Foodie Gifts for 2017

Cookbooks I know I never tire of getting new cookbooks.  Some of my favourites – Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen, Flavor Bible, anything by Ottolenghi Cooking Class Experiential services are a great way to go when you are giving to … read more

Vietnamese PHO …say FUH!

Pronouncing Pho correctly ,especially when in Vietnam, will reward you with a delicious, aromatic bowl of comfort food. If you haven’t tried this tasty national dish from Vietnam you are in for a treat. PHO starts with an amazing complex … read more

Fall Farm to Table Dinner with Carolyn Herriot

Seasonally appropriate eating means focusing your diet around what’s available from the farm or garden, the focus of Carolyn’s Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. Carolyn will prepare a dinner inspired by healthy local ingredients, simply and deliciously, with tips on how to … read more

Favourite Food Apps

Kitchen, Food and Cooking Apps by Kelli Etheridge Here are some of my favourite apps that make life easier when choosing ingredients, planning meals and cooking.  I’ve chosen all free apps.   Kitchen Dial This app is great for figuring … read more

THE ENERGY EDGE – How to get the most from your food

  Energy is defined as: The ability to do work or The strength and vitality for sustained mental or physical activity *Vitality/Vigour/Spirit/Verve/Zest/Spark/Enthusiasm/Ebullience/Exuberism   We would all like to have more energy or at least be able to get more energy … read more

Kimchi, a Fermented Korean Staple

I still remember my very first taste of kimchi.  I received a jar of homemade kimchi from my friend, Trish for my birthday.  The pungent aroma was followed by its deep, funky flavour. I was hooked and soon after I … read more

Healthy Holiday Food Strategies

1]  STOCK the Freezer! Take a few hours each weekend to make a few simple meals to have on hand when things get crazy. You could make a simple tomato sauce and use that as a base for Chili, Spaghetti … read more

Lunch Box Blues Contest!

THE “LUNCH BOX BLUES” CONTEST  ~ $500+ PRIZE PACKAGE ~  Dear Valued Contestant, As with every contest, please read the Fine Print! Are lunches a major source of arguments, worry, stress or heartache in your house? Stir Cooking School and … read more

Lunch Box Blues?

 Most parents dread this part of the back to school routine.  STIR have some helpful suggestions to get you off on the right foot.   1-LEFTOVERS! Whether it’s last night’s curry warmed up in a thermos, quinoa made into a … read more