Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Learn from a Local

Judi Strauss teaches cooking and gardening all around the Cleveland area. Originally with the horticulture department of the OSU Extension Service, she segued into a career as an independent kitchen and garden expert. Strauss has written numerous cookbooks, listed on her website, and sells her own custom herb blends. The versatile foodie maintains a lively cooking blog featuring new recipes almost daily and handy tips. Just last week she covered chocolate waffles, pineapple glazed chicken wings, a vegetable soup created from what she found in her pantry and fridge, Moroccan date cake, and advice on how to clean copper kitchenware without chemicals (hint: her method uses lemon and salt).  I follow her on Facebook and her status updates are a source of constant education.

She also likes to grow what she puts on the table and helps others do the same. Learn the basics of vegetable gardening with Strauss April 3 at the Wellness Center, operated by Fairview Hospital, at  3035 Wooster Road in Rocky River. Register for the class online or call 440-356-0670. On April 15, she’s leading a one-day class at Wildwood Center, at 7645 Little Mountain Road in Mentor, on herb gardening, sharing information about how to harvest, store and use your crop. Register online or by phone at 440-974-5720.


Karin said...

Thank you for acknowledging a good friend and hidden gem. Now more can experience her down to earth talents.

Blue Pike Farm said...

Well deserved recognition for a Cleveland gem.

Judi will be at the Blue Pike Farm Open House on Saturday May 3rd from 10 - 2 with her herbs, cookbooks and more.

She is also a valued vendor at The Farmers Market at Blue Pike Farm where she is regularly dishing out great tips on food, growing your own and food safety.

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