Lee’s Cooking Class Schedule for Spring 2013
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A spring Saturday morning at Peaceful River Farm begins with welcome and refreshments in the Education Barn. Each class taught by Lee Newlin utilizes their own seasonal produce focusing on delicious recipes that inspires you to nourish your body in a satisfying way. She shares great information about the health benefits of the different foods and techniques used in class. An optional farm tour with Lee’s husband and owner, Larry shows how he builds healthy soil for healthy food; employs sustainable farm techniques for keeping weeds, insects, and disease at bay; and value the importance of buying locally and sustainably to protect our environment and our health. Afterwards, you get to pick from a broad array of just-harvested, beautiful produce and (berries when in season) to build your market CSA basket to take home and share with family and friends. Whether you’re just beginning to improve your food choices or are far along in your journey, these workshops will give you the inspiration, the motivation, and the tools to cook healthy and stay healthy!
The regular 3 hour farm classes will include:
- sharing of Lee’s expertise in the health benefits of the different foods and cooking tips and techniques. Additionally, you’ll receive great ideas for purchasing, storing as well as preparing a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods with fantastic recipes.
- a tasting of all of the dishes demonstrated and prepared during class as well as her delightful and refreshing herbal beverages
- all recipes and informational handouts that will be sent to you via email
-a LARGE OR SMALL (you choose) CSA share of Peaceful River Farm sustainably grown produce (a $25 value!) to take home to make your own creations! (with the exception of the Yoga workshop). Included will be recipes explained in class that you will love for each item you select!
Classes will be limited to 25 students. Payment in advance is required, and there are no refunds. Price per class is listed in course offerings below. If you are unable to make it to class and your seat can be filled from the wait-list, I will gladly refund your money. If I cannot fill your seat, you can send a substitute to take your place.
Contact Lee (see contact page) if you have any questions. You will receive driving directions once you are registered for class.
Check out the remaining workshops offered this spring.
(See below for some great offers!)
Spring 2013 Cooking Class Schedule
To register, Updated Registration Form Spring 2013
May 15th – Market Primer Road trip! We’re heading to the Carrboro Farmer’s Market to answer that burning question..”What the heck is that and how do I cook it?” You’ll learn about the fresh and wonderful offerings as we visit our fellow farmers booths and tips on how to shop savvy. Lee will have a bag full of Peaceful River fresh produce for you along with recipes at the conclusion of our visit. No tastings with this visit. (Lee will meet you at a designated location at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market in Carrboro, NC at 4:00 pm and end at 5:30 pm) -$35 per person
May 16th Kitchen Downsizing -Less is More NEW WEEKDAY CLASS! Cooking for 1 or 2? Lee can show you how to make easy and nutritious meals that you can whip up quick without a bunch of fuss and heavy equipment! 10am-12noon -$55 per person
June 1st –THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL LEE TO BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST email@example.com The Mediterranean Kitchen –It’s all Greek (and delicious) to me! The Mediterranean diet continues to be one of the best prescriptions for a long and healthy life. Lee shows you every step in creating unique dishes spiced with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, start to finish. Before you can say “Opa!” you’ll be inspired to create these tasty creations in your own kitchen! 10am-1pm -$60 per person
June 15th – Big Blue 4U –Blueberries have many uses other than just for desserts. Lee will show you some clever and delicious dishes highlighting the mammoth health- building properties of this little blue giant! 10am-1pm -$60 per person
June 8th –A Unique Class! Wellness Workshop – Yoga and Healthful Cooking
The number of Americans practicing yoga has exploded along with a focus on a healthy diet. We decided to blend the two by having a Wellness Workshop of Yoga and Healthful Cooking class here at Peaceful River Farm.
(these offers cannot be combined and do not apply to the Wellness of Yoga Class)
If you have a prearranged group of at least 10 and would like a private class with Lee during the week, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and special rates.
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What is a Healthy Cooking Workshop?
Medical research overwhelmingly supports healthy eating as one of the most important choices a person can make to live a longer and healthier life. A diet of whole foods (not from your car window) may lower the risk of developing many chronic, debilitating health problems.
Attending a Lee’s Healthy Cooking workshop is your opportunity to learn how to utilize fresh and wholesome ingredients and to make simple and delicious meals with optimum health benefits. Seeing and tasting nutritious foods prepared quickly and easily in an inspiring farm setting can provide the incentive needed to get creative in the kitchen. Lee takes the guess work out of choosing and preparing foods full of flavor as well as good nutrition. Learn how to create a perfectly balanced meal highlighting seasonal produce that is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Lee’s classes focus on cooking delicious meals with a healthy twist including a demonstration, sustainable vegetable farm tour, cooking tips, sampling, and copies of each recipe electronically. Learn easy to follow step-by-step healthy cooking techniques that you can use at home. Come with a friend or family member or simply enjoy the company of like-minded individuals in a welcoming and inspirational setting. Discover tips for saving time, cutting costs and having fun by making tasty, healthy food that you and your family will love!