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SATURDAY COOKING IN THE KITCHEN

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.


Gluten Free BakingPhoto credit: Amanda Paa HeartbeetKitchenBlog

 

Gluten-Free Baking: Cookies (800-02-27-16)
Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Amanda Paa, chef and author of Smitten with Squash and Heartbeet Kitchen

Baking demands accuracy, and gluten-free baking has its own specific requirements. Amanda herself is allergic to gluten, so she has had to learn all the tricks of the trade, from which flours are the best, to which fats-sugars-liquids work best with gluten-free flours, how to adapt recipes, and more. If you've felt frustrated because you haven't had success with gluten-free baking, or felt left out because only gluten-ful treats were being served, this class is for you! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

This class is postponed. New date coming soon!
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$39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, recipes and ingredients 

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A Wee Celtic Cuppa (800-03-12-16) 
Saturday, March 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

In Ireland, Scotland, Wales and on the Isle of Man, it was considered unlucky to turn anyone away, neighbor or stranger - anyone who broke bread at your table was considered kin and her/his life protected. Kris will teach you the warm Celtic way to welcome visitors: with a "wee cuppa tea" and a slice of homemade soda bread, barmbrock slathered with butter, a piece of Edinburgh Fog, or a bite of Dundee cake - or perhaps a bowl of cock-a-leekie soup. Kris will introduce you to some of the differences in the Celtic tea customs - some of which date from Druid times, when people worshipped nature and imbued plants, water, rocks, with supernatural attributes - and show you how to make 2-3 of her favorite Celtic treats. Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

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$39 member/$49 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission, recipes and ingredients 

 Greener Spring Clean
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A Greener Spring Clean! (800-04-16-16)
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

Clean and freshen your home safely, effectively and fragrantly...using nature's best ingredients. Receive a comprehensive list of essential oils that are excellent for cleaning...learn what they do and how they work with products like vinegar, borax and castile soap. Then, get your hands dirty (or rather clean!) in class by working in small, fun groups to create a few cleaning products to take home with you. You'll also learn about soap nuts -- a natural laundry detergent from the Himalayas - and get a sample to try at home! Make new recipes and new friends...take home knowledge and extras! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen
In-Class menu (subject to change)
Spearmint, Rosemary and Lavender Floor Cleaner
Fresh and Herby Antibacterial Counter Spray
...Plus additional recipes for more - from wood polish to dishwasher soap!

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all ingredients 

 dog treats

No Bones About It: Make & Take Dog Treats For Your Canine Friends (850-05-21-16)
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Nancy Brooks, Nature-Based Therapeutics: Animal Assisted Interactions Specialist, dog treats connoisseur
Level: Dog lovers of all ages (Children under 16 should register with an adult)

The Arboretum's Nature-Based Therapeutic Service: Animal Assisted Interaction programs teach us that there is a strong bond between animals and humans. There is no better example than the bond with your family pet! Show your dog you love them by feeding them the very best: Make treats with all the best ingredients available...including low cost, whole organic ingredients, and lots of love! Through demonstrations and hands-on work in small groups, you will make and take home three easy-to-prepare recipes that will save money and please any pet's palate. There will be a variety of cookie cutters in shapes and sizes from small to large to accommodate the proportional size of your dog. You will take home three small bags of treats.
NOTE: Humans only for this class.
Limit 20, Learning Center

Register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, three sets of dog treats, all ingredients and treat baggies. (All participants must register, regardless of age)
 

 Tea

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Refreshing Herbal Iced Teas & Summertime Tea Treats (800-06-18-16)
Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

Cool and crisp, iced tea is the quintessential summer drink...with or without spirits. Iced herbal teas, also known as tisanes, offer flavor options and health benefits beyond those of traditional tea -- and many of the ingredients can be gathered directly from your garden or the local farmer's market! In class, learn about and taste delicious tisanes and teas such as Citrus-Hibiscus Sparkler or Basil Peach-Rooibos Delight. Not just for steeping and drinking, teas also make excellent additions to recipes: join small groups in class to create unique and unexpected recipes using the tea leaves themselves! Make new recipes and new friends...take home knowledge and extras! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen
In-Class menu (subject to change)
Tea vinaigrette
Tea-infused savory recipes
...Plus take home recipes for more

