“Wow, just opened the fermented veggies that we made with Ilah Jarvis and they kick some serious ass! Must get more starter and make more!!” -Janine Anderson
“Ilah is friendly and knowledgeable about making lotions, creams and lip balm. Her relaxed, mellow attitude towards measurements and instruction made me feel comfortable about trying to make some on my own. My first batch of handmade lotion, created in my kitchen, turned out beautifully and it was great fun to do.”-Annie Kenny
All classes require advance registration. Contact via email or phone to save your spot! Cooking classes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and emphasize whole ingredients.
1pm Wednesday October 15th at the Danville Senior Center Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3490
Turn old clean socks into adorable stuffed creatures with a needle and thread. Students should bring 1-2 clean, adult sized socks. All other materials are provided.
Sauerkraut 6:30pm Tuesday September 23 at Albany Rec Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Registration is $39 for Albany residents and $42 for others, plus $5 materials fee.
Save $8 a jar on this popular condiment by making it yourself. Learn how to make this beneficial condiment using a variety of vegetable and spice variations. Tips for making low-sodium kraut are included in this class.
Combine basic watercolor technique, color theory, and light and shadow to create realistically rendered objects in a simple still life. Students are encouraged to bring objects they wish to paint. Color wheel and watercolor technique classes are required.
Tortillas and Tamales 6:30pmTuesday September 30th at Albany Rec Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Registration is $39 for Albany residents and $42 for others, plus $9 materials fee.
Tamales are traditionally enjoyed during the holidays. We will use masa to make tamales filled with a choice of beans, cheese or pork. Then we will make tortillas and guacamole as we wait for the tamales to steam.
The absolute beginner can make simple but elegant fingerless gloves. These gloves are perfect for cool weather when you need to use your hands. Students should bring a ball of DK weight yarn and an I or J sized crochet hook.
Soups and Stews Tuesday October 7th at 6:30pm at Albany Rec Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Registration is $39 for Albany residents and $42 for others, plus $6 materials fee.
We will make three different hearty soups and stews, made with herbs, spices lentils and autumn vegetables. These recipes are perfect with stock from your Thanksgiving turkey, or with vegetarian broth.
This distinguished unisex scarf is warm and easy enough for the absolute beginner. Students should bring a skein of yarn.
Meat Preparation Tuesday October 14th at 6:30pm at Albany Rec Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Registration is $39 for Albany residents and $42 for others, plus $11 materials fee.
Learn how to prepare everything from pork loin to fish. This class includes tips to prevent dry, tough or underdone meat, as well as a list of recommended techniques and herbs suited for particular varieties of meat.
Quick Crochet Hat Sunday Oct 26 at 1pm at Eat Better HQ in Berkeley. Address provided upon registration. (510) 499-3858. Registration is $35
You can make an adorable hat in less than two hours! Crochet fingerless gloves. Students should bring a ball of bulky weight yarn and an K, L or M sized crochet hook.
Make your own holiday yards this year! Copy or draw a design and carve a stamp out of soft plastic. Then we will decorate holiday cards with your new stamp and decorative papers.
ided upon registration. (510) 499-3858. Registration is $35 plus $8 materials fee
Combine colorful fabrics, sweet herbs and rice to make little bags to scent drawers, or rest your eyes. Fun, easy gifts, perfect for nappers and your elegant friends.
Applique Ornaments Wednesday, October 22nd at 1pm at Danville Senior Center
Make beautiful holiday ornaments with colorful fabric, embroidery floss and beads. All materials provided.
In class we will cover popcorn, puff, front and back post and other fancy crochet stitches. Granny squares and flower patterns that incorporate these stitches are included.
Easy Crochet Hat Wednesday, December 3 at 1pm at Danville Senior Center Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3490.
This simple fitted hat is very cute and perfect for new crocheters. These hats make great gifts for men, women and children.