Wed. August 10th : Julia Childs French Dishes

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Wed. August 10th – 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00 : Julia Childs French Dishes for an American Kitchen

Like so many of you, Lucia loved the movie “Julie & Julia” and was inspired to offer an evening of some of Julia Child’s classic recipes. Step by step, follow the master’s advice, learning new techniques to help you enjoy your time creating in the kitchen. Come prepared for a delightful evening. The menu: Coquilles St. Jacques a la Provencale (scallops with wine, garlic and herbs), Canapés aux Epinards (spinach and cheese canapés), Carottes a la Forestiere (braised carrots with artichoke hearts and mushrooms), Riz au Beurre (buttered rice), and Le Marquis Chocolat (chocolate sponge cake).

Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen

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Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen, 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00

Fresh herbs are easily available at your local grocery store and you can even buy starter plants there, too.  Lucia has been teaching people about cooking with herbs for over 30 years and has a wonderful herb garden brimming with fresh flavors.  In the class you will learn how to combine herbs into blends, make your own herb vinegars and create herb butters.  Our menu includes: Ratatouille with fresh sage, basil & oregano, Baked Zucchini Boats with Beef, Veal and Italian Herb Blend, Field Greens and Bibb lettuce with Hearts of Palms and Goat Cheese Tarragon Dressing followed by Parsley & Chive Herb Buttered on Fingerling Potatoes and for dessert Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint & Chocolate Cabernet Glaze.

Wed. June 22 : Paris Bistro Cooking

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Wed. June 22, Paris Bistro Cooking – 6:30 pm to 10 pm  $65.00

In the classic movie Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn says, “Paris is always a good idea.” Since most of us cannot hop on a plane to Paris at a moment’s notice, let Lucia’s kitchen bring Paris to you with her new class based on classic French country cooking – Using an abundance of fresh herbs, wine and organic ingredients, come and savor the flavors of a Parisian Bistro. The menu: Soupe au Pistou (organic vegetables in a vegetable-basil pesto broth), Salade d’endives aux Roquefort (Belgian endive salad with celery, walnuts, and Roquefort), Poulet roti aux herbes and citron (free range roasted chicken with thyme, bay and lemon), carottes a la crème aux herbes (carrots with cream and herbs), Tomatoes farcies (tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, bacon, and herbes de provence), Mousse au chocolat (chocolate mousse)

Oct 17: Aromatherapy for the Harvest Home

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Saturday, Oct.17th,
1 to 4:30,
$45.00 + $9.00 materials fee

Autumn is the time when our thoughts turn toward home, fall colors & the scents of harvest time.

A poet wrote “it is the season of mists & mellow fruitfulness.” Fall brings to the forefront essentials oils with depth & substance: patchouli, sandlewood, clary sage, cinnamon, clove & more. Create a seasonal room spray made up of some grounding & spiritual oils. Learn the characteristics, history & use of eight essentials oils.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


 

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Oct 7: A Taste of Spain – Paella & More

 

Wed., Oct.7th,
6:30 pm to 10 pm,
$65.00

The color, freshness, and delicious variety of Spanish cooking are captured in this class that begins with the sea’s bounty.

Although simple to cook, the food embodies the diverse history of Spain, with culinary influences from the Moors as well as the “New World”. Lucia will delight you with: seafood paella, Pelotas en salsa rojo (tiny meatballs in red sherry sauce), tomatoes rellenos a la alicantina (stuffed tomatoes with spinach and pine nuts), ensalada de naranjas Valencianas (Valencia orange and onion salad), and Valencia chocolate mousse.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Sept 20: Medicinal Herbs – Afternoon with Lucia

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Sunday, Sept. 20th
1 to 6 pm
$165.00

(Handouts and Materials included)

Enter the green the world of medicinal herbs. In this exciting afternoon course, Lucia will guide you through the wise woman healing traditions of Europe and the Cherokee medicine wheel path. You will discover herbs can be our allies as well as nourishing food. Learn to make tinctures/tisanes, herbal salves, create an herbal medicine cabinet, and discover the history and lore of many culinary and medicinal herbs. This course of study is based on Lucia’s research into the documented (and often scientifically verified) current and historical uses of medicinal plants, but is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a qualified health care practitioner.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Sept 8: Under the Tuscan Sun

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Tuesday, September 8th
6:30 to 10 pm
$65.00

The beauty and simplicity of Tuscan countryside living beckons to us.

Come to Lucia’s kitchen where only the freshest ingredients are allowed. Herbs picked right from the garden and Italian opera provides the backdrop for an evening of cooking the “cuisine of the sun.”

Menu: spinach pasta with asparagus and lemon peel, baked yellow peppers with ricotta and herbs, basil and lemon chicken with summer squash and mushrooms, fresh sliced tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil with balsamic vinegar and pine nuts, and buttermilk lemon cake with fresh berries and lemon verbena.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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