Calendar of once-off events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

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Oct
24
Sat
Beeswax wraps @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps.
  • Learn skills that are transferable to the home environment.
  • Bundling techniques.

What you will get:

  • Take home your beeswax wraps.

Presenter: Emma Grace. You will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will make their own washable and re-usable ready-to-use beeswax wraps.

DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Presenter: Brendan Morse. you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be introduced to basic mycology. You will undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures and how to make liquid mycelium.

Gluten free kitchen skills @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Presenter: Melanie Leeson, from Mettle + Grace. After an introduction to gluten-free flours and their texture, taste and how to use them, you will have the opportunity to cook a collection of recipes, including: a cake using your own gluten-free flour blend; crackers to pair with a seasonal dip; pizzas; and a short-crust pastry dough for quiche. At the end, the class will sit down to eat lunch together.

Oct
25
Sun
Blue cheese making @ CERES
Oct 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make blue cheese.
  • How to make sour cream.
  • How to make your own ricotta cheese.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Oct
29
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Oct 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Oct
31
Sat
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 31 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Fermentation @ CERES
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • The basics to successfully start fermenting vegetables at home.
  • Ideas about creating your own fermented condiments.
  • How to use fermented products in day to day life.

What you will get:

  • Two jars of vegetables that you will prepare in class and take home to ferment.
  • Samples of fermented products to taste in class.
  • Notes and recipes.

Presenter: Monique.

Nov
1
Sun
Herb and companion planting @ CERES
Nov 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Improve your gardening skill.
  • Plant associations, annual and perennial herbs.
  • Pests and diseases.

Presenter: Carol Henderson. This workshop will demystify companion planting by looking at the basic principles of how plants interact with each other, with the soil, and with the good and bad insects in your garden. You will discuss the permaculture concept of ‘plant guilds’ and how to diversify your garden to reduce pests and diseases. You will discuss how to propagate, position, plant, and maintain a number of different herb species.

Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Nov 1 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan will give you some tips on what to look for inside a hive including how to spot the Queen and where to look to potentially witness the birth of a new worker bee. Then, together you will lift the lid of a busy hive, watch bees at work creating honey, pull out a frame of honey ready for extraction, and get up close with more than 100,000 bees! After the lid is closed, you will sample some of the honey direct from the hives while enjoying a refreshing honey tonic.

Nov
7
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.

Chocolate workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings. Then learn how to make vanilla marshmallow and create snowman hot chocolates in a jar. Finally, design your own inclusion chocolate bars from a selection of around 25 sweet or savoury toppings.

Nov
8
Sun
Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
Nov 8 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses.
  • How to make ricotta cheese.
  • About different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Nov
10
Tue
Fermented beverages @ CERES
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • Do’s and don’ts of fermenting beverages.
  • The process of fermenting beverages.

What you will get:

  • Recipes to take home.
  • A jun scoby to take home.
  • Samples in class of all three beverages.

Presenter: Lauren Mueller. You will learn the basics of fermenting kombucha and jun kvass (a relative of kombucha) at home.

Nov
14
Sat
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Nov 14 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Home brewing @ CERES
Nov 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Make your own beer.
  • All about full grain brewing.
  • The fermentation process.

What you will get:

  • Samples of different beers.
  • Recipes to take home.

Presenter: Paul Rigby. The workshop will be a practical demonstration of full grain brewing covering ingredients (including malt, hops, yeast and water), equipment, brewing theory, and (most importantly) the brewing process (including mashing, lautering, boiling, sanitation, fermentation and packaging). Samples will be available for tasting.

Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
Nov 14 @ 14:00 – 16:30

What you will learn:

  • An introduction to herbal medicine making.
  • Plant identification.
  • Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting.
  • Medicinal uses for plants.
  • How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine.

What you will get:

  • A remedy and a seedling.

Presenter: Lisa Hodge. Take a walk through the CERES garden beds and bring the wisdom of traditional herbal medicines into a modern context. During this workshop, you will explore traditional and modern uses of the plants and how to introduce these plants into the kitchen as medicine. You will make an item to take home as well as a seedling.

Nov
15
Sun
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Nov 15 @ 09:00 – 17:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own bread.
  • How to make your own handmade pizzas.
  • More about sourdough.

What you will learn:

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch.
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven.
  • Recipes.

Presenter: Ken Hercott.

Backyard beekeeping basics @ CERES
Nov 15 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Presenter: Benedict Hughes. This workshop will provides you with an insight into the skills and experience required to safely and effectively manipulate a bee hive. Topics to be discussed will include: protective clothing and occupational health and safety; hive components and assembly; bee biology and seasonal management; legislation; diseases and pests of bees; extracting honey; inspecting hive for disease; purchasing hives; and other products from the hive.

Nov
21
Sat
Preserving the season’s harvest @ CERES
Nov 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • How to preserve surplus foods.
  • How to make jams.
  • Improve your culinary skillset.

Presenter: Lauren Mueller. Learn how to make jams, pastes, pickles and the art of basic canning so that you can preserve your home harvest or extend your seasonal produce year round.

Nov
22
Sun
Soft goat cheese curd and goat camembert cheese @ CERES
Nov 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own goats cheese.
  • How to make ricotta cheese.
  • About different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Nov
26
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Nov 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Nov
28
Sat
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Nov 28 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Nov
29
Sun
Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Nov 29 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Some new vegan dishes.
  • Hands-on learning.

Presenter: Michelle. You will be shown a selection of vegan dishes with an Italian flavour and you will finish with a feast. Menu: Napoli sauce; arancini; rosemary and olive focaccia; ricotta and spinach stuffed shells; and almond and cherry cake.

Dec
5
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Dec 5 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.

Chocolate workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Dec 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings. Then learn how to make vanilla marshmallow and create snowman hot chocolates in a jar. Finally, design your own inclusion chocolate bars from a selection of around 25 sweet or savoury toppings.

Dec
6
Sun
Feta and haloumi cheese @ CERES
Dec 6 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own fetta and haloumi cheese.
  • How to make ricotta cheese.
  • About different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Dec
12
Sat
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Dec 12 @ 09:00 – 17:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own bread.
  • How to make your own handmade pizzas.
  • More about sourdough.

What you will learn:

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch.
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven.
  • Recipes.

Presenter: Ken Hercott.

Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Dec 12 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Dec
13
Sun
Authentic Mexican @ CERES
Dec 13 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Mexican cuisine.
  • Improve your culinary skills.
  • Work with seasonal ingredients.

Presenter: Matt Baker from Whe-Eat. Menu: blackened chicken thighs with quinoa; Mexican corn on the cob; Mexican white bait fritters tortillas with salsa crude; cactus and tomatillos salsa; crispy pulled pork carnitas; and dark chocolate mole.

Dec
31
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Dec 31 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Jan
2
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Jan 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Jan
28
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Jan 28 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Feb
6
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Feb 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Feb
25
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Feb 25 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Mar
6
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Mar
25
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Mar 25 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Apr
3
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Apr 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Apr
29
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Apr 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30
May
1
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
May 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

May
2
Sun
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 2 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls showcasing locally-made handcrafts and produce. Children can enjoy the fun rides and adventure play space. The activities will include: roasted chestnuts; poffertjes; Devonshire tea and homemade cakes; sausage sizzle; local restaurant food stalls; artisan beer (including chestnut beer!) and mulled wine; coffee, tea and chai; bungy jump trampolines; train rides’ flying swings; petting zoos; old-fashioned kids games; raffles; local handmade crafts; local produce; and live music and performances.