Current Workshops

Here are three workshops I’m offering this spring; to sign up, jump down the page. You could also choose from the featured workshops or request a custom workshop, all of which are available year-round.
The three workshops I’m offering this spring focus on cheesemaking, low-sugar jams, and planning your garden. Learn more at

Beyond the Basics: Dressing up and Using Lemon Cheese

Size: 4 to 6 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

It only takes 3 ingredients—milk, acid, and salt—to make an easy cheese in 30 minutes or less. But a few extra ingredients and/or a little more time lets you convince guests you’ve made several cheeses. In this small workshop designed to get everyone involved in the process and learning by doing, we’ll make lemon cheese (aka queso blanco) and learn how to press it to create paneer. We’ll also dress up the lemon cheese with herbs and other flavors to create spreadable or crumbled cheeses perfect for a party platter.

This workshop is a great refresher and next step for those who’ve taken Fraternal Twins: Making Lemon Cheese and Yogurt, but it is also suitable for first-time cheese makers. Or pair it with the Fraternal Twins workshop (contact me for a special pairing rate).

A Little Sweetness: Low-Sugar Jams

Size: 4 to 8 people
Time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

Who doesn’t love a jar of sweet, sticky jam? The problem is, jams can be too sweet, overpowering the fruit until you feel you’ve just eaten a spoonful of sugar. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the three key elements of jam making: acid, sugar, and pectin. Then you’ll discover how to balance those elements to create low-sugar, fruit-forward spreads. During the workshop, we’ll go through the entire process, finishing our jams in a water-bath canner so that they are shelf stable. The ratios you’ll learn will allow you to make jam at home from just about any fruit.

Planning the Garden—from the Kitchen

Size: 8+ people
Time: 2-1/2 to 3 hours
Cost per person: $20, including materials

The options for your garden can be so overwhelming you end up doing too much—or being afraid to start. One solution is to work backward by asking, “What do I want to eat, and when do I want to eat it?” In this workshop, you’ll decide what you should plant by considering the fruits and vegetables you buy regularly. We’ll discuss growing produce for value-added products and look at ways to store your harvest for year-round enjoyment.

If you missed the Gardening from the Kitchen discussion at Free the Seeds!, be sure to get in on this workshop. If you attended at Free the Seeds!, this private workshop will build on that general discussion: We’ll put the discussed techniques to use in the kitchen for a sample dish, and you’ll walk away with personalized garden and storage plans.

 The three workshops I’m offering this spring focus on cheesemaking, low-sugar jams, and planning your garden. Learn more at
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.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. I supply all materials and any tools you don’t already have in your kitchen. Better than a book club or a night out with friends where you simply talk about good food, these fun gatherings teach you and your friends how to prepare good food from scratch with my personal help.

To schedule a workshop, simply contact me! Together we will:

  1. Choose a workshop (see featured workshops for other ideas) or find a custom topic.
  2. Pick a date and time.
  3. Decide how many friends you will invite, based on the workshop topic and the group size you can accommodate in your kitchen.

It’s that easy! I’ll handle all of the food planning and preparation from there. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door. BONUS: Twice as Tasty will be touring the Pacific Northwest in May 2018. If you are interested in setting up a workshop in your area, contact me.