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O-Storing Your Bulk Grains


with Laurie Bowen, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This webinar will discuss safely storing your grains and repackaging bulk goods. Many people are purchasing large quantities of household staples and wondering how to best store them. You may be tempted to stock up on those pantry staples and so we’re going to give you tips for protecting the quality and safety of these foods. We will also go over some tips on storing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sushi Made Simple


with Carol Steingart, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Sushi may seem mysterious and exotic, but making great sushi at home is something anyone can do. Join this fun, hands-on adventure into the art of sushi rolling. Participants will choose from a wide assortment of sushi fillings, making it fun to customize your own rolls to eat during class. A full meal will be served including miso soup and a dessert, both made with sea vegetables. Everyone will receive a complimentary bamboo mat to use in class and take home.  No raw fish is used. This class is vegan-friendly. Children ages 12 and older are welcomed to register with a registered adult. Cost includes all food. Carol Steingart is a marine educator, owner/operator of Coast Encounters, LLC, and specializes in unique programs centered around Maine’s rocky intertidal region. Bring to class: a cutting board, sharp, non-serrated knife, large bowl, and a cotton dish towel.

Thursday, March 25, 5:30-8:30 pm

Course Fee: $64 

Full Course

Weekend Brunch!


with JoAnne Wood, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Mar 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Join JoAnne (virtually) in her home kitchen, where you'll make everyone’s favorite brunch!  We’ll start with beautiful HOMEMADE English muffins, and use them to make classic Eggs Benedict with easy hollandaise sauce. We’ll also be making baby Bellini mocktails to wash it all down!

You will be sent a list of ingredients which you can gather and prepare beforehand so you may cook along with JoAnne, or feel free to just watch and enjoy!  This is a live online class. 

JoAnne Wood was born in England, grew up in San Francisco, and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduation from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef in the San Francisco Bay area.  Since moving to Maine in 2000, she has worked as a professional pastry chef, owned a dessert catering company and, for more than 15 years, taught cooking classes.  She has a passion for cooking and baking, and for teaching people of all ages.

O-Spring Cleaning Cooking Demo-Zoom


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It's time to add lighter veggies to your plate, while still enjoying the comforting mouth-feel of cashew. A Q&A session is offered at the end of the workshop with recipe suggestions; a list of ingredients is provided beforehand so you can make it as we go, if desired. This menu is 100% plant-based and is soy and dairy-free.

Yummy Rolls-squash filled w/cashew ricotta and topped with sauce

Garden Rotini-pasta,sauce,veggies, cashew ricotta

Baby Greens w/Creme Sauce-so simple you may have this everyweek!

Cooking Matters for Adults


with Sarah Murphy, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Cooking Matters™ classes provide a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to prepare meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. Each lesson engages participants in hands-on meal preparation, practical nutrition tips and food budgeting skills. This class provides participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices, as well as to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget. Class highlights include: lessons featuring hands-on learning and recipe preparation, group discussions, tasty food samples, free recipe book, and a bag of groceries to prepare a dish from each week’s class at home.

*No class April 21*

Full Course

Create Family Meals via Zoom Messalonskee April W21


with Deborah Barnett, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course is designed for parents or caregivers of young people 19 or less. Learn meal & snack planning, compare food prices, learn to better understand nutrition labels, and use unit pricing to find the best buys. Upon completion you will receive a certificate and gift bag. Limit 10 students.

Needhams: Maine's Potato Candy!


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

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you're from Maine, you've probably heard of needhams — a traditional sweet, covered in chocolate, with a soft center coconut confection and a surprising ingredient, POTATO. Learn how to make these sweet Maine treats online, just in time for the holidays. Students will be given a supply list before class to make needhams and dip with us at home!

Warning: Due to COVID 19, this class is to be determined online or in person as the date nears. 

*Please provide a current working email address when registering for this course. This class will occur via ZOOM, Google Meets, or WebEx and you will be sent a link prior to the first night of class. The technology requirements for this class are a good internet connection and a tablet, a smartphone, a laptop, or a desktop computer with a microphone and camera.

What to Cook: Tonight is online "Passover for Anyone - a Zoom Seder
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What to Cook: Tonight is online "Passover for Anyone - a Zoom Seder


with Shlomit Auciello, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Tonight will be an adventure in symbolic food, storytelling, and relaxation. Each student will be given 1 simple recipe to prepare ahead of time; the rest will be accomplished during class. It will be the shortest Seder in history! This menu can serve 2+, with ingredients fitting into a $17 budget. The recipes and shopping list are supplied after you enroll; watch the Zoomed cooking demo from the comforts of your kitchen.

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