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April 2017

Books and Young Cooks Soup Making (Part Three)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CST
St. Francis Library, 4230 S. Nicholson Ave.
St. Francis, WI 53235 United States
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FREE

In this 3-part, hands-on soupmaking class young cooks ages 6-10 years old (without an adult) will learn the basics of making soup from scratch using a variety of ingredients and techniques. Recipes are included and students will be able to taste and take home their soups at the end of each class. PART ONE: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10 AM-12 PM: Broth-based Vegetable Soups. Register by Tuesday, January 31. PART TWO: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10 AM-12 PM: Pureed Soups…

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May 2017

Introduction to Food Preservation

Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CST
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$30
Food Preservation Basics

In this lecture and demonstration, Annie, a Certified Wisconsin Master Food Preserver and professional food preservation specialist, will explain the benefits and challenges of various food preservation techniques with an emphasis on hot-water-bath canning. There is no hands-on participation in this class, however it is the basis for all of Annie's other canning classes this season. Handouts with recipes and helpful tips are included.  Please register by May 1. UEC members$25, Non-members $30.

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Preserving First Fruits: Jams and Jellies

Monday, May 22, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm CST
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$40
Seasonal Jams and Jellies

Learn how to preserve the first fruit of the season to enjoy in the dark days of winter. This class will be a hands-on; participants will experience canning rhubarb into jams and preserves. Recipes will be included in the handouts. Feel free to bring an apron and a small box to carry home still-hot preserves. Please register by May 15. UEC Members $35, Non-members $40.

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June 2017

Early Summer Pickles

Monday, June 26, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm CST
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$40
Hot Water Bath Canning

June 26, 6:30-8:30 Early Summer Pickles Canning fruits and vegetables in a vinegar base is an age old practice for preserving summer’s harvest. Annie will guide participants in a hands-on efforts to preserve early summer vegetables. Recipes are included in the handouts. Feel free to bring an apron and a small box to carry home still-hot preserves. Please register by June 19. UEC Members $35, Non-members $40.

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July 2017

Low-Waste/No-Waste Food Preservation Basics

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST
Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186 United States
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FREE
Pickling Beyond the Cucumber

  In this one-hour demonstration, Annie will discuss the basics of safe food preservation (hot water bath canning, freezing, and drying) with a focus on less waste. Whether you are a beginner or have been preserving for years, come and learn new ideas and techniques for saving money and being more eco-minded in the kitchen.

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August 2017

Preserving Summer Fruits

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am CST
Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227 United States
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$60
Canning Fruits

In this hands-on class Annie will guide you in safely preserving summer fruits using a hot water bath canner. Depending on what's available we will make fruits canned in a light syrup and jam. Feel free to bring an apron as well as a small box or bag in which to carry home your still-hot preserves. Residents $40, Non-residents $60.

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October 2017

Desserts: Warm Spices and Winter Squash

Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST
St. Francis Library, 4230 S. Nicholson Ave.
St. Francis, WI 53235 United States
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FREE

In this one-hour demonstration Annie will show how to use a wide variety of winter squash paired with warm spices to create delicious, healthy, unique desserts for holiday menu or fall feasts. FREE but registration required. PLEASE register by Thursday, Oct. 12.  

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Food Writing on the Farm–CANCELLED!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CST
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES
East Troy, WI 53120 United States
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$100

Unfortunately we've had to cancel this even due to a medical emergency. We will be refunding all ticket money ASAP. Thanks for your understanding. Food is rooted in a sense of place. What better place to explore this than on a Wisconsin biodynamic farm? Nationally published food writer Kristine Hansen, who has written for Cooking Light, Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Vogue.com and Fodors.com, leads this day-long food-writing intensive. The Mindful Palate owner Annie Wegner LeFort’s delicious locally sourced cuisine will keep…

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Basic Culinary Knife Skills

Monday, October 30, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm CST
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$20
Basic Knife Skills

Hone your skills! If the thought of slicing and dicing all those fresh local vegetables prevents you from cooking from scratch, learn how to “sharpen” your basic knife skills.  Trained chef Annie Wegner LeFort will teach basic cutting and sharpening techniques as well as discuss selection and care of knives for food preparation. Handouts included. $15 for UEC members, $20 for non-members. Please register by October 23.

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November 2017

5 Ingredient Gluten-Free Dishes

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CST
Bay View Community Center, 1320 East Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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$18
Pumpkin Fudge

  In this demonstration Annie will show you how to create delicious, healthy, simple gluten-free dishes for each meal of the day (plus dessert!) She will also discuss how to adapt recipes to be gluten-free and how to make these recipes more versatile with the seasons: Sweet Potato Hash, Roasted Garlic Toasted Quinoa, Catalan Meatballs, and Pumpkin Fudge. Recipes will be included in the handouts.   Please register by October 25.

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