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What’s Hot: Learning to Cook With Olives, Olive Oil

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CookingWithOliveOilLearn to cook recipes containing delicious and healthful olives, as well as olive oil, at a new lineup of classes beginning soon at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard near Elmendorf (about 20 minutes drive south of San Antonio).

The first class is 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The class begins with a tour, at which time you can look at the plantings and nursery, the olive press, orchard and other facilities at this beautiful working ranch. Class begins after the tour, as Saundra Winokur and her staff teach, prepare and serve a multi-course lunch. The class will feature information on the health and diet benefits of olives and olive oil. The meal will focus on Spanish and Spanish-style dishes, and be served with wine.

The cost is $35. Students will receive written recipes and also have a chance to visit the Sandy Oaks gift shop after class. To sign up for the class call Sandy Oaks at (210) 621-0044. Sandy Oaks is at 26195 Mathis Road. For more information and directions, go to

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