Home and Garden

Culinary Corner

The following cooking classes will be offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School:

 

SOUPER EASY SOUPS & QUICHES                          FEE: $70 (plus $40 mat. fee due at reg.)

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (2 sess. Mar. 3 & 10)                        Ramsey High School (Rm 102)
 
                                                                                                                                                                    Join  us for two fun filled evenings as we prepare soups and quiches. The first evening you will fully participate in the preparation of Italian wedding soup, spinach quiche, and artichoke pepperoni quiche. The second night will feature beef barley soup, artichoke bacon quiche and quiche Lorraine. Perfect meals for the cold winter months. Do not eat prior to class since you will eat and taste all items prepared in class! Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI                                    

 

AUTHENTIC INDIAN COOKING                              FEE: $50 (plus $35 mat. fee due at reg.)

Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (2 sess. Mar. 7 & 14)                            Ramsey High School (Rm 102)   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
In the  first night of this hands-on class you'll discover how to prepare delicious recipes such as  Cauliflower Rice - Basmati rice steamed with spices and mixed with sauteed Cauliflower, Raita - Yogurt dip with various diced vegetables and cilantro and Potato Fry - Potatoes are cooked and sauteed with Indian spices to make a side dish that will become your new favorite. Night two you learn how to make Lemon Rice - Cook rice and add some lemon juice and ginger for a delicious south Indian delicacy, Bombay Chutney - A gravy with tomatoes and chickpeas flour.  Fastest and most delicious accompaniment for rice/puffed bread/roti/naan and Onion fritters - Deep Fried Indian style onion rings.  Bring to class: apron, dish towels, paring and chopping knife, peeler and take home containers. Instructor:  SUBBA MARELLAPUDI

 

A TASTE OF ITALY                                                        FEE: $70 (plus $45 mat. fee due at reg.)

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ((2 sess. Mar. 24 & 31)          Ramsey High School (Rm 102)                                                  

Continue to broaden your culinary experience as we proceed with a new version of “A Taste of Italy”.  In this two-night class you will fully participate in the preparation of mouth watering savory cuisine.  Our first night will feature Lazy Lasagna layered with ricotta cheese and a meat sauce.  We continue to compliment the meal with antipasto salad and garlic bread.  Don’t forget our fabulous cannolis for dessert made with our homemade cannoli filling.  Onward we proceed to week two as you prepare Eggplant Parmigiana with a homemade Italian Gravy (sauce) and tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  We will finish our meal with pizzelles for dessert.  This class will leave you with a pleasant taste.  Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI

 

ARTICHOKES SIMPLIFIED                                      FEE:  $40 (plus $20 mat. fee due at reg.)

Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  (1 sess. April 4)                               Ramsey High School (Rm 102) 

Do artichokes scare you? Don't know what to do with the fresh artichokes or maximize their delicate flavor when you buy bags of frozen ones. Kim walks you through the elements of artichoke prep.  This class will prepare 4 different dishes using them. If Stuffed Artichokes or Artichoke Tart Tatin make you drool, sign up!  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel, paring knife, chopping knife and take home containers.  Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON


MARSHMALLOWS DELICIOUS AND SIMPLE
      FEE: $40 (plus $10 mat. fee due at reg.)

Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. April 5)                                Ramsey High School (Rm 102) 

If you have never had hand crafted marshmallows, you don’t know what you are missing! We think of Peeps and the rubbery blobs we toast. But, handcrafted marshmallows are wonderful on their own and added to a hot drink. Kim will walk you through the process, then each person will choose a flavor: vanilla bean, mint, caramel, or chocolate and make a pan of their own.  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel, 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan and take home containers.  Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON 

 

MORE APPEALING APPETIZERS                             FEE: $40 (plus $25 mat. fee due at reg.)

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (1 sess.  April 7)             Ramsey High School (Rm 102)                         
                                                                                                                                                                 
You will be the hit of the party when you come out and present your guest with these mouth-watering appetizers.  You will fully participate in the preparation of artichoke spinach bites, cheese straws, eggplant and red pepper appetizer and sausage bread made with homemade pizza dough.  This class will leave you with a good taste in your mouth.  You will taste and enjoy everything prepared. Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers.    Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI     

SOUFFLES – SWEET & SAVORY                              FEE: $70 (plus $30 mat. due at reg.)

Mon & Tues. 6:30-9:30 p.m. (2 sess. April 11 & 12)                    Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Beginning with the correct dish, which Kim will provide and is included in your material fee, the class will be go over the principles behind souffles. On night one the class will prepare 4 different dessert souffles and then 4 different savory souffles on night two. If Decadent Chocolate Souffle or Herbed Cheese Souffle sound appetizing, mark your calendar and join this class.  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel and take home containers.     Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON 

 

PAD THAI – You Can Make It at Home                      FEE: $40 (plus $15 mat. fee due at reg.)

Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. April 25)                                Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Most of us wait until we go out to eat to have this dish. But, with just a few basic steps and easy to find ingredients making Pad Thai at home whenever you crave it is easy. Kim will walk you thru the basics and then the class will break into teams and prepare the dish themselves.  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel, paring knife, chopping knife and take home containers.         Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON 

 

VEGETARIAN POWER BOWLS                             FEE: $45 (plus $15 mat. fee due at reg.)

Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. April 28)                                Ramsey High School (Rm 102) 

Want an easy and delicious solution to eating healthy? Sick and tired of boring salads? Learn how to make Veggie Power Bowls, the hottest food trend in healthy eating. Your whole meal is in one bowl – the protein, the grains, the veggies, and the sauce. All the different flavors and textures combine to create one delicious, nutritious and fun meal. Best of all they can be prepped ahead saving you valuable time in the kitchen during the week.  With endless combinations, they're fast, versatile and customizable to meet your lifestyle. Menu ingredients are vegetarian, gluten and dairy free.  Join Holistic Nutritionist and Natural Foods Chef, Christine Okezie for this hands on, inspirational cooking class. You'll leave with actionable know how and strategies to create your new healthy kitchen. Instructor:  CHRISTINE OKEZIE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

MILLIONAIRE BARS                                                FEE: $40 (plus $12 mat. fee due at reg.)

Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. May 2)                          Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

A buttery shortbread crust, with a thick caramel layer topped with chocolate is what makes these bars worth a million! Some are intimidated by the steps (especially the caramel).   But, Kim will share tips and advice to make these delicious bars at home for all to enjoy.  After a basic demo, each person will make a 13 X 9 inch pan each. They store well, so you can distribute your sweets to all!  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel and 13 x 9 inch baking pan.     Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON 

                                        

GALLETTES   (FREE FORM TARTS)                          FEE: $40 (plus $15 mat. fee due at reg.)

Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. May 9)                                 Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Gallettes are nothing more than a free - form pastry that contains a filling. Taking the place of structured tarts, this is an easy way to jazz up almost any filling, sweet or savory! If making a crust scares you or If you think baking a tart is hard, come! After some basic tips and tricks, each person will make either a sweet or savory tart to take home.  Bring to class:  apron, dish towel, paring knife, chopping knife and baking sheet.  Instructor:  KIM HENDDRICKSON 

 

SPRINGTIME GRILLING                                         FEE: $70 (plus $45 mat. fee due at reg.)

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (2 sess. May 12 & 19)                Ramsey High School (Rm 102)                                                                                                               

Keep your home cool while cooking outside.  Grilling is easy, fun, and let’s not forget flavorful.  On our first night, we will prepare beef kabobs with fresh vegetables and on the second night we will prepare Salmon.  Before we grill our vegetables, we will create a homemade marinade to toss our colorful zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, and onions.  We will grill fruit that are abundant during the springtime.  Grilled fruits are not only delicious but add a beautiful toss to your dish. Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI                                                                                       

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BASIC HOME ELECTRICITY                                                                 FEE: $100 (Sr. Cit. $94)

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (3 sess. beg. Mar. 31)                   (plus $10 mat. fee due at reg.)

Ramsey High School (Rm 104)

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through M.P.C.E.

Provides basic understanding of home electricity in three sessions.  This is for students who want to learn, understand and practice minor electrical repairs.  This course takes the student through hands-on activities based on common electrical home repairs and follows a Black & Decker outline.  Topics include:  Electrical circuit, safety, testing and tools, fuses and circuit breakers, replacing plugs, switches, receptacles and light fixtures and wiring a new fixture.  Instructor:  GEORGE CHRISAFIS

 

BASIC HOME PLUMBING                                                                 FEE: $100 (Sr. Cit. $94)

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (3 sess. beg. Mar. 29)                (plus $10 mat. fee due at reg.)

Ramsey High School (Rm 104)

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through M.P.C.E.

Students in this class learn basic knowledge in home plumbing repairs. There will be videos, repair demonstrations and hands-on practice.  Topics covered: repairing and replacing faucets, repairing and replacing P traps, leaking toilets, repairing and replacing shower heads, basic tools and types of pipes.  Instructor:  GEORGE CHRISAFIS

 

SEWING - BEGINNERS (Ages 14 & up)                                                     FEE: $170

Monday, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Feb. 28)(no class 4/11)                Midland Park H.S.

Students will learn the basics of sewing including seams, hems, zippers, buttonholes, pattern selection & layout.  Each student is required to bring their own sewing machines with instruction manual in order to learn how to operate them more effectively. Please bring it the first night of class along with a 3 ring binder and a ½ yard of muslin fabric. Class limited to 12 students. Instructor: KAREN SKOGLUND

 

SEWING - ADVANCED (Ages 14 & up)                                                     FEE: $170

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  (10 sess. beg. Mar. 2)(no class 4/13)           Midland Park H.S.

Advanced sewing techniques will be taught. Prerequisite for this class is sewing for beginners.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE!  Students should bring their own sewing machines and a project to the first class. Class limited to 12 students. Instructor: KAREN SKOGLUND


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