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Fresh Sheet: Prepare to preserve

These five classes are aimed at home cooks who want to learn about food preservation and food safety.

The series costs $75 and starts Jan. 11. Classes run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the WSU Extension, 222 N. Havana St.

Classes are:

Jan. 11 – Introduction to Home Food Preservation

Jan. 18 – Causes and Prevention of Food-borne Illness

Jan. 25 – Spoilage and Canning Basics

Feb. 8 – Canning Naturally Acidic Foods: Boiling Water Canning

Feb. 15 – Canning Low Acid Foods: Pressure Canning

Register online at: http://extension.wsu.edu/spokane/event/prepare-to-preserve/.

Juice Fast to a New You

Cherie Calbom, aka “The Juice Lady,” is releasing her latest book in January.

“The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting” is one of more than 30 books by the juicing expert and best-selling author, who lives in Coeur d’Alene.

The 256-page book (Siloam, $17.99) includes menus, recipes and guidelines for how to begin and end – as well as what to eat during – a fast.

Calbom appeared on QVC for more than 13 years promoting the George Foreman grill. She’s also worked as a celebrity nutritionist alongside Richard Simmons, and has appeared on many radio and TV shows.

Today, Calbom leads juice and raw food retreats with her husband, John Calbom, a Russian Orthodox priest and inspirational speaker. He focuses on mental and emotional detox while she teaches workshops on nutrition. Their next retreat, Juice Fast to a New You, is Jan. 13 and 14 in Spokane. For more information or to register, visit www.juiceladycherie.com.

Green Muscle Mender

From Cherie Calbom

Are you strength training? Spinach helps your muscles recover.

1 large handful spinach

1 green apple

1 cucumber

1-inch chunk ginger root

2-inch piece fresh turmeric root (optional)

Process all ingredients in a juicer, stir and enjoy.

Yield: 1 serving

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