I am putting together menus for my summer classes at Alchemy of The Heart (a small local hands on cooking school). My classes are all about what is fresh and local in the San Marcos, Vista, and all around San Diego areas. Please take a look and let me know if there are any great local places that I might have misses.

Exploring what’s local and fresh
Tamales (masa from San Marcos tortillaria and beer from local brewery)
• BBQ Pulled Pork or Braised Pork Tamales with Tomatillo Salas and Red Chili Sauce
• Spinach, Orange Jicama Salad with Chipotle Orange Dressing
• Pinto Beans with Stone Brewery Beer
• Grilled Stone Fruit Sunday
Grilled Local Fish stuffed with lemon verbena and fresh herb salad (Fish from Catalina offshore and herb salad from local farms like La Milpa Organica)
• Whole Local Fish Stuffed and Grilled with Lemon Verbena and a Citrus Buerre Blanc
• Fresh Herbs Mixed with Local Salad Greens
• Summer Squash, Zucchini, and Tomato Gratin with a Panko Bread Crumb Crust
• Rustic Blueberry Tart with Caramel Sauce
Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwich (home-made Sausages from T and H meats and bread from local baker)
• Spicy Italian Sausage Grilled and Serve with Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Served on Crispy Artisanal Bread
• Fresh Ricotta Cheese
• Fresh Ricotta, Heirloom Tomato, and Corn Salad with Pesto Dressing
• The Perfect Cheese Plate
• Summer Berries Parfait with a sampling of local chocolates (berries from local farms and chocolates from Eclipse and other local chocolatier)
If you are interested in my first class (Tamales) “Exploring What is Fresh and Local” ~June 24 from 6 to 9 pm~ $ 50 at Alchemy of the Hearth

To register online go to http://alchemyofthehearth.com/index.html