Marmalade and “Day-off Dinners” Series at Love Apple Farm
Friday, February 25, 2011
Just in case you haven’t heard, I’m teaching a bunch of classes over at the new Love Apple farm, which moved last year to Santa Cruz from up the hill in Ben Lomond. The new farm has teaching kitchen that’s well-equipped yet intimate enough to create a cozy learning environment. You really get to see, smell, taste, and even get your hands little dirty in the process. So far I’ve taught classes on Thai curries, a produce-centric class about Meyer lemons, and a bunch of others. One upcoming class you might be interested in, especially if you’re a fan of my marmalade, is the “artisan marmalade” class.
Citrus season is not over yet, there’s still plenty time to try your hands at making your own marmalade, so come to my class! We’ll be making three different styles of marmalade: the classic, bitter, English style made from sour oranges; a sweeter marmalade made from sweet citrus such as Mandarin or Clementine, and a spice-infused marmalade. With these three different techniques, you can adapt them to just about any citrus you could get your hands on. This class will be just as fun and useful to both beginner and experienced marmalade makers alike.
This class will be on Sunday March 13, and if you’re coming, remember to bring your own very sharp knife and a small cutting board. You’ll be getting your hands dirty in this class! (Plus you’ll get a jar of marmalade to take home!) Go sign up here.
Another upcoming class is a part of a series we call “Day-off Dinners”, which I co-teach with my boyfriend David Kinch. Even though we both work in food – me here and David at his 2-Michelin-star restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos – we still love cooking together on our days off. What we make are often simple (ok, sometimes only deceptively so), relying on the fresh, seasonal ingredients we’re so lucky to get here in the Bay Area and Central Coast. The first of this series took place early in February, and not only did we not kill each other during the class, our students seem to have had a grand old time in it. Ha.
The next date for the Day-off Dinners series is March 6, and there’s still a couple spaces available there, then the following ones are March 27, and April 17. Go sign up here if you’re interested.