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Karalyn Littlefield

Turtle Lake, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karalyn Littlefield

Growing up on a farm near Turtle Lake, WI, Karalyn started her career in food industry working in the family bakery/café. After several years of moving around the country for education and a career in the food industry, she is back on the farm.  As a life long learner, Karalyn continues to take classes around the region, and at North House (from boat building to yurts, starting in 1999). She writes a cooking column for the St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Association’s newsletter and currently teaches in the Animal and Food Science department at UW- River Falls.

Current Courses Offered by Karalyn Littlefield

1 Day
Baked fish filet

Bounty of the Big Lake: Fish Cookery

We may spend a lot of time enjoying the gift of Lake Superior’s beauty from the shores or from a vessel.  How often do we think of the delicious food ingredients dwelling below the surface?  In this class, we will discover different species of fish that thrive in the Lake…
Sat, Aug 24th, 2019
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
1 Day

Easy as Pie

Berry or custard, savory or sweet, in a tin or on a cookie sheet, pies offer endless possibilities. Discover why this versatile dish has been around since the ancient Egyptians (and other fun pie trivia). We’ll learn how to turn butter, lard, flour, and water into a flakey crust and…
Sun, Aug 25th, 2019
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
½ Day
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Exploring Kombucha

Kombucha—or fermented sweet tea—is an emerging beverage in the U.S.  While it seems like a trend, this fermented beverage is far from new.  Much like bread, cheese, yogurt, and wine, the origins of kombucha are a bit murky. We will explore the history and reputed health benefits. After tasting a…
Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
1 Day
Teaser image for Handmade Pasta

Handmade Pasta

While a craving for fresh handmade pasta might make you more likely to think "I'll make reservations!" than "I'll make dough!," this does not need to be the case. Learn to demystify making fresh pasta. Once you learn, you’ll never want to go back to boil-from-a-box pastas again.  In this…
Fri, Aug 30th, 2019
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield