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Homestead Studio, Real Food with Rachel, and more Fall 2012 Events

Announcing the Hounds in the Kitchen Autumn workshop and demo schedule full of flavor and fun! autumn columbus cooking classes

Homestead Studio

Born from a desire to explore some homesteading concepts in a free-form, playful environment, I put together two series of studio experiences at City Folk's Farm Shop. Lil and I will prepare materials for friends of all ages to manipulate as they wish. The sensory-rich studios will be as fun for a six year old girl as a midlife woman or retiree.

Wool (carding, dying, felting, and weaving) will be held Mondays September 17 – October 1 from 2-3 pm.

DIY Home (cleaning solutions, bath products, and beeswax candles) will be held Mondays November 12 – 26 from 2-3 pm.

Registration is only $20 for three one-hour studios. More details, including how to register, are on the Homestead Studio page.

Real Food with Rachel

Cooks who need a refresher or want to learn how to be less dependent on mixes will enjoy the Real Food with Rachel series at Wild Goose Creative. Set in their open and approachable enviornment, participants will practice whole food cooking skills.

Register for Whole Bird Cooking (October 21), Pies, Sweet & Savory (November 18), or Sauces (December 16) to cook and eat in a fun relaxed space. Classes are held from 3-5 pm on those days and cost $35 each or $90 for the series. Further details and online registration are hosted at the Real Food with Rachel page.

Fall 2012 Special Events

I will teach folks how to Preserve Apples on October 14 and Make Infusions on November 11, both from 3:30 - 5:30 at Franklin Park Conservatory.

The Country Living Fair invited me to present a demo on Making Fresh Cheeses at Home on Friday September 14 at 2 pm at the Ohio Village.

I will host a booth and do a demo at the free Granville Homesteader's Pantry, 1-5 pm at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville on September 16.

Come chat with young farmers and me at the Grow! movie night September 22 at 6:30 pm at Swainway Urban Farm. Tickets are $20, benefitting the 2012 central Ohio Terra Madre delegates. Tickets available at the Swainway booth or coming soon to the Slow Food Columbus website.

Speaking of movies, OEFFA is hosting a free showing of The Future of Food at Studio 35 on September 23 at 2 pm.

I sell mushrooms and microgreens at the Swainway Urban Farm booth at the Clintonville Farmers' Market but on October 20 you'll find me doing double duty offering a Tasting and Food Education Demo at the farmers' market tent.

Email me with questions about these events or suggestions of future opportunities.