Cooking Workshop Recap – July 25, 2019

We held a cooking workshop on July 25th, 2019 as part of our community thursdays this summer at The New Common. Those who attend made delicious soups and got to take some home for themselves to enjoy as well as recipes and knowledge of how to remake them at home.

Our wonderful volunteer, Petra, facilitated the workshop and had a few words to say about the whole event:

The cooking class held at The Common as part of the Thursday night drop-ins was a big success with over 10 in attendance!!
The inspiration behind the refreshing summer soups was to discuss and demonstrate how we can work with what is in season and what is in our fridges! None of these recipes need to be followed exactly, use them as a guidelines. Even though cold soups are less well know, they are such a treat once discovered on unusually hot days! I made the cucumber and gazpacho ahead and stuck them in the freezer for a quick chill and demonstrated the vichyssoise in class. This was eaten hot.
I offered lots of cooking tips, short cuts, and ways of adding items to make it closer to one owns home style cooking including adding Indian Spices for the cucumber soup.
More classes to come, please let us know with suggestions of what you would like in the fall.
If you’d like to lead a cooking workshop/volunteer for the co-op in running a Community Event, let us know at sjtcommunitycoop@gmail.com. See here for more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sjtcoop/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2423445327748406
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