Live in the greater Portland area? I would love to meet you face to face at a cooking class series I am teaching in the greater Portland, Oregon area. I love blogging, but it only goes so far. I hope that this class will give me new opportunities in sharing with others. Read about the classes below!
Hard times give us new opportunities to grow and learn. With a husband in school and finances tight, feeding my family nourishing food on a budget has been a challenge, but it’s been an exciting challenge. To help me in my journey I have tried to glean wisdom from past generations. Learning from those before us, we discover a wealth of information on how to feast on peasant’s food. Are you interested? I hope so, because I am excited to share with you!
I will be teaching a three part cooking class series on this subject of nourishing frugal food. In it you will learn:
• Ten lessons on frugal living from the past
• Rustic and delicious main dishes
• How to stretch one chicken into three main dishes
• How to make homemade chicken broth
• Chicken curry
• Homemade soup
• Homemade pasta and pasta sauce
• Homemade salad dressing
• Delicious desserts
I am trying to fit in as many things as I can… can you tell?
The three classes will take place on Friday evenings, from 7 to 8:30-9 PM. The dates are May 29th, June 5th, and June 12th. The classes are designed to be a series, but you can opt to do an individual class.
May 29th, Desserts (Something Lemony, Something Cold, Something Chocolate! Make three desserts with me! More info to come! ) First Three Lessons from History on Frugal Living
June 5th, Stretching One Chicken Into Three Meals, Lessons 4-6 from History ( Roasted Chicken, Chicken Curry, Soup and Broth Making).
June 12th, A Rustic Italian Meal, Homemade, Soaked, Whole Wheat Pasta, Homemade Pasta Sauce, Homemade Salad Dressing and Salad, Plus last 4 lessons from History on Frugal Living.
If you wish to attend just one class the cost is 35 dollars per person. If you attend the whole class series the cost is 75 dollars per person for all three classes.
For more information and location, please email me at kimi((dot)harris(at)gmail.com
Hope to see you there!
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Wow – good for you! Wish I could be there!
Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home
You are too far from Tennessee for me to get there! I guess I’ll just have to make do with your blog. Have fun!
This sounds great! Too bad I live in NYC!
Wish I lived closer. Sounds very interesting.
Wishing I lived closer too! Can you blog about the classes?
Wish I could be there! Sounds fantastic!
Dang, I’ll be in Portland July 3rd through 6th I wish you had a class then! My cousin is getting married so that will be fun. I love Portland the people there are so great, mabey I’ll see you at a farmers market while I’m there. Have fun with your classes!
Sounds amazing! Wish I lived nearby but I’m passing along to my friend who does in hopes that she’ll attend.
Unfortunately I don’t live in the area. I also second the idea of blogging about your classes (maybe you could upload your notes and recipes shares?) Wish I could be there in person!
Oops! I meant to say “recipes shared”
Which Portland are you?
Portland, OR or Portland, ME?
Have you though of doing a E-book of the classes for those that can’t make it?
Also, did you see my last comment? Do you feel normal everyday crock pots leech lead?
Portland, OR. I will ad that to my post!
There is at least a chance that they do. I have not been able to find a lot of information about it, but I do know for sure that many crockpots do contain lead. 🙁
About the crockpot question, I have seen others blog about this. Cheeseslave (Ann Marie) said
Here is the crockpot I have (they say it is lead-free) — you can buy it on Amazon:
Hamilton Beach 33956 Stay-or-Go 5-Quart Slow Cooker, White
I LOVE this crockpot. It has a lid that locks so the liquid doesn’t bubble over like the one I used to have. Also, you can set the timer for a specific amount of time.
If you search her blog at http://www.cheeseslave.com you’ll find other references to the question of lead in crockpots.
You should to an online version of the class as well. I would definitely participate!!!!
Sounds delightful!!! However I’m thinking the drive (or flight!) from IL would totally negate the “frugal” part of these workshops!!!
If I was not already taking doula classes that same weekend I would make the drive up there for sure!
We are so close to Portland!
Wow I had no idea! Thank you for bringing that up. I guess we will not be soaking beans & such in my crock pot anymore! Thanks again…
I read on some Nourishing Traditions website (I think it was Weston Price)that the Hamilton Beach white crockpots do not leach lead. Apparently, there was a study done and the only crockpot that didn’t leach lead was Hamilton Beach. I went ahead and bought one just last month based on this study. I have a Rival that I need to sell but I don’t feel good about selling it or giving it away because more than likely it leaches lead.
I got the Hamilton Beach 7 quart white crockpot from Walmart. I did site to store – I couldn’t find it in stock at my local W-mart.
Too bad I live in the Denver area – I’d love to take your cooking classes!
Ah, if only I lived around Portland! What a fabulous idea, Kimi. I’d totally tune in on an e-book or video class 😉
Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home
Kimi, that’s so fun! I wish so much that I could go down and visit you and join in one of the classes (hmmm, dessert sounds good! :). I’m so proud of you, to be taking this in a new direction and stretching yourself this way. I’m sure the classes will be amazing! Blessings, friend! 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind comments! It would be fun to try to do an online class sometime. Thanks for the suggestions. Anyone have any further input on online classes and what you would like to see?
