Classes & Events

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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

“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
 

New Events in Berkeley!

MedTurbanSquashWatercolor Painting  1pm Sunday February 21-28 (2 sessions) in Berkeley. (510) 499-8358 or email ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com for class location, details and enrollment.  Enrollment is $55.

Learn how to paint a beautiful still life and landscape watercolor picture. Basic materials may be purchased by the instructor as needed.  A materials list will be provided.

 

 

LittlecarrotmuffinRecipe Testing Potluck- FREE   3pm Sunday March 6  in Berkeley. (510) 499-8358 or email ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com for class location, details and to RSVP.

Test recipes for my upcoming cookbook and taste other people’s attempts too. Check out recipes to test on this page let me know what you want to try and  I’ll email you the full recipe. Want to test a recipe but can’t come? No problem- I’ll send it to you, and you can email the results.

IMG_0579Crochet Series 1  1pm  Sunday March 13-27 (3 sessions) in Berkeley. (510) 499-8358 or email ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com for class location, details and enrollment.  Enrollment is $75.

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.

Classes in Danville and Albany

MedTurbanSquashWatercolor Still Life 1pm Mondays, February 8-29 (3 sessions, no class Jan18) at The Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. Enrollment is $68/res or $90/non-res.

Learn how to paint a beautiful still life watercolor picture. No drawing skills are required. Basic materials may be purchased by the instructor as needed.  A materials list will be provided.

CrochetFlowerCrochet Series 2  1pm Thursday February 11-25 (3 sessions)at The Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. Enrollment is $68/res or $90/non-res.

Beautiful lace stitches and construction techniques are used to make granny squares, flowers and hats. Graphs and pattern reading skills are further developed. Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a size J crochet hook, a pair of scissors and a folder for handouts. Previous enrollment in Crochet Series 1 is required. Fees: $68(R) $82(NR).

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.11.53 PMCultured Sauerkraut 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 17 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.

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Tortillas and Tamales 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 2 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.

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,

MitersquareBlanketBeginning Knitting Series 2 10:30 am Thursdays, March 3-17 (3 sessions)  at the Danville community center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res or $90/non-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.

IMG_0579Simple Crochet Scarf  1:30 pm  Mondays, March 7-21 (3 sessions) at The Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. Enrollment is $68/res or $90/non-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.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.13.24 PMPain-free Cooking 1pm Tuesdays March 8-22 (3 sessions) at The Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. Enrollment is $68/res or $90/non-res.

Learn how to prepare easy and delicious meals that will help reduce inflammation and promote health digestion. Soup, sautés, salad, smoothies and more! $25 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class. Fees: $68/res or $82/non-res.

 

MedTurbanSquashEasy Watercolor Still Life 10:30 am Mondays, April 11-25 (3 sessions) at The Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. Enrollment is $68/res or $90/non-res.

Learn how to paint a beautiful still life watercolor picture. No drawing skills are required. Basic materials may be purchased by the instructor as needed.  A materials list will be provided.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.16.38 PMMeat Preparation 6:30pm Wednesday, March 23 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.

IMG_1324Beginning Knitting Series 1 10:30 am Thursdays, March 24-April 7 (3 sessions) at the Danville community center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res or $90/non-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.

 

 

IMG_0087_1Season with Herbs and Spices 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 30 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.$7 materials fee paid to the instructor

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 live saver if you are avoiding salt, processed foods, or just want to be a better cook.

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Beginning Knitting Series 2 10:30 am Thursdays, April 14-28 (3 sessions)  at the Danville community center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res or $90/non-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.

IMG_1342Knit or Crochet Blanket 10:30 am Thursdays, May 5–May 12 (2 sessions) at the Danville community center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $55/res or $66/non-res

Learn everything you need to know to finish a blanket. Start a project from scratch or bring a work in progress. Basic knitting or crochet skills required. Bring a ball of worsted weight acrylic yarn, a size J crochet hook or size 8 knitting needles.

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.05.03 PMDelicious Vegetables 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 18  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 Wednesday, May 25 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.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.13.45 PMTortillas and Tamales 6:30 pm Wednesday, June 1 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.

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.16.38 PMMeat Preparation 6:30pm Wednesday, June 8 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

IMG_0087_1Season with Herbs and Spices 6:30 pm Wednesday, June 29 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.$7 materials fee paid to the instructor

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 live saver if you are avoiding salt, processed foods, or just want to be a better cook.