root vegetables julienned for slaw
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6/11: Quick Pickles, Dressings, Salads & Slaws with Terry & Shaunessy Bloom

Josh Dolan cooking shishkebabs in the kitchen at Cornell Coopertive Extension of Tompkins County
Image by Sandy Repp

Josh Dolan cooking in the kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County...

Josh Dolan cooking at home

and Josh cooking at home...

6/4 make pita bread ,baguettes, calzones & garlic knots with Terry's special pizza dough!

fresh pasta, with an egg and tomato
Image by Mrdidg / pixabay

5/28: we made fresh pasta with Traditional Pomodoro Sauce with guest chef Terry Bloom!


ZOOM: CoVid Cookery Zoom Party with Josh Dolan

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Josh Dolan from CCE-Tompkins -- and special guests - in his home kitchen on Thursday night for a live cooking experience for individuals and families. Learn how to stretch your food dollars with meals that can be prepared in an hour or less and can feed a family, or individual for a week.

Just watch or cook along with Josh and Terry. When you register you'll receive a link to the zoom session AND a grocery list for the class (also lsited by class, below) along with recipes and helpful tips that will help you be more frugal during a time of economic uncertainty.


5/28: Fresh pasta with Traditional Pomodoro Sauce. Terry will show the class how to mix their own fresh pasta dough, then proceed to explain and demonstrate how to form a variety of shapes with their dough. After that we will continue finishing the meal by demoing at least 1 sauce. Sign up at:

6/4: Repurposing Pizza Dough. Terry Bloom from Stone Bend Farm shares their specialty pizza dough and walks us through several different recipes that use the same dough as the base including pita bread and baguettes, calzones, and garlic knots. Want to cook along?  All you'll need is All-Purpose flour, salt, water, and Instant Yeast. Sign up at:

6/11: Quick Pickles, Dressings, Salads & Slaws. Shaunessy Bloom will join Terry and Josh to celebrate the first harvest of spring and use up the last of the winter vegetables. Want to cook along? We'll be using: Lettuce, Cabbage, Root vegetables, Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Spices, Maple Syrup, Sugar, Cilantro, Red Onions. Sign up at:

Once you register, we'll send you a few questions to answer so Josh will know how much (if any!) cooking experience or dietary restrictions you may have and also any special things you'd like him to cover in the class!

Questions? contact Josh Dolan at or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, (607) 272-2292 ext 190.

About the Host(s):  

Josh Dolan is Kitchen Manager and Food Gardening Outreach Educator at CCE-Tompkins. A former cook at Ithaca’s noted ABC Café, Dolan recently offered two very popular series of "Kids in the Kitchen" in-person cooking classes for youth at CCE-Tompkins. He previously offered  “Seed to Table” gardening and cooking classes for youth in 2014, and in 2011 coordinated an “Iron Chef” competition for youth in Northside Ithaca as part of the Gardens for Humanity Project, both through CCE-Tompkins Nutrition Program.

Terry Bloom is chef of Stone Bend Farm in Newfield, an on-farm bed and breakfast serving meals prepared with ingredients sourced in the most responsible way possible from their farm, or artisan farms within 30 miles. They offer catering for weddings, farm dinners, farm to table cooking experiences, but you may know Terry & Shaunessy Bloom from Stone Bend’s pop-up pizza at Press Bay Alley. Terry currently is serving up contactless #stonebendpizza at Bar Argos in Downtown Ithaca for pickup on Friday and Saturday nights. Terry will guest host with Josh for 4 weeks, teaching you to make a number of great dishes including Stone Bend's famous pizza in an upcoming class.

Setting Up Zoom:

To download and install the Zoom Application:

  • Go to and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”.
    • This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting, but installing before class is a good idea.
  • Once the download is complete, proceed with installing the Zoom application onto your computer.
  • Once Zoom is installed, click on the emailed Zoom link to begin viewing the class in Zoom


$0-$10/household, pay what you can afford. Special Covid Solidarity Rate of $0 for those unable to pay at this time.


Josh Dolan
Food Gardening Outreach Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 190

Last updated June 5, 2020