Hi Kimi, I am new to your site and have just started with some of these cooking methods. I would love to come to your class if I can work it out with my schedule. Where are you at in Portland?
I would love to have you attend! I will email you the location. 🙂
Oh Kimi, if only I were closer to you! Washington, DC is just a wee bit of a distance from Portland. I would definitely buy into an online class if you could make that available! Or, you could be the next ‘youtube’ phenomenon 🙂
Thanks so much for your fantastic blog. I visit here daily!
Oohh.. I bet you’ll have fun! 🙂 I LOVE teaching healthy eating classes (I really don’t feel experienced enough with NT to teach that style yet!), and I’m amazed at how many people are interested these days! It’s been such a rewarding experience to watch people realize that it’s NOT HARD to eat better. One mama called me the other day to tell me her children were eating whole wheat pizza – and didn’t realize it! 🙂 (Funnier, she was hiding in her room, cos she didn’t want them to overhear and riot ;)) We’ll be praying for you! … and I hope you do blog about the experience… I’d love to hear what happens! 🙂
WISH I COULD BE THERE, I LIVE IN SOUTH TEXAS…
OH, I’m going to miss your classes!! We won’t be in Kelso, WA until the 25th of June. We get in on the morning of the 25th and plan to go up to Seattle on the 28th. We fly out of Seattle on the evening of the 1st… If you could recommend any good farmer’s markets in Portland or the surrounding area north I would great appreciate it! I love the rustic Italian menu!!
Take care now!!
(If you do any over the winter maybe we’ll use our mileage points to fly down, it’ll help break up the winter up here in the interior of Alaska!)
Dang I live in the Portland area but will be out of town for both the June classes and I am very interested in the Chicken one and the Italian one as I don’t care for Italian but maybe through your class I could 😉 . I am not a sweet tooth person so I’ll wait and see if there will be another class in the future that may work for me. Have fun with your classes!
I’d love to attend, but I’m too far away.
What a lovely blog you have!!
Thanks for visiting and your comment 🙂 So happy you love Coconut Bliss too! It’s a nice treat for me. You mentioned the bars of other brands having cane sugar– I think the ones that CBliss are making are just ice cream on a stick, not actual ice cream sandwiches. I could be wrong though.
I am going to go explore your blog some more now… thanks for stopping by!
P.S. If you want come free CBliss check back on my blog 😉
Kimi, this is a great idea! I wish I could attend — it sounds like so much fun.
I second the idea of doing an e-book. That’s a wonderful idea.
Also, you might want to publicize your class on Craig’s List and/or MeetUp.com. MeetUp does charge a fee to use it but it’s reasonable and I think you would make the money back from what you earn from the class. You could advertise the class as frugal, slow food cooking or something like that. People who are in your local area will find you on there.
We set up a MeetUp group for our local WAPF chapter here in LA and we had a great response. I am going to post a guest post by Kimberly Hartke on how to set up MeetUp events on my blog within the next week.
Best of luck to you on your class. Again, I so wish I could attend — I’m sure it will be amazing!
How cool you live in Portland too!! I had no idea. I would love to attend…could you please email me the location? I have a couple friends I think would enjoy attending as well.
It looks like I’ll be attending at least one class. Probably the chicken one. It sounds wonderful! I’ll let you know by email when the details are decided.
I live in Texas, but other wise would love to come. How did you make those chips? They look wonderful!
Jenny @ NourishedKitchen
I’m doing a series of cooking classes this summer too! I’ve got the curriculum laid out for a series of 12 courses on old school methods of food preservation. It’s a fundraiser for the farmers market my husband and I rung. I hope your class goes well!
Anne Marie Sterling
A friend of mine sent me the link to your website and info on the classes; she wishes she could come, but lives in Atlanta. I’m in Olympia, and I’m pretty sure I can make it to at least the 1st class. The rest may be difficult with work, but I may not be able to resist! I’ll have to send her everything I learn!
Would you send me any details I need to attend the class on the 29th?
I would love to know where you are going to be teaching. I will have to see if the classes work with our schedule since we will be doing some traveling this summer.
Anne Marie and Kathy,
I will email you with more information! Looking forward to the classes! Been cooking up a storm in preparation. 🙂
Anna in Canada
I’m new to your site and NT, but I am loving this method of cooking! I had no idea that what I considered “healthy” was actually not. I too would love to attend you classes, but am too far away. I’d be very interested in internet classes if you get them up and running. Also, I was hoping you or anyone would have ideas for healthy but kid friendly school lunches. My nine year old is resisting (and I consider myself a good cook!) what I send her for lunches, she’s always wishing I’d pack her the popular convenience foods all the other kids have. If anyone else has been down this road, I’d love to hear how you handled it!
I am taking an online class right now using this amazing technology
http://www.elluminate.com/index.jsp. I would be willing to pay more than $35 to do this from my home in IL. Please, consider this in the future. The class looks like it is going to be amazing.
It has been a few weeks since I have read over your blog and just found out about your cooking classes. I don’t know if you are planning to do more but if you are I would love information. Thanks!!
If you ever do this agin please contact me. I would love to take the course and I have a few friends who I beleive would too. I am trying to find a class on making pasta locally.