RESCHEDULED: Kombucha Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
$5 or pwyc
Kombucha is a refreshing bubbly beverage made by fermenting sweet tea with a
kombucha “mother” or starter culture. In This workshop Dani Richardson, owner
of Belly of the Beast Kombucha, will teach you how to brew, ferment, and age this
delicious drink. Participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of
differently flavoured home brewed kombucha’s as well as start a new batch
together! This fizzy fermented drink filled with probiotics and live enzymes is an
awesome addition to your fermented food repertoire and a healthy alternative
for carbonated cravings !
Community Meal, Discussion and Harvest Celebration
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an evening of feasting, celebration and discussion. Our second by-donation community meal will focus on celebrating Trent’s on-campus gardens, those that tend them and the abundant harvests of the Season. Start the evening by sharing delicious campus grow delights, followed by speakers and discussion. Hear from Trent farmers about on-campus agricultural initiatives, followed by a talk from Melissa Johnston about her graduate research on the role of farmers' markets in sustainable food systems, highlighting opportunities for students interested in food and agriculture.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Seasoned Spoon is pleased to announce the return of our fall Craft fair. The
fair will be held on Thurs November 24 th from 11 - 4 in the café. Just in time to
treat yourself for completing all those assignment or pick up seasonal gifts for
family and friends. Come by the café and discover delightful, unique artisan
creations of all kinds. Join in the fun, get inspired, support local artists!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
$5 -10 sliding scale
Join food alchemist Dan Ledandan as he explores the craft of chocolate making and leads us in a spectacular night of celebrating cacao in all its forms! Chocolate making demonstration and taste testing included!
Community Meal + Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 19th 6:00-9:00pm, @ the seasoned spoon
In celebration of World Food Day, join us for an evening of sharing food, fun and film together. A by donation meal featuring fresh campus-grown delights will be served followed by a screening of “Queen of the Sun” and a talk by the Trent Apiary Club. This is a space for community to gather, engage with one another, learn about food issues and share food together.
This is the first event in a series of community meals organized by groups at Trent University engaged in food justice work. Donations gratefully accepted to help cover costs.
“QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US”: A cinema political screening sponsored by OPIRG: Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link between humans and bees. The story unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how that historic and sacred relationship has been lost.
*This event is organized/sponsored by The Seasoned Spoon Café, Trent Vegetable Gardens, OPIRG, Trent Apiary, Trent Market Garden, Kawartha World Issues Centre, SAFS, Sustainable Trent and the Trent Central Student Association.*
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Sauerkraut & Vegetable Fermentation
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wednesday October 12 th
5:00 – 7:00pm
$5 or pwyc
“What is sauerkraut? You say. Sauerkraut is a way of preserving various vegetables using a
natural laco-fermentation method which actually increases the nutritional value of your food
and is full of probiotics, just like yogurt! Oh, did we mention, it’s also extremely delicious!
Using traditional recipes and fresh fall produce from the Trent Gardens, this workshop will
teach you how to make your own super nutritious and delicious fermented veggie preserves
that will last you all winter long. A staple for any local food lover’s fridge!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 5th 5:00-7:00pm, @ the seasoned spoon
$5 or pwyc
Yes, you can make your own cheese! This workshop will uncover the mysteries of
everyone’s favourite rich and creamy food. Join local experts, Tom and Myra, in a
hands-on workshop all about cheese making. They will lead us in making paneer
and ricotta together as well as offer samples of other kinds of cheese you can
make at home. Leave with the skills and knowledge to continue your cheese
making adventures on your own!
Vegetarian Cooking 101
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, September 26th 5:00-7:00pm, @ the seasoned spoon
$5 or pwyc
The foundation of this intro to vegetarian cooking workshop will be CHEAP, QUICK
and EASY! Learn how to make simple, delicious and nutritious vegetarian food
with our one and only fabulous head chef, Gar! This workshop will provide first
time cooks, vegetarians and more experiences herbivores with a new approach to
healthy home eating.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, September 12th 5:00-8:00pm, @ the seasoned spoon
$5 or pwyc
It’s that time of year again! Time to start preserving all that summer garden veg in preparation for the winter. Never canned anything before? Well not to fret because in this Canning 101 workshop you will learn the basics of hot water bath canning with Rachelle Suave from Food Not Bombs. With a much practiced preserving expertise and a knack for turning gleaned produce into culinary delights, she will be leading us in creating some delicious canned concoctions using produce from the Trent Vegetable Gardens. You even get to take some home with you! With these canning skills you can continue to eat local food all winter long!
Ecological Pest & Disease Management 101
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 30th 5:00-7:00pm, @ the seasoned spoon
$5 or pwyc
Join the Trent Vegetable Gardens and Seasoned Spoon Cafe for this informative workshop on how to solve
persistent problems in the garden.
As the past coordinator of the Trent Vegetable Gardens, CSA operator and owner of Dan Ledandan foods,
Dan Legault has the experience and know-how to deal with some of the toughest trouble shooting in the
garden. Learn the basics of pest prevention, including cucumber beetles and leek moths, critter control,
attracting beneficial organisms, and how to get rid of fungus and mildews! This workshop may just be the key
to breathing easy in the garden all season long!