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Scones Are Simple


with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will make a variety of delightful scone recipes ranging from savory to fruity in one evening. You can choose to gift these or to use as the cornerstone of a brunch or breakfast for your family. No need to buy special equipment or exotic ingredients. This class will fill quickly and class size is limited. Debra will show you how easy these treats are to make and decorate artfully. Bring containers to take home baked goods! No experience necessary! $10 materials fee included.

Full Course

Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 5.29.24


with Jordan Benissan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissan 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. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Maki Rolls and Miso Soup

$40 Originally: $49

with Chris Toy, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar May 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join cookbook author and chef, Chris Toy, and learn to combine sushi rice, nori seaweed, vegetables, seafood and more to make your own Maki sushi rolls. We'll enjoy some hot miso soup with your rolls as well!

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Pasta Classes

$25 Originally: $49

with Jennifer Smith, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 29, 2024 at 6 pm

Want to make your own pasta?  Then we have the classes for you!  Join us as Jennifer teaches you how to make your own pasta!  Each week you will learn something new. 

You can choose to do all of the classes or pick and choose what classes you would like to do.  Each class is $25.  

Jennifer has loved cooking since childhood.  She is 1/2 Italian and grew up in the kitchen.  She loves cooking from scratch and trying new foods. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  She resides in Mapleton with her Husband and has 3 grown children.  

Week 1-- Pasta fagioli-- Literally pasta and beans.  Not your Olive Garden variety.  Every Italian family has their own version.

Week 2 -- Clams and spaghetti with garlic, red pepper and olive oil sauce

Week 3 -- Pasta Puttanesca - garlic, caper, tomato, olive sauce

Week 4 -- Chicken Piccata -- butter, lemon, caper sauce

 **Cancellation policy**  If you cancel the week of class, there will be no refund.  


**You MUST pay at the the time of registration.**


Needham Maine Potato Candy
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Needham Maine Potato Candy

$20 Originally: $49

with Diana Mosher, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 6 pm

If you’re from Maine, you’ve probably heard of needhams - a traditional sweet, covered in chocolate, with a soft coconut and POTATO center! Learn how to make this sweet Maine confection, just in time for the Easter holiday. A supply fee of $6.00 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Students should bring a flat, 1-pint container to take their treats home.

Chris and Ken's Awesome Hurricane Island Cooking and Carving Adventure!

$325 Originally: $49

with Chris Toy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 31, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Join Master Carver Ken Wise and foodie Chris Toy for a weekend of carving and cooking on historic Hurricane Island. You'll cook and eat delicious Asian Fusion recipes using utensils of your own creation. We'll also learn about the history and geography of Maine's most remote granite quarry and settlement.

The fee includes overnight accommodations in cabins, all meals & materials, water transportation to the island. Participants will be able to carve and cook. Recipes will be from one or more of my 6 cookbooks plus some of my favorites not in the books. There will be time for learning the fascinating history of the island plus exploring its trails and sites. Keep those questions coming! Here’s the link to Hurricane Island.

Full Course

Entertaining with Maine Ingredients: Mocktail Mixology

$35 Originally: $49

with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Mocktails (mixed drinks made entirely without alcohol) are quickly growing in popularity and are a great way to add a little flair to your next event. In this class, explore a variety of mocktail-ready ingredients made right here in Maine - syrups, shrubs, infusions, flavored sugars and more - and learn how to turn them into beautiful non-alcoholic drinks that are sure to impress. After learning about the ingredients and the Maine producers who made them, attendees will get hands-on with mocktail mixology. Enjoy a demonstration featuring several special recipes before trying your hand at making (and tasting!) your own. All materials and recipes will be provided.

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Fundamentals of Home Canning

$70 Originally: $49

with Allison Carroll Duffy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to try canning, but were unsure how to get started? Or perhaps you are concerned about food safety, and wondering how to ensure that your canned food is both delicious and safe. Well, this is the class for you! Join Allison Carroll Duffy, Master Food Preserver and cookbook author, for this hands-on workshop covering all that you need to know to get started canning your own food. Well cover the basics of safe home canning, including proper procedures, techniques, and use of tools and equipment. Then we’ll learn hands-on--working together as a group and going step-by-step--to make and can a big batch of jam. We’ll use the boiling water bath method, which is the same method you’ll use for making many other canned goods you might want to make at home, including pickles, salsas, chutneys, and fruit. While this class will focus primarily on the boiling water bath method of canning, pressure canning will also be discussed. At the end of the class, there will be plenty of jam to taste, and each participant will go home with a jar of jam to enjoy…as well as all the know-how you need to start canning confidently at home!

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