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ISSUE

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02 2015

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

community engagement.

“Seniors’ Culinary Adventures: From City to

we experimented making our own crepes

TOPICS WE CAN HELP

Country

an

which were filled with lemon curd and topped

YOU WITH:

opportunity for 20 lucky participants to bring

with raspberries with a sprinkle of powdered

Housing

out their inner chefs and get cooking!

sugar.

Employment

and

Back”,

POINT

offered

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On October 27 , POINT arranged for a

There was much to be learned by this

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hands-on interactive cooking lesson to be

experience;

Children

hosted at the Nella Cucina Culinary School

1. Cooking is a great way to build an appetite!

Youth

(876 Bathurst St.) We all met at the cooking

2. The feeling of accomplishment which

Seniors

school and were instantly overwhelmed by

comes from preparing food for oneself!

Newcomers

the beautifully arranged kitchen studio where

3. Cooking does not have to be difficult.

Recreation Health Volunteerism

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.

This

followed by an exceptional Moroccan cous

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Point by Point # 2  

The official newsletter of People & Organizations in North Toronto (P.O.I.N.T.)

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