Eating the parts of a plant!
I have been stretching my Turnip roots a bit these last few months and have begun teaching in a local preschool. My bi-monthly classes include lots of tasting new foods, vocabulary, and a little bit of off-key singing. I have worked for 14 years with elementary and middle-schoolers, but this is my first foray into preschool! I love it! They are so curious, chatty, and engaging!
Chopping apples for apple handpies.
The calendar has just been updated! Check it out!
- November 3rd, Southern Thai Cooking for families, teens or adults
- November 10th, Preschool Class – Tropical Fruit Adventures at Smallfry
- November 19th, Soups, Salads and Quick Bread at Happy Valley New Seasons Market
- November 24th, Thanksgiving Pie and Wreath-Making Workshop, Session 1
- November 24th, Pie and Wreath-Making Workshop – For Grownups!
- November 25th, Thanksgiving Pie and Wreath- Making Workshop, Session 2
- December 1st, Pizza making for kids
- December 1st, Teen Class, Better than Chinese Take-out
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
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.
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.
Gluten Free Baking
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
(We also do grown up celebrations!)
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
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.
Did you miss out signing up your little turnip for our toddler cooking classes at Smallfry? Don’t fear! There are still a few more spots in our Rainbow Salad class. Class is open to 3-5 year olds.
Sign up here.