Camden Maine Event Calendar
Wondering what to do on the midcoast of Maine? Check out this Camden Maine event calendar for weekend activities, festivals, and all events for locals and visitors alike.
Our harvest classes are designed to teach students how to create a balanced and inspired meal based around the available harvest. In September there are a bounty of ingredients to choose from and together we will create a four course meal that reflects what we have growing in the garden. Students will harvest the ingredients themselves, clean them and prepare them for our afternoon lunch. Dishes may include fried squash blossoms, gazpacho, summer succotash with seared scallops and blackberry pound cake with elderflower whipped cream.
When people ask what my favorite food is, the answer is always the same: soup. A soup is nothing short of medicine on a cold day. It warms us from head to toe, shutting out the cold. A rich broth made from a good stock is the most important ingredient of any soup. In this class, we will learn how to make homemade stock, develop a deep flavor in the base of any soup, season correctly and garnish beautifully. We will also make three soups that will have you cooking all winter long. Recipes may include pureed buttercup squash soup with fried sage and sautéed mushrooms, a chicken and tortilla soup and a French onion soup.
While many people are holding onto the last days of summer, we at Salt Water Farm are dreaming of a cold wind, a wood fire and a pot of stew bubbling away on the stove top. In this class, we will review the fundamental principles in making successful stews and then explore three traditional recipes. Dishes may include coq au vin, a velvety beef stew and a Mediterranean fish stew. Students will fill their bowls with a taste of the months to come.
Historically, savory pies were a method of preserving foods for long journeys across land or sea. The English are famous for their meat pies and America has its own tradition in chicken pot pie. In this class we will explore how to make a savory crust, how to lay it across the pie and finish it, how to develop flavor in the pie’s contents and how to present a savory pie at either a dinner party or at home on a cold night. Dishes include Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Smoked Haddock Pie and a Beef and Stilton.
Braising is a tried and true method of developing flavor over time. The smell of browning the meat, introducing the vegetables and then filling the pot with hot stock and letting it simmer for hours is an indication in the Salt Water Farm kitchen that winter is soon upon us. In this class we will cook three different kinds of meat on the bone, demonstrating that the bone gives the meat tenderness and flavor. Dishes include braised rabbit with creamy polenta, lamb shanks with garlic curly kale and cannellini beans, apple cider braised chicken with root vegetables and lemon.