Cooking Classes

Red the Sister to Green: Classic Northern New Mexican Cooking

Master an authentic red chili sauce, the dried sister to green chili.  See how the rich red chili flavor transforms Shredded Beef Enchiladas.  Other uses for this delectable, silky sauce, like Carne Colorado, will be demonstrated .  After a menu of spicy flavored entrees, enjoy a traditional flan for dessert.  Gluten free and vegetarian options for all the recipes will be discussed.

Read Your Lips

With “selfie” photos you can learn how to track changes in your lips to skillfully fine-tune your diet, upgrade your energy and rebuild your health.  when you eat what your body can assimilate, your lips regain their natural color, precise borders and smooth texture.  This lively class features a Power Point presentation with before and after photos of people who changed their diet and their smiles now beam!  Time permitting there will be in-class lip diagnosis.  Bring a hand mirror to class.

Exotic Dishes to Spice up Your Thanksgiving Feast

Add a little exotic variation to the most predictable  of Americana buffets.  In this class you will not only go from Turkey to Pumpkin Pie, you’ll go from Turkey to Nigeria, Belize and Tahiti.  Enjoy: Turkey ala French Duck, Peruvian Mashed Potatoes, Nigerian Yams, Belizean Baked Plantains plus Turkish Fig and Cranberry Chutney.  For dessert, Tahitian Stuffing with Taro.  A variety of local and international wines will be paired with the meal.

Herbal Bitters

Bitter herbs are classic digestive remedies.  But did you know that help regulate appetite, support healthy weight and balance sugar and carbohydrate consumption?  Come learn about herbal bitters and get a basic DIY primer on making your own based on a two-thousand year old formula. A holiday basket of bitters will be given away at the end of the class!

To register for this free class, please call Gretchen Phillips at 541-552-5454.  Seating is limited, so don’t wait too long!

My Bombay Kitchen

My Bombay Kitchen

Niloufer King thinks her kitchen should have a sign that says : Bar and Grill. We Never Close. She loves easy effects and in this class, you can explore exciting and authentic appetizers produced with minimal effort and easily available ingredients. She's also a gifted storyteller, weaving together the traditions and flavors that form the fabric of modern Parsi home cooking.

Fall’s Super Food Harvest

Learn how to combine brightly colored fall fruits and vegetables for maximal nutritional benefit and taste.  On the menu:  Italian Parsley and Pistachio Nut Pesto Crostinis; Wild Greens Salad with Fig and Pomegranate Vinaigrette; Butternut Squash and chick Pea Stew; Quinoa and Wild Rice Pilaf with Toasted Hazelnuts.  For dessert, Coconut Caramelized Apples with Sour Cherries or Cranberries.

Sauce Sauce Sauce!

Meet the savory side of Jeff!  He loves to make sauces as much or more than chocolate!  He’ll show you how to construct and use a variety of basic sauces to enhance your menus and also how to play with flavor elements to completely change a basic sauce.  Methods include stocks and reductions utilizing butter, cream and herbs to amplify texture and flavor.  All sauces made in class will be sampled so you can experience the tasty transformation.  

Classic New Mexican Cooking

If the provocative smell of roasting green chili reminds you of meals you only experienced in Northern New Mexico, don’t miss this chance to see how authentic Green Chili sauce is made.  Cheryl won first place in the Taos green chili cook off so she knows what she’s doing.  Her signature dishes depended on the pungent green sauce.  See how two other New Mexican specialties are made,  Chili Rellenos and Sopapillas with Honey.


This event has been cancelled.

Enjoy a classic European Mediterranean meal starting with Kalamata Olive Hummus and Veggies. Grill Lamb Skewers to perfection, then build a Tomato, Red Onion, Black Olive, Feta and Cucumber Salad. Wrap it all up in homemade Pita Bread, and slather a Tzatziki yogurt sauce over the whole business.  We provide the napkins!

This event has been cancelled.