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Pollinating Native Canadian Bees

Pollinating Native Canadian Bees

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Jun 6, 2014

Pollinating native Canadian bees fill your belly and support our delicate, wondrous biosphere! Warm summer wishes from Tree House Kitchen! Say a mental “Thank you!” to Canadian bees when you are eating incredible, fresh, summer market fare, growing a bountiful garden and enjoying the great Canadian outdoors. Did you know that the majority of pollinating ...

A Small Leap From Tentative to Talented Cooking!

A Small Leap From Tentative to Talented Cooking!

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May 8, 2014

I feel it is a small leap from tentative to talented cooking. An open mind and commitment to the process is all it takes to have home cooking reward you in spades! This is why I continue to teach cooking after many years at Tree House Kitchen. My students range from ages nine to 91 ...

Easter Is Around the Corner: A Blueprint for Special Occasion Stuffing

Easter Is Around the Corner: A Blueprint for Special Occasion Stuffing

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Apr 1, 2014

Add some flare to your roasted poultry, game birds or red meat roasts with a homemade stuffing. Start a new tradition and build your own following these guidelines. When it comes to food I believe in a four-tiered approach to a nourished life: Explore cuisine with great curiosity, grow in essential culinary life skills, heal ...

Kitchen Knife Skills

Kitchen Knife Skills

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Mar 7, 2014

Proper kitchen knife skills help fuel your body and make your cooking experience fun, fast, flavourful and safer! The truth is we need to nourish our bodies with a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and the reality is that it can be time consuming to prepare them. Let me make it easier for ...

New Orleans: Learning About Culture Through Food

New Orleans: Learning About Culture Through Food

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Feb 19, 2014

The origin of the word “restaurant” is French and dates back to the middle ages. It was used to describe any variety of rich bouillons made with meats, roots, vegetables, herbs and other exotic ingredients that were brewed to “restaurer” or “restore” your health. The best restaurant experiences have a magical restoring quality of bolstering ...

Going Local!! Taking Advantage of SUPERFOODS

Going Local!! Taking Advantage of SUPERFOODS

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Jan 16, 2014

Sweet wood, fresh grass, sea spray, fresh bread, new apricots, spicy cinnamon, spring fungus, pine tree sap…These are not comments at a wine tasting, they are descriptions of fragrances and flavours at a freshly foraged matsutake (or also called pine) mushroom tasting enjoyed at Tree House Kitchen. Featuring the best mushrooms I have ever had! ...

Mountain News Features My Tasty Holiday Desserts

Mountain News Features My Tasty Holiday Desserts

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Dec 27, 2013

With the holiday season approaching, I was excited to offer a special classic Christmas how-to cooking class! It featured all the skills and recipes you would need to pull off the big day’s meal – from appetizers to dessert. Mountain News announced this event, and also published two of my tasty dessert recipes in the ...

Cooking Tips Using Sustainable Fish

Cooking Tips Using Sustainable Fish

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Nov 1, 2013

Cooking with sustainable fish results in delicious meals that nourish mind and body, while helping maintain oceanic ecological balance and viability. Let me share my sustainable fish cooking tips and recipe ideas. Wild sablefish – also called black cod, gindara in its sushi form, or fittingly, butterfish – has a natural oil content that cooks ...

The Hamilton Spectator Visits Tree House Kitchen

The Hamilton Spectator Visits Tree House Kitchen

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Oct 1, 2013

This month, I was joined by Dan Kislenko, Food Editor, The Hamilton Spectator, here at Tree House Kitchen. I truly enjoyed expressing my passion for healthful, pleasurable food and making it easier to prepare than people expect. After the interview, Dan published his review, describing my teaching kitchen as “a very down-to-earth tree house kitchen.” ...

Gluten Sensitivity and Loving Bread

Gluten Sensitivity and Loving Bread

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Sep 1, 2013

Yep – I have gluten sensitivity, but in my case that is also like saying I have gourmet potato chip sensitivity or red wine sensitivity. By expressing loving restraint, I have found peace between my gluten sensitivity and my desire to indulge in well-made bread. Indulge in way too much and my body says WHAT?!!, and in that ...

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