Julia's Kitchen

Nourish your body, feed your soul.

Upcoming Baking Class! February 17, 2013

When? Sunday February 24th 1pm-3pmIMG_0672IMG_0432

Where? My home kitchen (on The Hill)

How much? $50

What will we learn? Food-based Baking – truly satisfying treats!

  • whole grain alternative flours to add diversity to your baking (all are gluten free)
  • low-impact sweeteners
  • healthy oils for baking
  • tricks and techniques for moist and delicious (vegan, whole grain, gluten free) results
  • discussion around where to find the real satisfaction in baking and treats

We will make a flour-based cake and a sprouted grain sweet bread, which can be used as a base for all kinds of fun things. We’ll also make a health supportive topping/frosting. The class will be casual and, while not hands-on, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with the textures and tastes of our creations, as well as ask questions!

Please stop into the cafe (Monday through Saturday 9am to 7:30) to reserve and pay for your space. Please also email me at juliahellerman@gmail.com so I have your contact information. If it’s not convenient for you to stop in, let me know and we can make another arrangement. You are also welcome to email me with questions, of course.

I look forward to spending a sweet and nourishing afternoon with you!


Cooking Classes February 6, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 3:57 pm

photo(6)Hello! I hope you are all enjoying this lovely day. I am, but I’m hoping that we can get a few big snow dumps interspersed

I’m getting a lot of requests for cooking classes, so I think it’s time to set them up! I think I’ll do this round at my house, so the classes may be a little smaller, more casual, and more intimate. I don’t have access to a teaching kitchen, so classes involving cooking and baking will be demo-focused. Everyone will be able to taste, feel textures, etc and will be able to be very engaged in the process, but I have a galley kitchen, so we’ll be back and forth between the kitchen and dining room table. It will be fun!

I’m trying to gauge where the interest is…if you are interested, your feedback is appreciated! Feel free to offer specific times and days, as scheduling is always a challenge.

1. Is there interest in another basics class? It would be a discussion-only class about the whys and hows of the ingredients and techniques I use, including sprouting. This would be a 1.5 hour class and the cost would be $35 per person.

2. Do weekdays during school hours work for you and, if not, are you opposed to my family (children) being present? They are 9 and 12, so old enough to (hopefully) observe or do their own thing without being disruptive:)

3. What, specifically, do you want to learn about?

Classes, other than the basics class, would be about 2 hours and cost would be $50 per person; they would involve a lot of taste testing and discussion around how to be efficient, how to tailor recipes and techniques to your preferences and schedule, how to substitute ingredients and balance dishes, etc.

I plan to work at least one general cooking class and one baking class into the schedule, plus the basics if there is enough interest.

Have a wonderful day!