Summer Community Kitchen excellent

Folks invited to joined the next session on July 22

The first summer Community Kitchen on July 8 was a great success – all the organizers need is more community members to join them.

During the morning session from 10 a.m. to noon, participants used local vegetables from the garden and the freezer and created a wonderful dinner for the community supper that evening at 5 p.m.

The cooks prepared 20 vegetarian quiches featuring garlic scapes, bread pudding using local berries and two soups, a creamy vegetable soup and “Soppa” a traditional peasant Italian bread soup.

All the food was cooked for “pennies a portion,” which showed how gourmet meals can be made from simple ingredients.

“In the evening, 20 children, parents and community members joined us to share in the bounty of our cooking earlier in the day. Everyone went home with quiches, bread pudding and bags of garden greens,” says Lisa De Paoli.

On July 22, the community to welcome to come to the Valley Room (behind the Red Coach Inn) to the following events. Early learning support will be provided for parents for the morning community kitchen session.

10 a.m.-noon – Community Kitchen – “Cooking with Dried Beans” and “Baking Cinnamon Buns and Savory Bread.”

3-5 p.m. – Food Security Workshop – “How can we move the South Cariboo to be food secure?”

5-7 p.m. – Community Supper – Come taste our cooking from the morning.

Everyone is welcome to attend,

For more information, contact Debbra Williams at or 250-395-5155.

Mark you calendars for the August summer community kitchens on Aug. 12 and 26.

Thanks to the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre, the South Cariboo Food Security Committee, the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy and the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre for their sponsorship and support.