Archive | January, 2014

Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Pasta with Quick Tomato Sauce, Butter Lettuce with Blood Oranges and Avocado

With only one week left, the kids have hit their stride and are eager to tackle the tough stuff. Lucky for them, Kim Maynard, the dainty but doughty house chef at The Pantry at Delancey, offered to teach pasta. A former Assistant Attorney General (gotta love that career switch!), she arrived with a flowered apron, pasta machines, […]

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Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables, Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, and Salted Caramel Sundaes

With the cottony head and body aches that precede a cold, my visit to the grocery store took twice as long as usual, and I began second-guessing my lesson plan. Could we finish it all in two hours? We’d have to hustle. Instead of tea, I started the lesson with the health-giving ginger rosemary syrup we […]

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Doctored Pasta, Garlicky Broccoli and Mary’s Apple Pie

In previous classes we’ve baked apples, made applesauce parfaits, and pressed cider, but when our own Mary Chapman (who comes straight from her job in finance each week to volunteer in the class), offered to bake apple pie with the class, I jumped at the chance. Mary has lived in France and Italy, knows her […]

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