Cooking / Foods

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Sacred Union of Plant & Water

Margo Mullein

Explore the differences between a "polite cup of tea" and a "plant infusion" made with the purpose of increasing personal vitality, wholeness and balance. We'll start this touch, smell, feel and taste workshop with a walk outdoors for the purpose of making a simple wild plant harvest. Then we'll come into the classroom for a hands-on infusion making experience. As we sip the prepared infusions, we'll discuss the many roles which tea, and plant infusions, have played throughout history, and the benefits of inviting them into your life. This class is a delightful journey for the senses and includes a hands-on component where we will make, and enjoy, an herbal chai tea!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Please let us know if you have any food related allergies we need to accommodate for this class.

Sessions:

1594-0422    This session has been cancelled
      Wed April 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Vegan Cheese Making

Christine Eberhardt

In this class you will be empowered to make your own vegan cheeses! You will learn the techniques to make an easy and delicious vegan cheese. Whether you are dairy-intolerant or just want to incorporate a vegan dinner into your diet, you will have the confidence to do so. Students will make and bring home a variety of vegan cheeses.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $55
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $100 (members)         $110 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1670-0426    This session has been cancelled
      Sun April 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1670-0524    This session has been cancelled
      Wed May 27, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1670-0809    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed August 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Pizza Making and Beer Brewing

David Riihimaki and Franz Haas

Come learn the fundamentals of working with an open-air wood-fired oven, as well as fermentation, while making your own pizza and brewing your own beer. All pizza oven tools and ingredients will be provided. Beer kits will include everything needed to make and take home your own one-gallon batch of beer. Other brewing equipment will be provided.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $90
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $175 (members)         $195 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

YOU MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS. Students will be working with wood, ash, fire and food, so dress appropriately.

Sessions:

1546-0530    This session has been cancelled
      Sat May 30, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cheesemaking: Chevre, Valencay and Crottin

Roberta Devers

Come and learn to make Chevre, Aged Chevre, Valencay, and Crottin the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration and hands on.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $195 (members)         $235 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1647-0621    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sun June 21, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon June 22, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cheesemaking: Cheddar and Mozzarella

Roberta Devers

Come and learn to make Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Whey Ricotta the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration and hands on.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $195 (members)         $235 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1646-0801    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 1, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 2, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Soak, Sprout, Sour

Roberta Devers

The process of lactic-acid fermentation increases vitamins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria naturally present in good whole, fermented and culturally traditional foods. All of which Roberta is hoping to inspire you to include in all diets as a way to introduce healthier options for optimal digestive functioning. In this good for your gut class, you will learn how to make kombucha, kefir, sourdough starter (for bread baking), cultured butter and sauerkraut.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1645-0816    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 16, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Ins and Outs of Herbal Infused Vinegars

Margo Mullein

Herbal infused vinegar is easy to make and wonderful to take! Learn how adding just a few simple, fresh ingredients can enhance the scientifically proven curative power of apple cider vinegar. As we chop, we'll discuss the variety of internal and external applications, the many benefits of apple cider vinegar itself and the added value of combining it with wild plants, cultivated herbs and veggies. During this class you will have the opportunity to make an herbal infused vinegar of your choice based on the plants in season, as well as the instructor's tried and true formula for increasing circulation & heat during cold weather imbalances.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1595-0820    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 20, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm




The Art of Cheesemaking: 102

Sheila Flanagan & Sal Speights

Internationally known cheesemakers Sheila Flanagan and Sal Speights return for this second course in the Art of Cheesemaking. This time they will talk about the methods for making mixed milk cheeses and the art of washed rind and hard natural cheeses. The first half of the class will discuss: differences between Cow, goat and sheep milk and how the different compositions of those milks change the quality of the cheese, seasonality and adjustments to starter cultures and rennet to accommodate the amount of each milk that is available, financial/business considerations in producing mixed milk cheeses, the vast variety of washed and hard natural cheeses - finding your niche. The second half of this course will provide time to put your knowledge to work by making a mixed milk cheese. Sheila and Sal will provide tips on how to care for your mixed milk cheese at home and tips to try to convert your mixed milk cheese into a washed rind cheese.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Materials fee will cover the milk, culture and a small cheese mold for each student to take home and tend to.

Sessions:

1736-0912    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 12, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Herbal Electuaries and Truffles

Margo Mullein

Satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with Herbal Electuaries and Truffles! People have been getting nourishment from plants since the beginning of time. Discover the delight of combining simple pantry ingredients with wild crafted herbs to make candies that are both delicious and nutritious. We'll discuss the health benefits of each of our ingredients, including chocolate, and then the aprons will go on! Participants will go home with a lovely batch of Herbal Electuaries and two types herbal truffles, each decorated with your choice of toppings.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

We will be using nut products during this course. Bring your own apron.

Sessions:

1593-1212    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 12, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm