The Free Motion Quilting Project: Secrets of Slow Cooking Craftsy Class

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Secrets of Slow Cooking Craftsy Class
I've been thinking about something new I can add to the project on Saturdays and I think I'm going to use these days to share a bit about my favorite Craftsy classes.

Just in case you've never heard of Craftsy, or never taken one of their amazing classes, click here to check out the awesome free class Perfect Pizza at Home. This free class will give you an idea of how the class platform works and let you check to see if your internet streams fast enough.

Yes, all Craftsy classes are streaming video, which means you can't download them, and you do need a high speed internet connection to get the best experience. I've also personally found the classes stream more cleanly to my iPad, but that could just be the nature of the wireless in my neck of the woods.

So what have I been watching most recently from Craftsy? It's winter time and Josh and I love to make beef roasts and stews. Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Art of the Braise has been a wonderful class to watch together as we cook in the evening.
This class is teaches braising techniques for a variety of recipes, and it's organized in a really interesting way. Teacher Molly Stevens takes you through three very different recipes focusing on each step of the process: selecting meat and preparing it, browning, seasoning with aromatics, adding liquid, and slow cooking for a delicious finish.

Just in case you don't eat meat, Molly also walks you through a lesson on braising vegetables so you can apply the same principles of slow cooking on low heat to potatoes, cabbage, and fennel.

I really enjoyed the lesson on preparing meat for braising and how to tie a pork shoulder. This step has always been a bit confusing and I've already used this technique on my last beef roast!

So if you're looking to learn more about slow, low heat cooking, or just simply wishing your beef roast had more flavor this winter, definitely check out Secrets of Slow Cooking this week!

Let's go cook!

Leah Day


  1. Refreshing, Leah! I love my slow cooker, especially on lazy Sundays during football season. I didn't know Craftsy was offering this class. I do have the pizza class, though. Craftsy is awesome!

  2. Great idea to share your favorite classes!


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