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Early Spring Vegetables

Seasonal Spring Vegetables

  We love this time of the year, and we especially love the spring vegetables that currently are in season. Here are a few of our favorites that can be found in the grocery store and farmers markets, all at seasonal pricing: Artichokes — Try grilling these beauties. Cut in half, lengthwise. Steam for 15 […]

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Class: Principles of Fresh

Thursday, April 30, 7-9pm What herb is that? How do you use them? What’s the difference in organic produce vs. regular produce? Join Chef Melissa and find out the answers to these questions and more! Chef will create a fabulous menu using various fresh vegetables, herbs and spices from the Leaning Ladder Tower Garden! You’ve […]

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Strawberries with Balsamic

The Succulent Strawberry

    Superfood Strawberry Strawberry season is upon us!  From mid March through June 1st, sweet and succulent strawberries will be at their peak and plentiful in grocery stores, farmer’s markets and pick-your-own farms. Strawberries are not just another pretty face.  They are considered a superfood, loaded with valuable health benefits.  They are chock full […]

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Class: Chilean Sea Bass Chef Alan’s Way

Friday, April 24, 7-9pm Join us for a Friday evening filled with flavor. Chef Alan will show you how to prepare a Chilean Sea Bass in a fresh tomato sauce served over a Sicilian inspired Arborio Rice dish. Fresh roma tomatoes will skinned, chopped and added to garlic that has been sautéed in one of […]

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Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

One Vinegar, Five Uses Spring has sprung!  Flowers are blooming and trees are budding. And for many, the desire for braised meats and comfort food wanes making way for lighter, fresher and easy to prepare meals. With our desire to eat a little lighter and fresher, comes our desire to use our fruity and citrusy […]

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Class: Lighten Up! 101 Easy Ways to Cooking Light

Thursday, April 16, 7-9pm Join Chef Melissa to discover how to lighten your dinner load by reducing high calorie ingredients and adding tons of flavor using Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar. Pick up tips and techniques to create Butter Lettuce & Cucumber Salad with Lemon dressing, Maple Dijon Grilled Halibut & Asparagus over an “out […]

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“Running with the Rat Pack” EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Saturday, April 11, 7-9pm Don’t miss this one “Guys and Dolls”! Spend a nostalgic evening running with Chef Melissa, Ole Blue Eyes and the Rat Pack! Come “Fly with Us” for a night filled with great music by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bogey and Sinatra. Enjoy classic period cocktail samples such as Martinis and […]

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