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Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery

March 23rd & 24th Farm Discovery Monthly Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson 

Come experience the season through the eyes of a farmer. Collect fresh eggs, play with our Pygmy goats, meet our pregnant milking cow, Bella. We will enjoy a guided tour or our 100 acre organic family farm and farm-based education facilities. Our farm roads meander through orchards, oak woodlands, and redwood groves with views of the Pajaro Valley. See our solar panel array, our permaculture garden and our Discovery Garden & Fields. Learn about the importance of eating seasonally and how to prepare your pantry for the upcoming season. Each experience will include a tour and a class on how to make the most of in season crops. From canning & fermentation to salve making, classes will go over how to enjoy a season's bounty. Take home a sample of the class' product and enjoy light snacks while you learn! We look forward to seeing you on our organic family farm!

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Copy of Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Copy of Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery

March 23rd & 24th Farm Discovery Monthly Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson 

Come experience the season through the eyes of a farmer. Collect fresh eggs, play with our Pygmy goats, meet our pregnant milking cow, Bella. We will enjoy a guided tour or our 100 acre organic family farm and farm-based education facilities. Our farm roads meander through orchards, oak woodlands, and redwood groves with views of the Pajaro Valley. See our solar panel array, our permaculture garden and our Discovery Garden & Fields. Learn about the importance of eating seasonally and how to prepare your pantry for the upcoming season. Each experience will include a tour and a class on how to make the most of in season crops. From canning & fermentation to salve making, classes will go over how to enjoy a season's bounty. Take home a sample of the class' product and enjoy light snacks while you learn! We look forward to seeing you on our organic family farm!

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Pickles 3 different ways crunchy and delicious @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Pickles 3 different ways crunchy and delicious @ Happy Girl Kitchen

Pickles is a fun word to say and they are a real fun thing to make.  In this workshop you will learn how to make pickles in 3 different ways.  You will learn how to make fresh refrigerator pickles, fermented pickles and shelf stable vinegar brined pickles that will be hot water bath canned.  

Pickling is one of our favorite things to do at Happy Girl Kitchen. This workshop will begin with an introductory talk and tasting and we begin to divulge all of our secrets on how to get the right texture and flavor in your pickles. All of our recipes are simple and delicious and we will teach you how to keep it safe and yummy. We will cover topics of PH and botulism and flavor combinations. Then we head into the kitchen to begin creating the magic. 

This workshop includes a delicious organic light lunch.

This is going to be a really fun workshop, so register early as they tend to fill up fast!  The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen Flagship location at 173 Central ave, Pacific Grove 93950.

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The Whole Bowl @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

The Whole Bowl @ Happy Girl Kitchen

Here at Happy Girl, we offer a daily bowl on our menu. The idea of the bowl is based on local and seasonal produce (always organic!) and is our hearty and filling menu option. Join Chef Suzanne and Kitchen Manager Luis as we explore some ideas and create a meal based on the Bowl.

 This evening, we will talk about the ingredients essential to the idea of a “bowl” as a meal and together we will a polenta casserole with heirloom beans and vegetables. We will also prepare a salad and a dessert to complete a seasonally inspired meal.

 While we work together in the kitchen, we will share various cooking and prepping techniques that will be handy for you to use at home.

 As always, we will be using the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients available to create a simple, nourishing and delicious meal made from scratch that we will share at the end of the workshop. All participants will receive a packet of recipes from the evening. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when you sign up and we will accommodate when possible.

This is going to be a really fun workshop, so register early as they tend to fill up fast!  The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen Flagship location from 5-8 pm at 173 Central ave, Pacific Grove 93950.

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Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery

April 27th & 28th Farm Discovery Monthly Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson 

Come experience the season through the eyes of a farmer. Collect fresh eggs, play with our Pygmy goats, meet our pregnant milking cow, Bella. We will enjoy a guided tour or our 100 acre organic family farm and farm-based education facilities. Our farm roads meander through orchards, oak woodlands, and redwood groves with views of the Pajaro Valley. See our solar panel array, our permaculture garden and our Discovery Garden & Fields. Learn about the importance of eating seasonally and how to prepare your pantry for the upcoming season. Each experience will include a tour and a class on how to make the most of in season crops. From canning & fermentation to salve making, classes will go over how to enjoy a season's bounty. Take home a sample of the class' product and enjoy light snacks while you learn! We look forward to seeing you on our organic family farm!

