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Friday, August 1, 2014

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First Friday Wine Club

6-8 pm in the Co-op Community Classroom, located at 300 N. Pioneer St, in Ashland.

There is a $5.00 admission fee for non-wine club members. You do not have to be an Ashland Food Co-op member to attend. All 21 and over are welcome!

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First Friday Wine Club
6:00pm
 
Quinoa Grape Salad

This light refreshing salad is perfect to serve with white fish or baked tofu.qu

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Quinoa Grape Salad
11:00am
 
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:00am to Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:00pm Kid’s in the Kitchen Summer Camps: A Cooking & Gardening Experience for Young Chefs

Gardening Experience for Young Chefs

Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 4-8 ages 10-12

Learn more advanced knife and cooking skills. Each day’s menu will focus on a different technique from making pie crust to rolling sushi and much more. Recipes include: Homemade Mozzarella for Pizza Pie Day, Bean and Grain Veggie Burgers on Homemade Buns, Braised Meat and Veggies with Homemade Biscuits, Empanadas, Sushi and more.
Plan on harvesting most of your veggies and herbs from the kitchen garden. Make friends with beneficial insects, construct houses for garden friendly birds and bats.

Questions? Contact Mary Shaw, 541-482-2237 ext. 261

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Kid’s in the Kitchen Summer Camps: A Cooking & Gardening Experience for Young Chefs
 
Farm Tour to Hi Hoe Produce at Bluebird Farm

Visit Hi Hoe Produce at Bluebird Farm where we will spend the morning  with Chi and Michelle Scherer followed by a lovely picnic in their orchard. Chi and Michelle are two of the most talented farmers in our region. Once you see the 25 acre farm you will understand why the fruits and veggies from Hi Hoe Produce at Bluebird Farm have a special glow. Many who tour the farm say that listening to Chi talk about his farm and the interconnectedness between cover crops, soil tilth and produce is a mystical experience. Please come to the Co-op Parking lot at 7:30 am to ensure we are able to leave on time at 8am on board our chartered bus. We should be back at the Co-op by mid afternoon. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen. Remember a water bottle and we’ll bring plenty of extra water for refills 

Cost is $35 for Co-op owners and $40 for the general public. 

Children under 12 are $5. 

*For questions and directions contact Mary Shaw at 541-482-2237 ext 261.*

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Farm Tour to Hi Hoe Produce at Bluebird Farm
8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Building a Better Brain…Four Myths and Ten Commandments

 Have you heard the good news? We have the remarkable ability to self-direct the rewiring of our brain at any age. We will explore four myths and ten commandments for increasing brain health and minimizing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Are we just being forgetful or is it more serious? Let’s find out together as we build a better brain!

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Building a Better Brain…Four Myths and Ten Commandments
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Quinoa Corn and Potato Salad

Looking for a new version of an old favorite?  Try this version which is one of our all time favorite recipes.  It only works when sweet corn is at it’s peak of flavor!

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Quinoa Corn and Potato Salad
4:00pm
 
Traditional Spanish Cooking

A night of authentic Spanish cooking is yours with experienced chef and instructor Ignacio visiting Ashland this summer from Spain. Enjoy classic dishes including Octopus "A Feira"; Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Piricana and Chorizo Oil; Carrilleras de Cerdo en Salsa de Rioja (special pork in wine sauce) and Sweet and Sour Tapas Surprises. Wine pairing is a part of the evening.

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Traditional Spanish Cooking
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Fresh Corn Waffles

These light fluffy, naturally sweet waffles are really good with new season peaches and yogurt!  Or make them for dinner with sausages and a kale salad!

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Fresh Corn Waffles
4:00pm
 
 
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Komboona Beauty

If kombucha rejuvenates and alkalizes internal organs, what might it do for our body’s largest organ, our skin?  Learn how this local esthetician discovered ways to use kombucha to ease adult onset acne, psoriasis and provide general skin toning.

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Komboona Beauty
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Charred Corn Tacos

If you love corn these tacos are for you!  They are all about corn flavor with a touch of lime and  a perfect slaw to pull all the flavors together.

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Charred Corn Tacos
4:00pm
 
Moroccan Summer Party All New Recipes!

Hot summer days, late night dining, exotically flavored drinks are all a part of the Moroccan lifestyle. Tiazza will once again dazzle you with her culinary magic and entertaining stories of another time and place. Sit back relax, and enjoy Harissa Deviled Eggs and Walnut-Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates paired with a Rose Watermelon Martini. The main course is Kefta, a savory dish of Meatballs in an Eggplant Sauce served over Saffron Couscous which is paired with an Orange Blossom Sangria. For dessert: Saffron Ice Cream with Pistachios paired with a Moroccan Tea Mojito. Note: All the drinks paired with food courses are 2-3 ounce size.

