Current Workshops

Twice as Tasty is offering three new workshops from July through September. To sign up, jump down the page.

Pick a Pickle: Easy Pickling Processes

Size: 4 to 6 people
Time: 2 to 3 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

Pickling is a safe, easy way to preserve almost any vegetable. This hands-on workshop focuses on the basic science behind pickling and is customized to the type of produce you want to preserve. You also choose the technique: mealtime pickles that are ready in minutes, refrigerator pickles ideal for single-jar batches, fermented pickles big on flavor and crunch, or pasteurized pickles perfect for long-term storage. These small workshops get everyone involved in the process and learning by doing. You’ll leave the workshop with a jar of pickled goodness to share with family and friends—or keep to yourself.

Playing with Pesto: Classic Basil and Variations

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: about 2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

Most people think “basil” and “sauce” when they hear “pesto,” but basil is just one ingredient option and sauce is just one use. This workshop teaches you ratios that let you harvest from your herb garden (or buy from your farmer) and fill your freezer throughout the season with a collection of pesto bases that can be used on everything from pasta to pizza and in everything from sauces to soups. This workshop welcomes up to 10 people but still lets you try your hand at original pesto flavors. We’ll taste your creations before you take them and the techniques you learned home to enjoy.

Grilled Goodness: Getting Fired Up about Vegetables

Size: 6+ people
Time: 2 hours, lunch or dinner
Cost per person: $20, plus a dish to share

Meats often feature in grilled meals, but that backyard barbecue is one of the best tools for a vegetable lover. Grilled vegetables not only upgrade your evening summertime meal but also enhance your canned and frozen goods. At this potluck discussion, which can accommodate larger groups, you’ll learn tips and tricks that grill your vegetables perfectly every time. I’ll demonstrate grilling a large batch for preservation followed by a small batch that we’ll eat on the spot, along with the sides and beverages the workshop group contributes to the meal.

Have another technique you want to try? Check out the Custom Workshops page for ideas. Then contact me so that I can create your custom workshop.

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. To schedule a workshop:

  1. Gather at least 4 interested people, and choose your workshop (see the current workshops, select a past featured topic, or suggest a custom workshop).
  2. Choose a host, an ideal time, and a couple of dates that work for the group.
  3. Contact me to schedule the workshop.

To host, you mainly need to be willing to do so and have the space in your home to accommodate your chosen group size. I can work with any size and setup of kitchen and will provide any specialized equipment you may not have; I’ll also provide the necessary supplies, which are included in the cost of these workshops. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.