Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Heidi's March and April Cooking Classes

Here's how it all works
- All of the classes in this newsletter will be held in the intimate setting of my south Charlotte home.
Reservations are a must! - Email me to reserve your spot and then your reservation is confirmed by your cash or check payment. Once your reservation is confirmed I'll send you detailed directions to my home.
Class size is limited. You and your fellow classmates can watch or lend a hand
if you'd like and together will learn to chop, slice, simmer and saute along the way.
It's always a blast! Wine parings with every dish, recipes packets and wine notes for each class participant. Cost is $55 - $75 per person depending on the class.

Fresh From the Farmers' Market
6:30-9:30 pm

To register, email me at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Eat Well, Live Well - Fresh from the Farm Dinner for Four
My monthly On the Farm Classes have been so very popular that I thought I would do an "at home" version with the same theme.
This week, I'll head out to several local farmers' markets and pick the freshest product and proteins; then in class we'll whip my all local finds into a fabulous dinner for four. The menu will include: seared seafood fillet with baby beet and local greens salad; herb baked local chicken with pan roasted carrots, potatoes and tatzaki sauce; Proffitt farms brie and beef burgers with a homemade bearnaise and a local mushroom and kale ravioli.
To make your reservations for this class, email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Make-your-own Pizza and Calzones
SAT. MAR 26 11am- 2:30 pm
$55 per person

From homemade sauces and two tasty from-scratch doughs, this class is easy and entertaining.

We'll prepare three different pies including a mozzarella-stuffed crust margarita pizza, a cheeseburger pizza and a farmers' market veggie pie; plus a Greek spinach, mushroom and feta calzone - Yum! These recipes are perfect for the family - great for entertaining too.

To make your reservations for this class, email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Cooking and Growing Fresh Herbs
Thursday March 31
6:30-9:30 pm
$55 per person

Spring is in the air and in this class we'll get a jump on the season with tips for starting or adding to you own home herb garden plus great herb infused recipes including pestos and vinegars; herb springrolls, a springtime tabouli with herb crusted rack of lamb; chicken with herbs de province and baked salmon with an easy dill buerre blanc.
To Make reservations for this class, email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Springtime Hors D'ooeuvres
Sunday April 3, 1 - 4 pm
$55 per person

Just in time for you to plan the perfect Springtime soiree. One of my most popular topics with suddenly Springtime theme. Recipes include Oh So Southern pickled shrimp, truffled mushroom crostini, bite-sized beef wellington, hummus and "taboulied" quinoa with homemade potato chips and little, local strawberry cheesecake tarts.
To Make reservations for this class, email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Food and Wine and Italian Lifestyle
Saturday April 9, 11am - 3 pm
$65 per person

With special guest NADA VERGILI

Join us for this fun and oh so popular Springtime Italian class as Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy joins forces in the kitchen with me for and afternoon of fun and great food!

As class participants watch and work with me to prepare an entire authentic Italian meal perfect for entertaining or a family meal, cooking class guest Nada Vergili will be teaching us all about this beautiful regions of Italy as well as fun little Italian expressions, sayings and phrases - plus how to talk with our hands! All as we eat and drink our way through the afternoon. Its truly a wonderful way to spend your day!
To make your reservations for this class , email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

Coming May 1 -
On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farms
Sunday May 1
1-5 pm
$65 per person

An early heads up on the next date for this very popular class -

Proffitt Family Farms in Kings Mountain is home to my friends ranchers Shelley and Brian Eagan and their family. Proffitt Family Farm is the only cattle ranch in NC to raise cattle on certified organic pastures.
This beef is pasture finished, dry aged, 100% grass fed, USDA procesed with no hormones and no antibiotics.

Shelley, Brian and I have all been blown away by the overwhelming response to these classes, so, we've planned another for Sunday May 1 - hope you will be able to join us for an experience that will change the way you think about the beef you eat.

Class begins with a farm tour where we will visit with the chickens, the horses and of course, the cows, bulls and maybe even a calf or two; then we'll all settle into the Proffitt's beautiful home kitchen to cook with some of the best beef around.

Afterwards, class participants are invited to stock their freezers with a shopping spree at the farm store.
To make reservations for this class, email Heidi at hlnc@carolina.rr.com

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