Love Apple Farms announces its fall workshop schedule as well as its farm dinner events. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics of ice cream making or take up winter vegetable gardening, there are plenty of exciting classes available this fall!
Featured events include:
Workshop: Asian Dumplings with Andrea Nguyen
Dates: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 12:00pm – 4:00 pm
Take a tour of Asia by making Asian dumplings – from scratch. Celebrated cookbook author Andrea Nguyen will guide you to discover why Asian dumplings are fun, uncomplicated, and wonderfully satisfying foods. You will prepare different doughs, wrappers, fillings, and dipping sauces, then learn to shape handsome dumplings, and finally cook them to perfection. Andrea will help you master Asian dumplings, many of which require only supermarket ingredients. She will also share shopping tips and culinary history from her book, Asian Dumplings, which was recently named by Cooking Light as one of the best Asian cookbooks in the past 25 years.
Workshop: In the Kitchen with Chez Pim: Harvest Pies
Making pies should be easy as pie. Let Pim show you how to make her fool-proof all butter pie crust, then turn that perfect crust into delicious pies that celebrate the best of the fall harvest season from apples, pears, pumpkins, quince, double-crusted, single-crusted and more. After the demonstration, get your hands dirty trying Pim's unique pie crust technique. Your finished pie crust is yours to take home and turn into a perfect pie in your own oven.
Workshop: Artisan Ice Creams with Kendra Baker of The Penny Ice Creamery
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2012 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Santa Cruz’s Kendra Baker, pastry chef extraordinaire, of The Penny Ice Creamery to Love Apple Farms for an ice cream making class. She will show some eager students how to prepare some of their most popular ice creams from scratch using sustainable, organic and local ingredients. With Kendra's expertise in haute cuisine pastry, you'll learn the essentials for making your own wonderful flavors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an internationally renowned pastry chef! The Penny Ice Creamery has been featured on the New York Times and Via magazine.
Workshop: Winter Vegetable Gardening
Dates: Friday, October 26, 2012 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Growing a garden in winter is possible with our mild California climate and not just limited to greens and cabbage. This is an intensive, all-day workshop. We will discuss over 30 different kinds of winter vegetables. Also learn how to battle the cold temperatures, bed prep, winter pest and disease issues, as well as the critical sow dates for winter crops.
Workshop: Alternative Proteins
Dates: Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
In this workshop, Chef Kathy will share lots of great recipes that feature healthy, non-animal proteins. You will explore how to combine legumes and grains, nuts and greens into delicious main courses that provide complete protein nourishment. She will demonstrate many ways to cook tempeh and tofu, as well as other plant-protein based dishes like collard quinoa dolmas with a roasted red pepper dip, tempeh reuben wraps, an esalen nut loaf with savory sauce. Each of the Proteins class features different recipes, techniques, and demos, so previous students will get a continuing education. You will go home with tons of new tricks and ideas to enrich your plant-based repertoire, and enough recipes to last you many Meat-Free Mondays.
Event: Farm Dinner
Dates: Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Each Farm Dinner is a farm chic dining experience that begins with a farm tour and ends at a bountiful farm table set amidst Love Apple Farms gardens. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the expansive blue sky, with a view of Monterey Bay in the distance. Meander through the vegetable beds, led by a master farmer familiar with the care and culture of the gardens, and later enjoy a meal made with these fresh ingredients.
Workshop: In the Kitchen with Chez Pim: Meatless Thai Cooking
Dates: Saturday, November 4, 2012 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Come explore the meatless side of Thai cooking. Rather than substituting faux meat or tofu in place of animal protein, Pim will introduce the vast repertoire of vegetable-focused dishes that Thai cuisine has to offer. You will toss some salads, blend some dips, flip some stir-fries, and make a pot or two of curries with no meat in sight.
Workshop: Holiday Wreaths for the Garden
Dates: Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 11:00am – 2:00pm
In this class you will learn how to make holiday garden wreaths using landscape trimmings available in your own backyard! Explore wreath construction in multiple phases: base, body, and decorations, starting with loose landscape prunings and ending with holiday masterpieces! Incorporating wreath-making into your yearly garden cycle also helps reduce your carbon footprint by replacing store-bought decorations with lovely, handmade ones. Woody herbs like rosemary, lavender, or bay laurel make especially fragrant and beautiful wreathes. You will never look at your landscape waste pile the same way again!
Where: Love Apple Farms
2317 Vine Hill Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065