Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
Classes & Workshops


Savor Saturday mornings in the inspiring Arboretum setting, where you will prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a fun, casual atmosphere. Meet fun people and try something new...a great way to start the day! Watch the video to get a taste of what these classes are all about.

Saturday in the Kitchen: Beeswax Beauty

(801-07-21-18)
Saturday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Beeswax has long been used in beauty products and is a natural, toxin-free way to add protective, emolliating, and softening elements to skincare. Come with your friends to try a variety of beeswax-based beauty treatments, and create your own spa products in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting! You won't have to book an appointment at a spa to enjoy luxurious products such as Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash, Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream and Happy Heel Lemon Foot Salve. You will leave feeling refreshed, carrying samples to share at home as well as a comprehensive handout with recipes!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

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$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 


 

The Herb Garden Salon: Gathering to Celebrate the Herbal Harvest with Friends 

(100-08-18-18)
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Explore the world of herbs and learn how to harvest and enjoy the herbal bounty- whether it be in your garden, containers or herbs from the farmer's market! Join other herb enthusiasts to learn, taste, and experience fun and exciting new ways to utilize these aromatic plants.. Enjoy fun presentations and experiential hands-on sessions including: "Lemon Scented Herbs to Grow and Use", "Drink Your Herbs", "Herbal Gifts from the Garden", and featuring a delicious herbal salad luncheon! Take-home herbal goodies include:a bouquet garni, herbal vinegar, lemon potpourri, herbal lemon tea, honey-ginger switchel and a shrub, and a dried culinary herb blend. 
Limit 40, Learning Center, Harvest Kitchen 

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NOTE: This class will take place during the Arboretum Art Crawl. Allow extra time to enter the Arboretum as traffic may be slow to pass the Gatehouse area. Be sure to shop the unique vendor booths after class!

register $65 member/$80 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies  

SPECIAL CLASS This class is not on a Saturday...but local-food-lovers will enjoy learning how to harvest and preserve product from your garden or the local farmer's market for delicious year-round cooking!

Edible Garden Year: Harvest and Preservation

(150-08-23-18)
Select a session
Thursday, August 23, 2018; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
OR
Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Education Programs Manager, and
Christy Marsden, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager

Successfully grown vegetable plants can often mean you now have bushels of beautiful produce on your hands- what to do with them? Christy and Laura will talk you through the basics of proper harvesting: when to pick, what to refrigerate, how to cure, and more. Then we'll be joined by University of Minnesota Extension experts to learn more about safe preservation techniques, from canning to drying. There will be samples, of course, and students are encouraged to bring surplus produce to share with one another at the end of class!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register  1 Spot left! 
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
$35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 
Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
$35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 


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The Home Creamery: Make Your Own Cultured Milk and Home Cheese

(800-08-25-18)
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S.

Join veteran home cheese maker Linda Conroy for this fun and inspiring day of cheese making! Whether you're a beginner or have some cheese making experience, you'll learn tips and tricks and get plenty of one-on-one attention from Linda. Learn about several varieties of cheese that can easily be made at home as well as the types of milk you can use to make them. During the fun, hands-on portion, Linda will guide you in making cultured butter, yogurt, kefir cheese, paneer, fresh mozzarella and cheese curds. Products made during class and other samples will be incorporated into a delicious lunch for you and your classmates.Take home cheese made in class plus a culture to start additional cheese and cultured milk products!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

register  $95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, lunch and all supplies 

 

Saturday in the Kitchen: Japanese Teas...Steeped in Tradition

801-09-22-18
Saturday, September 22
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, and its source is a single evergreen shrub species- Camellia sinensis. In Japan, this beverage is elevated to an art form through harvesting, processing, and tea rituals. Join other tea enthusiasts as you taste a variety of exquisite teas from Japan as Kris discusses the connection between tea ceremonies and mindfulness. Then work together in small groups to prepare simple Japanese appetizers such as onigiri (molded rice balls) and chilled soba in cucumber cups. You will take home samples to share and a comprehensive handout with detailed recipes, historical information, folklore and health benefits of tea. After class, complete your morning with an exploration of the new Origami in the Garden Summer Exhibit and our Japanese Garden!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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Saturday in the Kitchen: Fermenting Foods - Kraut & Kimchi

