Cookin’ on the Farm: Seasonal Soups – Summer

Come Cook with Us! Do you love soup in every season of the year?  So do we.  We’ll cover soup principles such as cooking for the week, which soups freeze well and the overall technique of melding flavors for soups.  But only in this class we’ll explore the bold and vibrant flavors of summer!  Cool… Read more »

Dancing Poly to Go! BBQ Feast

Let Poly Cook For You! We enjoyed doing this so much last year, we’re making it an annual event. Yes, Dancing Poly Independence Day BBQ Take-Home Feast! We do the work, you pick it up and relax!  Slow and lightly apple-wood smoked Beef Brisket and Pork Ribs, Herb Potato Salad, From-Scratch/4-Cheese Mac & Cheese, Farm-Fresh… Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm: Special Guest Canner for Very Berry!

Come Cook with Us! Did you know Edenberry Farm is the only organic u-pick berry farm in Northern California?  And they are just a spit down the road from us!  We are so excited to have Pauline, master canner, of Edenberry Farm here with us.  She’ll be bringing her beautiful raspberries and her immense knowledge… Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm: Dolmadas

Dolmadakias, Dolmades, Dolmas? It doesn’t matter what you call them, in the land of grape vines, you need to know how to make them! And this is the time. When the grape leaves of young, soft and sweet. We will harvest the leaves, make the stuffing (meat and vegetarian), the sauce and cook them up…. Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm with Foxtail Farm.

What’s in Your Sausage? Come Cook with Us! Let’s get at it! We will be working with an amazing heritage, organic pasture-raised pig from Foxtail and Vicki will be on hand to tell us all about it. We will bone a shoulder and butt, grind the meat and produce both italian and breakfast sausage. Time… Read more »

Dancing Poly Cookin’ on the Farm: Seasonal Soups – Spring

Come cook with us! Do you love soup in every season of the year?  So do we.  We’ll cover soup principles such as cooking for the week, which soups freeze well and the overall technique of melding flavors for soups.  But only in this class we’ll explore the most delicate and nuanced soups of the… Read more »

Happy Hour! Glorious Greek

You already know Bess is Greek. This lovely feast will entice all the senses but your taste buds may never be the same! Let’s get our Greek on! Our Happy Hours always include 5-ish small bites. Let us do the cooking, you relax and enjoy. Guests are welcome to bring any beverage they’d care to… Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm: 3 Sauces and a Pasta

Come and cook with us! What is more delicious than homemade pasta and three sauces! We will start from scratch with flour and learn how to make pasta. Then we’ll use basil, tomatoes and eggs to create Pesto, Tomato and Carbinara Sauces. Get your Italian on! Class includes a tasting of the dishes created, a… Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm: Bread Making

There is a reason why, in 10 years of delivering cooking classes, we’ve never tackled Bread. It’s complicated! But all the best things are and you asked for it, so get ready. We’ll unpack the science and the art in this ancient tradition, do our best to discuss the all the variables and you’ll go… Read more »

Cookin’ on the Farm: Tuscan Feast

There are many reasons why Tuscany is on everyone travel list, the food is certainly one of those reasons. Learn how to create three of the most classic Tuscan dishes, Panzanella (Tuscan Bread & Tomato Salad), a Fresh Spring Vegetable Risotto and the irresistible Bistecca Fiorentina (Steak Florentine). Our Cooking Classes include a tasting of… Read more »