Nov 8, 2014 Saturday
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Kefir. It looks like milk but tastes similar to yogurt. Many people have heard about it, but what exactly is it? How do you make it, what can you do with it, and why do some people call it a wonder food? The word kefir is derived from the Turkish word “keif”, which literally translates to the “good feeling”. Come and feel for yourself. During this workshop we will take a look at the different stages of kefir making, show you how to work with the kefir grains, and discuss several uses of kefir, including how to make a soft kefir cheese. You can try it for yourself and if you bring a small jar, you can take some kefir grains home and start producing it by yourself. ** Please bring a 250ml cup of milk to this class. ** Please be aware that we will work with milk kefir. It has less lactose then regular milk, similar to yogurt, but severe lactose intolerant might still have problems with this. ** Even though we talk about “kefir grains”, there are no real grains anywhere near this workshop.

Bring one of the following:
A 2 litre carton of dairy milk (up to 2 people)
A copy of your favorite gluten free recipe
A healthy snack to share with 3 people (up to 4 people)
A knitting lesson (1 person)
A professional make-up lesson (1 person)
Almond flour (up to 2 people)
Cans of tuna in water (up to 2 people)
Salad serving cutlery (1 person)
Some cheese (NOT cheddar or mozzarella)
Something you baked/cooked yourself sugar and grain free

About the teacher, Ellemiek Wintjes

My name is Ellemiek Wintjes, and I love to cook. Cooking for me is a way to be creative, and to experiment. If you give me a recipe I will hardly ever follow it to the letter, mostly because I improvise with items I have at home instead of going to a store and buying the required items. Being born and raised in the Netherlands, I basically grew up on dairy and cheese products. When I moved to Canada I used to make yogurt, but since this is relatively labor intense, I switched to kefir when I got a chance.

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East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Kombucha is a naturally carbonated fermented soda that’s as delicious as it is nutritious, though it can be tricky to make and expensive to buy. In this workshop, learn a tried-and-true method to brewing your own kombucha, making it right the first time and saving a ton of money in the process! In this workshop participants will receive a step-by-step guide with the recipe, some samples to try as well as plenty of ideas on how you can customize your brew. The various health benefits of kombucha will also be discussed. (If you bring a container with a lid you can have a starter to brew your own at home.)

Bring one of the following:
A beeswax candle
A bottle of your favourite hot sauce
A copy of your favourite food memory
A copy of your favourite inspirational quote
A plant-based recipe you love (eggs are cool)
A sugar-free treat to share with 5 people
A yoga class
Dark chocolate
Something homemade and tasty (preferably sugar/grain/dairy free)

About the teacher, Katie Rosenberg

Katie Rosenberg is a Toronto-based registered holistic nutritionist and recipe developer specializing in plant-based nutrition. She empowers people using her unique brand of candid and informative teaching, sharing that healthy choices can be delicious ones too! When not in the kitchen, she can be found trolling farmers markets, biking around the city like a speed demon, and eating good dark chocolate.

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East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

In this workshop you will learn how to make nutritious shelf-stable apple sauce, receive a take away recipe to make your own plus samples to try! You will also learn: * introduction to WEFC, Co-ops, and our Community Cannery * buying or harvesting apples * why roasting is often better than boiling * three core safety principles for home canning * sterilising * what is safe to can and why * correct processing of jars Barter Items To Be Determined

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To Be Determined

About the teacher, James Partanen

James Partanen an expert canner with many years of experience will be leading you through a delicious recipe and an in-depth discussion about canning and preserving. This will be a great way to learn new skills or brush up old ones.

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Glorious Bread! More Please!

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Bread has been around for thousands of years for a good reason, it's delicious. While bread is available to buy almost everywhere there is food, it is a very simple thing to make at home. In this workshop you will learn about different recipes for bread, the step by step process of how to make a basic bread plus have the chance to try some samples! I will also briefly talk about the mass production of white flour and the effects of this on people's bodies.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of Zinfandel or Shiraz red wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A good reading book
A scented candle from Bath & Body Works
A small cactus plant
Parchment paper
Some sunflower planting seeds

About the teacher, Lina Lucifero

Lina hand-kneads each dough and creates artisanal loaves that range from green-olive to stone dark rye. I look at bread as a blank canvas for creativity. I love experimenting with new flavours and adding my own personal touch to each loaf of bread I bake. All of my recipes are created with time and patience. The fans of my bread and my creative side have both played a huge role in inspiring me to do more! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ www.LuciferoLoaves.Ca https://www.facebook.com/LuciferoLoaves

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Nov 9, 2014 Sunday

Sauerkraut: Good For You!

