Happy Healthy New Year!

Testing the feel of fresh pasta dough at The Loft with photographer Melissa Hunt
and her 2012 bridal clients (including Dee pictured on far left)

Happy New Year Culinary Friends!

We thank you for your patience and understanding regarding our delay in updating our webpage and announcing our 2013 schedule (for more, please see the tribute below).

We are thrilled to be launching our new 2013 Healthy Cooking Classes both for our corporate clients, and for all our community groups and friends.  Several of this year's programs were created to support the proactive health initiatives of many health insurance companies, and they include:  

  • "The Fit Fridge"
  • "Cooking for a Healthy Heart"
  • "Down with Diabetes"
  • "Cooking to Combat Stress & Anxiety"

For complete descriptions of these cooking classes, please visit our Corporate Wellness tab.

In addition, we are developing a Collection of NEW Cooking Classes to our line up that will be taught throughout the community and will be available to bring to your organization including:  "Bring Back the Family Table", "French Country Cooking", "Spring into Seasonal Cooking", "The Cancer-Free Diet", "Small Budget, Big Flavor!", "Healthy Cooking on the Run", " The Detox Diet-- Eating a Food Rainbow", "The Fundamentals of Cooking", "Why Organic?", "Asian Eats", "What is Gluten?--Food Allergies 101", and returning fan favorite "Taste of the Mediterranean III"!

We are in the process of finalizing the dates for our 2013 programming at Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), and will release those dates under our Month Classes tab at the end of March.  This year we are taking the approach of scheduling for the entire year in advance, in an effort to give you the opportunity to plan your calendar and coordinate cooking with friends more proactively.  Stay tuned!


Bocca Felice Winter Cooking Collection
Even though many projects were put on hold last month, we still managed to enjoy some exciting adventures throughout the community this winter, including cooking up healthy dishes with children at Weddington Hills Elementary School and the Concord Library; healthy holiday cooking at Concord Library and with Charlotte/Meck Seniors; sharing our Immunity Boosting Cooking Class with the employees of Cabarrus County Government and our culinary friends at CUMC; "Healthy New Year" cooking at Harrisburg Library; engaging in a positive customer service activity while cooking with the ladies of the City of Concord Human Resource Department; making fresh ravioli with the 2012 bridal clients of Melissa Hunt Photography; and I can't forget to mention my own personal culinary adventure throughout Belize!

We are looking forward to an exciting year, and continuing on our journey towards greater wellness and dynamic living by bringing healthy, local, seasonal eating to our community.  See you in 2013!

In memory of my father in law, Morris Guthrie. After suffering from an unfortunate fall which severely injured his brain, Morris was unable to recover and returned to heaven on December 30, 2012.  My father in law was an honorable man that raised his son Mike (my husband) to be a loving husband and remarkable father just like he was with his family.  He will be missed by all, and his amazing spirit will be carried on in the lives of generations to come.  We love and miss you Dad G!