Make your friends and family thoughtful, unique gifts from your own kitchen. Whether it is candied orange peel or spicy mustard, your handmade gifts will be appreciated. The class will include simple preserving techniques and will also cover packaging your gifts attractively. Each student will take home a selection of the gifts made. The recipes we will make will include such items as: Meyer Lemon Curd Whiskey Caramel Sauce Pistachio Cherry Nougat Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel Chocolate Sablés Irish Butter Cookies Almond Rochers Mejool Date & Coconut Chutney Quick Pickles We will make Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Pimenton Crème Fraiche and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds for lunch while making our gifts. Feel free to bring wine or beer to enjoy at the class. This class is part of a four-course Holiday Boot Camp series that will help you win the holidays this year with creative recipes, do-ahead techniques, and tips to take the stress out of holiday cooking and baking. Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series. About The Field Kitchen: The Field Kitchen is a popup cooking school that offers classes in kitchens and out on farms in the San Francisco Bay Area. About the Instructors: Frances Wilson is a seasoned food professional who taught the professional culinary program at the renowned Tante Maries Cooking School in San Francisco for more than ten years and now teaches at the Silverado Cooking School in Napa. Prior to that, she was the chef at Lalimes restaurant in Berkeley. Jen Knapp taught recreational classes and led private culinary events at Tante Maries Cooking School for 15 years, in addition to working as a private chef and caterer throughout the Bay Area. She is also certified as a Master Taster with ChefsBest, where she does sensory evaluation of consumer food and beverage products. Frances and Jen enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge about food and cooking with others. Cancellation policy: A full refund will be issued if we are notified 5 or more days prior to a class. If you cancel a class between 48 hours and less than 5 days, a 50 percent refund will be offered. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of a class, we regret that no refunds or credits can be issued, however you are welcome to send someone in your place.