Offering classes in bread baking, cooking and sewing in Greensboro, NC

Changes in scheduling for all classes…and a household hint

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

One thing I remember from my graduate school research class is…when trying something new, one should change only one variable at time. Thus, when I decided to change the schedule for my classes, I only changed the schedule for cooking classes, allowing groups of 2 – 6 participants to select a cooking class topic, then select a personal date and time for the class…instead of being restricted to dates and times from a pre-determined master schedule. Judging from the response, I would say that folks like the opportunity to personalize their classes…ranging in size from a birthday party for 6…a couple’s class to recreate “food memories” from a trip to Italy…or a mother and daughter enjoying a “girl’s day” activity…all have selected different class themes to reflect their favorite foods and cooking experiences.

So…it seems that this new scheduling concept should be extended to my bread baking and sewing classes, as well.  Now, when you click on the class tabs at the top of this webpage, you will find lists of available cooking, bread baking and sewing classes, with information about the concepts taught in each class. To obtain additional information about any of these classes or to inquire about scheduling a class, you can contact me through the website or by email at  Any cooking or bread baking class requires at least 2 and no more than 6 participants for the class to be held.  In contrast to the cooking and bread baking classes, sewing classes can be planned for 1 – 2 persons due to the amount of hands-on participation involved.  Classes can be scheduled for any day (except Sunday) and any time…morning, afternoon or evening.  So invite a friend or a group, choose a class theme and then contact me to select a date and time.

And now…an unbelievably simple household hint.  Have you ever used chemical products to remove sticky price tag residue from glass or plastic only to be left with a film that seems determined to remain permanently? A few years ago, I was trying to clean the residue from an antique vase and was reluctant to use a chemical product that might damage the painted finish. At the same time I was in the kitchen working on the vase, my husband was creating a snack using crunchy peanut butter and crackers…and the longer I worked on cleaning the vase, the more I could smell the aroma of the peanuts. Without realizing what I was doing, I reached for the peanut butter and ran my finger around the top of the jar and gently massaged a small amount of peanut butter across the sticky residue on the vase.  To remove the peanut butter, I used a small amount of dish detergent and rinsed with warm water.  I was almost afraid to look at my finished product…but remarkably, all the sticky residue was gone and in its place was a clean vase.  So there it is…my household hint…using peanut butter to remove sticky residue from glass and plastic surfaces.  I hope it also works for you!


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