Cooking at From the Farm
We have a wide array of classes to choose from, based on country cuisine traditions from around the world. The premise of all our menus is to provide you with easy entertaining solutions that you can replicate at home. Participants leave with recipes in hand and a fresh new approach to seasonal cooking and appreciation of where food comes from.
Aprons and knives are provided for the class. Just remember to wear comfy shoes!
After completing your dishes the class will enjoy their culinary creation together in the farmhouse’s dining room. A complimentary sampling of local wines is included.
Classes begin at 9:30am at the farmhouse. The first 3 hours (or so) are devoted to a combined instruction and hands on cooking class. Your morning will start with a coffee or tea in the sunny dining room where Cynthia will review menu and the day’s activities. This also could include picking a few ingredients in her kitchen garden. Following your class, lunch will be enjoyed together around the pine harvest table, with a complimentary sampling of local wines. Students will learn about the region, its food & wine and the stories behind the menu they will be creating together.
Get Ready to Cook …..
For the Love of Cheese – Cooking with artisan cheese
Our annual event is part of The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (see their website for class tickets)
The “best of the best” tomatoes are definitely from heirloom seeds. Sample a wide variety, from Cherry to Beefsteak, from our kitchen garden & Vicki’s Veggies farm. Learn to make a number of seasonal dishes.
Capture the Italian farmhouse dishes of the season. Could include homemade Ravioli, Roasted Pork with Pesto, seasonal vegetable and Lemon Almond Biscotti or fruit cake for dessert.
Dinner with Julia Child
Inspire your guests with the delights of a classic French dinner. Could include homemade crepes to Chicken Ballotine & French Apple Cake, your meal will certainly be a crowd pleaser. Bon appetit!
Tapas Party Delights
Spanish-inspired small plates are a popular format for a casual dinner party. Learn to create a wide range of flavourful tapas.
Asian Dumplings & Small Bites
Dumplings, Dim Sum and more! Sticky rice bundles in lotus leaves to awesome spring rolls. One of our favourite cuisines.
Thailand & South East Asia Classics
Pad Thai, various curries and spicy peanut sauce with fragrant sticky rice.
Cook with lemon grass, tamarind and lime leaves – a real kitchen adventure.
Moroccan Magic Classics
Tagines, coucous and various phyllo delights make this a popular
Fall/Winter cuisine. Exotic spices, preserved lemons make these
Viva Italia Series with Angelo Bean
Learn from the “Sausage King”, Angelo Bean, the art of making his award-winning Riesling and Baco Noir pork sausages. Using only your hands and old tools, you will easily be able to replicate the method in your home kitchen. Full lunch is provided and you get to take your sausages home!
Pasta Making – Beginner
Angelo will show you the old school way of making pasta. It’s all hands on deck, plus a rolling pin. Learn different shapes and sizes and get ready to become addicted to homemade all the time.
Pasta Making – Intermediate
Take it to the next level and learn how to make more detailed shapes and stuffings.
Get ready to impress your guests! Great class for those that took the beginner, or for those that know the basics.