January 15, 2016
Learning how to cook can be challenging, especially for those living alone or on a tight budget. That’s why CSC CHIGAMIK CHC is providing an opportunity for members of the community to learn about new cooking skills, socialize with others, prepare and eat a meal together and take home cooked food for themselves and their families. Kitchen Talk cooking sessions are intended to teach healthy eating on a limited budget. This FREE three-hour class is offered every Thursday at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Midland and is taught by CSC Chigamik CHC’s Dietitian, Andrea Gillespie. No need to register, just drop by and join in.
See what Damian Leonard had to say about his experience at Kitchen Talk…
“I haven’t had to cook a meal in years but now that I live on my own, I’ve got to learn how to cook nutritious meals for myself. My problem has been that I’ve been afraid to really tackle things. It can be overwhelming to find a recipe, go shopping for the ingredients, cook it and clean up. It’s a real chore for me living alone.
After learning about Kitchen Talk from my doctor at Chigamik, I decided to give it a try. I started my first class five weeks ago and it’s been great. Andrea is a wonderful teacher. She’s taught me how to make muffins and I really enjoy my time there. There is anywhere from five to 10 people who show up to the class on a weekly basis and I’m amazed that it’s not drawing in more people. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to cook easy but delicious meals, meet new people, and share a meal together at the end of the class.
Every other week we create a little menu. We start the class off with cooking muffins and preparing our lunch is ready and we eat a beautiful meal together. It’s delicious and there’s always left overs. Everyone is so helpful and pleasant. It’s a really great class.”
-Damian Leonard, Midland, ON