We’ll be fashioning a veritable candy wonderland for the whole family that satisfies each and every sweet tooth using completely natural, seasonal and local ingredients! Candy has received a bad rep in the last few decades since the industrialization of food, but not all candy and sweets are created equally! This class aims to bring you and the whole family, to show you and your little ones positive, healthy ways to indulge your sweet tooth with natural sugars and sweets that will thoroughly tantalize your tastebuds! In this class, we’ll teach the whole family to tap into your inner Willy Wonkas using local, seasonal and organic fresh herbs, spices, and fruits that will leave an utterly satisfied smile on your face- without the added factor of guilt. Whisk through this summer Saturday indoors bonding with your family over some delicious treats with loved ones big and small. Your kids will think you’re cool and thank you for letting them satisfying their gnawing desire for sweets, and you’ll feel better knowing it’s a Jersey Peach that makes that lollipop so delicious!
Recipes: Fruit Leathers & Jellies, Lollipops, Blood Orange Caramels, Chocolate Bark
Class Type: Family, hands-on cooking class (kids 5 years and up)
Class Notes: Families learn with their little ones about the range of natural possibilities to indulge our cravings for something sweet!
Noted Herb Expert and Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, is a food enthusiast in the kitchen and wants to share her love of food with kids of all ages through the “Kids in the Kitchen” program at the Culinary & Herb Center. In addition to traveling the world seeking fresh herb conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor specializing in fresh herbs as well as passionate in proving that the art of eating and cooking well is a relatively simple process that takes only enthusiasm and some tid-bits of knowledge. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and Fair-trade, she enjoys good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submerging herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa