KVOS TV 12 recently came by one of our cooking classes at the Blanchard community Club,to film a segment for their Experience northwest program. Here’s a link to the segment on Cooking Classes at the Co-op –it’s pretty fun. For more info on what’s cooking around here in August –read on…
You can register for the classes with Jodie (at) skagitfoodcoop.com.
Speaking of cooking,Wowsa –we’re getting excited for our four day fete at the Skagit County Fair!
Bringing it All Home to the Kitchen:Co-op Cooks at the Skagit County Fair. Wednesday August 11- Saturday August 14th 5pm Building A Kitchens
Between the farm and the table,you’ll usually find a kitchen.
This year at the Fair,see what’s cooking with local presentations sponsored by the Skagit Valley Food Co-op in the Building A Kitchen at 5 p.m. each night. We’ll be representing with a farm to table booth featuring the abundant local organic harvest in the local vendor’s area too, so come say “Hi”during the day!
Wednesday,Jill and Chef Stuarto will be cooking up local fare for the Fair,choosing fresh-harvest produce from Skagit farmers and turning it into mouth-watering local fusion,with twists on traditionals and local global fusion cooking.
On the menu:Fruit Soup and Herbed Zucchini Gazpacho,a Frito Misto with fresh veggies lightly breaded over big noodles with a classic pomodoro sauce,and Canoli Apricots and Fried Ice Cream for dessert!
This evening will be taped by SVC station KVSR 91.7 fm,as part of Season Two of Kitchen Cuisine.
Thursday,join Erin as she hosts contestants Jill and Heidi for a Co-op version of the game “Chopped”. Based on the popular reality challenge,our two chefs will have to make the best of the four common ingredients they find in their “chopped box”. They’ll tackle an Appetizer,Main Dish,and Dessert. With the clock ticking,we’re bound to see some inspired and creative dishes.
Baking is on the menu for Friday,as heidi makes corn muffins,muffins using local berries,and demystifies Gluten Free cakes. KVOS TV will join us to tape a segment for their weekly Experience Northwest program.
Saturday,get ready to sample some delectable local Reuben Sandwiches and a Smoked Scallop Linguine with Galen and Jill.
Raffle,coupons,laughs,and samples are part of this four day fete of fun with food. The Co-op’s free Eat Better on a Budget outreach program offers cooking classes and store tours to help people enjoy getting the best of their food budget.
That’s not the end of what’s cooking in August though –here’s what else is coming up:
EBB:Powering Up for School – Breakfasts and Lunches for Kids With Jill and Nancy Lee Tuesday August 17th 5:30pm Co-op Room 309 (Free)
Back to school is right around the corner;let’s take an adventure into healthy lunches. Learn how to start kids off with a delicious and strong breakfast that will fill their minds and bodies with the energy it needs to thrive. We will focus on enjoyable and exciting ways to incorporate a rainbow of colors into lunchboxes. Children are welcome for tasting these lunchbox treasures.
Eat Around the World:ASIA – in Blanchard
With Jill Friday August 27th 6pm Blanchard Community Club
Come take a visit to the land of amazing flavors. Learn how to cook Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken,sip on Miso Ramen with a wonderful array of fresh vegetables and dip fresh rolls into a myriad of sauces that are sure to please your palate.
This class costs $10 for co-op member owners and $20 for general public.
EBB Grazers:Poultry (Free)
With Jill Tuesday August 31st 6:30pm Room 309 free
Crazy for Chicken? Dizzy for Duck? Totally amused by Turkey? This is the class for you. We will explore the tastes of Coq au Vin,enjoy the combination of Risotto and Duck Confit and nibble on Penne with Turkey,Spinach and Nutmeg. Please join us for this,the 4th in the series of Eating Better on a Budget.