Eugenia's Meyers Lemon Croissants and Cooking with Denise

When life gives you (Meyers) lemons, make lemon croissants.

She's best known for her macarons, but lemon croissants are  -- exactly what Eugenia Theodosopoulos of Tempe's Essence Bakery is focusing on at the moment. The flaky, buttery pastry with a sweet, tangy lemon glaze and a hot cup of coffee was the perfect start to a beautiful Monday morning. 

We hear that Essence will have them available throughout the week and will  also feature the famous lemon in their weekly lunch specials, which you can check out right here

What I learned to can this weekend,  after the jump...

Learning how to cook can be super fun, especially if you're in the right environment with the right classmates. This past Sunday, I learned how to can with a great group of folks and Denise Clayton, who runs fun and laid back cooking classes out of the Spread the Weird Studio and Kitchen on 5th street just south of Roosevelt

We learned the canning basics and each participant took home a jar of Blueberry Chipotle Jam, Spicy Mango Chutney, Apple Pie filling and Orange Tangelo Marmalade (all of which was handmade by class participants). Denise offers more then just canning classes -- learn how to make your own cheeses, ice cream, thai food, and more. Click here to check out her current schedule of classes and register for her meet-up group to receive email updates. Her classes have a tendency to fill up so it's best to register early.

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