Perhaps this makes me sound a bit older than my 36 years, but the world is moving a bit too fast for me. While watering my herb garden last week, a robin flew up and landed on the railing. He was waiting for me to move out of the way so he could make his way to the bird bath, but instead I struck up a conversation. Hello my friend.. is usually how it begins. Robins, bumblebees, and hummingbirds are my “friends” of choice in the garden – along with the cats, of course. Anyway, I'm talking to the robin about the herbs I was planting and it struck me: this is the pace of life I prefer.
The pace where you know names and faces. Where bread is broken over a table with friends, where schedules aren't too busy for hand rolling pasta, and where sitting and enjoying another glass of wine in the sunshine while walking the gardens makes absolutely sense.
It was the exact encouragement and confidence boost I needed to finally pull the trigger on an idea that started long ago.
Over the last three and a half years, we've been throwing ourselves into our Cooking Community. Over 210 recipes and 60 hours of cooking instructional videos have been added to the archives and what a blessing that has been. We've dialed in our methods, our voice in the kitchen, our mission: to inspired, encourage, and instruct the home cook.
While the Cooking Community has been a beautiful way to do this, we felt the need to progress our mission even more. Especially when each week, our inbox is flooded with questions about farm food! Many of our Cooking Community members even wanted slower, deeper, instruction.
We are so very excited to announce the arrival of The Elliott Homestead Workshops. Our workshops will be small-group, online workshops that are meant to build community, build skills in the kitchen, and inspire delicious food to be made!
Ideally, these workshops will be held once per month – we will see if my schedule is a bit too ambitious for me to handle – but I'm hopeful. Each workshop will be maxed out at 20 participants to encourage close community, ease of conversation during the workshop, and attentive instruction. A packet of information and recipes will be mailed to all participants prior to the class.
I'm very pleased (and slightly eager!) to add our first workshop onto the calendar. If this interests you, please email me: [email protected] for further details.
I so look forward to “meeting” some of you in the future. And while I do hope to open our farm for workshops in the future (heck – let's go to Italy too while we're at it…) this will be a great place for us to start. At least for a few hours, the world will slow down and we can get our hands dirty in the kitchen together.
This is the good stuff in life, my friends. I hope you'll join me!
Summer Supper Party
July 6th, 2022
ZOOM (link will be emailed prior to class)
Recipes, grocery lists, preparation lists, and details will be mailed to all participants prior to the class.
Max capacity: 20 people
Email [email protected] for pricing information and further details.
Here's to what's next, my friends.
Very interested in your class. Maybe a friend of mine or my daughter could do it with me. I sent you an email…
Congratulations & may you be blessed with successful outcomes 🙂 Real food is a passion of mine as well.
Hola! …and buenos dias! 😉
I hope you are having an amazing Birthday Shaye!!!!!!!!
I am very interested in joining your free class. It is very generous of you to offer it..btw. I know life is constantly going for you at the Elliott Homestead, BUT the returns are going to be SO ABUNDANT!!!! Keep up the amazing work hermana!
“Dios bendice al dador alegre!”
I’m pretty sure it’s not free.
I emailed awhile ago and haven’t heard back. I’m very interested. I just signed up for the community too. I’m feeling so inspired!
I am interested in your workshops as I can fit them into my schedule.
Your workshops are right on target! In these modern times of rising costs, less supplies, and a spiralling pace of life, our lives need change. Just a few small changes can make a huge difference. Rather than processed food and microwaves, we need to return to real food prepared in real pots and pans. We need to plant fruits and vegetables, even if in flower pots, to discover just-picked freshness. What about a few laying hens to provide such wonderful eggs? Then, relax and sit down as a family to enjoy marvelous flavors and meaningful conversation.
I am interested in learning more of your wisdom on cooking and homesteading. I am retired and elderly so I am wondering if I will be able to accomplish so much but I am excited to try!
I am interested in your July cooking information class!!Please include me!