Winter Greens! Kale Yeah!

January 25, 2019 6:00 pm
January 25, 2019 8:30 pm
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271 Poplar Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

January is the month for us to be health conscientious and there is not a better time to enjoy dark leafy greens, especially KALE! This nutrient dense vegetable is not only extremely good for you, it grows like a weed here in Bolinas; year round! Never mind those that tell you kale is too bitter to do anything but boil or sauté. In the peak winter months kale is at its most perfectly balanced stage-slightly bitter and extra sweet, and when you learn to use the best additional or complementary ingredients like acid, sweet and salt, you can achieve the perfect balance of taste and diversity on all your winter kale dishes. We will cover the basics of kale choosing, storage, prepping and using and we’ll warm you now this isn’t your normal “ you must massage the kale” education class, nor or are you going to see any green curly kale on the class ingredient list; we leave that for juice! This class is perfect for the purple and lacinato kale lovers who crave simple and easy to prepare kale dishes that go beyond the normal boring sautés. We defy most cookbook wisdom and go with what has been proven to taste good for people all over the globe. We will even learn to prepare a delicate and well crafted kale cocktail that will blow your mind!

Recipes: Kale Zepole with Chili- Mint Honey, Purple Kale Waldorf Salad, Kale Spanakopita Snacks, Turkey & Kale Meat Loaf with Kale Stem Spicy Pesto, Pan Fried Cod Tacos with “Baja Style” Purple Pesto Taco Sauce & Shredded Lime Pickled Kale Slaw, Kale Cocktail

Class Type: Series, What’s in Season, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn to incorporate more delicious healthy seasonal kale in your dishes without a boring kitchen repotire!

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen. Nissa began her food journey as a child in Central America later to open Ger-Nis International LLC, a fair-trade, organic fruit & vegetable distribution company with an emphasis on fresh herbs and helping small subsistence growers throughout the world bring their goods to market for fair pricing. To further her desire to teach others about healthy living and eating, as well as agriculture and food sustainability, Nissa opened the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb, specializing in a wide range of recreational cooking and educational classes for adults and children; promoting healthy eating and living habits through hands on and lecture style classroom environments. She is fully committed to the community, as well as the planet, focusing on the entire cooking and eating process, from grower to “cooker.” In addition to traveling the world seeking organic and fair-trade conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor & recipe writer focusing on fresh herbs as well as an extremist in proving that the art of eating and cooking well is a relatively simple process and just takes enthusiasm and some tidbits of knowledge. She has specialized in children’s cooking classes for many years and believes children are seeking better food knowledge and is always up for the challenge. Besides being a passionate about food she enjoys spice in general life, good food & cultural & political conversation and debates, the ocean  and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. She loves solving problems and turning lemons into lemonade. Contact Nissa