Tuesday, April 26, 2011

So Awesome I Almost Shed a Tear

Blog, what? We have a blog? I ‘m not going to apologize every time I slack off, so bare with me. I work two jobs (only for another month and then it’s PCW full time baby!) and sometimes after a long day I just want to sit on the couch and play Donkey Kong and drink a beer. Come on, you know that sounds better than blogging.
But we have so many freakin’ amazing things coming up that I think that this might be one of the best ways to get it out there! We are full speed ahead on classes since our hood has been finished approved and running for a couple weeks now, so our list of offering for May and June is, ok I am a little biased, AMAZING! We are really excited to be offering Baby Food Bonanza, Cuisine of Latin America, Vegetarian Vegan Delight, Pie Oh My, Cake Decorating, Dumplings, Grilling, Brunch, Tamales, Asian Flavors and more than I want to list here!!!!! So exciting.

On top of that we are pairing up with some experts in the field to bring to you Wine 101, Tequila Tasting and Bread & Beer for Dudes. You really can’t miss these classes.

One of the things that is really important to us is to be involved in the community and charity events. So we are thrilled to be able to tell you about a few events we are hosting and participating in:

May 17th Amazing Grange Fundraiser –We lecture and break down and pig, prep it for bacon and ham and raise money to save a piece of Americana and community.

June 7th and 28th Hamburger Iron Mary Burger competition- Melinda will be one of the judges for this contest over several weeks to decide whose meat is biggest and tastiest (burgers people that means burgers) and if that isn’t awesome enough it’s a fundraiser for the Cascade AIDS Project.

July 14th –Sauvie Island Center- Fundraiser- This program takes hundreds of kids out to Sauvie Island, shows them composting, planting, harvesting, pollinating and most importantly where their food comes from. American’s waste more than 50% of their food, we are going to show you how to get the most out of your groceries, use the whole thing!

Did I mention our Kids Cooking classes and Teen Camp? We even have a kid’s size table. Have your kids learn skills they’ll use for life: teamwork, social skills and cooking!

I know there are a lot of exclamation points in there, but truth is we get more excited every class we teach, every person who learns something new and every opportunity we have to pair up with people in the community. Come be a part of our workshop and make it your workshop.

Here's the links to all our cool stuff.

Iron Mary

Sauvie Island Center

Amazing Grange

Experience Tequila