Joni Sare, cooking instructor

Cooking demo for Mom’s group

Will be providing lunch and doing a cooking demo for a Mom’s group in Portola Valley.
Two of the moms are CSA members with High Ground Organics and saw my info in their weekly newsletter.

I’ll cater their lunch and

do a cooking demo using

farm fresh local produce

from High Ground Organics

CSA box.


Here is the list of produce in their box:

  • Mokum Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Carola Potatoes
  • Mixed Peppers (Corno di Toro, Hungarian Wax and/or Bells)
  • Tongue of Fire Shelling Beans
  • Apples
  • Romaine Lettuce


Proposed menu………..

Appetizer/soup:    (to be ready when they return from their hike, see more info, below.)

  • Bacon Broccoli Potato Soup w/port balsamic vinegar

Main course:

  • Fish Pockets:
  • Herbed Carrot Pate w/braised shelling beans (in coconut oil and shallots)
  • Chopped Romaine Salad w/bell pepper vinaigrette
  • Mashed Potatoes w/basil and coconut milk
    Fish pocket, shown here

    Mashed Potatoes w/Basil and Coconut Milk
  • Stove-top Apple Cobbler w/coconut milk and toasted hazelnut oil   (similar to this Peach Cobbler.)
  • POWER BARS w/nuts, dried fruit and protein powder (note: no ingredients from High Ground)
I’ll be in the kitchen — probably/hopefully in their backyard kitchen (weather permitting) — while they are out hiking. Their lunch will be waiting for them when they return. I’ll do a cooking demo as they are eating. I’m thinking I will demonstrate my power bars –t’will be fitting for a dessert for this group of active Moms.
Here’s a recap of the tele conversation between me and one of the hosts, not in any particular order:
  • she will provide the food, can get extra if need be
  • I have use of the kitchen at 8am
  • she can help me prepare the meal
  • I will create a menu on Tuesday afternoon, once I see the list of food (in their eNewsletter) that will be in box
  • Once the menu is finalized I will send the recipes (so that she can put together the shopping list)
  • the demo will be decided once I see the list of food in the box
  • $15 per person (can be paid to me via PayPal, check or cash)
  • can use outdoor kitchen, weather permitting
Also, important – she will inquire with the group to see if anyone has food allergies and/or major food dislikes. It’s important to me to accommodate their needs.
More photos to come!

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