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4 Fast One-Pot Meals

$34

with Chris Toy, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Dec 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

4 Fast One-Pot Meals

Join Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School instructor Chris Toy for his popular class: 4 Fast one-pot meals. Looking for a quick and tasty meal after a long day at work? Join Chris and find out how to prepare meals in less than thirty minutes that satisfy your appetite for much longer! Get ready for a delicious stir-fry, a quick hearty soup, and seared fish with vegetables, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to master the art of cooking healthy food quickly - you won't regret it! Come hungry and bring leftover containers! 

Instructor: Chris Toy

Tuesday, 12/19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Windham High School – 302

Fee: $34 includes food fee

Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School instructor and has been teaching Asian cooking in Southern and Midcoast Maine for 30 years. A retired teacher and principal, he learned to cook in his parents’ kitchen. Chris’ classes integrate his love of teaching and great food creating an engaging mix of techniques, aromas and tastes, highlighting the fusion of Far East flavors with local Northeast offerings.

Full Course

All Thai'd Up

$40

with Chris Toy, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious , authentic Thai dishes at home? With Chris Toy you will create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Learn the techniques for making the perfect Pad Thai, Summer Spring Rolls and Thai Wonton Soup. As a bonus Chris will share tips for using and maintaining a wok. Food fee of $10 included in cost. No discounts.

Will run

Bake the Night Away!

$40

with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is really about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Basic Cake Decorating - January (Fall 2017)

$59

with Debby Mansor, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to frost and decorate a cake the professional way with an award winning master Cake Decorator. Debby will teach you how to make her famous buttercream icing recipe. You will also learn how to fill and frost a cake, how to properly hold and squeeze a pastry bag, and how to use colorful icings and cake tips to create decorative borders, flowers, and writing. The last session will be dedicated to working on your own cake design! A fresh baked cake layer, board and box will be provided. Each participant will supply their own frosting, and purchase basic tools if needed to create their individual “creative cake.” Debby Mansor has over 38 years experience as a master cake designer. Se has won several gold medals in cake competitions along with owning a successful cake shop in Nashua NH for over 25 years. She has taught cake decorating techniques from basic to advanced level and has demonstrated her skills on WMUR TV along with many professional appearances in hr community. She is passionate about the art of cake decorating and excited to share her knowledge with others. She and her husband recently retired to York.

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Basics of Outdoor Cooking

$20

with Steve Vose, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nothing tastes quite as good as a meal cooked over the flames of an open fire. Topics will include how to make guide coffee (with an egg!), reflector oven dinner rolls, dutch oven baked beans and a surprise dessert sure to please!

Instructor: Registered Maine Guide, Steve Vose

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 6-9 pm

Registration: $20

Supply Fee: $10, payable to instructor

All proceeds will be donated to Maranacook Adult and Community Education.

 

Bon Appetite!  Small Bites of French Specialties!

$40

with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm

If winter has you down, how about a trip to France for an evening?  Let Deb guide you through tapenade with pita triangles,  French crepes with two fillings, tart flambee and mini chocolate silk tartlets.  You will take home extras to savor the flavors the next day as well.  Deb's enthusiasm is contagious.  She combines her degrees in International Relations and Visual Arts in a unique fashion in these classes.  You will meet new friends and learn how to savor food like the French.  Wear a beret!  $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Brazilian Portuguese & Culture: Part One - New!

$80

with Jorgeanne Barley, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn the basics of the Brazilian Portuguese language and gain a cultural background of Brazil and its rhythms. Be ready for a highly interactive and fun class with music, dance, food, and lots of energy! You will get an understanding from inside out of this amazing country and its people! Be ready to learn how to dance Samba and how to make “Feijoada” (bean stew).

Instructor: Jorgeanne Barley

7 Wednesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: January 24, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $80

Supply fee $10, payable to instructor

Instructor Bio: Born in Brazil, Mrs. Barley graduated from Universidade de Uberaba (UNIUBE) and earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. After her arrival in Maine in 1998, she started teaching Portuguese at UMO and SMCC. In 2012 she became a certified Spanish teacher, and is currently teaching Spanish at Maranacook Middle School.

 

Brazilian Portuguese & Culture: Part Two - New!

$80

with Jorgeanne Barley, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

The influence of Brazilian indigenous people and immigrants from Angola, Mozambique, Italy, Germany, and Japan made Brazil a diverse and rich country. You will continue the experience of learning more about Brazilian Portuguese language and an authentic Brazilian dish (fish stew with coconut milk) will be served after learning about its origin. If you want to plan a visit to Brazil there is possibility of traveling to this beautiful country in July 2018.

Instructor: Jorgeanne Barley

7 Wednesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: April 4, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $80 Supply fee $10, payable to instructor

Instructor Bio: Born in Brazil, Mrs. Barley graduated from Universidade de Uberaba (UNIUBE) and earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. After her arrival in Maine in 1998, she started teaching Portuguese at UMO and SMCC. In 2012 she became a certified Spanish teacher, and is currently teaching Spanish at Maranacook Middle School.

 





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