These are photos from various Second Half events, trips, and workshops.
Photo Gallery Index:
Exploring Nature through Digital Photography Class Fall 2014
Members of the Exploring Nature through Digital Photography study group took seven field trips in the fall of 2014 to nature preserves in the region, taking hundreds of pictures and sharing them on the group’s private Facebook site. Facilitator Greg Stone pulled together a selection of the group’s work, a slide show that is linked below. Where a picture was taken by a group member, the person and the location are identified beneath the slide. Other pictures were taken by the facilitator. A new and revised version of this study group was included in the Spring 2015 offerings under the title Painting with Light: A Nature Photography Experience.
Slide Show: Please enjoy more photos from the Class in the slide show below. Many were taken by the class members.
Note: To see images full size, click the box that appears in the bottom, right corner of the slide show window.
TSH Azores’ trip, May 2014
The 11 photos below are from The Second Half Azores’ Class Trip in May 2014.
This is the fourth session of – what we will – in the future – call Second Half Cooking (a term that this session’s class decided). In the future, each class session will have a subtitle to better clarify the theme of the course. This term, the theme is Travel Europe One Meal at a Time. And, I am fortunate to have repeat guests chefs, who are not only enthusiastic and dedicated, but with myself as the exception – are world class, experienced, professionals.
This term we traveled to and tasted foods from England – with Chef Jay Mendes; Turkey – with master Chef George Karousos; and Sweden – Chef/teacher Carolyn Gloster and two of her students from Somerset-Berkley Regional High School. In the last three weeks of this session, I took the students (gastronomically) to Italy, George Karousos astounded with recipes from Greece and, for a high finish, Mike Melo demonstrated and offered delicious and memorable cuisine of France. My guests chefs have outdone even themselves, and what is produced in two hours, and the number of food courses is astounding.
From student comments, these classes have been a genuine inspiration for them to try new recipes – to the boon of some lucky spouses. Some of the students’ comments have been:
Loved today’s class. Stopped and picked up two Granny Smith apples, on my way home from class. With all the ingredients now on hand I prepared the most delicious mulligatawny soup for dinner. My husband loved it. Thanks for a great class. Susan Butz-Cook
…Those of us who have cooked for family for many years like to get a new outlook and approach to things as well as reinforcing the old ways we all know. Thanks for your good class. Joan McKinley
Class was fantastic and ” gastronomically ” very appealing. I have, by request, e-mailed the soup and eggplant dishes to a couple of friends !! Ann Brown
Please enjoy the cooking class slide show: Makes one hungry!