2015 brings us a brand new classroom. All classes and events are now held at the Table, not at the Wedge Co-op Lyndale.
The Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Parking at the Wedge Table: Please do not park in lot between the Wedge Table and McDonalds. That parking lot does not belong to the Wedge and you will be at risk of being towed. There is parking in the south lot (between the Table and Evergreen Chinese) or street parking.
To register for a class, call Wedge Customer Service at 612-871-3993 or sign up at the Customer Service desk in store. Register early to ensure your spot. Please cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance to get your full-refund. Classes may be canceled by the Wedge or our instructors and you will be issued a full refund. Please note that classes are contingent upon the space being completed, and participants will be notified and provided with a full refund if classes need to be cancelled.
Mineral Fusion: An evening of natural cosmetics--JUST ADDED!!
Please join us for an evening with Mineral Fusion, a fantastic line of natural cosmetics that are free from parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, and talc. Elizabeth Booth Bartlett, a representative from Mineral Fusion, will share about the benefits of mineral cosmetics and the pursuit of Minerals on a Mission. She will also discuss general skin care, and some great simple application tips. Participants will receive a small gift bag of Mineral Fusion surprises, a complimentary wine, beer, cocktail, coffee, or kombucha, and an array of delicious cheese to snack on during the presentation.
Kickapoo Coffee has recently partnered with the Wedge to extend its farmer partnerships to coffee growing regions. Join us to learn a little more about how the Wedge Blend was crafted from coffee cherry to brewed cup. This class will cover coffee growing, processing, importing and roasting.
Simple Soups from Scratch
Knowing how to make a great soup from scratch is a great tool for every chef to have. Chef Kate will share with you some of her favorite go-to soups that are simple and flexible enough to accommodate whatever's in your fridge, all while being easy on the wallet! Legume soups, chunky vegetable soups, and puree soups will be covered, along with storage and freezing suggestions.
Spring Chinese Food Therapy
Food therapy is one of the five major branches of traditional Chinese medicine. Join us for a fun class that teaches you the energetic nature of food and how to select seasonal and healthful foods for spring, based on Chinese principles. Sample a seasonal dish as well! Teachers Rob Roman and Leah Fifield are acupuncturists/herbalists at Minnesota Community Acupuncture, where they have years of experience helping their patients stay healthy with acupuncture, herbs, and food therapy. Leah is also one of the Wedge's seasoned Health and Body Care experts.
Essential Steps for Digestive Excellence
Concerned about your digestive health? Come learn essential steps to promote the best digestion and nutrient absorption that scientific research has to offer today. These critical steps to improving digestion, metabolism and absorption will be discussed, including the educated choices of functional food nutrition. We will also explore some elegant, practical, and simple ways to achieve digestive excellence based on the recipes of the ancients and supported by modern science.
Gluten-Free Italian Pasta-- RESCHEDULED!!
Love pasta but trying to avoid gluten in your life? In this class we'll make three gluten free pastas from scratch. Hearty and tender potato gnocchi, decadent filled ravioli and rustic hand-torn frascatelli, with creamy, tangy and silky sauces and toppings. There will be hands-on opportunities in this class so you'll bring home the skills and the recipes to make these at home.
Bread without Fear
Learn to bake bread from scratch with confidence. Learn the three essential skills for successful bread baking and how to avoid bread baking failures. Learn how to choose recipe, shape loaves, and enjoy fresh baked bread out of your own oven. In this class, you'll make your own loaf to bake at home!
Becoming Grain Freee
Drop the grains in your diet. Watch your body feel, digest and sleep better.
10 Minute Chicken Thighs with Merlot Sauce and Mashed Potatoes; Shrimp and Vegetable Salad with Ginger Dressing; Creamy Mushroom Soup (dairy free).
A Rightful Return to Raw
Before the discovery of the use of controlled fire, we ate strictly raw. We have since learned to cook food in a myriad of ways. Now there is trend towards eating raw again as there are many benefits to this way of preparing food. This time around we enter the delectable world of gourmet. Join Chef AmyLeo as you prepare and sample these easy and satisfying dishes: Kale Chips, Rawvioli with Marinara Sauce and Zucchini Peanut Thai Noodles. Learning how to make your own Kale Chips is itself worth the price of the class!
