Oryana is Co-sponsoring Cherry Roubaix
Photo Courtesy of White Pine Press
And to celebrate this event we are hosting the giveaway of a new commuter bike, (courtesy of McClain Cycle & Fitness) called the Vita by Specialized. This is a lightweight, 21 speed bicycle with a retail value of $500, perfect for tooling around town. You do not have to be a member to enter the drawing. Just stop by the store to fill out your entry form. The drawing takes place August 15.
The Winner of our Member Appreciation Day Kayak Giveaway...
...is Meg Santangelo. Congratulations Meg! It definitely pays to be a current member of Oryana!
Classes At Oryana
Oryana classes are fun and informative. Check out what's coming up in August:
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6 - 8 pm
$20 members/$25 non-members
One of the biggest challenges we face today is getting enough live enzymes and good bacteria in our diets. Lacto-fermentation and culturing are age-old, traditional methods of incorporating these healthy gut boosters into our diet. Learn how easy it is to make your own delicious lactobacilli beverages, and a lacto-fermented condiment. We will also make a fermented bean dip and prepare cultured veggies to take home.
And coming this September...
Cooking for Men!
Just for guys, a class where you’re allowed to play with fire, use gadgets and sharp knives, and learn to make some great tasting, easy dishes, worthy of impressing the special women in your life. And then when you’re done, you can actually eat the results. These are easy recipes, nothing too fancy or difficult and nothing that takes too long to make. Stay tuned for more info.
Who says soup has to be hot? With the sultry summer heat upon us, sweating in a hot kitchen to make dinner seems less than appealing. Here's a wonderful, cool soup that's easy, fast, and bypasses the stove.
Cold Cucumber Soup
4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped Place ingredients in blender or food processor and puree in batches until smooth. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Serve garnished with paper-thin slices of cucumber and dill sprigs or chopped mint leaves. Serves 4.
½ sweet onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill or mint leaves
½ teaspoon sea salt
White pepper to taste
Fresh lemon juice to taste
1 cup Shetler’s buttermilk
1 cup Greek Style Yogurt
How to Can Your Garden Goodies
Oryana, in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension Service is offering a 2-part home canning series. These classes will demystify the art of canning so that you can preserve the bounty of the season in your own kitchen.
Classes are open to everyone. Cost: $15.
Please register at Customer Service. Classes take place at 520 W. Front St. T.C.
Canning High Acid Foods using a
Tuesday, August 9, 6-8 pm
Learn the difference between high and low acid foods as well as the basics for safely canning high acid foods using a water-bath canner. Participants will become familiar with canning equipment and how to avoid food spoilage.
Canning Low Acid Foods using a
Tuesday, August 16, 6-8 pm
Learn how to safely preserve vegetables
using a pressure canner. Participants will learn the latest USDA guidelines for canning low-acid foods and how to test their equipment for accuracy.
For more information and to register for these classes contact the Oryana Customer Service desk at 231/947-0191