ARCHES (Alpine Ranch Creative Health and Ecological Solutions) is a non-profit organization, offering classes on healthy cooking, nutrition, and sustainable gardening. We also sponsor the East County Produce Exchange, Alpine Bulk Food Buyer’s Club, school garden classes at Jamul Primary School, and more!
We had a wonderful morning at the Ranch last Saturday, learning to make delicious salads.
Chef Nancy introduced us to a variety of tasty salads for various occasions. For example, a tabouli salad with feta cheese would be perfect for a summer luncheon entrée. A side salad of marinated black-eyed peas and sun-dried tomatoes would go with any entree. We also learned the secrets to creating family pleasing homemade salad dressings.
Nancy also shared this important information about purchasing produce and choosing oils.
Then came a tour of the beautiful garden at the Ranch.
Last, we had a yummy lunch of salads, bread, and dessert.
If you had walked past the ranch kitchen on Saturday morning, you would have heard lots of chopping, talking, and laughing. The Hearty Soup Class was happening. Aromas were intense and inviting. This fun class was followed by a tour of the garden and a lovely lunch of four different soups, salad, corn bread and sourdough bread. Hope you can join us next time!
Here are the delicious recipes from this class: