{fsc housekeeping} FSC Classes & Events

Before we continue our ‘from scratch holiday’ series, I wanted to update our FSC ACADEMY’s November & December class schedule both at Brookside Museum and at The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  plus announce the winner of the latest giveaway and reminder you all of our Special Event Class & our Troy Farmers Market book signings in December! -Chris

{Classes at Brookside Museum}

DETAILS 

- All classes are $48, pre-registration is required due to the minimum number of students required.
Payment at time of class: cash, check or credit card. 48-Hour Cancellation Policy in effect.
– Class minimum is 5 students. Class size limited to 9 students.
– Every student receives a FSC Goodie bag which includes a booklet of information & recipes from the blog.
– All students are asked to wear long pants or athletic pants and closed-toe shoes or sneakers for ‘best practices’ in a kitchen.
– Brookside Museum is located at 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

November 15th  FERMENTING ABUNDANCE: Preserving Vegetables w/ Elissa Kane

Back by popular demand! We are running this class again due to the sold out nature of our September Class! 

From kimchi to kombucha, fermented foods have been part of culinary traditions around the world for as long a humans have been storing food for the future. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll review the basics of pickling vegetables through the process of lacto-fermentation, connect with some great resources, taste some samples, and make our own fermented foods to take home. We’ll prepare two ferments, and depending on the seasonal abundance, we’ll make sauerkraut, kimchi, dilly beans, pickles, salsa or chutney with locally available ingredients when possible. All vegetables can be fermented. Find out how to get the most out of your garden, your farmer’s market and CSA.

November 29th Holiday Gifts: Edible Gifts with Christina Davis

Interested in many simple, cost-effective and creative homemade food projects for holiday gifts but don’t know where to start? In this class, students will learn various projects and holiday gift themes, such as a hot chocolate gift sets, homemade mustard, small-batch home-roasted coffee, herbed butter, citrus salt, vanilla extract, and more! The class will also tackle one non-edible project, Spoon Butter. Spoon Butter is a conditioning treatment for your kitchen’s wooden cutting boards & utensils and makes a perfect gift! Participants will take home a small sampling of the completed projects and a booklet of recipes, presentation ideas and resources.

December 6th: HOLIDAY DIY GIFTS: HOME & BODY with Deanna Fox

This class will explore ways to clean house using all-natural methods and also receive instruction on how to choose natural kitchen ingredients to match a variety of hair and beauty needs. Students will learn about the powers of vinegar, baking soda, borax and lemon to clean a variety of household items. Various projects include an all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, body scrub and butter. All of these projects make great holiday gifts, so presentation and storage issues will be covered as well. Students will take home a small sample of each of the completed projects and also a detailed booklet with all the recipes, techniques and resource information.

COUPON OFFER

You can get $5 off each FSC Academy class at Brookside Museum – just download the coupon from Saratoga Mama’s new coupon feature and bring it with you to the class for the discount!

FSC ACADEMY at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Chocolate Skills November 13, 2012 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Instructor: Ginny O’Neill

Perfectly tempered chocolate has a nice shine and a snap. Correct tempering can even change the flavor of chocolate. In this hands on workshop students with learn the properties of chocolate, practice tempering and learn some delicious things to do with left over tempered chocolate. This skills class takes place just in time to make edible gifts for the holidays!

Edible Gifts: A DIY Sampler November 26, 2012 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Christina Davis

Interested in many simply, cost-effective and creative homemade food projects for holiday gifts but don’t know where to start? In this class students will learn various projects, and holiday gift themes such as a hot chocolate gift set, to create unique edible gifts. From mustard, small-batch home-roasted coffee, herbed butter, citrus salt, vanilla extract, and more! The class will also tackle one non-edible project, Spoon Butter. Spoon Butter is a conditioning treatment for your kitchen’s wooden cutting boards & utensils and makes a perfect gift! Participants will take home a small sampling of the completed projects and a booklet of recipes, presentation ideas and resources.

Holiday Gifts: DIY Home & Body December 1, 2012 — 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM Instructor: Deanna Fox

This class will explore ways to clean house using all-natural methods and also receive instruction on how to choose natural kitchen ingredients to match a variety of hair and beauty needs. Students will learn about the powers of vinegar, baking soda, borax and lemon to clean a variety of household items. Various projects include an all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, body scrub and butter. All of these projects make great holiday gifts, so presentation and storage issues will be covered as well. Students will take home a small sample of each of the completed projects and also a detailed booklet with all the recipes, techniques and resource information.

Chocolate Candy Bars December 11, 2012 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Instructor: Ginny O’Neill

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own unique signature candy bar? In this hands-on class, we will discuss and make various components of a candy bar. Students will use the components to make layered candy cars. These delicious treats make perfect edible gifts for the holidays!

Swapper Alana at April’s Troy Food Swap

SPECIAL EVENT CLASS WITH ALANA CHERNILA!

Your Homemade Pantry– a Kitchen Inspiration Class w/ Alana Chernila
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th
1:30-3:30pm, Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy, NY 12180
Class Limit: 15 students/Class minimum: 10 
$48.00 USD REGISTER HERE 
(Registration is mandatory, but you are welcome to pay via credit card, cash or check at the door. 48-hour cancellation policy in effect.)

Do you want to clear out the processed foods in your kitchen in favor of your own homemade versions? Want to build up the courage to jump into home dairy, fermentation, or canning? Come and spend the afternoon with Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry! You’ll get a chance to make some of her favorite pantry staples. She’ll also be sharing some of her tips on how to integrate homemade into a busy week. It will be a great afternoon you won’t want to miss! Come ready to cook and ask questions–this is a hands-on class!

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Brick, Troy, NY

BOOK SIGNING EVENTS
AT THE TROY FARMERS MARKET

The Atrium, River & 3rd Street, Troy, NY 12180
9-1pm.

DECEMBER 8th: Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry,  will be selling & signing copies of her book at the Troy Farmers Market 9-12:30pm. FSC Book Club Captain, Christine, will be hosting a live FSC Book Club meeting & author talk at 11am w/ Alana. Come join the fun!

DECEMBER 15th: Local Gluten Free & Food Allergy Advocate, Cookbook Author and Culinary Institute of America Trained Chef, Elizabeth Barbone, will be selling & signing her two books: Easy Gluten Free Baking & How to Cook Gluten-Free: 150 Recipes that Really Work.

{GIVEAWAY WINNER}

We had a giveaway for our readers to share your best ‘holiday story from your kitchen’ for our December episode of the FSC Podcast.

The winning comment is:

This is not so much a mistake but more of a funny story. I come from a very Italian family, both my parents were born in Italy, and so our thanksgiving has evolved over the years to be more of a traditional American thanksgiving. However, for many years it included pasta in a red sauce. For years I tried to tell my grandmother and mother that we didn’t need pasta, but every year they made it. Finally one year, they agreed to no pasta or atleast I thought so. I arrive to dinner and my mother made soup with tortellini. When I said, “I thought we agreed not pasta,” she said, “it’s not, it’s soup.”

And now the blunder. My favorite part of thanksgiving is pumpkin pie. A couple of years ago I took a fork full if pie, only to spit it right out. My mom used salt instead of sugar in the pie that year. Needless to say, I was pretty sad! -Grazia from South Main Avenue Blog. 

The other 7 entries all win a hard copy of FSC Holidays, our Ebook.
Please email me your addresses at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com. Everyone wins!
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Author:Christina

Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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