Meals to Heal

We all know someone or a family who has gone through or is  going through an illness or a loss of a family member.  Sometimes it is hard to know how to help.  Well Vintage Kitchen has an idea!

If you and a few friends want to make meals that can be frozen for a family, Vintage Kitchen will help plan the menu, shop for ingredients, and assist in the making of the meals.  You use our kitchen and guidance for free.  The only cost to the group is for the ingredients.

If you would like more information, e-mail us at vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.com.  We can set a date and get our friends on the road to healing!

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Big Game Ready!

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Just because the title of the class is “Game Day” doesn’t mean that the recipes we make during the class won’t be great all year round. You may not be thinking that a fruit salsa is a winter food, but our recipe includes Ghost Pepper Honey and Bourbon…that is a game-changer!

Ghost Pepper Honey and Bourbon Fruit Salsa

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Five 10-inch flour tortillas 

Cooking spray 

2 Granny Smith apples, grated 

1 Bartlett pear, small-diced 

Juice of 1 lime 

1-3 tablespoons ghost pepper honey 

8 ounces strawberries, chopped 

4 ounces raspberries, chopped 

1 ounce bourbon 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spray the tops of the tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with the cardamom sugar. Cut each tortilla into 10 to 12 wedges and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake until crispy and golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, make the salsa by combining the apples, pear, lime juice and preserves in a medium bowl. Fold in the strawberries, raspberries and bourbon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour to allow all the flavors to marry.

Happy Hour

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We are starting the year off with our signature Happy Hour class.  Don’t know what that is at Vintage Kitchen?  It is 5 appetizers and a drink all surrounding a theme.  The catch is that the theme is a secret until you get to the class!

The theme for tonight:  Comfort Foods!  It’s winter and comfy cozy is what we need.  And we are playing with lots of cooking toys and ingredients.

During class, I am usually asked where I get the equipment and ingredients we use, so I thought I would list them.  I am also sharing the recipe for Buffalo Sauce that we used in class.

The menu for this class:

Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese.  We used Tastefully Simple Bacon Jam on the grilled cheese.  Instead of making the grilled cheese on the stove, we used the panini press.  With a class of 20 people, we have two presses: Bella Panini Press and Breville Panini Press.  Confession: One of my panini presses lives at my house most of the time…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese. See the recipe below for the Buffalo Sauce we used in the recipe…we used Sylvia’s Hot and Spice Seasoning…it is so good!

Buffalo Wing Sauce

6 ounces hot sauce

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1-2 teaspoons Sylvia’s Hot and Spice Seasoning

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until the flavors blend.

Chili  Instead of slow cooking the chili, we used the Instapot to meld the flavors quickly and have the chili ready before the end of class.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies  Regular pot pie is great, but individual pot pies are outstanding!  We used the Baby Cakes Individual Pie Maker.

Also on the menu:

Roasted Tomato Soup, Skillet Apple Pie, White Queso Dip, and Mulled Wine

Yes, that is actually seven recipes…but we have a big class…and we are hungry!

Vintage Kitchen On The Road

Can’t make it to a Vintage Kitchen class, but are still interested in the class. You can schedule a private class with at least 4 people in our space or you can have Vintage Kitchen On The Road! Most of our classes can be designed to work at your home or office!

This week, we will be on the road and bringing these two pieces of equipment:

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In case you didn’t figure out what we will be making…it will be a gnocchi class of the road this week! Here is the recipe for one of the sauces we will be making:

Gorgonzola Sauce

4 oz Gorgonzola

1/3 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter

¼ cup heavy cream

1/3 cup Parmesan

Pinch salt

Heat milk, butter, and cream until warm. Do not boil. Add Gorgonzola and Parmesan.

This sauce is great with gnocchi, but also any pasta. Even steak and crab! Enjoy!

Sandi

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Recently Added Classes

Pizza and Taco (1)

The kiddos can take over the kitchen for two days during this holiday camp.  On the first day, we will make pizza and variations on pizza recipes.  Pizza dip, pizza rolls, different pizza crusts…all on the menu.

