Easy Pork Ragu over creamy polenta.
• how and where to plant different herbs
• maintenance that will keep herbs looking great and producing all season
• how to harvest the different herbs
• storage: long term, short term & freezing
// cooking with herbs
• sauces & condiments
• compound butters
• cooking with dried vs fresh
• quick & easy recipes using herbs
• cocktails and herb waters
Improve your knife skills!
When you improve your knife skills, your time in the kitchen will become MUCH more enjoyable!
In this class, you'll hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts—mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne, and learn when to use them! We will also cover everything you need to know about choosing, storing, sharpening, holding, and using the most important tool in the kitchen.
We will even cook with all your expertly chopped ingredients! We will make an Italian Minestrone Soup and a Beautiful Salad to enjoy after class:) Aaaaaand you’ll have soup to take home! Yay!
(Private Classes with flexible dates are available upon request)
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do! This proverb is especially easy to follow when it comes to the traditional dishes served up for generations in this iconic Italian city. Rome's rustic, pastoral cuisine combines some of Italy's tastiest ingredients in ingenious ways.
This evening you’ll work alongside an experienced instructor, Lauren Lane, as she shares her tips for creating authentic (and elegant) dishes that are perfect for both entertaining as well as for quick weeknight meals. With a glass of wine in hand, you’ll get your “Italian on” as Lauren starts tonight’s lesson with homemade Ricotta Bruschetta and two toppings – butternut sage and herbed ricotta, followed by a colorful seasonal Insalata. Next, we’ll learn to make Pasta Carbonara, one of everyone’s favorite dishes. Plus, we’ll learn an Italian classic, Chicken Spiedini, which can be prepped in advance for stress-free entertaining. Finally, we’ll end our incredible evening with homemade Limoncello. What a treat!
Not to worry, you’ll get some cooking time next to Lauren and also take home tonight’s incredible recipes to recreate at home. We guarantee a fun night! Mangia!
Limited Hands On
Sat. 3/10/18 6:30-9:00
WINTER WARMERS-CLASSIC SOUPS & STEWS
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It’s the time of year when the big pot at the back of the cabinet beckons us to pull it out and fill it with hearty soups and stews. The attraction of a good bowl of hot soup or stew on a cold day is obvious and, like cooking anything else, making a soup or stew is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. Not to mention, it makes your home smell so homey when simmering on the stove.
Tonight, experienced culinary instructor, Lauren Lane, is going to share some informative tips and tricks of making tasty and satisfying soups and stews. We’ll run the gamut from broth-based soups to hearty beefy stews as Lauren creates some of her families favorite winter warmers like classic French Onion Soup (Yum!), a hearty Italian Beef Stew (to learn simple, robust and warm stew techniques) that’s destined to become one of your family’s favorite go-to cold weather meals, and an authentic Italian Wedding Soup (if you’ve never experienced this soup, you’re in for a real treat.) She will also teach you to prepare a Light & Creamy Butternut Cumin Soup for those days when you’re not in the mood for a heavy meal.
You’ll get a little cooking time with Lauren as you learn how to recreate these gems step by step and, along the way, garner basic cooking skills and culinary knowledge on how to make a stock as a soup base, how to prepare and use a roux to add dimension, the benefits of pureeing, all about broths and thickening agents and so much more!
And, of course … we’ll sample everything! A great class for the heart of colder month, so, what are you waiting for – sign up today!
PopUp [adj.] pertaining to or executing a spontaneous or unique event where participants create an unexpected, one-of-a-kind experience
On Friday, February 16, I will be hosting a Valentine’s inspired dinner party in my home. Designed and presented like a spirited dinner party, my PopUp event is an exploration into cooking and community. Some of the best dining experiences are not always in traditional restaurants – they tend to be meals where the entire menu is often a never to be repeated surprise. At this dinner, guests are encouraged to mingle around, joining in conversations that are free-flowing, making new friends and laughing ALOT. For each gathering, I serve one special menu that includes five Italian Courses and a Signature Cocktail. We seat communally at my farm table, and each course is served at the same time with some commentary from yours truly. For the adventurous diner, a Lauren Lane PopUp dinner delivers a memorable meal and experience.
Location: My Home | 15007 W 74th st Shawnee, Ks 66216
Date and Time: Saturday, February, 16th 2018, 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $75 per person (tax is included). A signature cocktail is included and enjoyed before dinner is served, and please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy throughout dinner.
(Limited menu details available upon request.)
Dietary Restrictions: Due to the nature of this type of menu/event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to accommodate your food allergies or restrictions. But please text me with concerns, and I will be happy to discuss the options. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any questions, please text me at @ 816.810.8658