicious and beautiful hosomaki (thin roll) futomaki (thick rolls) and inside out rolls. We will work with vinegar, rice, carrots, cucumber, avocado, salmon and crab. You will learn lots of different sushi styles you'll be able to recreate at home. The ingredients fee includes a bamboo sushi rolling mat and seaweed nori for sushi. Bring containers for leftovers and a sharp knife.

Gluten Free Baking
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Gluten Free Baking


with Amy English, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Are you new to gluten-free, or wondering how to improve the gluten-free foods you eat? Desserts are often the big challenge of gluten-free living. Experienced gluten-free baker Amy will teach you how to make a delicious gluten-free carrot cake. She will also show you terrific tips on how to dress up pre-packaged gluten-free mixes.

Preserving the Harvest - Water Bath Canning


with Vina Lindley, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Did you grow a big garden this year and are looking for ways to preserve your bounty? This workshop will teach you the steps to safely canning with a water bath canner. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. We will prepare a recipe using this method based on what is in peak season at the time of the workshop. Please bring a potholder with you to the workshop.

10 Tips Nutrition Education Series: Healthy Eating on a Budget (Part B)


with Healthy Acadia, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 , runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn how to choose healthy foods on a limited budget? Join this free 4-class virtual series on shopping, cooking and eating healthy foods while staying within your budget. 

Links to recorded videos plus handouts and recipes will be sent out each Wednesday to those who register. Live Question & Answer sessions on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 will be determined as a group. Participants will receive a free cookbook with healthy, low-cost recipes, too!

Participants will receive a free cookbook with lealthy, low-cost recipes, too!

Questions? Contact Jada Wensman at Healthy Acadia 667-7171 (ext. 211) or email at


Cooking with Mushrooms
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Cooking with Mushrooms


with David Spahr, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe.

Grow Your Own Garlic via ZOOM Messalonskee F20


with Amy LeBlanc, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in learning how to grow garlic?  Join us for this online workshop on how to grow garlic successfully with the least fuss.  We will discuss the basics of soil preparation, planting, mulching, fertilizing, harvesting, and curing for storage.  Other topics will include basic trouble shooting and weed control strategies.  We’ll also include recipes for using all the wonderful parts of the plant.  There will be a packet that we will email once you have registered.   All welcome - from first timers to more experienced gardeners.  Materials Fee for Whitehill Farm garlic (20+ cloves, ready to plant) $5.00.  Limit 20 students.


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