The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of freedom-hungry lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $39 for a three-hour BYOB cooking-with-herbs class for two (a $70 value)
- $55 for a three-hour BYOB cheese-making class for two (a $120 value)
- $89 for a three-hour BYOB cooking-with-herbs class for four (a $140 value)
- $99 for a three-hour BYOB cheese-making class for four (a $240 value)
Cooking with Herbs for Healing & Taste reveals the fundamentals of working with herbs, from simple teas to hearty stews. The instructor reveals the plants' culinary uses as well as their effects on health. Topics covered include herb selection, flu-prevention recipes, and specific techniques associated with aloe vera, peppermint, rosemary, and lavender. Classes are held on select Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
During the cheese-making class, Donna McGee teaches beginners how to make cottage cheese, mozzarella, and yogurt using fresh milk and live cultures. She also discusses the process of making hard cheeses along with the history and folklore of cheese making, and students can taste handmade-cheese samples and take home recipes for making feta, queso blanco, and paneer on their own. Classes are held on select Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
GREEN LOTUS STUDIOS
GREEN LOTUS STUDIOS' professorial artisans are soap makers, herbalists, and aromatherapists who teach classes in their fields of expertise. Acolytes can expect to craft soaps and lotions with wild-harvested ingredients, make their own kombucha or cheese, or whip up flu-battling herbal stews. With an average class size of six, students enjoy plenty of student-teacher interaction. Workshops emphasize hands-on instruction to empower students to craft their own serums, rather than wait on instructors or outsource to unemployed Rube Goldberg machines.