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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 CDT
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 CDT
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 CDT
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 CDT
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 CDT
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 CDT
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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May 2018

Basic Culinary Knife Skills

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CDT
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$25
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. Bring an apron and your own knives if you like. $20 for UEC members, $25 for non-members. Please register with the UEC by May 9.

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June 2018

Sugar Creek Retreat-Yoga and Wild Food!

Friday, June 1, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
Sugar Creek Retreat, 8214 W State Road 234
Waveland, IN 47989 United States
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$399

Sugar Creek Retreat-Yoga and Wild Food Weekend (2night) features -2 Daily Yoga/Meditation classes -Meals by professional chef (The Mindful Palate) -6000 ACRES OF WILDERNESS -MILES OF HIKING TRAILS -20x40 Yoga Pavilion -Wild food walks led by Naturopath -Yoga and meditation (All Levels) -Fermenting class and hands on food demonstrations -3 PRIVATE ROOMS -2 BUNK ROOMS- 4 per room All meals are included 10% discount when you register with a friend Prices starting at $399.00

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Preserving Jams and Jellies

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm CDT
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$40
Edible Gifts in Jars

Learn how to preserve your own jams and jellies! Wisconsin Certified Master Food Preserver Annie Wegner LeFort will lead this hands-on class. Participants will experience canning fruits such as strawberries or rhubarb into jams and preserves using a hot water bath canner. Included in the price of the class are all the canning materials, fruit, and handouts with instructions, recipes and helpful tips. Bring an apron if you'd like as well as a bag or small box in which to carry…

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Sugar Creek Retreat- Yoga and Wild Food (1 night)

Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018
Sugar Creek Retreat, 8214 W State Road 234
Waveland, IN 47989 United States
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$299

Sugar Creek Retreat-Yoga and Wild Food Weekend (1 night) features -2 Daily Yoga/Meditation classes -Meals by professional chef (The Mindful Palate) -6000 ACRES OF WILDERNESS -MILES OF HIKING TRAILS -20x40 Yoga Pavilion -Wild food walks led by Naturopath -Yoga and meditation (All Levels) -Fermenting class and hands on food demonstrations -3 PRIVATE ROOMS -2 BUNK ROOMS- 4 per room All meals are included 10% discount when you register with a friend Prices starting at $299.00

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