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Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery

2012 Workshop Schedule



Please be sure to read The Terms & Conditions.

For details and pricing for the workshops, please click on each class name. Even if  have taken a cookery class in the past, you may be interested in this year’s offering: while the class may bears the sane name, the content is different.

Any of the classes - as well as custom designed classes - are available for private  lesson (one-on-one or group)



· The "Un Dimanche A La Campagne" (Sunday in the Country) cookery workshops are a lot of fun. Once a month, on Sunday afternoon (generally the first Sunday of the month), a small group of students gather to learn how to cook a flavorful menu based on seasonal local ingredients and other ingredients widely available in the mid-Atlantic area. We discuss how to select ingredients, how to substitute and variations on the dish; we thoroughly go over timing reviewing what can be prepped ahead of time; weather allowing, we may stroll through the garden to pick up some of our ingredients. Best of all, we then sit down to enjoy the dishes we’ve cooked! The class lasts about 4 hours. Recipes provided.


· Other classes are offered for those who want to explore a particular topic. For example: The wonders of Soups; Ice-cream, sorbets and other frozen sweets; Cooking with Fresh Herbs; Cooking with Spices etc


· There is no set schedule for 2012. Rather classes will be by appointment (and they do not have to be held on a Sunday). Classes start at $75 per person - 4 students required. Contact me if you would like to discuss a class for your small group.


· CANNING WORKSHOPS. Those have been very popular in the last three years. The 2012 schedule has not been set. Classes are generally held during the week. If you are interested in receiving updates on the workshop, please send me an e-mail.

Start time varies, classes approx 2.5/ 3 hour long and cover water-bath canning and the following specific produce:




      Apples, Pears & Quince

      Making Jams, Jellies & Preserves


Discount available when registering at once for multiple classes.


Canning classes also available by appointment (4 students) and can be held in your kitchen (mileage fee may apply)





TBD—please contact me if you are interested. In the last few years, workshops  have included kitchen garden primer, planning the vegetable garden, seed starting & cold frames. For one-on-one instruction, I do offer garden coaching services.

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