Hollywood Farmers Market Cooking demos


Mark your calendars! Turnip the Heat will be doing cooking demos for kids at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, starting May 21st!

Come out and say hello!

ENCORE! Tasty Thai!

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Due to the high interest in my last Thai cooking class I am having an encore class! If you missed last week’s class sign up now for Saturday, April 19th! (This class will need a minimum of 6 people to hold the class, so call your friends!)

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Are you interested in exploring Thai cuisine? We will be learning about the unique ingredients that make up delicious Thai dishes, and how the cuisine differs throughout different regions. Come hungry because we will be cooking up a feast!

Sign up HERE

Summer Time Cooking Classes for Kids!

As I mentioned before, Turnip the Heat is partnering with Portland Area Whole Foods Market this summer to bring cooking classes to kids. Our summer programs are starting to take off! Have you signed up yet?

Our newest class is a strawberry jam class which will be held at the Hollywood Whole Foods Market! (Oh Yea! Did I mention I was working with a second Whole Foods Market!! You know, no biggie! NOT. This is so awesome!)

Our classes at the Fremont Whole Foods Market are filling fast! Sign up now!

Preschoolers, session 1
Preschoolers, session 2
Ages 6-8, session 1
Ages 8-12, session 1
Ages 8-12, session 2
Ages 13-17, session 1

Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Don’t be shy! We want all children to have access to a fun, cooking and learning experience!

Book Clubs

I am avid reader, and I always love talking about what I have read, but I have never been in a real book group. (Well, there was that one time… but I just didn’t fit in well!)

I have been thinking about different ways Turnip the Heat Cooking could teach cooking classes, and last night as I looked at my nightstand piled high with books and cookbooks, it hit me! Why not try and hook up with book groups?

You guys tell me what you are reading, and I will develop a cooking class to fit your theme. I have a location. No one will need to clean their house. I provide the food. You and your friends get to chat about your books, sip something delicious and nibble on delicious, healthy foods. And then I clean up!  :)

Depending on the menu, costs will start at $35 a person, but I am also open to chat about options.

What do you think? Any takers? I just finished reading Everlasting Meal, by Tamar Adler. (I am also a Young Adult Book addict, and whipped through Bloody Jack. It is a great adventure tale perfect for a middle schooler (a bit too saucy for an elementary student though!)


Calling Hungry Kids!

There is still time to sign up for our Taco making class! Kids ages 8 and up will have a morning of cooking up different taco fillings and sauces, and then assembling their perfect taco! The class is on Saturday, April 12th 9:30-12:00.

More information, and the registration form is here.

There are lots more Turnip the Heat Cooking classes for kids and adults! Check out the list of upcoming classes here

Back to Reality!


I am back home in rainy Oregon after a week with family in sunny Arizona! I do feel that my solar charge is back on full after many afternoons sitting in the sunshine. Good thing too – Turnip the Heat Cooking has a busy next few months! We are offering all sorts of cooking classes for kids and adults, farmer’s market demos for kids, and private parties!

I am really excited about this month’s kids’ classes. On Saturday, April 12th we will be making tacos. Exploring all sorts of fillings and toppings, as well as the history of the taco! On Saturday April 19th we will be baking up pretzels! Both traditional and unusual styles. (I also love a cheese sauce with my pretzels, so we will be whipping that up too!)

I have 2 spots left for adults in my Thai class, Friday night, April 11th. Sign up quick if you are interested. We will be focusing on the cuisine of Southern Thailand. YUM!

PS. Anyone have any good lemon recipes? :)

Tasty Thai Cooking Class


One my favorite cuisines is Thai. I love the balance of the flavors. The fresh ingredients. The simple cooking techniques that lead to really delicious, healthy food. If you are interested in learning more about this diverse cuisine sign-up for Tasty Thai! I have a few spots left for the evening of April 11th. This is an adult class. I will have another kids Thai class soon.




This is big!

I am thrilled to announce Turnip the Heat Cooking is partnering with Whole Foods Market!! Together we will be offering a cooking camp series for kids, starting in June. Most camps are 2 days long.  All focus on healthy eating habits, cooking skills, and creating delicious food in a fun, camp-like environment.

Classes are offered for all levels – toddlers thru 17 year-olds. Sign ups are now open!

Preschoolers, session 1
Preschoolers, session 2
Ages 6-8, session 1
Ages 8-12, session 1
Ages 8-12, session 2
Ages 13-17, session 1

 So excited!! Really. Whoa. SO EXCITED!


Buy Three Classes, Get One Free

I have a new, fabulous website feature with a class calendar!  This will make it easier to find a class and register all on one page. Classes are posted through June, so plan ahead. In celebration of my new website (Thanks Bill!) I am running a special for the next 10 days!

Buy three classes, get one free! Buy three for yourself, your kiddos or with a group of friends and get the fourth free.

The new website feature allows you to pay directly via paypal, but if you prefer you can always mail me a check.

More, exciting, news is coming in the next few days! It has been a great start of the new year for Turnip the Heat Cooking. I want to pass the happiness along to all of you. Thank you for all your support as I launched my dream. I hope to see you all in the kitchen soon.

March Classes

March is fast approaching and I wanted to update you about my upcoming classes! 

March’s kid cooking classes will be 
Tasty Thai for Kids - Saturday, March 15th, 9:30 – 12:00. $35
Spanish Style Tapas - Friday, March 14th, 6:30 – 9:00 $35
I will have a new website up soon which will allow you to view all the classes offered through May! AND you will be able to register and pay directly through the website. Until then, please email me to register for a class.