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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 […]

Family Fun: Parent-Child Cooking

Family Fun: Parent-Child Cooking

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Mar 1, 2015

Tree House Kitchen wishes you great enjoyment and family feasting fun on your March Break. Pictured here are family fun, parent-child cooking teams creating homemade, Asian inspired coleslaws; roasted vegetable stacks with delicious Greek yoghurt and lemon zest dips; sloppy, slow-roasted pork sliders with in-house spice blends; and, handmade, roasted corn tortillas! This year much […]

You missed it! The Super Soul-Filling Stocks, Soups and Stews Class

You missed it! The Super Soul-Filling Stocks, Soups and Stews Class

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Feb 1, 2015

Recently we had a super soul-filling stock, soup and stew night at Tree House Kitchen where we taught students how to warm up on a winter’s night with globally based spice blends and techniques drawn from my training and travels. Please look below for a free recipe created and quadruple tested for this class. In […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Jan 1, 2015

Enjoy the season’s fun and stay fired up this year with nourishing family meals. This year in Tree House Kitchen, you can enjoy these amazing cooking class experiences: Nourishing Knife Skills Chinese, Cajun, Moroccan and Spanish Global Soups and Stews (Fine artist Eric Ranveau will be in attendance to gather impressions of the emotions of enjoying […]

Turkey Dinner Serving Survival Notes

Turkey Dinner Serving Survival Notes

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Dec 1, 2014

These reminders and tips will help you serve your best Christmas turkey dinner yet! Get your kitchen knives professionally sharpened to make prep time more efficient, and be ready for safely serving perfectly sliced turkey on the big day. Take a cooking class to sharpen your skills. Learn how to chop like a pro in […]

Spoil Your Senses in My Intimate Cooking Class Dinner Parties

Spoil Your Senses in My Intimate Cooking Class Dinner Parties

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Nov 18, 2014

Learn the secrets of professional chefs while enjoying a luxurious cooking class dinner party. The ambiance is intimate and wonderfully uplifting. “I have been to Thailand and your food tastes better. We totally enjoyed the lovely evening we spent in your house last week. Nancy you are so talented.” Comments like this one from Sarah […]

Barbecue Grilling Guide

Barbecue Grilling Guide

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Oct 6, 2014

There is a lot of outdoor cooking time left in the eastern Canadian fall. As the air continues to cool, your barbecue grilling cooking times will lengthen and your grilled food-to-table timing should shorten. This may sound obvious and simplistic, but it is actually being aware and acting on the obvious that makes a great […]

Why I Love Teaching Cooking

Why I Love Teaching Cooking

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Sep 4, 2014

Why I love cooking. Why I love teaching cooking. In my younger years, I spent some time whooshing down the slippery slope of emotional eating. Luckily, a few very good meals in Paris changed that mindset for me. A week after that trip to France, I was signed up for chef school as a beloved second career […]

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