In the Kitchen Learning
Here is a list of classes already offered. Brigita can also create a class tailored to what you are seeking to learn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availibility and pricing.
Heart and Soul of New Mexico: RED CHILE
This 2 hour class will walk you through the centuries of red chile in New Mexico. From history to practice we begin with growing chile to drying and grinding our own. We make a classic red chile sauce and then explore using red chile in a number of amazing ways that will surprise you! Red chile + rose pot au creme anyone?
Salt in today's world does not hold the same value it did in the ancient world. While we can buy it readily in many forms, salt was so precious that during Roman times, Roman soldiers were paid in salt. This 2 hour class is designed to introduce you to the importance and application of salt in the kitchen. We cover brine for meats and vegetables, making our own aromatic salts, and the flavors and nutritional values of salts from around the world. You will be in awe of the miracle of SALT!
More and more, we learn that the products we use to keep our homes, clothes and lives "clean" are actually tremendously toxic for us and the environment. This 2 hour Eco-CLEAN workshop gives you a hands on lesson in making your own cleaning products from natural, easily accessible materials. It's an easy way to save money, time and your health!
A 3 hour immersion into the world of spreads, sauces, dips and dressings. Learn about combining spices, herbs and garden produce to create amazing flavor that can be frozen, fermented or refrigerated to have on hand for instant nutrition and instant flavor. Be prepared for a wealth of information to enhance your pantry and palate! This class can be extended to create a shared meal, tapas style!
Botanical Body Care
A 4 hour apothecary intensive, crafted to educate and inspire ways to care for your body from your own garden and kitchen. Harvesting from the garden and our dried apothecary, we learn how to make salves, deodorant, tooth powder, facial oil, whipped body butter and so much more. Each guest will go home with an array of products along with wisdom for care taking ourselves, one another and the earth.