Food and Drink

Food and Drink

401 My Eight Favorite Appetizers Made Easy    Instructor: Jim Hayes

In this class you will learn to make a variety of appetizers including puff pastry asparagus, smoked salmon and venison tenderloin carpaccio and more.
Enjoy a fun afternoon of cooking, tasting and camaraderie.  Class limit 8 students

One Saturday, September 15, beginning at 1:00 pm

Location: 384 West Wilkes Barre Turnpike, Montrose

Fee: $5.00


402 Home Cheesemaking      Instructor:  John Brunner This class is full

Many good cheeses are economical and quite simple to make at home with readily available ingredients. John, with five years + cheese making experience will introduce you to a fascinating hobby. Both beginners and cheese makers with some experience will find this course informative and fun. We will eat a few cheeses we make, and some John has aged. Handouts will include recipes and sources for cultures and other materials and ingredients.  Class limit 10 students

One Saturday, September 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This class is full

Location:  2355 Fair Hill Rd, Montrose

Fee: $5.00    Material Fee:  $5.00


403 Grow Fresh Sprouts Simply in Your Home   Instructor: Ann Vitale

Growing good-for-you fresh sprouts is so easy and requires little equipment and only minutes a day. Learn about different seeds that provide variety: broccoli, dill, beans, hot or sweet radish in addition to alfalfa and clover and how to use them. Tasting included at class. Class limit, 6 students

One Thursday, October 18, beginning at 11:00 am

Location: 766 Darrow Hill Road, Montrose

Fee: $5.00


404 Pumpkin Rolls   Instructor: Eileen Myer, Home Baker

During this class everyone will have the opportunity to make and take home a pumpkin roll. The instructor will provide the ingredients and the baking pans.  Please bring a tea towel and if you like an apron.  Of course, we will be able to have a taste of one before we begin. Class limit, 12 students.

One Saturday, October 20, beginning at 9:00 am

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Church St., Montrose

Fee: $5.00 Material Fee: $5.00


405 Cookie Tasting   Instructor: Linda Baroni, Home Baker

Take this opportunity to do several blind taste tests of basic home baked cookies made with recipes that vary in ingredients.
Answer these questions for yourself:   Is there a difference baking with butter, or margarine, or vegetable shortening?  What if you substitute regular flour with whole wheat?  Do higher priced ingredients make a difference?

One Wednesday, October 10, 1:30 pm

Location: St. Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St., New Milford

Fee: $5.00    Material fee: $5.00


406 Make Your Own Yogurt and Granola   Instructor Valerie Winters, Home Cook This class is full

Learn to make your own yogurt and granola for a healthy alternative to boxed cereal. Save the planet and your recycling bin at the same time. No wasted boxes or plastic containers to toss out on the heap of garbage we create. You can save money and reduce the sugar content as well by making this simple and delicious alternative. No need to bring anything but your desire to learn to this class.  Class limit 8 students.

One Saturday, November 3, beginning at 10:00 am

Location: Private residence, directions will be sent prior to the class.

Fee: $5.00   Material Fee: $ 10.00  This class is full


407 Hand Crafted Refrigerator Pickled Veggies   Instructor: Charlene Wildes, Naturalist, Environmentalist and Herb Enthusiast

Take all those extra veggies and learn how to make simple pickled mixes from garlic & dill, bread & butter to sweet & savory. Think outside the box as you discover you can pickle more than just cucumbers. All supplies will be available, or bring your own excess cucumbers, and that ton of zucchini to pickle up special jars of tasty treats. These are perfect in a fall gift basket!
Recipes will be available.  Don’t wait to sign up. Class limit is 12 people.  
One Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am.    This session is full.   A second session has been added .

One Saturday , October 13,  1:00 pm

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $5.00   Ingredient fee: $8.00


408 Preparing A Lebanese Meal     Instructor: Valerie Winters, Home Cook This class is full

The Lebanese Cuisine has been rated one of the 5 healthiest diets of the world. Come and experience the reasons why and create a simple 3 course meal your friends and family will rave about.
We will make an appetizer, salad and main dish. Bring an apron, knife and small cutting board as well as your appetite to class.   Class limit 12 students.

One Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm   This class is full

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $5.00 Material Fee, $10.00


409 Baking Bread for the Holidays    Instructor Sue Caterson, Home Baker  This class is full

What better gift for the holidays than a homemade braided loaf of bread—- tied with a bow and lots of love.   The class is one session and you will learn to make a beautiful double braided loaf of yummy bread.  This bread freezes beautifully, and so can be made ahead.   Perfect for a gift or for yourself!  Just bring an apron and a happy attitude.  Class is limited to 4 students.

One Wednesday, December 5, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM  This class is Full

Location: 278 Lake Ave., Montrose

Fee: $5.00   Material Fee: $7.00