Offerings Details

Whichever of the courses below you may be interested in enrolling in, know that you will have the opportunity to enjoy learning how to prepare the foods that nourished our ancestors. You will touch the seasonal treasures and learn practices at the heart of kitchens in generations past.

By enrolling in one of our premium classes on culturing, you have taken the next step towards a blending of traditional food skills and the hottest and latest cooking and food preparation trends.

As I have been, may you also enjoy a transformed and renewed approach to your overall health and well-being by getting to know the depth of the fermentation process and how it can liven your culinary experience.

 

Jill Kantor
CFO – Chief Fermentation Officer, The Urban Homestead

 

Kombucha Culture

Brew Your Own Kombucha at Home

During this 2 hour class you will be guided through everything you need to know in order to brew your own Kombucha at home. Learn the simplicity and rhythm of making your own Kombucha from the first fermentation process to the nuances of the second fermentation to add your own flavours.

In this session you will:

MASON_JAR_1Learn the basic history of Kombucha.

MASON_JAR_1Understand the health benefits of this probiotic powerhouse.

MASON_JAR_1Taste Jill’s Homebrew – my very own homemade booch.

MASON_JAR_1Enjoy a sampling of some tasty fermented vegetables.

By the end of our time together, you will have …

(Includes all the supplies you need to start brewing Kombucha today!)

MASON_JAR_1Bottles of delicious seconded fermented Kombucha to enjoy just days after the class.

MASON_JAR_1A fresh batch of sweet tea and a Scoby to help you make your own Kombucha.

MASON_JAR_1Recipe printout and second fermentation flavour ideas and tips for brewing.

MASON_JAR_1The knowledge and confidence to start making Kombucha in your kitchen.


 

The Basics of Culture

In this half day program, we will learn the how and why of culturing vegetables in this hands-on session. In this session you will:

MASON_JAR_1Discuss the simple steps involved in making delicious cultured ferments.

MASON_JAR_1Review the health benefits of fermentation – a forgotten, yet essential food group.

MASON_JAR_1Explore the ways fermented foods can be incorporated into your everyday life.

MASON_JAR_1Make 3 recipes.


 

A Side of Culture {Prerequisite – The Basics of Culture}

In this  half day session, we will expand on our knowledge learned in The Basics of Culture and take the process of fermentation to a whole new level. In this session you will:

MASON_JAR_1Learn about fermented condiments such as ketchup, mustard, hot sauce & relish etc.

MASON_JAR_1Discuss simple pantry ‘upgrade’ ideas to reduce your amount of processed foods.

MASON_JAR_1Make 4 recipes.

By the end of the first two sessions, you will have …

MASON_JAR_1Jars filled with your own creations.

MASON_JAR_1Recipe printouts as well as a BONUS recipe to try.

MASON_JAR_1Sampled several fermented delights made at The Urban Homestead.

MASON_JAR_1The confidence to start making creations in your own kitchen.


 

The Fully Cultured Kitchen

Immerse yourself in this full-day, hands-on culinary experience. You will be guided through everything you need to know in order to make delicious and nourishing ferments. In this session you will:

MASON_JAR_1Cover some of the recipes from The Basics of Culture & A Side of Culture.

MASON_JAR_1Learn the simplicity and rhythm of making your own kombucha.

MASON_JAR_1Review the health benefits of fermentation – a forgotten, yet essential food group.

MASON_JAR_1Explore the ways fermented foods can be incorporated into your everyday life.

MASON_JAR_1Discuss simple pantry ‘upgrade’ ideas.

MASON_JAR_1Enjoy a fully-prepared, traditional foods lunch including many fermented treats.

By the end of our day together, you will have …

MASON_JAR_1Jars filled with your own creations – enough to last up to 3 months!

MASON_JAR_1Your own scoby to help you make kombucha for years to come.

MASON_JAR_1Recipe printouts as well as BONUS recipes to try.

MASON_JAR_1The confidence to start making creations in your  own kitchen.

MASON_JAR_1Customized gifts just for you, from me.

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