Sharp Stuff


Anyone who has come to a Turnip the Heat class has seen our bright colored Kai knives. I love these because they are so sharp and have a sheath, which makes transport safer. My favorite is the 8-inch, bright pink chef’s knife. It is large enough to slice through almost anything. It is also very light weight, so I can use it all day.

If you have a young person in your life who is developing a love of cooking, I highly recommend getting them their own knife. Safety wise, a sharper knife is much safer then a dull knife. Having their own knife will encourage them to use it regularly, further developing their skills. This 6-inch blue knife is a great deal and would be perfect for a beginner cook (and they can bring it to their next Turnip the Heat Cooking class!).

I am not someone to recommend products (I am a total minimalist!), but I really believe these are an awesome product (and a total deal for a fabulous knife!).

PS. More knife- skill classes will be coming in August

Dumpling Class

This will focus on the dumpling! Nearly every culture in the world has a version of the dumpling, delicious filling tucked into dough then steamed, boiled or fried! We will be busy stuffing, folding, cooking and dipping! Come hungry!

Nepalese Momo dumplings
Empanadas with black beans and cheese
Sweet Moochi Dumplings
I have decided to add a Nepalese Momo dumpling to the menu and donate all profits from the class to Mercy Corp to help victims of the Nepalese Earthquake. My heart hurts for Nepal and I want to give back.

Sign up here.

April Announcements!

Happy April Turnips!

The Spring is a busy time for us! We have a few classes, a ton of private events (birthday parties! bachelorette parties! corporate team building!), and the farmer’s market is starting up again.
Are you looking for an amazing summer camp experience for your 6-12 year old? Turnip the Heat Cooking is partnering with Colorwheel Camp to put on Art and Cooking Around the World. Each day we will be cooking and creating art for different cultures. I can’t wait! We are happy to have Whole Foods Market on Fremont as our sponsors.
There are three sessions to chose from. the camp runs from 9am-3pm:
Do you have a preteen or teen looking to sharpen their knife skills? Check out our May 3rd class: Cooking Basics.
Our much anticipated Toddler Classes kick off this month! We are thrilled to be working with Smallfry! Although April’s classes are filled, there are few more spots of our Rainbow Salad  class on May 17th.
Turnip the Heat Cooking will be back at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market starting on May 9th. I hope you stop by to say hi on your way to picking up your veggies.
If you are considering a cooking class birthday party, or similar event for the summer, please contact me soon. The calendar is filling so quickly.


Summer Camp



It is hard to believe, but summer camp time is around the corner! Turnip the Heat Cooking and Colorwheel Camp are putting on, if I say so myself, a fabulous camp!

Art and Cooking Around the World! Each day we will be cooking and creating art from different cultures. The camp runs 9am – 3pm each day, open to students 6-12 years old and will be held in NE Portland.
We are thrilled that the camp is sponsored by Whole Foods Market on Fremont!
Sessions are already filling up, (half full already!!) so act fast.

CSA Share Fair


I am thrilled to be participating in the first CSA Share Fair put on through Ecotrust. Ecotrust has a new building on the Eastside, called The Redd. Come see the building, talk to farmers and visit ME!

I will be doing a kid friendly cooking demo at 10:15 on Saturday, March 20th.

Check out more information about the event at