Join us to learn hands-on how to make a variety of Italian style foods and drinks. Classes are all about having a good time, while learning a few Italian cooking methods, enjoying friends and new acquaintances, and sampling the scrumptious creations.

Cooking classes make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues year around.

Fall Classes Coming Soon


Saturday, August 17, 2019

11:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Stop into Bauman Farm & Garden where I’ll be signing cookbooks and giving away zucchini. While you are there, check out the great variety of fruits, vegetables, plants, and more available at Bauman Farm & Gardens. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

12:00 am – 2:00 pm 

St. John’s Coffee Roaster
7304 N. Leavitt Ave
Portland, Oregon

Posted by Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co on Monday, August 5, 2019


Stop in ST JOHNS COFFEE ROASTERS  for a cup or two of Portland’s award-winning organically roasted coffee and sample a few delicious tidbits featured in From Vine to Table: The Unexpected Joy of Zucchini’s Magic.  

Saturday, September 28, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Scuola Italiana di Portland 
1542 NW 14th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Join me at Scuola Italiana di Portland at their Free Talk event. Topic: How My Garden Produced a Cookbook. The presentation will follow my journey through the garden to publishing a cookbook. This talk as “the story of growing zucchini in my garden, the challenges, and rewards.” Creating the recipes was a challenge — like that is easy for any Italian to actually measure out recipe ingredients (my grandmother would roll in her grave at the mention of precise measurements) — doesn’t a pinch or sprinkle count as a measurement? Then the real fun begins when putting these recipes into a cookbook and getting it published. The presentation includes a few laughs and amusing stories along the way, as well as great information for anyone interested in publishing a book.” Demonstration and samples follow the talk. Please RSVP by email


Garden time TV show invited me to do a cooking segment featuring a recipe from my cookbook. To view, click COOKING SEGMENT.  A few photos from our shoot:

Check back for fall classes and more event dates!