Our “visit” to El Salvador is under the excellent leadership of Margaret Saca and her husband, Andres Pineda. Campers learned about El Salvador, played the El Salvadorean version of musical chairs, and enjoyed el lote loco, a snack in which corn on the cob is covered in ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard then rolled in cheese! […]
It was a beautiful day to “visit” Italy with instructor, Leslie Fillnow. Under Leslie’s guidance, camper created art in the style of Uccello, Canaletto, Michelangelo and DaVinci. They then spoke about their paintings. For lunch, indivdual pizzas were in order with several toppings from which to choose. Campers continued their art work with sidewalk chalk, […]
It was a fabulous first day at Culture Camp as we “visited” Japan under the direction of Sachiko Clough. Twenty children ages 7-13 learned Japanese colors, numbers and greetings. They enjoyed a taste of sushi and, for dessert, vanilla ice cream with strawberries, whipped cream and azuki beans, a traditional Japanese sweet. Campers learned about […]
The school recently hosted a Latin American dinner with Chef Sigler, formerly of Comida Latin Kitchen. All proceeds went to the Rotary Wheelchair Project. This project is intended to provide the gift of mobility to those in need. In recent past years, wheelchairs were delivered to Panama, Belize, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. In […]
This sushi-making group was so much fun! They did an amazing job at making all forms of sushi and thoroughly enjoyed the meal that followed. Thanks so much to instructor, Leslie Fillnow. With her assistance, participants learned how to prepare sushi rice, make unami rich, cut sushi-grade fish, and make maki sushi rolls, nigari shushi, […]
A three-week series of Italian Cooking and Conversation focusing on holiday cooking ends with a final class during which pork and beans were prepared. Check back at penobscot.us for more Cooking and Conversation class to begin in late January/early February!
This three-part Italian Cooking and Conversation class focuses on holiday meal preparation. Christmas Eve is first with trotelli di pesce in brodo dorato (fish taglietti in golden broth), salmone al latte con giardin (salmon cooked in milk with vegetables) and insalata di scampi (shrimp salad). Join us Tuesdays, November 21st and 28th! Call 594-1084!
Students in this four-hour class made so many different forms of sushi using fresh, organic ingredients. They prepared sushi rice, made Unami rich, cut vegetables for sushi rolls, learned to slice sushi-grade fish, and prepared California inside out rolls, spicy tuna, vegetarian, and tomato-egg rolls. Then they worked on ginger-orange dressing, and learned how to […]
Our annual fundraiser was a wonderful success! The evening included a French meal with an entree choice of braised lamb shank on a bed of creamy polenta, Maine cod with a crabmeat topping, and mushroom ravioli. Attendees bid on wine packages that included wines from around the world. Our live auction of artisan-crafted clocks followed […]
French Cooking and Conversation continues with a meal that included Gratinee lyonnise (a French onion-type soup), Pates au bleu d’Auvergne et steak (steak accompanied by pasta and peas prepared with a cheese sauce), and gateaux au noir (walnut cake). A terrific meal! The students in this class have enjoyed one another’s company and the opportunity […]