Hospice Fundraiser – a cooking class for friends

A group of friends got together and bought Liz and I at Hospice Greater Saint John’s annual Valentine Gala in support of Bobby’s HospiceClick on the link to learn more about this wonderful organization. The hostess asked me to do a couple of vegetable dishes so I decided to have some fun with the antipasti. I demonstrated Zucchini smashed with Chilies and Mint, Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Cauliflower with Pancetta and Cream.

Dr. Keith Wilson kindly offered us the use of his fabulous kitchen. He also chipped in glasses of ice cold Prosecco and an amuse bouche of Parmigiano ice cream drizzled with 18 year old balsamic vinegar. Clearly, he’s a rock star in the kitchen! His brother Jason Wilson, photographer extraordinaire –  all the pictures in this post are his – spent the evening capturing all the fun.

Off site, we prepared a pork and veal sauce to use for our lasagna. Layers of fresh pasta, ragu, Parmigiano and mozzarella baked while the party enjoyed Rosemary Focaccia, Cannelini Beans with Crispy Sage, Anchovies and Garlic, Roasted Mini Bell Peppers along with the demonstrated dishes. As a palate cleanser, we served a citrusy Shaved Fennel Salad with Asparagus tips and Cara Cara Orange. For dessert contucci –Tuscan biscotti

It was an evening filled with joy as friends celebrated a cause they believe in.

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Hospice Fundraiser
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Liz and I donated the cooking class as our way of supporting a cause that we believe in.
Hospice Fundraiser
Thanks for reading.

photographs compliments of Jason Wilson

  • Penny Wolfe

    It looks and sounds amazing. How wonderful to do something you love to support a great cause!

  • Kaitie

    I love that picture of you and Liz! Looks like fun! xo

  • What a wonderful way to contribute…looks divine! I wish I could have attended!

  • ballw2011

    what is the cost of a cooking class? how many participants are needed?

  • Mary Splane

    Looks amazing..fun..good cause…and fabulous food !Mary