People & Organizations in North Toronto
Introduction to POINT
This issue Nella Cucina Cooking Class P.1
People & Organizations in
What’s new with POINT? P.2
North Toronto is a non-profit
Holiday volunteer opportunities P.3
community information service agency. POINT’s objective is
Contact Us P.4
to serve the people of the community by improving and
social and health services in
Cookin’ Up Something Good for the Holidays
North Toronto, through
It’s holiday season and that means the smell
cous served with orange and ginger glazed
information, education and
of delicious food is in the air! No matter what
salmon. If there were any way to make this
holiday you celebrate, good food is a central
meal more delicious and decadent, it was our
component. Along our New Horizons theme
dessert. With the help of our skilled teachers,
increasing awareness of the
“Seniors’ Culinary Adventures: From City to
we experimented making our own crepes
TOPICS WE CAN HELP
which were filled with lemon curd and topped
opportunity for 20 lucky participants to bring
with raspberries with a sprinkle of powdered
out their inner chefs and get cooking!
On October 27 , POINT arranged for a
There was much to be learned by this
hands-on interactive cooking lesson to be
hosted at the Nella Cucina Culinary School
1. Cooking is a great way to build an appetite!
(876 Bathurst St.) We all met at the cooking
2. The feeling of accomplishment which
school and were instantly overwhelmed by
comes from preparing food for oneself!
the beautifully arranged kitchen studio where
3. Cooking does not have to be difficult.
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our class would be hosted. Each station had
*Just remember to read through the entire
a display of fresh and colorful fruits and
recipe first, and follow steps one at a time!
vegetables (all locally-sourced), along with pre-measured ingredients which were to be used in our recipes. We were taught that setting up our ingredients in this manner is called “mise-en-place”, meaning “everything in its’ place.”
This day would not have been possible without the assistance of Brianne, the event coordinator at the Nella Cucina Culinary School. We would also like to acknowledge our amazing teachers, Carly & Ilana for all of their guidance, patience and for truly making
We did not waste any time, jumping into
this experience such a success!
preparing for our first course, which was a delicious Carrot and Fennel soup.
followed by an exceptional Moroccan cous
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