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Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson @ Farm Discovery

April 27th & 28th Farm Discovery Monthly Organic Farm Tour & Cooking Lesson 

Come experience the season through the eyes of a farmer. Collect fresh eggs, play with our Pygmy goats, meet our pregnant milking cow, Bella. We will enjoy a guided tour or our 100 acre organic family farm and farm-based education facilities. Our farm roads meander through orchards, oak woodlands, and redwood groves with views of the Pajaro Valley. See our solar panel array, our permaculture garden and our Discovery Garden & Fields. Learn about the importance of eating seasonally and how to prepare your pantry for the upcoming season. Each experience will include a tour and a class on how to make the most of in season crops. From canning & fermentation to salve making, classes will go over how to enjoy a season's bounty. Take home a sample of the class' product and enjoy light snacks while you learn! We look forward to seeing you on our organic family farm!

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Vegan Sandwiches and Spreads  @ Happy Girl Kitchen
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Vegan Sandwiches and Spreads @ Happy Girl Kitchen

In this evening, Suzanne and Luis, Happy Girl chef and Kitchen Manager will be sharing ideas and recipes for a variety of nourishing, fresh sandwiches that will keep you inspired for the season.

 This evening, we will be exploring making amazing sandwiches and spreads that will complete any meal.

While we work together in the kitchen, we will share various cooking and prepping techniques that will be handy for you to use at home.

As always, we will be using the freshest. local, seasonal ingredients available to create a simple, nourishing and delicious meal made from scratch. We will share in a feast at the end of the workshop and enjoy the products of our workshop. All participants will receive a packet of recipes from the evening. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when you sign up and we will accommodate when possible.

This is going to be a really fun workshop, so register early as they tend to fill up fast!  The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen Flagship location from 5-8 pm at 173 Central ave, Pacific Grove 93950.   

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Wild Foraged Greens Cooking Class @ Farm Discovery (Live Earth Farm)
May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Wild Foraged Greens Cooking Class @ Farm Discovery (Live Earth Farm)

When spring comes around the corner and our landscapes take on a verdant hue, how can we atune our eyes to see the edible greens that pop up along our pathways?

Emily will lead us in the art of wild foraging and teach us delicious recipes to bring out the sweetness in hearty greens. We will venture around the fields, cook in the kitchen, and enjoy the dishes we made on the farm!

REGISTER HERE

3-hour class is $85.00 per person.

We are also looking for volunteers, who would like to participate in the workshop and help us with the logistics of putting it on (you can attend for free)!

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citrus 4 different ways in Pacific Grove @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

citrus 4 different ways in Pacific Grove @ Happy Girl Kitchen

We are on the brink of citrus season, and California has such an amazing variety of it. Now is the time to learn how to play with citrus in sweet & savory ways! In this workshop, join Jordan Champagne, Happy Girl Kitchen Co. co-founder, to explore the wonderful world of citrus. She will cover fabulous recipes for these robust fruits, including safe water-bath canning and basic food safety. Learn how to make Moroccan pickled lemons, candied citrus peels, honeyed oranges and citrus spritzer for cocktails and take home one jar of each recipe. You will leave with a wealth of knowledge of how to preserve citrus and how to add it to meals to make them over-the-top delicious.

You will go home with 3 jars of goodies and a lot of knowledge.  We will share organic snacks and goodies throughout the workshop too! 

This is going to be a really fun workshop, so register early as they tend to fill up fast!  The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen Flagship location from 2-5pm at 173 Central ave, Pacific Grove 93950.

