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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

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!

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.

Quick! Sign up for our March 1st, Power of Spices Class!

Only 24 hours left to sign up for the March 1st, Power of Spices class, at Happy Valley New Seasons! This is the perfect class for learning the basics about cooking from scratch! We will use simple ingredients and different spice combinations to develop 3 different meals.
Deadline is Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm.
Please email Turnip the Heat Cooking at to register.