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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.

Summer Camp!

Camp Colorwheel and Turnip the Heat Cooking present: Art and Cooking Around the World.

Our hands-on, 5-day summer camp explores world cultures through art, food, games, folktales and music. Each day we will discover a new country. Colorful art and craft activities will be led by Deena Raphael of Camp Colorwheel; Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking will help campers prepare and cook their own lunch and snacks inspired by the day’s global destination.

We’ll have outdoor time to soak up the summer sunshine and learn new games played by children in other parts of the world.

This camp is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Fremont. Ingredients will be local and organic whenever possible.

To register click on the session link below.

For Ages 6 – 12

 TIME: All sessions run from 9.00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Session 1:  July 6 – 10

Session 2:  July 13 – 17

Session 3:  July 20 – 24

 PLACE: Bethany Lutheran Church + Neighborhood Center, adjacent to Wilshire Park.

4330 NE 37th Ave, Portland

COST: $220 per session. Includes morning snack, lunch and all materials.





The first week of Turnip the Heat Cooking and Whole Foods Market cooking camp is complete! It was a lot of fun! I am ready for a few days of family time before jumping back into teaching.

The next round of camps is full, BUT I do have some additional kids’ classes coming in July!

The Young and the Vegetarian, Sunday, July 20th (9:30-12:00)
Kids Classic Comfort Food, Sunday, July 27th (9:00-12:00)
Adult Classes: 
Northern Thai, Monday July 7th, (6:00pm- 9:00pm)
Weekly Meal Planning and Cooking from your CSA Box (this is tentitively scheduled for Thursday, July 16th 6:00pm-9:00pm) Please email me if interested.
I will be at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market July 12th doing kid friendly cooking demos and handing out lots of yummy samples.


Kids’ Day at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market


I will be at the Hollywood Farmers Market tomorrow morning making strawberry salsa and celebrating the market’s third annual Kids’ Day! Music, food, and FUN!

You can also sign up with me for Sunday’s strawberry jam and scone class! It will be your last chance. Registration closes at 1pm tomorrow!

Whole Foods Market cooking summer camp starts on Monday! I have a few spots left for each session. Sign up now before it is too late!

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


Still Time to Sign up for Summer Camps


As a teacher, I am as guilty as my students when it comes to counting down the days until summer vacation. As a mother, I also understand the dread of nearly 3 months of “free” time! Let me help! There is still space in my Whole Foods Market Summer Camps. I have updated the class listings with our menu plans.

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