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Warming Soups @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Warming Soups @ Happy Girl Kitchen

Soup is a daily staple and popular item of the Happy Girl menu. Our customers return frequently to see what soup is on the menu. As we enter fall and winter, this workshop provides a nice way to add ideas to your repertoire and create nourishing, delicious soups at home.

Suzanne and Luis will share tips on how to streamline the soup making process and together we will make three different customer favorites. 

 While we work together in the kitchen, we will share various cooking and prepping techniques that will be handy for you to use at home.

As always, we will be using the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients available to create a simple, nourishing and delicious meal made from scratch that we will share at the end of the workshop. All participants will receive a packet of recipes from the evening. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when you sign up and we will accommodate when possible.

We anticipate that this workshop will fill up! So, sign up early and get your spot saved. The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen location from 5-8 pm at 173 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950.

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The Warm Exotic Flavors of India @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Warm Exotic Flavors of India @ Stone Creek Kitchen

The Warm Exotic Flavors of India 

Tuesday, February 26                                    

Wednesday, February 27                              

6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                

$90

We love the fragrant, intense flavors of India and more and more of our customers do too. In this class, we will learn to create amazing and delicious dishes that will add color and exotic flavor to your everyday cooking.  Class includes recipes, tips and tricks, menu tasting and a glass of wine or beer. 

  • Yellow Daal with Spinach

  • Spiced Graham Masala Chickpeas and XXL Elonga Rice

  • Spicy Lamb Tikka

  • Naan (learn to create this and you will never buy it again!)



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The Warm Exotic Flavors of India @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Warm Exotic Flavors of India @ Stone Creek Kitchen

The Warm Exotic Flavors of India 

Tuesday, February 26                                    

Wednesday, February 27                              

6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                

$90

We love the fragrant, intense flavors of India and more and more of our customers do too. In this class, we will learn to create amazing and delicious dishes that will add color and exotic flavor to your everyday cooking.  Class includes recipes, tips and tricks, menu tasting and a glass of wine or beer. 

  • Yellow Daal with Spinach

  • Spiced Graham Masala Chickpeas and XXL Elonga Rice

  • Spicy Lamb Tikka

  • Naan (learn to create this and you will never buy it again!)



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Half Hog Butchery Class
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Half Hog Butchery Class

After a multi-year hiatus, PigWizard will be teaching the Half Hog Butchery Class again! 

I demonstrate a cut, and then you try it yourself. Limiting the class to 
6 spots allows me to get around to everyone for personal instruction. 
Lunch is included, and at the end of the day each person (or couple, limited to 2 spots) will go home with half of a antibiotic-free and hormone-free Berkshire/Duroc cross hog (about 90lbs), 6" semi-flexible boning knife, 10" diamond sharpening steel, and a 22" bone saw.

The price of the class is $475. Not only do you get the chance to learn from the Wizard himself, your freezer will be full of pork YOU cut for less than $8/lb! Call the shop at (831)641-7316 to sign up.

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Fish Techniques – Thai Style  @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Fish Techniques – Thai Style  @ Stone Creek Kitchen

Fish Techniques – Thai Style   

Tuesday, February 19                                    

Wednesday, February 20                              

6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                

$85

Delicious and bright seafood dishes are some of the best and doable make at home meals. Gorgeous roasted shrimp, rich seafood broth, clams and Ling Cod are lean proteins we will accent with the lush flavors of Thailand to create go to dishes for family and friends. These formulas are complex in flavor focusing on the unique techniques of Thai cooking traditions. Come hungry and expecting HEAT and FLAVOR!  Class includes instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Large Roasted Shrimp and Herbed Saffron Aioli 

  • Sour Curry Fish Broth with Clams and Shrimp

  • Coconut Curried Ling Cod grilled in Banana Leaves

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Fish Techniques – Thai Style  @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fish Techniques – Thai Style  @ Stone Creek Kitchen