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

During this workshop you will: • understand the nutritional benefits and learn about the history of fermented foods • learn how to prepare sauerkraut and fermented foods • know what to watch out for during the fermentation process • have the chance to try some sauerkraut samples!

Bring one of the following:
A 2 hour photography lesson (1 person)
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favorite homemade recipe
A vegetable, fruit or herb from your garden
Cliff Bars any flavor
Coconut flour (up to 2 people)
Dog treats (up to 2 people)
Mason jar with lid (up to 5 people)
Starbucks or Second Cup gift card
Your favourite HEALTHY snack to share with 3 people (up to 5 people)

About the teacher, Jillian Hillier

I'm in school for Culinary Management Nutrition at George Brown College and I started making my own fermented foods after I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011. Through my own research I realized how good they are for your body and how they help aid in gut health recovery which is also something I have always struggled with.

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Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

In this workshop, students will learn about the fine art of making pastry from scratch, as well as learning how to construct a lattice-topped pie. The class structure will be mostly demonstration-based, but students will also have a few opportunities to help out and get their hands floury. Each student will take home a copy of the recipe, as well as getting a chance to sample the pie at the end of the class. Learn how to bake like the pros!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A healthy houseplant
A knitted large mason jar cover
A mandoline for slicing (1 person)
A package of generic/blank stationery cards or thank you cards
A rolling pin (it’s time to stop using wine bottles for rolling dough!) (1 person)
Dark chocolate

About the teacher, Stephanie Murphy

Steph Murphy is a high school culinary arts teacher. She honed her kitchen skills as a cook onboard tall ships that sailed as far as the Baltic Sea and Antarctica, but she trained professionally at the Liaison College of Culinary Arts.

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To Be Determined

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

Check back later. Barter Items To Be Determined.

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To Be Determined.

About the teacher, Candace Bell

Candace started learning about natural approaches to health and found that the more she learned, the more she wanted to learn. She attended the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, graduating in 2012 with first class honours, and now shares her passion for delicious self-care in the kitchen with others. She still continues to create and exhibit her artwork as well (www.madrabbitart.com). At the heart of Candace’s practice are holism, digestion, and alternative or specialized diets. She has a big love for food and is serious about creating, sharing, and savouring delicious, healthy goods. Candace is also interested in herbalism, Ayurveda, yoga, art therapy and other creative therapies, sustainable eating, food ethics, fermentation, and playing in the dirt. She is a creativity-pusher, and an enthusiastic proponent of spontaneous kitchen dance parties. It is with compassion and urgency that she she shares one of her most hard-earned lessons with the world: you are stronger than you think

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Healthy Sweet Treats!

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

I will be showing the simplicity of how sweet treats can actually be healthy! During my demo I will be making homemade “Lara Bars” and homemade truffles with all natural ingredients and no artificial additives. These bars and truffles are guilt-free indulgences and the flavour combos are endless. I will have printed recipe instructions to take home and samples for you to try.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favourite healthy dessert recipe
A giftcard for a meal from FRESH
A journal
A Mason jar
A wooden wine box crate
A Wordpress lesson
Adobe lessons (Photoshop/Indesign/Illustrator)
Books on the Laws of Attraction
Gluten-free or vegan, raw baked goods
Homemade jam
Scented candles

About the teacher, Lorina Owen

My name is Lorina and I have a HUGE sweet tooth which lead to my love of “healthifying” recipes and baked goods. I started a blog a few years back called The Sweet Affair and a busy lifestyle put it on hold. I am working on getting it up and running again so I can share healthy recipes and inspire other through cooking and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. Check out my blog if you like! http://thesweetaffair.wordpress.com/

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