I have for years worked with CSA farms in the Willamette Valley and Portland area (Sungold Farm, Sauvie Island Organics, 47th Ave. Farm, and Minto Island Growers) for whom I created customized recipes for their share members. I want to make the CSA model an enjoyable and practical experience for more people. By offering tips, recipes and simple and creative ways to use the produce I hope to eliminate any fear or guilt of not using all the produce (you’ll use it all and then some!) or the boredom of making stir-fries every night.
June 1, 2014 I will launch a new, subscriber-based CSA Recipe Site right here, that will offer a searchable, tightly curated, but deep resource for CSA farms and their members and individuals who are interested in cooking seasonally and need ideas and tools for those mustard greens or salad turnips or chicories or fava greens or beans, or for the fifth week in a row of summer squash or cucumbers or Walla Walla Sweets. Subscription details will be posted here by mid-May, 2014!
I still occasionally teach classes at my home in inner Southeast Portland, Oregon. Classes are small and interactive and include hands on participation and demonstration. A full meal is served and comprehensive materials are included. Classes are appropriate for a range of experience levels.
Most of my teaching, however, is currently within wellness programs in a variety of settings, from county agencies to weight management and diabetes programs for hospital employees to Early Head Start staff and the families they serve.
“I thought you’d like to know I whipped up a bowl of mayonnaise yesterday, added a bunch of herby goodness, and with leftover cooked salmon–the most delicious sandwiches in the world!” — S. Hill Long
Have a group of friends or family with whom you’d like to take a private class? Have so much produce in your garden or CSA box that you need help using it all? Get in touch and we’ll schedule something.
I also teach private classes, either in your home or mine. If you have a group of friends/family/colleagues who would like to do a class together (with a special menu or one of my choosing) we can schedule something to fit your needs.
Need help stocking your pantry/kitchen? I can come to your home and help you get set up and systematize your restocking, list-making, and sourcing/shopping.
If you cannot attend a class for which you have signed up and give five business days’ notice you will receive a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you have to cancel with less notice I am unable to offer a refund but can work with you to schedule a different class at a slightly reduced fee.