Cook with herbs and wine classes Food Briefs

March 24, 2014 

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Eckert's Garden Country Store classroom, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville

Cost: $30

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-233-0513

Features: Lana Shepak and Angie Eckert will share their love of growing and cooking with you in a tasteful variety of recipes, including Margherita pizza, herbed chicken, herbed butters for topping potatoes or steaks and more. Take home an herb to grow for your own culinary endeavors.

Cooking with Wine

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Fezziwig's Marketplace, 220 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $25

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422.

Features: Fezziwig's has created a simple but elegant menu of several recipes that use wine to enhance the flavors, including a seasonal salad with Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette, asparagus with white wine butter sauce, Chicken Picatta, risotto and wine-poached fruit.

Sunday Suppers

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Where:Fezziwig's Market Place, 220-222 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $25

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422 or fezziwigsmarket.com

Features: Fezziwig's Sunday Supper afternoon will show you some standard classics made easy with just a few "open the jar" dishes as well as a few new things to try. Menu includes Spring Mix Salad with Fezziwig's Famous Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sunday Ham with Praline Mustard Glaze, Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Spring Peas with Lemon Dill Sauce and cherry pie tarts with whipped cream.

Meals in 20 minutes or less -- No Fooling!

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220-222 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $25

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422

Features: Learn how easy it is to create four different meals in less than 20 minutes, including flatbread pizza, Mustard Roasted Fish, Bacon, Tomato and Parmesan Penne Pasta, grilled chicken and bruschetta.

Easter brunch bargain

Get a bargain price on a Nordicware tart/quiche pan at Target in Fairview Heights. (Check other locations as well). Regularly $12.99, it's on sale for $7.83. In three colors with fluted edges, it is made of nonstick aluminum and has a removable bottom.

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