Happy New Year to all!
Unfortunately, we are still dealing with a pandemic and since infections & hospitalizations are on the rise Cal State Fullerton’s Arboretum has decided not to host indoor classes at this time. We are trying to arrange ‘al fresco’ cooking classes but for comfort (weather-wise) they won’t be offered until a little later in the spring. But we WILL be back, patience for good food!
In the meantime, I’ve been falling back on my other love, Edible Gardening. Most of you know I’ve been gardening for over 20 years. Last year I was asked by a local (Oceanside) college to teach online Zoom classes in vegetable gardening. They are going so well we decided to add more Edible Gardening classes this winter/spring. I will add those to my website when registration is live. I’ve also added extra classes to my own company, Debs Kitchen, classes are 2-2 ½ hours in length with the last half hour dedicated to sharing a recipe. I hope you’ll join me.
Farm Tours Update
YES! Spring tours will be back! Mary & I are in the process of setting up some new, local, So. Cal farm tours & educational seminars & tastings. Send us an email on what you’d like to see, do, taste!
Debs Kitchen Winter Classes
On Line Classes begin Jan 29
Registration is live! For the moment, all classes will be Zoom classes
Sign Up for Current Class Schedule
Growing produce from Seeds, Seed Starting Basics
Jan. 29th 11:00-1:00, $30.00
Growing Cut Flowers in Your Vegetable Garden & How to Use Edible Flowers in Cooking
Feb. 5th 11:00 – 1:30, $40.00
Growing a Spring Salad Garden & Salad Harvest Demo
Feb. 26th 11:00 – 1:30, $40.00
Organic Vegetable Gardening & Cooking Demo
March 26 11:00 – 1:30, $40.00
We are all scheduled for our first local farm tour for 2021! Join us for farm, food & fun.
No transportation is provided, we suggest carpooling as much as possible. Please wear sturdy, flat shoes, this is a real farm and perhaps carry a hat just in case, Sept. can be warm if we’re out in the sun at all.
Gordon Skagit Pumpkin Farms
It’s starting to feel like fall, I’m sure hoping all the hot days are behind us, they’re not my favorite!
I still have great looking tomatoes in the garden and some seasonal herbs, my summer lettuce is going to seed so it’s time to get busy with my fall/winter garden. Actually I’m a little late but we decided to drive up the coast just to get a break. Now it’s time to focus before the ground gets too cool.
I’m working on a new Debs Kitchen Garden newsletter which I’ll begin sending out on opposite weeks of the regular newsletter. I have some appointments left if you need a little advice on getting your own winter garden growing. In the meantime here are some pumpkin/squash recipes for you because I know many of you just can’t get enough pumpkin! Mangia!
Sat, April 18th
California Greek Girl
Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farm, Escondido
Do you know how mushrooms grow? You’ll learn everything about mushrooms that you need to know! Did you know that mushrooms are a nutrient dense food? Good for you!
Next we’ll head over to
North County Olive Oil Co. and meet Sue Rober at her Sunshine Gardens location where we will taste and experience their True California Olive Oils with style.
Their vision is to share with you their experience in the California olive oil industry. They have selected a portfolio of top producers who make both extra virgin olive oils and vinegars from California olives and grapes. They represent a variety of regions which offer unique styles from many varietals and cultivars of local California olives. We look for producers that promote sustainable practices in the grove and throughout their day to day practices.
Our Olive Oil Tastings offer a unique experience created around a variety of artisan producers of California extra virgin oil, wine and specialty artisan products.
A cooking demo & lunch will be served by
Chef Debbi & Chef Mary
Cheese Platter with Seasonal Vegetables & Fruit
Winter Salad with Pixie Tangerines
Road Home Brownies
One glass of wine will be served with lunch.
Lemonade & Spring Water will be available.
Don’t miss the great swag bags that you’ll get to take home!
We encourage car pooling, need a ride or want to provide a ride?
Get in touch with Chef Debbi here
Now taking reservations
Sponsored by Melissa’s Produce
Food Crafting with Chef Debbi
& Debs Kitchen
Saturday, Oct 12th
10:00 am– 12:30
Children* ages 10-14 $35.00
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
By reservation only
Click below for reservations or call or email
562-431-3541 or email@example.com
Reservations close Mon. Oct 7th
Enjoy a fun-filled autumn morning with family at the beautiful
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens.
Learn together to make (& take)
Gifts from the Garden.
For the adults to make and take:
Herbal Salt Tin
Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil
Peppermint-Lavender Room Spray
Holiday Stovetop Potpourri
For the Kids to make and take:
Peppermint Biscotti in a Jar
Strawberry Mint Mojito Mocktail
A seasonal salad will be served with a
Cranberry-Lemon Vinaigrette prepared by Chef Debbi.
Special thanks to Melissa’s Produce for donating event supplies.
Highlights from our annual Farm, Food & Wine Tour from 2017. Thanks everyone for joining us! We’re sold out for this year but save the date for Oct 23-25, 2020.
This cooking class demo is being held at a private home, everyone’s invited! Address will be given upon paid reservation. North Long Beach area
Saturday, June 22
4:00 – 7:00
Chef Debbi’s Pickled Vegetables
Grilled Artichokes with Walt’s Wharf Dip
Sweet ‘n Sour Surf and Turf Kabobs
Cold Green Bean, Tomato and Watermelon Radish Salad
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Register here for Credit Card
If you prefer to pay by check,
Contact Debbi @ 562-243-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chef Debbi returns to the Rancho! We’ve been waiting a long time to bring our classes back to Rancho los Alamitos. We’ve schedule our first class for Sat. June 8th, we’re going to pickle!
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$75 Future member/ $65 per RLA member
Advance Reservations Required, Reservations close 5/27/19
Join us at Rancho Los Alamitos for a hands-on class on the basics of pickling and fermenting vegetables from your garden or the farmers’ market. In this class, you will make two kinds of pickled vegetables and a jar of sauerkraut. (If you think that you don’t like sauerkraut, wait until you try your own!) This is a refrigerator-style pickling where no water bath canning is necessary. Chef Debbi will demonstrate techniques, discuss food safety and the basics of canning pickles in brine. Each participant will prepare and take home three jars of their very own preserved produce.
The class is suitable for adults and interested teens. Reservations are required. Parking is limited at Rancho Los Alamitos, so car-pooling is encouraged and appreciated.
Join us in our new home at Chef Tech in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach with owner Chef Teri.
We now have a full kitchen with tables & chairs and lots of room. We look forward to seeing you there soon! See new address at the bottom of the class menu, (you do not need to have a pay-pal account). You can sign up with Chef Debbi (call me, 562-243-3926) or click on the pay-pal button below. There is a small service charge for using pay-pal but you can always mail me a check. Classes are pre-paid reservations and cancellations are 100% refundable up to 3 days prior to class.
Wed. March 20th
6:30 – 8:30PM
Spanish Tomato Toast
Romaine Heart Salad with Marinated Olives, Hearts of Palm, Tangerines &
Spring Asparagus, Shrimp & Scallop Paella
Individual Strawberry Cheesecakes
Chef Tech Cooking School
3842 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
See April class date & menu by clicking on the month.
By Reservation Only, Sign up below
Enjoy larger portions, Tables & More