Get Cooking’s First Class, and What I Learned!

Get Cooking got started on Sunday afternoon with an Introductory Class on Italian cuisine.  It was a learning experience for my students …. and for me!   What was planned as a 3-hour class stretched into 4 as my class of 9 students lingered over a 4-course Italian feast.  Some of the students got cooking, while others sat back with a …

Garlic – Ingredient of the Week

Garlic is the ultimate local yet global food: the perfect start for Get Cooking’s weekly ingredient blog. What other ingredient could possibly be used so widely, in so many cultures, and as a focal flavour for so many different cuisines? And yet be so easy to grow, no matter where you live? In colder climes like ours in Edmonton, garlic sells all winter …

Hemp Oil, Mighty Trio Organics

Mighty Trio Organics produce their Cold-Pressed Organic Oils in Redwater, Alberta.  A family-run producer, they buy their seeds direct from farmers, and you can buy their oils direct from them!  Look for their booths at Old Strathcona, City and St. Albert Farmers’ Markets. Mighty Trio’s Hemp Oil is my personal favourite.  It looks and tastes “green”, a nutty, herbaceous, deeply …

Get Cooking Gets Going, Classes Starting this Week!

What is Get Cooking?  And where did it all begin?  Well, to answer that I need to give you a bit of my own personal history, and take you back to 1993. I was living in London, doing the daily grind.  Holding down an office career:  long hours but great perks, and pretty good pay.  Perfect for some, but not …