Local Food Promoter Lexy Close is partnering with Boone Street Market in Jonesborough to bring you a monthly series of cooking classes. Even though it is cold outside and our gardens have gone to sleep, there are still plenty of delicious, healthy, and local options for cooking meals. Read more about the classes and sign up for one (or three!).
Hearty Winter Soups
Looking for a way to incorporate local ingredients into healthy meals this January? Learn what produce is available during the cold months and how to turn it into healthy comfort foods to keep you warm and happy regardless of the weather outside.
This class will cover the basics of making chicken and vegetable broths for best flavor and how to create two delicious soups. Workshop cost is $25 per person and class size is limited to 6.
Herbs and Tonics for the Winter Months
Instructor Lexy Close shares her favorite herbal remedies for staying healthy during the winter months. There are numerous traditional remedies using local herbs, roots and berries, but buying pre-made teas and tonics can get expensive. However, syrups, teas, tinctures and other remedies are easy to make at home and you can be sure of the quality of the ingredients in the process.
This two hour workshop will cover how to make Elderberry Syrup, Fire Cider Kombucha, and the basics of making Herbal Teas and Tinctures. Workshop cost is $35 per person and class size is limited to 8. Sign Up
30 Minute Mozzarella and Pizza Making
Cheese making seems like an arcane craft, but soft cheeses like Mozzarella are actually easy and quick to make in a home kitchen. You’ll be amazed at the flavor difference! Learn how you can transform a gallon of milk into delicious cheese in a fun process you can share with kids.This hands on class will demonstrate how to make 30 Minute Mozzarella and pizzas featuring the cheese and other local, seasonal ingredients. Workshop cost is $30 per person and class size is limited to 6. Sign Up