Fish Techniques – Thai Style   

Tuesday, February 19                                    

Wednesday, February 20                              

6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                

$85

Delicious and bright seafood dishes are some of the best and doable make at home meals. Gorgeous roasted shrimp, rich seafood broth, clams and Ling Cod are lean proteins we will accent with the lush flavors of Thailand to create go to dishes for family and friends. These formulas are complex in flavor focusing on the unique techniques of Thai cooking traditions. Come hungry and expecting HEAT and FLAVOR!  Class includes instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Large Roasted Shrimp and Herbed Saffron Aioli 

  • Sour Curry Fish Broth with Clams and Shrimp

  • Coconut Curried Ling Cod grilled in Banana Leaves

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Comida y Cultura - Cooking Class with Colectivo Felix
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Comida y Cultura - Cooking Class with Colectivo Felix

Eat, watch, learn and play with Chef Diego Felix through cooking and eating as acts of appreciation of Latin American culture. Be a part of this intimate and artful dining/tasting experience at the MACLA, an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation in San Jose, California.

$32 per person. Tickets HERE. 

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Afternoon Tea for Two – Crazy About Lemon @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea for Two – Crazy About Lemon @ Stone Creek Kitchen

Afternoon Tea for Two – Crazy About Lemons!                              

Saturday, February 16                                  

2:00 – 3:30 pm                                                

$75

Join us in our kitchen for a proper English tea party. This is not a cooking class but rather a peaceful and delicious and respite in the middle of the afternoon.  Each tea service is designed to be shared, so registration of 2 people, per booking, is required.  Fee is per person.  Not suitable for children under 12.  It’s going to be outrageous and will make a great Valentine’s gift!

We will start with a glass of bubbly and then dive into:

  • Fancy Lemon Tea Cakes, Lemon Tarts and Lemon Shortbreads

  • Housemade Scones with Clotted Cream and Luscious Lemon Curd 

  • A trio of Tea Sandwiches 

    • Coronation Chicken

    • Savory Ham & English Mustard and Apple, Brie and Chutney

    • Petite Pork Pie with Quail’s Egg

  • Top it off with a rich bite of Steamed Pudding bathed in Warm Fluffy Lemon Sauce

  • English Tea served with Milk or Lemon

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marmalades in Pacific Grove = flavor construction @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

marmalades in Pacific Grove = flavor construction @ Happy Girl Kitchen

In this workshop we will cover all you need to know how to make delicious marmalades and to preserve food safely. We will begin with an introductory talk covering the topics of hot water bath canning and the PH scale and food safety. We will experience how to make velvety marmalades that have a perfect balance of sweet and tart and sour.  You will learn from Happy Girl Kitchen's founder all of her secrets to make delicious marmalades and experiment with recipes in combining different citrus and spices to create your own marmalades.  It is sure to be fun and informative!

We will make marmalades with lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits and cover different flavor combining options. We will make 3 different recipes and you will go home with 1 jar from each recipe! YUM!

This workshop is held from 2-5pm and includes a delicious organic snacks.

join us at the Happy Girl 

at 173 Central Ave

Pacific Grove



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New year Fermentation Workshop! Sauerkraut, Kimchi and pickles - Happy Girl Kitchen
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

New year Fermentation Workshop! Sauerkraut, Kimchi and pickles - Happy Girl Kitchen

Kick off the New Year right by getting more fermented foods into your diet!  Learn the skills that you need to make all sorts of fermented products in your home.  Fermented foods can help aid digestion, boost the immune system and are a big energy booster.  They are a great way to bring in the New Year!

Fermenting is one of our favorite things to do at Happy Girl Kitchen. This workshop will begin with an introductory talk and tasting and we begin to divulge all of our secrets on how to get the right texture and flavor in your pickles. All of our recipes are simple and delicious and we will teach you how to keep it safe and yummy. We will cover topics of PH and botulism and flavor combinations. Then we head into the kitchen to begin creating the magic. 

You will walk away from this workshop with a ferment fever and you will start fermenting all sorts of things.  You will learn how to make great sauerkraut and kimchi and how to design your own recipes.  You will learn how to make fermented beverages like Kombucha and Kvass.  You are going to love it!!!

