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Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery

Workshop Details


Cookery Workshop:  Canning & Jamming! 

$40/ person. Discount for multiple classes


Hands-on, “can along” series of workshops designed  to provide you with a full understanding of water-bath canning to help preserve the summer bounty.

· Learn when it is safe to can using the water-bath method - and why;

· Understand the process, and safety & hygiene requirements;

· Receive practical tips learned over two decades of preserving food;

· Watch a canning demonstration;

· Can a jar from start to finish;

· Take home hand-outs, recipes, & a full jar.


         Wednesday July 6, 2011 - 10AM-12:30PM - Making & Canning Jam using early summer berries

      Monday July 18 - 2-4:30 PM - Peaches & Other Fruit

      Wednesday July 27 - 5-7:30 PM - Peaches & Other Fruit

      Monday August 8 - 10AM- 12:30 PM- Tomatoes

      Wednesday August 17  - 5-7:30 PM - Tomatoes

      Monday August 22- 10AM- 2:30 PM- Pickles (It’s more than cucumber!)

      Tuesday August 23 - 5-7:30 PM - Making & Canning Plum Jam & Sauce

      Wednesday September 7 - 5-7:30 PM - Tomatoes

      Monday September 26 - 2-4:30 PM - Making & Canning Jam: Raspberries & other fall berries

      Tuesday October 4 - 10:00 AM-12:30 PM - Apples, pears & quince

      Wednesday October 12 - 4:00-6:30 PM - Apples, pears & quince



Or by appointment with a minimum of 4 students. Can’t make those dates? Let us know you are interested, and we’ll keep an “interested” list - if we have enough interest we’ll offer the class on an alternate date that works for you. Classes may also be conducted in your kitchen (with an additional fee for mileage & set-up)



If you are interested in one of our workshops but can’t make it, contact us, anyway. If we have enough interest, we’ll repeat the workshop on an alternative day - or we can arrange a private lesson!

Growing & Cooking with Herbs

Saturday May 23, 2009 - 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

$65.00/  person

In mid-summer, many herbs reach a peak of lushness and flavor. Come and learn about the lore and cultivation of reliable favorite herbs - as well as more unusual ones. This is the prefect time to harvest many herbs to dry, to make herbal vinegars, unusual ice-teas, etc … We will show you how. Also learn how to incorporate herbs in your everyday cooking and in simple yet sophisticated special dinner dishes! We will demonstrate the making of several dishes featuring herbs (appetizer, main, side, dessert) and give you recipes to replicate at home – but only after you’ve had a chance to sample everything we made.

Very Cool Desserts

Thursday June 25  – 1:30 PM 5:30 PM

$65.00/  person

In this workshop, we’ll learn to make sorbets & ice-creams using our abundant summer fruit, as well as fruit mousses, and spectacular layered cold desserts. We don’t need to heat-up our kitchen to produce dreamy refreshing desserts! Recipes and degustation included.


Pizza Making

Wednesday June 24 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Monday July 6 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

$45.00 per person

Simple, nutritious, fancy or rustic… pizza is the height of refined simplicity. Learn to make pizza dough at home as well as a variety of pizza toppings. Recipes included.