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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 […]

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 […]

Chef Nancy’s Special Occasion Stuffing System

Chef Nancy’s Special Occasion Stuffing System

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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! […]

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