Monday, September 27, 2010

A Cooking Class Adventure

I actually paid money to go to a cooking class this past Saturday!  It cost more than a couple meals at the local 'Cafe Rio' here in Utah Valley.  However, I learned a lot and the food was delicious.  It was driven by Raw Melissa and taught by Jenny Johnson of Delightful Delicacies.  The class was held at Jacob's Cove Heritage Farm, where they specialize in heirloom crops of tomatoes, squash and other seasonal favorites!  We She made Chipotle and Lime Baba Ganoush, Pumpkin Cardamom Rolls, Weeknight Ratatouille and Naked Apple Galette!  I would have to say that the Ganoush was my favorite because it is so good on crackers and who knew that roasted and mashed eggplant could be so delicious?

  A close second was the Weeknight Ratatouillewith plenty of garlic, onion and roasted green peppers.  


She demonstrated how to make a beautiful herb bouquet or garnier consisting of fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley oregano, basil and bay leaf, which was thrown into the pot to simmer with all the vegetables.


  This food was all vegetarian and was so filling and yummy!  I would definitely do this again! 

22 comments :

Dewi Citra said...

Yummy treat
I would really love to try the Ganoush too..

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Krista said...

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Kristi said...

This makes me want to hunt for a good eggplant recipe. :)

jan said...

This looks and sounds delicious - I LOVE eggplant, I think I'd love the ganoush!

Small Footprints said...

My mouth is watering ... that looks and sounds so good. We love baba ganoush ... it's also great on top of baked potatoes. And ratatouille is my favorite go-to meal when my day has been hectic ... it's easy and such comfort food.

Are you vegetarian? And if not, did this experience encourage you to give it a go? Just wondering! :)

Eileen said...

Id also love the Pumpkin Cardamon rolls...recipes? The other food makes my mouth water. Something about pics of actually COOKING and not just plopping on a plate really GET me!

Anonymous said...

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Holly said...

I have always wanted to take a class. Looks like fun!

whatsanitasdeal said...

Looks yummy even though I do not like eggplant. it's so mushy

Hope said...

Wow, sounds like fun! I went to a Taste of Home cooking school a couple years ago and really enjoyed it :)

Liz said...

Sounds delicious! I love baba ganoush together with hummus, tabbouli and garlic sauce on pita as a snack, and I'd love to learn how to make my own!

LStewart said...

Would love to hear more about the roasted & mashed eggplant. I've always wondered how best to cook eggplant and if it's as simple and easy as I think it should be.

Anna P. said...

I could use a lot more vegetarian recipes! We're too hooked on meaty dishes in our house.

Hannah said...

hmmm a herb bouqet - what a cool idea! I think that might work for decorations also, besides for cooking. I like the idea of putting all the herbs together so you dont have to dig them out of the pot separately later!

Raven In A Blue Room said...

it must have been a great inspiration for you. The pictures look appetizing

giveawaydarling said...

I've always wanted to try Ratatouille!

Christina F. said...

That does sound yummy...especially the eggplant! annejk112233

Glogirl said...

I'd love to go to a cooking class sometime. I love watching cooking shows on TV and learning new recipes and techniques. The Pumpkin Cardamom Rolls made in your class sound interesting!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

I love cooking, no wonder i have a food blog right? :p Though i have never been to a cooking class! It must be definitely good like what i got to know after reading your experience! but yes i read alot of recipe books, watch cookery shows and videos! People now r really interested in cooking and there is a whole wide world of recipes now! Good for all of us! :D

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW! how FUN!!! I love cooking and think that you can always learn something new by taking a cooking class. I would LOVE to try the Pumpkin Cardamom Rolls!
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Jennifer R. said...

Sounds delish! I always wondered about abetter way to fix eggplant!