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Holiday Candy & Other Delights
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Holiday Candy & Other Delights


with Jessica Steele, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 12, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Let’s get together for a three-hour class to go over some of my favorite holiday treats. We will go over how to make homemade chocolate, turtles, peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, chocolate covered pretzels, coconut clusters, salted caramels, candy nuts, caramel corn, and maybe even maple fudge. Course fee will cover all material and instruction.

Asian Holiday Appetizers


with Chris Toy, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Dec 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm

If you have company coming for the holidays, or you need something to take for a potluck, this class is for you! Participants will enjoy a pre-holiday party with Chef Toy as you work together to prepare crispy fried wontons and homemade duck sauce, mini egg rolls, teriyaki party wings, and cold spicy sesame noodles. Yum!

Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor with a lifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.

Full Course

Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)


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

Calendar Dec 14, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make this French traditional dessert for Christmas, solstice, or New Years Eve. Make your own chocolate sponge roll and the chocolate mousse to fill it. Shape it like a log, learn how to decorate it for the holidays and bring it home to share with loved ones. Materials fee of $30.00 is due by cash or check, payable to the instructor, at the start of class.

Full Course

Entertaining with Maine Ingredients: Bountiful Boards


with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Dec 14, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

A beautifully arranged charcuterie and cheese board is a sure way to impress, whether you're entertaining at home or contributing to a pot luck. The best way to improve upon this classic appetizer is to fill your board with locally-sourced cheeses, meats and accoutrements. In this class, students will be introduced to a wide variety of Maine producers; sample their products and learn how to incorporate them into your next charcuterie board. Attendees will also explore the fundamentals of arranging a beautiful charcuterie board - from cutting techniques for meats and cheeses to selecting and arranging eye-catching garnishes. This class will offer plenty of opportunity to taste products and practice various cutting and arranging techniques. All materials and product lists/recipes will be provided. This class is taught by Ana-Maria Bell, Maine Tasting Center.

Cooking Sourdough Bread 12.14.23


with Bill Babb, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm
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 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.

Will run

Christmas Cookies


with Ellen Lachapelle, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Dec 21, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Help Santa out and tuck one or two of these beautifully decorated sugar cookies in your Christmas stockings, or add a tasty plate-full to your Christmas dessert buffet.

Ellen will bring her goodies tool-box and we’ll create an assortment of beautifully-decorated-by-you cookies. You can’t beat the “special” factor of this gift.

Please bring a materials fee of $20 payable in cash to the instructor at class.




Making Marmalades


with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Escape the winter weather with the sunny flavors of winter citrus by learning the art of making marmalade. In this class, you will learn the step-by-step process of transforming tangy oranges, lemons, and grapefruits into cheerful, delicious preserves. Learn how to safely preserve your in-season citrus fruits, and discover the secrets of achieving the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. You’ll take home a few tested-and-true recipes, and a jarful of sunshine to brighten up your winter mornings. All supplies, ingredients and recipes will be provided. This workshop is taught by Ana-Maria Bell, a Master Food Preserver volunteer, in collaboration with UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County.

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 1.16.24


with Dee Patel, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm
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 Pakora and Puri Bread. This class will also feature Dosa Sambar with potato stuffing, a dish of southern India, which is quite a different cuisine from northern India. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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