NOTE: The next Healthy Gourmet class at our home will be Sunday, September 18, 3-5 pm.
Call 509-663-8326 for directions if you have not been here before! The menu offered below will be repeated, with a few variations...this is a private event and reservations are required. As of Sept 15 there are still a few places open. Class size is limited.
Fresh, tree-ripe, biologically-grown nectarines from our front yard orchard were a feature
of The Healthy Gourmet Class last night, September 14, at our home.
Thanks to Bob and Bob, Valda and Stacey, Patty and Heath, and Angela and Brian, for joining us to celebrate the great flavors of simple, health-giving natural food.
The menu for this private event was:
Stovetop sourdough wholewheat red onion flatbread, black bean crockpot soup, tomato/serrano/peach salsa, healing vegetable soup, broccoli sunflower seed salad, and the fresh fruit dessert directly from the suburban homestead, picked shortly before serving, the nectarine/black seedless grape dessert, with a light ginger honey lime sauce. Complemented with a Washington Chardonnay and lemon/lime sparkling water, and the demonstrations and stories surrounding the foods and the simple food prep techniques, the evening light gave way to the flickering of the tiki torches.
It is a bit of a challenge to be Chef and Photographer at the same time, as we realize the great photo-ops we passed by---Scott rolling out the flatbread while sharing the stories about watching the naan bakers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, then living on naan and apricot preserves in Kabul for three days while waiting for visas for India in 1973. Ruth's flourishes as she prepped the veggies for the healing soup, while sharing the story of the benefits of miso, drawn from the aftermath of Hiroshima....and Bob Scott's fantastic story about his lab partner who was a brewer/winemaker extraordinaire who always had various fermenting concoctions going at their dental technology lab in San Diego...
Ah the delights of good food, good people, a perfect, warm evening, a glass of wine, and sharing a strategy for saving money while living better. Thanks again for your participation!
The classes are going well, and we look forward to doing a "virtual tour" of The Suburban Homestead for one of our next postings. We will join with the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) for the Lifetime Wellness Expo here in Wenatchee this upcoming Saturday, September 17, at the convention center. If you are local, come see us there, and stay tuned to our weblog for the latest class postings. Do take time to review the archive if you are new to this site!
Love, good health, and great eating to you!
Scott and Ruth