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Healthy Through the Holidays Live Online


with Erika Barnhill

Calendar Oct 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Tuition: $15

For many of us, the holidays can bring up feelings of guilt associated with food. With family and friends baking lots of sugary treats, it can be hard to resist overindulging. How can we enjoy the holidays and feel good about what we're eating? This class will give you tips on how to maintain a balanced intake of food this holiday season. You'll learn about superfoods that are easily added into your favorite holiday dishes. You'll also receive some delicious and healthy recipes to try for your festive celebrations. 

About the Instructor: Erika Barnhill has a passion to share her knowledge about nutrition and good health with others. She recognizes that we live in a world where people are not experiencing the healthy vibrancy they are meant to. In fact, the opposite is true: people are often sick and over-medicated, yet still unaware how much diet and lifestyle are responsible. 

Erika says, “I worked  in a hospital setting with cardiac and pulmonary patients with many people who needed change and needed answers. A health crisis led me to learn how to take a more holistic approach to healing my own body through research, study, and prayer. I have a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and certification as a health and wellness coach. I’m happy to say I am healthy and well today with a busy life as a wife, mother, and health coach while  homeschooling four amazing children.. Finding balance in our busy lives is so important, and it is possible to live every day to the fullest, feeling healthy and well.


Bananas Foster Flambé: Live Online


with LynnAnne Vesper

Calendar Nov 13, 2020 at 10 am

Friday, November 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $20

Add this simple and impressive dessert to your repertoire and amaze your guests at your next dinner party. Covid has put a damper on your dinner party plans, you say? At least you can have some solo or family fun at home. Bananas Foster Flambe involves caramelizing bananas by igniting a small amount of rum. Don't worry... with the guidance of our dessert expert, you won't light your whole kitchen on fire. Bananas Foster is a dessert developed over 70 years ago by a chef in New Orleans. It is a lovely party trick -- practice now for when we get to have parties again.

About the instructor: LynnAnne Vesper has guided canoe and dogsled trips in the Ely area for over 20 years. A successful wilderness trip includes delicious food! On winter camping trips especially, dessert is not optional -- it's an important part of adequate daily calorie intake. LynnAnne perfected her Bananas Foster Flambe technique in the Boundary Waters, and this class will include a discussion of variations for the wilderness setting. LynnAnne has taught a number of craft and outdoor skills classes for Ely Folk School and is praised for being a thorough and patient teacher with a great sense of humor. 

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