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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 two weeks. 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. 


Stuffed Pasta
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Stuffed Pasta


with Chris Toy, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

   Who can resist warm tasty, tender pockets of pasta filled with a variety of cheeses, vegetables, meat or seafood? Join Chef Chris Toy for a night of making your own dough and feasting on several choices of herbed and multi-colored pastas, fillings and easy and flavorful sauces! Remember to bring some take home containers...just in case you make more than you can eat!

Party-Perfect Chinese Appetizers


with Chris Toy, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Online Class w/Live Intructor Support

NEW!! - Here's your chance to learn the secrets to making the perfect Chinese Appetizers for that night in. Chris will share his recipies for dumplings (potstickers), wonton soup dumplings, eggrolls, and springrolls.

This class is a pre-recorded class with instructor, Chris Toy being available to answer questions by email, text message, or phone on the days and times listed below. Once registered, you will receive the link to the video, recipe, and contact information for the instructor.

Instructor: Chris Toy 
Available for Questions Online: 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, & 6/18 from 5PM - 7PM
Location: Online Access (Pre-recorded Lesson)

Chilled Summer Soups and Cold Sides


with Jeff Space, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Celebrate the bounty of summer with this hands on class. Beat the heat with cool soups and sides using seasonal ingredients. Depending on availability, possibilities include dishes such as strawberry soup, melon soup, tomato-based cold soup, street corn, imaginative slaws, and pasta salads. Wow your guests and family with some new recipes and make this a summer to remember.

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 7.14.20


with Dee Patel, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class, such as Paneer-Tikka Masala Curry, Dal (Lentil Soup), Naan, Raitu or her special Potato Salad. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea!

What to do with Your Produce Bounty or CSA Share


with Jeff Space, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Wondering what to do with your Commonly Supported Agriculture? Have too much of something in your garden this week? Then this class is for you! Both CSA Shares (a type of local produce "subscription") and your own garden can give you surprises each week. We will cover different cooking techniques for various vegetables plus discuss ways to preserve your share for later use.

Sourdough Bread Making 7.28.20


with Bill Babb, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or on a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden ~ TBA
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden ~ TBA


with Lowell Matthews, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?   Basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yieding plants will be discussed. This course wil cover the fundamenatals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden.  The instructor is an experienced farmer.

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