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all ingredients 

 Fresh Herbs and Summer Fruits
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Fresh Herbs and Summer Fruits - The Perfect Pair (800-07-23-16)
Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

Enhance your summer culinary prowess with unexpectedly delightful fruit and herb combinations! When used together in complimentary couplings, these delicious plants provide nutrients and flavor without much need for added artificial sugars or calories. There are so many delightful combinations where herbs perfectly compliment fruits, and these pairings provide a perfect opportunity to make the most out of your trips to the local farmer's market. In class, hands-on time in small groups will be spent making and tasting recipes that highlight the best flavors of the ingredients. Make new recipes and new friends...take home knowledge and extras! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen
In-Class menu (subject to change)
Tomato Crostada with Honey-Thyme Glaze
Basil, Grape, Plum and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Basil Syrup
...Plus bonus recipes for trying at home!

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all ingredients 

 Bee Healthy

"Bee" Healthy...with Honey! (800-08-13-16)
Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

We've been singing the praises of honey for over 4,000 years, but you might be surprised to learn how many health benefits you may receive from this kitchen staple today. This golden nectar may help calm an annoying cough and even help our skin become bright beautiful! Research suggests that raw honey's active phytonutrients - along with its antibacterial and antifungal properties - contribute to its many benefits. But don't forget that honey is also delicious! Join other fun food lovers in small groups create some wonderful honey-based recipes and spa products to take home! Make new recipes and new friends...take home knowledge and extras! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen
In-Class menu (subject to change)
Mushroom Cappuccino Bisque with Honey Crème
Honey Vinaigrette
Honey-Spirolina Youthful Glow Mask
...Plus additional recipes!

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all ingredients 

 Apples
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Apples: Savory Secrets! (800-09-10-16)
Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, chef, certified culinary herbalist, author, and co-owner of Unearthed Arts

We love our apples in Minnesota! In fact, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the birthplace for popular varieties such as the Honeycrisp, SweeTango and Zestar! apples. Now think outside the bushel...the use of apples in culinary applications can go far beyond a basic pie or an apple crisp. Learn and explore the brilliant ways apples can add dimension, flavor, and nutrition to savory recipes. So grab an apron, make new friends at your kitchen workstation, and get ready to stir your creative juices as we create some unique recipes! As always, aprons, recipes and all ingredients are provided. Make new recipes and new friends...take home knowledge and extras! Limit 20, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen
In-Class menu (subject to change)
Fennel Apple Slaw with Tarragon and Walnuts
Spring rolls with chicken, apple and mint
Apple cider vinegar
...Plus additional recipes like Apple and Herb Biscuits

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all ingredients
 


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DINNER WITH A CHEF

Twin Cities critically acclaimed chefs love sharing their passion for cooking with Arboretum dinner guests! Meet the chefs and fellow enthusiasts of seasonal, local dining during a delicious dinner with three wine tastings that complement the seasonal menu. In addition to getting insider cooking tips from top professional chefs, you'll receive recipes, wine notes and recommendations on where to find the best ingredients. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, sip some wine and dine. Scroll down to learn more and to register or call us in the education office at 612-301-1210.


 Oceanaire

Oceanaire Mardi Gras Feast (800-02-04-16)
Thursday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Robert Wohlfeil, Executive Chef, Oceanaire Seafood Room

February 9 is Mardi Gras, and the New Orleans-style menu is full of fun and flavor. Back by popular request, Chef Robert will serve you some traditional recipes flavored with Robert's own distinctive touch. Join us for this uniquely tasty and festive holiday dinner...in the flavor of Mardi Gras!! Dinner with a Chef is a social, educational program that serves up a multi-course meal and paired wine tastings while you learn. Note: This menu will contain shellfish. Limit 30, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

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$65 member/$77 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience - plus wine tastings and recipes.


"Dinner With a Chef" is on temporary hiatus until summer 2016. Check back in June for NEW classes!

To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2015 Classes Catalog to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.