In the Kitchen

With Christine Ciancetta
First Thursday of Every Month
9-10:30am & 1-2:30pm* repeat of morning session

This spring, we’re excited to welcome Christine Ciancetta, a beloved, long-time instructor at BSC, member of the board for Slow Food Olympia, and aficionado of delicious, clean, whole food. She’ll be “in the kitchen,” putting her own delectable, engaging spin on this free and informative monthly event. Join Christine for new recipes, product sample tastes, and free coffee or tea, compliments of Bayview.

March 7th—Spring’s Humble Beginnings
It’s that time of year when we’re ready for some new foods, but alas, spring comes later to the Pacific Northwest. Christine brings new life to old food friends with homemade stock, bread, and her favorite “keepers,” winter squash and beets. She’ll be preparing Winter Panzanella with homemade croutons, roasted winter vegetables and a simple vinaigrette, and Borscht, made with vegetable stock, beets, bacon, sour cream, and croutons. You’ll also receive recipes for Chicken Stock, Beef Stock, and Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Lentils.

View the recipes from March’s In the Kitchen

April 4th —New Growth
If you or a neighbor has chickens, then you know that this is egg season and you’ve also probably noticed there’s new growth on many herbs in the garden. It’s officially the start of the growing season and Christine has just the recipes to take advantage of the bounty! She’ll demonstrate how to make a Frittata with Leftovers, and Blended Herb Soup, a lovely, green bowl chock full of flavor. Try recipes for Curry-Herb Egg Salad, and Italian Breakfast Strata at home!

May 2nd—Spring Forth!
The window for fresh, local salad greens is here! Christine will offer tips on using and storing greens of all kinds. In class she’ll be making a warm Spring Greens Gratin, and Rice Salad with Lentils and Greens, perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Take home recipes for Spaghetti with Greens and Garlic, and Baked Crusty Greens.

NOTE: No registration required for any session.