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Behind-the-Scenes of Tree House Kitchen Cooking Classes

Behind-the-Scenes of Tree House Kitchen Cooking Classes

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Mar 1, 2016

Tree House Kitchen is truly a teaching kitchen! Chef Nancy’s philosophy extends to everyone who comes into Tree House, including apprentices and assistant chef instructors. In the collaborative way of creating that is her style, the Tree House team learns from one another and from the experiences each one has with students. Assistant chef Lauren […]

Hands-On Soups Cooking Skills – Making the Perfect Soup

Hands-On Soups Cooking Skills – Making the Perfect Soup

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Feb 1, 2016

On Saturday, January 23, students joined us in Tree House Kitchen for a tasty, team-building, hands-on soups skills class. We gave away all our chef’s secrets, and went over the 10 essential steps to creating perfect soup, every time! Our unique, hands-on soups skills class was a success! Students connected in small groups at Tree […]

Exploring Nourishing Eating With a Group of Young Girls and Their Mentors

Exploring Nourishing Eating With a Group of Young Girls and Their Mentors

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Dec 1, 2015

Photo above: Chef Nancy Henley working with mentor Erin Huston who is an eating disorder awareness and body positivity advocate.  We had such a great time exploring the joys of nourishing eating with a group of 11-year-old girls at a cooking class for the S.H.E program, hosted at St. John’s Presbyterian Church! “The goal of […]

A Typical (and A-Typical!) Taste-Testing Week in Tree House Kitchen

A Typical (and A-Typical!) Taste-Testing Week in Tree House Kitchen

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Nov 1, 2015

This week’s recipe taste-testing in Tree House Kitchen explores full-flavoured appetizers. Taste-testing foams created with arugula, watermelon, and soy lecithin created the picture you see above and is an engaging full-senses experience! We are pairing these foams with shellfish for a combination truly reminiscent of the churning sea. We had a fun week at the […]

Special Occasion Resources – Featuring Tips on How to Cook the Perfect Turkey!

Special Occasion Resources – Featuring Tips on How to Cook the Perfect Turkey!

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Oct 1, 2015

Do you know how to cook the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving and Christmas? My biggest tip for the holiday season is: PLAN AHEAD. It is possible to reduce last minute tension by preparing ingredients ahead of time – and I show you how in my Special Occasion Resources quick guide. In one handy place, I […]

See the Indoor Tree – Open House at Tree House Kitchen

See the Indoor Tree – Open House at Tree House Kitchen

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Aug 1, 2015

I’m excited to announce my first annual open house at Tree House Kitchen. Please join me on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2-4pm for a welcoming, tasty, and cultured break. Meet & Greet Meet me and my team. A red seal chef with more than 20 years of professional experience, I’m an enthusiastic teacher; sharing my […]

It Has Been Such a Fun and Rewarding Teaching Season at Tree House Kitchen!

It Has Been Such a Fun and Rewarding Teaching Season at Tree House Kitchen!

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Jul 1, 2015

From Lily (guest child foodie of Tree House Kitchen Kids Cook Locally V1), Chef Nancy and Nancy’s kitchen team, at the close of our teaching season, we wish everyone a joyous summer of kitchen adventures exploring, growing, nourishing and connecting! Countless meals and memories have been hand-created in Tree House Kitchen since October 2014. What […]

Committed to Healthy Families and Teaching Kids That Cooking is Fun

Committed to Healthy Families and Teaching Kids That Cooking is Fun

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Jun 1, 2015

At the end of May, families from Hamilton’s Canadian Martyrs School and I created homemade salsa, homemade tortillas and roasted veggie stacks (a particularly artistic creation) with creamy dips from multitudes of colourful ingredients! This was a hands-on cooking class to teach kids and their families how much fun it is to create and eat your […]

Supporting the Community by Improving Food Literacy and Sharing Food Inspiration

Supporting the Community by Improving Food Literacy and Sharing Food Inspiration

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May 1, 2015

The preparation of sauces in Tree House Kitchen – Artist Eric Ranveau In case you are wondering what we do all day here at Tree House Kitchen, I thought I would give you a little window into what keeps me busy during a typical week. Every day in Tree House Kitchen, we are testing and […]

Spring!!! Foraging for Wild Leeks

Spring!!! Foraging for Wild Leeks

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Apr 1, 2015

New beginnings and the uniqueness of Ontario forests reveal themselves again this spring. Discover wild leeks! The earth and sun have fed us antioxidants through the maple trees’ sap and now, in early spring, comes the show of wild leeks peeking through the wet, mulchy ground of the maple forest. The “fairy ring” of green […]

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