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Easy Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple


with Chris Toy, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join Stonewall and Leroux Kitchens cooking instructor Chris Toy ONLINE to learn how to make a few of his favorite take-out Chinese dishes at home. After you’ve mastered some of the techniques, invite your friends over for a fun evening of 'take out' and see how quickly popular you become! 

Start at any time! Students will have access to the videos and recipes for a month. Get started by viewing the recipes and the videos. Decide what you'd like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat! 

Upon registration, you will be sent links to access a Google Drive where you will find the video links and downloadable recipes. 


Summer: Everyday Medicinal Herbs/Plants-Online


with Cindy Simon, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 6, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

 Learn about the medicinal uses of everyday herbs and plants. Discuss healing properties of herbs used in teas, plants and herbs you grow and cook with and can purchase in health food stores. Learn how to make elderberry (a huge immune system booster) syrup from scratch! Discover plant and herbal remedies that can help fight depression, anxiety, prevent illness, help you heal faster, boost energy, and help you live longer.

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

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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


with Amy English, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Fit for a King - Feasting in Medieval England


with Matt Blazek, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Toss that turkey leg away; let's learn about what kings really would have feasted on in medieval times! We'll talk about some of the most outrageous feasts and foods from Medieval and Tudor England, then learn how to read medieval recipes, adapt them to modern cooking, and make a feast of our own! Due to the nature of historical cooking, recipes may contain nuts and gluten. ($17 Supplies Fee is submitted directly to instructor at 1st class.) This class may take place over Zoom if needed due to COVID 19 concerns. A grocery list will be provided; there is no ‘supplies fee’ if this class is conducted online.

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.

Cooking with Mushrooms
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Cooking with Mushrooms


with David Spahr, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

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

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.

Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 10.5.20
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Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 10.5.20


with Jordan Benissan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissen as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

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