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Moroccan Summer Party All New Recipes!
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Anaheim Chili and Corn Filling for Tortillas

This is an easy summer combo to make a quick dinner wrapped up in a tortilla or added to a brunch frittata.

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Anaheim Chili and Corn Filling for Tortillas
4:00pm
 
Summer Grillin’

This event has been cancelled

Join us for a backyard BBQ in our Co-op Garden! Grills aren’t just for meat. We’ll put some Romaine Hearts and corn ears on the grill for the beginnings of a stunning mid summer meal. Recipes include: Grilled Romaine Hearts with Crispy Bacon, Croutons, Parmesan and an Olive Tapenade Dressing; Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs with Summer Pesto; and Grilled Corn and Tomato Herb Salad. Hands on and optional wine.

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Summer Grillin’
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Oh My! Peach Pie!

We all wait for the perfect time for peach pie and it is finally here.  Also sample our easy to make pie crust that is perfectly  flakey every time!

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Oh My! Peach Pie!
11:00am
 
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Balancing Fire: Stress & Inflammation

Back by popular demand, we are once again offering this popular workshop inspired by the teachings of Dr. Andrew Weil. Discover and learn about strategies to maintain a healthy whole body inflammation response. Please pre-register for this free class by calling Gretchen Phillips at 541-482-2237 ext. 269. 

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Balancing Fire: Stress & Inflammation
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Corn and Tomato Salad

Take advantage of these two peak of the season favorites!  This salad is a great accompaniment for grilled meats.

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Corn and Tomato Salad
4:00pm
 
Finding your Inner Fermentista

This is not your grandmother's sauerkraut. There are plenty of other vegetables available this time of year and here’s a whole new way to preserve what they have to offer! Taste and create a flavor arsenal of fermented goodies—concentrated herb pastes, relishes and vegetable combinations that don't necessarily include cabbage. Everyone will take home a creation to ferment and enjoy. Hands on class.

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Finding your Inner Fermentista
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Corn Chowder

Take the time to make this soup on the weekend.  You won’t be disappointed with the rich corn flavor and variety of textures!

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Corn Chowder
4:00pm
 
 
Cornmeal Crepes with Fresh Peaches

Want to add a little more body to your crepe batter and achieve a beautiful color as well?  Try using this easy to make recipe with cornmeal.  It can also be a savory crepe with zucchini, goat cheese and basil.

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Cornmeal Crepes with Fresh Peaches
11:00am
 
Say Cheese Please!

Making fresh cheese is a great introduction to the art of cheesemaking. Chevre, Paneer and a quick Blue Cheese which ages in 3-6 weeks are all easy and delicious examples . Also learn about starter cultures, the 8 cheesemaking steps, sanitation and common pitfalls of the process. Samples, snacks and wine are provided. Hands on class.

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Say Cheese Please!
1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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Acu-Flow

See what Flow, a nourishing and enlightened form of touch has to show us about connecting deeply with life and each other.  Use it to explore: letting  go of agenda, listening with our whole selves and seeing how to take a deeper look at “what works”.

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Acu-Flow
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Bean Salad Italian Style

Here’s a meal in a bowl combo that gets our vote for flavor bomb and color bomb! Make enough for lunch and maybe another dinner, it just gets better and better!  

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Bean Salad Italian Style
4:00pm
 
 
Great Garlic and Eggplant Pizza

Put that eggplant to work, this is a delicious way to enjoy it’s rich flavor without any bitter taste! Garlic is the secret as is the cooking method we use. 

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Great Garlic and Eggplant Pizza
4:00pm
 
Brunch Part Duex

Brunch is the meal that means you don’t have to get up early. It is congenial, relaxing and always a visual feast. Gain some tips to keep it easy for the cook as well as the guests. On the menu: Smoked Salmon Canapés with Herbed Cream Cheese, Shaved Red Onion, Capers and Dill; Herbed Ricotta Filled Crepes with Banana Maple Syrup and Chopped Hazelnuts; Portuguese Baked Eggs. Hands on and optional wine.

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Brunch Part Duex
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Blackberry Crisp

This is a great way to enjoy these late season berries.  Consider adding a few peaches as well!  Can be made gluten free.  

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Blackberry Crisp
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