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“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 .  Her relaxed, mellow attitude towards measurements and instruction made me feel comfortable about trying the recipes on my own.  My first batch that I created in my kitchen turned out beautifully and it was great fun to do.”-Annie Kenny

“I liked that I could ask questions that were not necessarily addressed in the books. I also liked the peaceful, creative setting.”-Rebecca Anaya

Want answers to your burning knit, crochet, watercolor or cooking questions? Schedule a private class with Ilah. We can meet in my Berkeley office or a location of your choice. 1 hour = $40. ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com

Classes in Danville and Albany

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.05.03 PMDelicious Vegetables 6:30 pm Friday, September 2  at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Don’t drown your broccoli in ranch dressing! Learn how herbs and spices can turn greens into delicious sautes and salads. We will also use leafy herbs tot make your green smoothies extra yummy, not bitter. $7 materials fee to be paid to the instructor.

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.11.53 PMCultured Sauerkraut 6:30 pm Friday, September 9 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others. $7 material fee paid to the instructor.

Cultured sauerkraut is deliciously rich in probiotics or “good bacteria” but a 16 oz. jar can cost as much as $10. In this class, you can learn how to make a gallon for as little as $2 with a variety of vegetable and spice variations. Tips for making low-sodium kraut are included in this class.

IMG_1324Beginning Knitting 1 10:30 am Mondays, September 12-26 (3 sessions) at the Danville Community Center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res

Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off to make adorable scarves, hats and blankets.  We will demystify gauge, tools and patterns so your projects will fit well and look beautiful. Students should bring at least one ball of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

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IMG_0579Crochet 1 10:30 am Mondays, September 12-26 (3 sessions) at the Danville Community Center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res.

Learn the basic crochet stitches to make scarves and hats. We will discuss how different yarns behave, and learn how to read simple written patterns. Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn, a size J crochet hook, a pair of scissors, and a  folder for handouts.

MitersquareBlanketBasic Knitting 2 1:30pm am Mondays, September 12-26 (3 sessions) at the Danville Community Center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res

Learn simple color work techniques, and how to increase and decrease stitches to make hats, triangle shawls and miter square blankets. Students should bring at least one ball of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.13.45 PMTortillas and Tamales 6:30 pm Friday, September 16 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Tamales are traditional holiday dish in Latin America. 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. Both tamales and tortillas are easy to make and delicious. $9 materials fee paid to the instructor.

IMG_0087_1Season with Herbs and Spices 6:30pm Friday September 30 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

No more boring home cooked meals! We will taste and smell a selection of herbs and spices and learn how to pair them to a variety of foods. This class is a life saver if you are avoiding salt, processed foods, or just want to be a better cook. $7 materials fee paid to the instructor.

MedTurbanSquashWatercolor 6:30pm Fridays Oct 7-Nov 18 (6 sessions) at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $98 for Albany residents, $108 for others.

Discover how easy and beautiful watercolor can be. We will make delicate gradations, hard edges and surprising patterns with paint. Then we will mix colors and create the illusion of shadow and light to create wonderful still life and landscape paintings. Drawing skills are not required for this class, and gentle instruction is provided as needed. A  materials list is provided up on registration.

IMG_0849Knit Colorwork 10:30 am Mondays, Oct 24- Nov 7 (3 sessions) at the Danville Community Center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res.

Mosaic, intarsia, and fair isle colorwork techniques will have your next knitting project bursting with color. Students should bring at least two colors of yarn and appropriate sized needles.

MedKnittingHandsKnit and Crochet Workshop 10:30 am Monday Nov 14 at the Danville Community Center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $35/res.

Get help with your work in progress and check out what other students are doing. Students should bring materials needed to work on their project.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.16.38 PMMeat Preparation 6:30pm Friday, December 2 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Learn these three major cooking techniques 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. $11 materials fee paid to the instructor.