Farm Fresh City
Are you guilty of filling your fridge crisper with veggies and then ignoring them until they’re well-past their use-by date? Our Chef Shellie Kark, from KitchenCue, has teamed up with our friends at Whole Foods Market and the dedicated farmers from Grant Family Farms for a cooking demo series to inspire you to seek out the best produce for your table. And Chef Kark will show you how to prepare for now or later so that nothing goes to waste. You’ll learn how to participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), explore cooking techniques that will utilize your produce box; Chef Kark will also talk about the staples that will make cooking with your farm fresh ingredients a joy. Registration for these special cooking events is encouraged.
Grant Family Farms wants to get you involved! They have generously donated a 2011 Season Single egg share and a free box of fruit and veggies to be delivered to a share pickup site this summer - a package valued at $250! Enter to be eligible to receive one of the shares; here’s how: ‘Like’ Fresh City Life on Facebook, ‘Follow’ freshcitylife on Twitter or come to any one of our Farm Fresh cooking demos and you could be a winner! Winner will be announced at the final summer cooking demo on Saturday, July 23.
Strange and lesser-used veggies and great ways to prepare them. Chef Shellie applies the techniques taught in KitchenCue's first volume Sauté. No matter what glorious veggies come in your CSA box, you can always turn to your sauté pan to prepare it -- and with KitchenCue's help it will always be success. Registration is encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206.
Making soup is a great way to utilize the small bits you have left over or the vast quantity of vegetables you receive in your CSA box. You will never need another recipe again as you come to understand the value of cooking by technique. KitchenCue illustrates the five steps to perfect soups and stocks. Create scrumptious dishes that save well - and never be intimidated by your veggie crisper again. Registration is encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206.
Discover summer’s local fruits and recipes that showcase the best of the season. Chef Shellie will explore roasting fruits to amp up their flavor; roasting isn't just for turkeys anymore! KitchenCue's volume three is dedicated to the techniques of roasting. This day you’ll also have a chance to preview and purchase a selection of Grant Family Farms best produce and KitchenCue DVDs, meet the farmers and talk to Whole Foods Market team members about their support of CSAs. Registration is encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206.
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