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Heart Centered Living’s Winter Fermentation Workshop

Taught by Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 14th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 30 Main Street Binghamton, New York.

Class will be held downstairs in the church kitchen.

Sourdough bread and beet kvass will be the stars of this workshop. There will be samples of both sourdough bread and beet kvass to taste. Additionally, there will be samples of fermented foods such as kimchi, hot pepper sauce and garlic dill pickles. These samples are all made by traditional fermentation methods. Samples of beverages such as kombucha and water kefir will be available as well.

Sourdough Bread

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is healthy because the fermentation process breaks down a lot of the anti-nutrients in the grains. It is also self-preserving. It may get hard with age but will rarely get moldy. It’s amazing how fermentation can be used to naturally preserve food instead of using harmful chemicals. Sourdough bread is easier to make than you would think. Why not give it a shot?

Beet Kvass

Homemade Beet Kvass
Homemade Beet Kvass

Beet kvass is a fermented tonic and a snap to make. It’s a delicious choice to incorporate into your health and wellness tool belt any time of the year. Because it is packed full of probiotics, vitamins and enzymes, it is not only tasty, but healthy and nourishing. In addition to beets, other things can be added to flavor (and further fortify) the beet kvass, such as ginger, garlic, citrus, etc.

Workshop attendees will participate in making their own sourdough starter and beet kvass fermentations to take home.

Registration: The workshop cost is $25 per person and also covers supplies. Seating is limited. Please register for this workshop by Friday, March 11th. Registration is as simple as calling or messaging Erick at 607-226-6943 to make a commitment to attend. Call today to join us for this fun and informative workshop.

Bonnie Pecka is a registered nurse and lives in Greene, NY. She is the author of One Small Pebble, a leading website and inbox magazine for empowering individuals around the world who want to make healthy change happen. You can learn more about her and the magazine by visiting http://onesmallpebble.com/

Erick Clasen lives in Maine, NY and has started collecting food recipes and has basic fermentation information made available online at http://oils-of-life.com/blog/category/recipes/ and http://oils-of-life.com/fermentation/


Winter-Fermentation-Workshop-Flyer PDF File

January 2016 Calendar of Events

Heart Centered Living Calendar of Events for January:

*All classes are held at 30 Main Street at the First Congregational Church in Binghamton unless otherwise noted.*

Monday January 11th 6-8

(Lightworkers Gathering) Radiating Love for our Planet  w/ Renee Guidelli

We connect with the grid lines and the cosmic heart of the universe to bring forth the unending supply of healing light and love for our planet.   Love offering.

Tuesday January 12th 6-8

(Workshop) Introduction to Nordic Runes w/ Peter Shell

Get an understanding of the history & uses of the Runes. We will each make a set of Runes that can be taken home for practice & entertainment. $20

Saturday January 16th 1-3

(Workshop) 33 Steps to a Better Life w/ Peter Shell

This course is based on the writings of Stuart Wilde. Learn what being on a spiritual quest is all about. Gain insights & realize how wonderful & fulfilling life is meant to be. $20

Monday, January 18th 6-8

(Spiritual Seekers Gathering) Open Discussion

Join us for an informative open discussion night where we discuss various topics that are current, on people’s minds and hearts. $4 Love offering

Tuesday January 19th 6-8

 (Workshop) The Meaning of the Runes w/Peter Shell

We will discuss the meaning of each Rune so you will understand the influences that they indicate. Reverse meanings will also be covered. $20

Monday January 25th 6-8

(Health and Wellness Class) Winter Fermentation Class w/ Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka.

Class will include hands-on making of sour dough starter and Beet Kvass. There will be fermented items for tasting including sourdough bread. $25 includes materials for sour dough starter and beet Kvass. Please Register by Friday the 22nd.

Tuesday January 26th 6-8

(Workshop) Runes & Divination w/Peter Shell

Various Rune spreads will be proposed & explained. We will choose which are best suited for your particular situation. Each attendee will receive a reading from Peter. $20

Registration and Questions

You can contact Peter Shell at 725-3788 or shellpa1@yahoo.com for any of his classes And Erick Clasen at 226-6943 or erickclasen@frontiernet.net to register for the fermentation class.

Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016

Its not too late, to receive your Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016 to prepare you for the year ahead. Get messages on your career, health, fun and recreation and more from your angel messenger. The best part is the entire reading can be captured in an email, text or Facebook message for your own safe keeping. 365 days from now-what story will you tell? Find out with a 2016 yearly forecast reading here 


Now that we are well into winter. We would like to remind you that program cancellations may occur due to hazardous weather conditions. If there are school cancellations in effect for the Binghamton district or surrounding districts, states of emergency, falling snow or freezing rain/ice that is or has the potential to accumulate within the time period of the Heart Centered Living event, the event will be canceled. When in doubt about an event cancellation please check Heart Centered Living on Facebook or call Renee at 607-226-2354.