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One-day Wine Country Classes

wine country cooking classesGet away from the crowds in the wineries and join us for a cooking class. The class begins in the afternoon and lasts about 5 hours. Classes are a combined format of demonstration and hands-on unless otherwise indicated.

The class fee is $175 per person - students receive hands-on instruction, printed recipe handouts and enjoy a delicious meal served with wine/beverage. Accommodations are additional and are availabe at CasaLana or other nearby lodging properties.


1-day Wine Country Class - Preserving Flavors September 27, 2014

As the warm days of summer give way to the brisk mornings of fall we start to consider how to keep the bright flavors of our harvest available in the coming months. We donít want to let go of the taste of garden fresh tomatoes, sweet apples or figs. Now is the time to get out the canning jars and make sure we have summerís flavor packed into them for the winter months. In this class you will learn about the steps to making preserves, jams, fruit butters, chutney and more. We will do some quick vegetable pickles and talk about how to make home made fermented slaws. Recipes include Herbed Tomato Sauce; Pickled Onions; Spiced Fig Preserves and more.

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1-day Wine Country Class - Heart Healthy Soups & Stews February 7, 2015

This class will give you some great new recipes for flavorful and heart-healthy soups to warm you in the winter months. A rich soup usually starts with a really good, flavorful stock or broth. In this session we focus on the basic techniques of making stocks such as Vegetable, Chicken or Fish Stock . Then we will use the stock to prepare soul-warming soups. Our menu will include dishes like Brown Vegetable or Brown Chicken Stock; White Bean, Kale and Roasted Garlic Soup; Wild Mushroom Soup with Fried Sage or Roasted Vegetable Stew. Weíll accompany the soup with Herbed Polenta and finish off with Fruit Crisp .Join us and add some great new flavors to your winter meals.

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