For those itching to draw spring a bit closer, Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens are offering a series of seasonal classes called Seed the Feast that might help.
Curtiss, who grows organic produce that is used at Wild Sage, will teach four sessions of three classes each to help budding gardeners learn everything they need to know about design, planting, harvest and food preparation.
Each session includes three classes for $75. The early spring session begins with the first class Friday. It also includes classes on March 25 and April 8. Curtiss will cover garden design, structures, soil, seed selection and companion planting.
The spring session classes are April 22, May 6 and May 20. Subjects covered will include thinning, weeding, pest control, harvesting, planting and more. There will be tastings and cooking demonstrations.
Summer classes – June 3 and 17, and July 1 – will include information about composting and watering strategies, along with pruning and harvesting. Pesto, spreads and tapenades will be covered.
In the fall series – Aug. 19, Sept. 2 and Sept. 16 – Curtiss will talk about late-season crops, season extenders, canning, freezing and planning for the next season.
A culminating feast will be held at the end of the course featuring seasonal produce prepared by Wild Sage chef Charlie Connors. Anyone who attended a session is invited to come to the dinner for an extra charge, along with guests.
All classes will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Wild Sage, 916 W. Second Ave. Preregistration is required.
For more information or to register, call (509) 456-7575.
Hispanic Food Network lands national slot
The Hispanic Food Network is now “En La Cocina” across the country.
Mike Gonzalez, KXLY-TV morning news co-anchor and the creator of the Hispanic Food Network, says the show made its national debut on the Dish Network.
“In The Kitchen” (“En La Cocina”), which was launched in 2009, will be shown on Colours TV at 8 p.m. every Thursday. The Dish Network reaches 15 million homes across the country, Gonzalez says in a news release.
The show can still be seen on ABC stations in Eastern Washington and is also available on Mi Casa television in Houston and TV Azteca in Seattle and Yakima.
There’s more information, clips from the show and recipes at www.hispanicfood network.com.