The second day will be taco variations.  Taco soup, taco spaghetti (which is really good) and homemade taco seasoning to take home will be made.

 

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Make reservations for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6pm for our signature Happy Hour.  The group will prepare 5 appetizers and 1 drink that are all part of a theme.  What makes this class special?  The theme is a surprise until you get to the class!  Cost is $30 per person or $50 per pair.

Reservation can be made by e-mailing: vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.com.

Vacation Inspiration

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Maybe it is just me, but when planning my vacations, where and what I am going to eat are top on my list.  That is probably why I need to exercise off weight once I get home!  Anyone one up for a walk to China?  Seriously, it is the best way to find out about a region.

Vacations clear the mind, making room for new inspiring ideas.  Inspiration can come from a book title, street sign, menu, or a conversation.

I was working on a Vintage Kitchen  Stack Cakes prior to leaving for vacation.  I had two versions planned and then ate what was possibly the best cupcake I had ever tasted at The Chocolate Moose Bakery  in Greenville, NC, leading to a third version of a stack cake.

What else may come to Vintage Kitchen from my recent vacation?  Cupcake Happy Hour for adults who want to make and take boozy cupcakes home (or eat them all in one sitting- no judgment at Vintage Kitchen.)

Homemade Gathering classes to get ready for the holiday season where we will craft and prepare foods for your hosting and visiting needs.

Before Halloween, the kids can get into the kitchen for Creepy and Cute Decorating of cookies and cupcakes.  No need to mess up your kitchen!

If you are interested in any of these, send me an e-mail.

Sandi

 

August and September 2018

Adult Classes:

Cooking with Lavender  August 10th              $65

How do you cook with lavender? Come find out!  We will use lavender essential oil as well as culinary grade lavender.  The menu is: Lavender Honey Scones; Roasted Pears with Blackberries, Ricotta and Lavender Sugar; Lavender Roasted Potatoes; Grilled Lavender Honey Chicken; and Lavender Shortbread Cookies.

What Do I Do With…  August 16th                   $65

Farm to table for this class as Sandi scours the Farmer’s Markets and Bryant will need to cook what she buys.  Menu will be developed in class and there will be an emphasis on how to store your produce for future use.

Cheese Making           September 5th             $50

Rebecca is back with us to make goat’s milk ricotta and mozzarella.  This is a make and take class that will give you an appreciation for the cheese making process!

Tea Party                    September 12th           $65

After this class you will want to get your friends together for a tea party, and what better way to spend an afternoon?  The menu is: Blueberry Sour Scream Scones; Petite Lemon-Basil Pound Cakes; Shallot-Tarragon Quiches; Herbed Cheese Triple Stack Sandwich; and Turkey Pesto Sandwiches.

Gourmet Doughnuts   September 20th           $65

You will not find these doughnuts in the drive through!  In this make and take class, you will make the following flavors:  Carrot Cake with Bailey’s Marscapone Frosting; Lemon Poppy Seed with Lemon Glaze; Matcha Doughnuts with Ginger Glaze; and Espresso Doughnut with Chocolate Ganache Glaze.

Beer and Bacon   September 28th      $65

The recipes are still being developed but I feel there will be Beer Cheese Soup; Candied Beer Bacon; Stout Muffins, and more!

Sewing

Sip and Sew: Apron     September 14th   $40

Get your friends together, bring some “sips” and snacks for a night out.  Vintage Kitchen will provide the fabric, patterns, sewing machines, and instruction!

Want a private Sip and Sew?  Call to reserve a date and let us know if you want to make aprons or a pieced table runner.

Kid’s Classes

Eat Your P’s (with parents)        August 29th

$65 for parent/child pair

Parents get to witness their kids eating their P’s with this menu: Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes; Potato Crusted Pork; Pumpkin Muffins; Pesto Pasta Salad; Portobello Pizza; and Peanut Butter Pudding. P’s never tasted so good!

 

Southern Cooking     September 19th        $40

Our Apron Strings will be cooking a Southern meal!  The menu includes:  Grilled Pork; Braised Sweet Potatoes and Apples; Cornbread; and Red Velvet Cupcakes!