801-10-06-18
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Iman Mefleh, Owner, You Betcha Kimchi

Start with a basic lesson in fermentation science, then work in small groups to create, chop, mix and pack jars of sauerkraut and kimchi. Learn how you can create living, pro-biotic vegetable ferments at home, even changing traditionally pickled recipes into ferment recipes, increasing the health benefits of these foods. Leave with recipes and containers of sauerkraut and kimchi to sample with family and friends.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$49 member/$64 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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Celebrating the Squash Harvest

150-10-20-18
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

John Thull, University of Minnesota Grape Research
Jenny Thull, University of Minnesota Grape Research

John and Jenny Thull love squash... and we mean REALLY love squash. Just last year, they harvested 10 tons of over 200 varieties! Join them for an exploration of this fascinating vegetable from field to table. You'll begin with an introduction to some of the Thull's favorite cultivars, freshly harvested from the Horticultural Research Center. They will share a bit of history and cultivation tips. Then watch, taste and learn as Jenny demonstrates a few new and different ways to cook squash, from Asian to spicy to savory dishes. You will leave with cultivar information, recipes, and a motivation to buy and cook healthy, vibrant squash!
Limit 30Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$49 member/$64 non-member, includes Arboretum admission



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Saturday in the Kitchen: Galettes- Savory and Sweet

801-11-17-18
Saturday, November 17, 2018
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Whether sweet or savory, this free-form tart is less fussy than a classic French tart and has a guest-pleasing, rustic charm. Join other pastry enthusiasts to learn the basics of galette creation from Kris and sample some delicious masterpieces such as Apple, Walnut and Maple Galette with Fresh Cranberries, Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette, and Cardamom-Honey Grapefruit Galette. Then don an apron and try your hand at some aspects of galette creation, from the pastry to the filling. You'll leave with treats to share at home, recipes, and you'll be surprised how easy galettes are to prepare and find yourself making them again and again.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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Mediterranean Diet for a Happy Healthy New Year

801-01-12-19
Saturday, January 12, 2019
noon - 2 p.m.

Joan Donatelle, Chef and Cooking Instructor
David Donatelle, Chef, Beekeeper and Nutrition Coach

The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on lifestyle changes you want or need to make. Chefs Joan and David Donatelle will inspire you with tips, strategies and information from the exceptionally healthy (and uber-delicious) Mediterranean diet. You will learn how to create delicious menus where fruits, vegetables and lean proteins are the focus. While you listen, you will sample dishes such as Zuppa alla Frantoiana, (Tuscan Olive Mill Soup), Insalata Misto, (fresh mixed greens with vinaigrette), La Pasta al Pergamena, (Pasta in Parchment) and Macerated Mixed Fruit. Note that this class is demonstration-only; there is no hands-on portion to this class. You will leave with a comprehensive handout plus recipes, and the motivation to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into your lifestyle!
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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''Souping'' is the New Juicing

801-03-30-19
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

After the holiday busy-ness, self care is important! One way to feel better is to maximize your vegetable and nutrient intake. From New York City to Philadelphia and Los Angeles, people are turning from juicing to "souping" as a new way to do just that. Join fellow foodies to explore new concepts and watch demonstrations, and taste a variety of delicious soups. Then work together in small groups to prepare recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You will leave with samples to share with family/friends, and comprehensive handouts including detailed recipes and health benefits of individual ingredients. Spring is an especially delicious time to explore this new trend; you will taste and prepare such seasonal soups as: Green English Pea, Asparagus and Parsley, Italian Roasted Tomato and Chickpea, and Chilled Carrot and Dill.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register



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