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We provide Healthy Cooking and Independent Living Skills workshops on occasion throughout the year.

KEFIR AND KOMBUCHA MAKING WORKSHOPS: Those who attend will be given some grains and instruction on how to make water kefir. I will include a recipe and resources. Please bring to the workshop a regular canning jar (pint or quart).   I will provide you with all the instructions, ingredients and the recipe needed to make your first batch. So, you will go home prepared to make your first batch. As always, I don't sell my grains or scobies, but will give them away. If you need an interpreter, please request an interpreter immediately: specify the language needed. To see a video of what kefir looks like while u are making it, go to my Youtube video at

HEALTHY COOKING WORKSHOPS: We will go over general guidelines to eating healthy. Topics will include homegrown probiotics, fermented foods, and our body's need for fatty acids. We will also discuss how to make healthy tasty alternatives to replace foods that we need to eliminate from our diets. Of course, you can expect me to fuss a bit about white table salt (poison) and artificial sweeteners (poison) ... but I will give you healthy alternatives! In fact, I will give you an opportunity to taste them. If you need an interpreter, please request an interpreter immediately: specify the language needed. More info?


FINDING A JOB: These workshops focus on helping participants to find several opportunities via legitimate sources to earn an income, including opportunities to work from home. Often people are hesitant to accept opportunities to earn money at home for fear of being fooled by scams and con schemes. We will share with resources of a few tried and tested opportunities. We will help you to recognize  pyramid schemes or multi-level marketing businesses. No one teaching or assisting in the class will make any money off of your work. General tips on job searching and interview techniques will also be discussed.


JOB READINESS: The instructor will provide job interview instructions. Each participant will have an opportunity to have a mock interview and  work with an assistant to create or update their resume.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic computer skills are provided for those looking to use their computers for job and community information searches, general document creation and how to send or attach documents via email. Also, a portion of the class will include techniques of how to recognize and avoid scams, phishing, and identity theft ploys.

The workshops are co-sponsored by the New Orleans Deaf Church, Judy Williams and community volunteers. If you are interested in sttending or volunteering as an assistant please contact Barbara at 504-722-2967 (voice, text, Facetime) or click on the "contact us" link within this website.

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