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Some of you have seen the cookies I have been making since this past May.  They look like little porcelain sculptures and are flavored using oils not extracts.  The molds I have been using and the recipe dates back to the 1600s and is an Austrian Tradition rarely seen here in the West.

Spring Plant Sale
at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, Saturday and Sunday, March 19th and 20th from 9am to 5pm.  Lots of plant nurseries, expert garden advice, music, food and excellent gift vendors.  I will have my kitchen shop stocked with great utensils, Springerle Presses, my cookbook novels and music.  Hope to see you there.  This even used to be called Tomato Mania.. so you can bet there will still be lots and lots of tomato plants available.   This is a great family event rain or shine!
-Chef Elizabeth

for classes in my home to show how to use these gorgeous cookie molds. You'll be so surprised what you can do!  

I'll be bringing these molds to all my cooking classes as well as the Farmers Market on Fridays. 

Be the first one on your block to offer these amazing cookies as gifts and for entertaining.  Your friends will truly be amazed!

Learn to cook with Chef Elizabeth! Chef Elizabeth teaches cooking classes at the La Jolla Community Center, San Diego Botanic (Quail) Gardens in Encinitas, the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park and through OASIS, a senior enrichment program at the Macy's department store in Mission Valley. She has also taught at the Macy's Cooking School and Great News cooking school.

Via the sponsorship of the Healthy Dining Publication in San Diego, Chef Elizabeth has cooked at the Fall Home and Garden Shows and Children Expos, as well as many of the Healthy Dining events held at hospitals, corporate locations, libraries, etc.

Chef Elizabeth is available for hire for private cooking classes which are a great way to celebrate birthdays, retirement parties, wedding showers, or even corporate events which are great for team building. Chef Elizabeth brings her entire program to your home, clubhouse or workplace.

Chef Elizabeth offers cooking classes at many locations in and around San Diego. This page is updated periodically to list new locations, or subscribe to her monthly newsletter, which lists current classes and locations.

Cooking with the Opera Singing Chef Television Show.    
Between 2011 and 2013 Chef Elizabeth worked with a not-for- profit organization called PACE TV.  PACE is comprised of folks over 50 who learn through constant training how to film, edit, direct, and produce tv shows.    Their programs’ air through the public access stations of Time Warner channel 19 and Cox Cable TV Channel 23 here in San Diego.
Chef Elizabeth filmed 14 cooking shows called:  Cooking with the Opera Singing Chef.  During these shows, Chef E would demonstrate a recipe or sometimes two. Sing two songs typically accompanied by pianist, John Danke, and sometimes a “simple pleasure” segment added at the end of the show.  Chef E, was the driving force in the creation of each program, choosing the themes, music and coordinating recipes. Chef E, was the only character for most of the show as she was always introduced in the beginning by a PACE TV member.  The programs were never scripted and 90% were filmed without stop downs.    These shows are still in rerun on Time Warner and Cox, however filming stopped in 2013. 
The folks at PACE TV gave Chef Elizabeth a wonderful education during the filming of these shows as she was surrounded by very experienced folks who offered their insights on many levels, from makeup to presentation, and décor.  A terrific bunch of people very happy to share. 

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