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Kids in the Kitchen-Hampden


with Kimberly Nason

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Pizza three ways! Traditional dough, cauliflower crust and french bread. We'll get creative on the toppings and you be the judge of which is your favorite! This is a parent and me class for the little chefs that love to create in the kitchen.

Cost: $7 for pair (plus materials fee $20 paid directly to the instructor)  

Cooking Healthy, Vegetarian Food-Orono


with Avinash Rude

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm

In this 2 week course, the first class we will learn how to prepare Palak Paneer, which starts with preparing cottage cheese at home and using it with Spinach. This is a healthy, vegetarian dish and often a party favorite. We will prepare the companion sides for this dish. In the second class, we will learn how to prepare Gajar Halwa i.e., sweet carrot pudding as dessert and an Indian bread called Bhakri, which is made from an ancient grain called Jowar. Bhakri is a gluten-free flat bread that is healthy, fibrous and delicious. This is a hands-on cooking class. So come prepared to help out in the preparation and ask questions!

Delectable Doggie Treats-Hampden


with Terry Dean

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Spend an evening making healthy, delicious dog treats out of common household ingredients. These will be rolled, cut out, and cooked in the oven. A variety of shaped cookie cutters will be provided, but if you have a particular cookie cutter that you think your dog will like, please feel free to bring it to the class. All other supplies will be provided. 

Cost $5 (plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor)

Chinese Cooking-Hampden


with Lily Crane

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Handmade Chinese dumplings with pork and napa cabbage filling; or with eggs and cabbage filling ( for vegetarians); or wrapped with eggs (gluten free).

Cost:$10. (plus materials fee of $5 paid directly to the instructor:

Culinary Knife Skills-Orono


with Katie Fikes

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one night class, through a combination of demonstration and practice, you will learn to slice, dice and Brunoise like a pro. You will learn about knives and how to care for them properly while practicing basic techniques. Please bring a paring knife, a chef knife along with a cutting board. 

Cost: $10 (plus $5 materials fee paid directly to the instructor)

Dining on a Budget-Hampden


with Kimberly Nason

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you're cooking for yourself or for a family, come learn some techniques in saving money at meal time. We'll create some meals that won't break the bank! We'll use a few inexpensive ingredients like roast chicken, canned beans and colorful vegetables, to make a few delicious meals. Cost $7 (plus a materials fee $20 paid directly to the instructor) 

Preserving Herbs-Orono


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join UMaine Extension staff and learn different techniques to best preserve herbs. We will discuss freezing and drying, as well as infusing vinegars with herbs and the safety of infused oils. Participants will take home a jar of infused vinegar.

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