Williams Sonoma-FREE Junior Chef Classes August Schedule

WSJuniorChefApr14 In addition to the FREE Technique Classes for adults, Williams-Sonoma (one of my favorite stores, ever!) offers FREE weekly Junior Chef Class every Saturday. The classes show kids how fun and easy cooking can be. Kids learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

For specific times and more details, find your local store> • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location. • Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

Here’s the Junior Chef Class line up for August:

*I Love Zoku / August 2nd – This class was such a hit – we’re doing it again! If you love slushies, popsicles and ice cream, then you will love Zoku. Join us and learn how to make these tasty treats. We will be taking pre-sale orders so kids can work with their very own Zoku unit and take it home with them after class. Suitable for ages 5-13.

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*Fruits and Vegetables Here & Now /August 9th – Do you know why it’s better to eat fruits and vegetables in season? Join us for this class on understanding the seasons and your food. We’ll even teach you how to make a delicious seasonal sweet treat! Suitable for ages 9-13.

*Apple Snacks / August 16th – Get ready for back-to-school and learn how to make some great apple snacks. Why settle for simple sliced apples – when you can enjoy apple sandwiches and other tasty apple treats. Join us and learn how! Suitable for ages 9-13.

*Build A Better Panini / August 23rd – There’s a sandwich and then there’s a warm, melty and cheesy Panini. Learn how to make delicious panini sandwiches – even a sweet favorite with melted chocolate. Suitable for ages 9-13.

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*Pizza Dough from Scratch / August 30th – Skip the carry-out pizza and have a pizza party for the whole family. Learn how to make delicious pizza dough – the start of a great pizza. Suitable for ages 9-13.

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National Night Out

 

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On August 5th join National Association of Town Watch (NATW) a non-profit organization in celebrating the 31st annual National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.

In Orange, CA, A Night Out Against Crime will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at TARGET in City of Orange, 2191 N. Tustin Street.

 

In Tustin, CA, National Night Out will take place at the District at Tustin Legacy from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in front of Target. Community Resources will include: Tustin Family & Youth Center, Tustin Police Foundation, U.S. Army: 304th Sustainment Brigade, Lions Heart Tustin Teen Group, Divas Baton Twirlers and Girl Scouts Orange County.

Girl Scouts wear your vest or sash, come to our Girl Scout Booth and get a prize! 

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 To see a map of participating cities near you click here.

To begin your effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Register today to receive your official organizational kit with guidelines, suggestions, and more & stay connected with NATW throughout the year.

Williams Sonoma FREE Culinary Events August Schedule

For me, walking into Williams-Sonoma is as much of a treat as spending a day at the spa. I could be there for hours. The beautiful cookware, cutlery, all the cooking gadgets and don’t forget the gorgeous La Cornue range (they always have one on display). Seriously, I pray that heaven includes a Williams-Sonoma.

Did you know that this wonderful place offers FREE Technique Classes every Sunday morning? They also offer  Junior Chef Classes every Saturday. Yep, there is a legitimate reason to be at Willams-Sonoma at least twice week.

As for the weekly Technique class, Culinary Specialists show you some of their favorite tips and techniques and prepare and sample great recipes. (you can gawk browse at the cookware afterwards)

Class sizes are limited. For specific times and more details, find your local store>

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 • Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.

• Participants enjoy 10% savings* on select same-day store purchases.
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

*Sadly, the 10% savings offer excludes La Cornue (the gorgeous ranges), Le Crueset (my absolute favorite cookware), Mauviel, Shun, Wusthof, Miele, Vitamix, Breville, Kitchenaid Pro Line and WS Home, but you can use the savings towards anything else in the store (including All-Clad).

The following is a list of Technique Classes for August:

Sunday, August 3: Risotto has earned a place as a legendary Italian dish and is now a favorite outside its homeland as well. Risotto can be embellished with savory ingredients, including cheeses, vegetables, meats and seafood, as well with as sweet additions like dried fruit and chocolate. As you’ll discover in this class, risotto will quickly become one of the most versatile and well-loved dishes in your repertoire.

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 Sunday, August 10:  We’re highlighting our extensive collection of extra-virgin olive oils certified by the California Olive Oil Council by educating cooks and shoppers on the difference between olive oils, how to taste for quality, and how best to use these fresh, flavorful oils.

Sunday, August 17:  Usher in the bounty of a brand new season with crisp apples! Learn how to make the most of this year’s apple harvest. This class will teach you which apples are ideal for cooking, baking or simply enjoying raw as well as teach you how to make delicious apple inspired dishes from homemade applesauce and apple cake to fresh-pressed cider.

Sunday, August 24: Celebrate the second harvest of this spiky seasonal vegetable – the artichoke. In this class, we will teach you how to prep artichokes for both cooking whole as well as using the rich artichoke heart.

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Sunday, August 31: Focus on making the best pizza possible by mixing and matching seasonal ingredients for custom-made pies every time

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Today is Community Day at Crystal Cove

Looking for something to do with the kids today?

How about  Community Days at Crystal Cove State Park.

Led by Crystal Cove Alliance in partnership with Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove Alliance is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Educations Commons from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Enjoy free art classes, historical games, sea glass wrapping, dance classes, and more! Check out cottage #13, the Film and Media Center, and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility. Make sure to take a look at the Tide Pools while your there. Event runs 10:00am – 4:00pm. Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos, then walk across the street or take the shuttle). $15 parking fee.

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Every Wednesday throughout the summer, the Education Commons will come alive all day with art classes, sea glass jewelry making, historic radio shows, historical games and more. 9am-4pm. FREE.

 

Crystal Cove State Park

8471 N. Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA  92651

Fennel – doTERRA Essential Oil

FennelFennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to ease digestive troubles and monthly menstrual cycles are equally noteworthy. Fennel can be added to tea to calm the digestive system as well as the mind and emotions.

Fennel has been used for its helpful properties for ages.  Anciently it was thought to ward off evil spirits, in Roman times it was a symbol of strength and courage. Additionally even then it was known for its properties to sooth the digestive system and other ailments including curbing the appetite and snake bites.  The essential oil is steam distilled from the pulverized seeds (more correctly the fruit) of the Fennel plant.  The oil’s aroma is anise-like (or licorice-like) with a sweet pleasant flagrance.

 

image and information from doTERRAblog.com and Everythingessentials.me