You will go home with 3 jars of goodies and a lot of knowledge.  We will share a light dinner in the middle of the workshop too! 

This is going to be a really fun workshop, so register early as they tend to fill up fast!  The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen Flagship location from 5-8 pm at 173 Central ave, Pacific Grove 93950.



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Enchilada Casserole Workshop @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Enchilada Casserole Workshop @ Happy Girl Kitchen

Mexican food has a big influence on the Californian scene, particularly for vegetarians. For a fun an instructive evening, join Happy Girl chef, Suzanne, and Kitchen Manager and Oaxacan native, Luis, an evening inspired by the flavors of Mexico. We will create and enjoy a Mexican inspired dinner together and enjoy a fun-filled evening at the same time! For this fiesta filled evening we will be making all of the ingredients for an enchilada casserole – handmade corn tortillas, creamy refried beans, roasted vegetables and housemade enchilada sauce. We will also be making a fresh salsa, salad.

While we work together in the kitchen, we will share various cooking and prepping techniques that will be handy for you to use at home.

As always, we will be using the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients available to create a simple, nourishing and delicious meal made from scratch that we will share at the end of the workshop. All participants will receive a packet of recipes from the evening. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when you sign up and we will accommodate when possible.

Please book early; this event is going to be fun and lively! We anticipate that this long awaited workshop will fill quickly. The workshop will be held at Happy Girl Kitchen location from 5-8 pm at 173 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950.



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The Art of the Hot Pot @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of the Hot Pot @ Stone Creek Kitchen

The Art of the Hot Pot 

Thursday, January 17                                                

6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                

$80

Literally a gift – these hot pots warm the soul while fighting off winter colds and flu! Chuck full of savory flavor we will focus on ancient techniques that build rich and nutritious broths and then pair them up with bright herbs, chilies and citrus to bring it all together. This class includes recipes, tips and tricks for making delicious hot pots and a glass of wine.  NOTE: This class is not suitable for vegetarians.

  • Spicy Korean Pork Hot Pot 

  • Rich Chinese Duck Hot Pot

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Cooking Savory Hand Held Pies @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Savory Hand Held Pies @ Stone Creek Kitchen

Savory Hand Held Pies

Wednesday, January 16                                

6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                

$75

Learn to create three delicious little works of art. We will work with phyllo dough, puff pastry and savory short crust pie dough. Hand held pies are perfect for everything from casual picnic lunches to fancy dinner party starters! 

  • Minted Lemon and Artichoke Cigars – Phyllo Dough

  • Cheesy Leek and Mushroom Pies – Puff Pastry Dough

  • Roasted Tomato and Caramelized Onion Pie – Savory Short Crust Pie Dough

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Cooking in the Kasbah @ Stone Creek Kitchen
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking in the Kasbah @ Stone Creek Kitchen

Tuesday, January 15                                      

6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                

$90

We’re heading back to the North African Kasbah where the sights and smells are rich and exotic. Join us for this trip to the land of spice markets and savory Tagines. In this class we will discover authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build layers of exotic flavors.       Class includes recipes, instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Citrus Cured Olives, Warm Flatbread, Spicy Harissa and Stuffed Dates

  • Winter Salad of Blood Orange, Sheep Cheese & Pomegranate bathed in Orange Flower Vinaigrette

  • Lamb Tagine with Fragrant Lemon and Prune

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Comfort in the Kitchen – Mediterranean Cooking Class
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Comfort in the Kitchen – Mediterranean Cooking Class

Thursday, January 10                                                

6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                

$75

Two amazing dishes that will become instant family favorites.  In the winter we sell twice the pasta as any other time of the year. Comfort is what we’re looking for and a hearty pasta or polenta dish really rings the bell.  Here are two of our best. Class includes instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine. Note: not suitable for non-garlic lovers! 

  • Creamy Wild Mushroom Penne Tartufata

  • A Pillow of Creamy Polenta bathed in Zesty Roasted Tomato Sauce, Italian Sausage and Pecorino

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