Cooking Classes at Sugi Garden

Cooking inspiration hits me on a regular basis when I garden. Often it is because I have extra produce that I need to figure out what to do with it. So the creative juices get going. At this time of year, it’s because I spend more time inside and therefore, in the kitchen.

Recently, Myra Nissen, an associate of mine, has asked that I teach some cooking classes for her clientele (she is a Metabolic Balance Coach).

Myra Nissen

She has found that many people don’t have basic cooking skills and have a hard time finding their way around the kitchen. I, myself, have noticed that the idea of seasonal eating has been lost by many. Even with the farmer’s markets these days it can be hard to know what is in season. Some people use hothouses and keep crops available all year long.

So, I’ve designed some classes that will offer you the joyful experience of simple, healthy foods and how tasty they truly are!
Here’s the first of the classes we are offering.  These classes will give you the skills to prepare with ease the tastiest (and healthiest) meals ever!

All meals feature seasonal, local, organic, and freshly made foods.

Winter Menu Class
We will cook (and eat!) a full menu of dishes, from appetizer to dessert, based on fresh foods that are available locally in the winter.

Saturday, Jan. 21     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      $88
Registration deadline – Sat. Jan. 14

pomegranate seed salad
veggie broth


 If you have specific foods you are interested in learning how to cook, let me know! I’d be happy to take your suggestions into consideration when I plan future classes.





Miso and Tahini Class
Miso (fermented soybean paste) and Tahini (sesame butter) are both often used in Japanese and Middle-Eastern cooking. Miso is filled with enzymes for healthy digestion. Tahini has loads of omegas for immune system support. Learn how to cook simple recipes for miso and tahini.  We will be featuring fresh produce that is available during this sweet time between winter and spring. You’ll be amazed at the delicious and unique ways that these two complementary flavors can enhance your meals! We will be using our own homemade misos and tahini for this class.

Sunday, Feb. 5     2:00 – 6:00 p.m.      $88
Registration deadline – Sat. Jan. 28

To register, send your check with name, email and phone number to:

Sugi Health, 2096 Hoover Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Please identify what class you are registering for.

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