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Upcoming Classes


Pie and Wreath-Making Workshops

Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Pie and Wreath-Making Workshops!

Session One: Tuesday, November 24th
Session Two: Wednesday November 25th

Just added: Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm  Pie and Wreath-Making for Adults! (and you can bring wine!)

Join us for popcorn and warm cider, followed by a fun session of craft and cooking. Each child will make with a seasonal wreath for your home and a delicious apple pie ready to bake for your Thanksgiving feast.

Cost: $45.00 includes all materials and afternoon snack ($4 paypal fee added, please email for mailing address if you would rather mail a check.)

Ideal for kids ages 6 to 12. Families are welcome as well, please buy a ticket for each person who will be participating in the pie and wreath-making.

Led by Deena Raphael of Camp Colorwheel and Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking.

For more info email  or

After-School Cooking Classes Start in ONE WEEK!!

I am counting down the days until our after-school class series start. We will be building our skills in the kitchen, eating great food, and making new friends.
Happy Valley Class Series, Thursday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm at the New Seasons Market. 3-week session

Portland Class Series, Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm at Old Salt Marketplace. 6-week session

September News!

Happy September and Welcome Back to School! 
Turnip the Heat Cooking is excited to expand to Happy Valley! Turnip classes will now be held in Portland and at the New Seasons Market in Happy Valley. 
Check out our upcoming classes! We now have something for everyone!
We are most excited to begin offering after-school cooking classes. These multi-week sessions will help young chefs build cooking skills in a safe, structured environment.
After-School Sessions start October 6th. 
In NE Portland (at Old Salt Marketplace) , 6-week session for students ages 8-12.
In Happy Valley (at New Seasons Market, Happy Valley) 3-week session for elementary students and another for middle school students.
Teen Classes
Family Classes
Gluten Free Baking

Preschool Classes at Smallfry
Turnip the Heat Cooking is also booking private cooking classes, birthday parties for kids and adults, bachelorette parties and holiday events (private or for small corporate events)! Email to get on the calendar. 
Have a wonderful start to the school year. I hope to see you very soon. 
PS. I will be making at the Hollywood Farmers Market this Saturday between 9:30-11:30am making pickles! Bring the kiddos and they can create a jar of personalized pickles. 

School is Coming! And So Are Turnip’s After-School Classes

I am a little shocked to look at the calendar and realize that school is starting before we know it. Where has summer gone? But, excitingly, with school comes Turnip the Heat Cooking’s NEW after-school series.

There are three series to chose from:
NE Portland: Tuesdays at Old Salt Marketplace, a 6-week session for students 8-12 year old.

Happy Valley: Thursdays at New Seasons Market, a 3-week session for elementary students and a 3-week session for middle schoolers.

Sign up soon and spread the word!

Happy Valley Classes Now Offered!

I am thrilled to announce that Turnip the Heat Cooking is now working with the Happy Valley New Seasons Market to offer two different after-school cooking class series.

One is perfect for the budding elementary school chef the other for the middle school chef! These are 3 session classes starting in October. Each class will end with the group sitting down together to share the 3 course meal we create.

I have taught in Happy Valley for over a decade and I am thrilled to be able to offer cooking classes in this community.


Cooking Birthday Party with Turnip the Heat Cooking


We are booking our October, November, and December birthday parties now! Our time slots fill up quickly so plan ahead.

Our cooking birthday parties are a great way to kick off a new year! Turnip the Heat offers cooking birthday parties for kiddos ages 6 and older. We like to keep the groups small to make sure everyone can participate and have fun.

We love to plan a menu around the birthdays persons favorite foods (or books!!!).

Email to learn more.

(We also do grown up celebrations!)