I am thrilled to introduce you to a new premium sponsor of Frugal Living NW: Cooking Thyme. Cooking Thyme offers fun and healthy cooking classes for children of all ages in the Portland area.
Each class is taught by Joan Browning, a middle school home economics teacher, in her custom built kitchen in Happy Valley (gorgeous, by the way). Classes feature fresh ingredients and innovative recipes in a variety of fun themes. Upcoming classes include, “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” and “ American Family Favorites” and a variety of Summer Cooking Camps.
During Spring Break, my daughter took Cooking Thyme’s Spring Break Cooking Camp — three days of hands-on baking classes. The classes were small (only four kids) and Audrey brought home the most delicious treats and the recipes, if I ever decide to bake myself! And best of all, Audrey had a fantastic time and learned the fundamentals of baking. She can even crack an egg now, which I have been reluctant to teach her (not sure why).
With hundreds of quick-meal and fast food choices available today, many children never learn the importance of healthy eating. Joan hopes that through her classes, children (and adults) will learn how to make healthier food choices that will benefit them in the future, while falling in love with cooking and the creativity it provides. Not to mention how much better a home-cooked meal tastes! Cooking provides children with hands-on lessons in mathematics, science, cultural awareness and self-expression. Joan’s desire is to simply give children an opportunity to discover the joy of cooking.
Please stop by the Cooking Thyme website for more information, including an entire summer’s worth of individual classes and camps.
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