Planting and Caring for a Backyard Fruit Orchard
Jim Lipka and his wife Nadine Snead have been growing tree, bush and ground fruits for over a decade. Their orchard is in Columbia Heights, MN on a standard urban lot. The orchard includes over 100 trees - including apples, pears, plums and cherries. The collection includes all the publically released named apple varieties from the University of Minnesota as well other cold-hardy fruits; over 70 varieties in total. Jim is an experienced fruit tree grafter, nurseryman and orchard grower. He will discuss rootstock selection (which controls tree size), varieties for the Twin Cities, planting, care and pruning methods, including espalier techniques. This class is offered as part of the Fruits of the City.
Eat in 5
Join Chef Kate for an evening of fun and edutainment where she will share with you the tools to create fast new meals out of a few basic staples and a couple tricks of the trade to help you work smarter, not harder. Great for busy folks on the go, people cooking for one, and for people who hate eating leftovers.
Lion, Bear or Lamb? Finding Your Metabolism
Take the test (in class) to find the diet that best suits your metabolism. You will prefer meats and fats; grains, beans and vegetables; or a mixture of both.
Seared Ribeye Steak or Salmon Salad; Lentil Soup with Lemon Pesto; Risotto with Asparagus, Carrots and Shitake Mushrooms
Easy and Healthy Fish Dishes
Let Chef Kate show you how to be the boss of your fish! With a focus on simple techniques, whole ingredients, and a good understanding of the fundamentals, Chef Kate will show you how to create several simple and delicious fish dishes that cover will cover broiling, pan frying, baking, and even a simple stew!
Learn to bake multigrain breads with interesting flavors and shapes. Learn three different methods for combining different grains into the same loaf. Learn about enhancing the flavor of breads with starters and added ingredients
Essential Steps to Better Health: Functional Nutrition & Detoxification
Attendees will be introduced to the nutritional food evolution based on the recent scientific research discoveries necessitating the actionable steps to better health today. The essential steps to improving own health will be discussed in this class including the educated choices of functional food nutrition and the controversial role of food supplementation with the physiological and the pharmaceutical dozes. This class will also explore the increasingly important role of dioxins in everyday life emphasizing the proper food intake with elegant, practical and simple ways of detoxification based on the recipes of the ancients supported by modern science.
Container Gardening 101
This class is for people who are newcomers at container gardening! Do you live in an apartment or condo, or don't have a yard to garden in? Are you interested in growing your own vegetables and herbs, but are unsure of how to get started? Want to have garden fresh veggies at the ready? Join us for an afternoon of container gardening! We'll be talking about the basics of organic gardening in small spaces, and we'll even get our hands dirty. Using the wonderful vegetable and herb plants from Gardens of Eagan, and the fabulous local and organic potting soil from Cowsmos, you'll learn how to easily grow your own food in the city and on a budget. Plus, you will get to take home your own container with an herb that you planted yourself!
Students should bring with them:
Clothes that can get dirty
Optional: gardening gloves, trowel, hand fork, notebook and pencil.
Get out of the winter vegetable rut with these fresh spring recipes.
Thai Spring Vegetable Soup with Soba; Spring Greens and Apple Salad with Ume Dressing and Crispy Tofu; Asparagus with Lemon Butter and Chili Crusted Salmon: Warm Beet, Carrot and Radish Salad with Sesame Dressing
Sweet on Vegan Sweets
If you want to whip up some delicious treats for your friends and family, but don't want to involve animal products, this is the class for you! Skip the eggs and dairy and dig into plant based delicacies that are easy to bake and crowd pleasers for plant based eaters and carnivores alike. Discuss how to "veganize" your favorite recipes. Learn about AmyLeo's tried and true plant based substitutes and enjoy a menu of delicious seasonal desserts. On the menu: Sweet and Savory Cheddar Cheeze Cayenne Cookies: Buttery Coconut Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and Carrot-Pecan Pudding with Toasted Nutmeg.