BriarPatch Co-op: Japanese Sweets with Aiko and Yaoko Shimada

Japanese sweets are nutritious and subtle in sweetness, so you can confidently serve them to your children. Kanten jelly is made from agar-agar (seaweed), and when you add nut milk and fruits it becomes a refreshing dessert. Daigaku-imo is deep-fried Japanese sweet potatoes with rice syrup and black sesame seeds. Kushi Dango, skewered mochi dumplings with sweet adzuki beans or sweet brown sugar syrup with tamari and kuzu root, is a real favorite among children! Come learn these unusual, but delicious and healthy Japanese desserts!

Co-op Cooking Classes are held in the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School at 648 Zion St. in Nevada City. Only 10 students per class, so sign up early. $30 for BriarPatch owners, $35 for non-owners. Sign up online or with Hilary, 272-5333 x134, classes@briarpatch.coop. 48-hour cancellation deadline.