I am so excited, I could throw a party! – which is essentially what I will be doing!

My first cooking class at the Culinaria Food Arts Studio has been officially set up and people are already signing up for it. It is called Mediterranean Medley and this will be the menu:

Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tahini Sauce

Portabella Pizzas

Lamb Kabobs with Baba Ganoush

Grilled Pita Bread with Herbs

Leftover Lamb Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Banana Ice Cream and Toasted Coconut Bites

Pomegranate Vodka Spritzers and Italian Sodas

Although not all of it is Greek in nature, or even Mediterranean in nature (ex: the Banana Ice Cream Bites) it is “Greek-Inspired” . I have adored Greek food for years, and even though I am Italian, my love for Greek food is larger than even this! This menu is comprised of some of my favorite recipes and some I have made up myself and perfected over time.

I had a crazy time of it today writing down my recipes and methods to the Director of the school – lots of math and planning. I am a flybytheseatofyourpantscook which means I normally don’t measure anything, I am an eyeballer by nature and instinct. So I had to convert everything in my mind over to measurements. It was hard, but I did it. Now what I need to do is cook each dish over the course of the next few weeks to iron out any problem areas that I am yet unaware of.

So over the next few weeks I will be posting the recipes for this class as the
Mediterranean Recipe Of The Week so you can enjoy them as well. BUT, if you live in the area, you should sign up for the class by clicking here.