POPPERS – January 2022

Bake English with some Zing
Have you ever had an English muffin? No, we mean a real English muffin— homemade, fluffy and a world apart from what most of us in America think of?  To learn how to make your own truly English muffin, make plans to visit Zingerman’s Bakehouse Wednesday, January 19 at noon for their Cheers to British Baked Goods class. Students will learn the secrets to baking delicious muffins as well as vanilla bean shortbread cookies. $120. Noon-3:30pm. 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. 734-761-7255. bakewithzing.com

Make booch at Mott
A fermented tea purported to have health benefits, the popularity of kombucha has grown significantly over the past few decades in the United States. But the drink has a long and rich history of being brewed around the world. On Tuesday, January 11, Boochy Mama’s will host a Kombucha Home Brewing workshop at Mott Branch Library. The event is open to all, no experience needed and attendees will leave with supplies to make their own brew along with samples and follow-up support. 6pm-7:15. 1010 Dorr St. 419-259-5230. Reserve at toledolibrary.org.

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Do a Jiggs
Corned beef and cabbage are the cornerstone of the Jiggs Dinner, a traditional Irish boiled meal.  And those in the Toledo area can enjoy a Jiggs Dinner at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, where it is the special on the 17th of every month.  The meal includes all the staples — corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and a roll — all for only $10.99. Make plans to stop by on Monday, January 17. Open 11am-midnight, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-1am, Friday and Saturday. 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-1281. shawnsirishtavern.com