Halifax Public Library
I lead hands-on cooking workshops for kids of all ages throughout the Halifax Public Library system. I’ve worked with kids at six different branches of the Library and in Spring 2019 I’ll be leading workshops at several more branches. For details of when and where I teach these workshops, follow me on Instagram. If you’d like me to visit your local library for a kids’ cooking workshop, let the library know to get in touch with me.
Faire Child Weatherwear
Guest Blog Exchange
Bite-Sized Kitchen and Faire Child have a similar philosophy: the importance of children's independence. Faire Child is a Nova Scotia company making environmentally responsible, 100% waterproof outdoor gear for children. They are sharing posts with me as part of their Book Report series. Their first post features the book Julia, Child, and their second includes Each Peach Pear Plum and Blueberries for Sal. Their latest post is about the recently published cookbook for kids, Little Cookery. I've written a post for Faire Child about picnics, and a post about our family camping trip last June. My third post for Faire Child is about packing a school lunch.
Nurtured Products for Parenting
Lunchbox Gear Product Review and Giveaway Sponsor
Nurtured is a shop in my neighbourhood offering a wide variety of high quality gear for babies, kids and families. They carry the largest selection in Halifax of baby carriers and wraps for babywearing, and a great variety of containers and lunchbags for everyone's preschool, school, picnic and work lunch needs. For Summer 2018, Nurtured generously sponsored a three-month Waste-Free-Lunch giveaway and product review series. Once a month for June, July and August I wrote a post on the blog reviewing one of their lunch containers; have a look at my June post, my July post and my August post. I also hosted a giveaway on my Instagram each month, which included the product I reviewed.
A Tiny Lab for Early Learning
Seasonal Cooking Workshops
A Tiny Lab is a childcare centre in my neighbourhood of North End Halifax. The centre has a food philosophy with many connections to mine here at Bite-Sized Kitchen. So far I have led three exciting workshops with the preschoolers there: Fall lunch with fresh pasta, pesto, and salad; Winter snacks with seed crackers, dips, smoothies and energy bites; and Vegan lunch with spelt pizza, cashew sauce, and avocado-chocolate pudding.
I was also in residence at A Tiny Lab during late September and early October 2018, cooking lunches for the centre.
I was honoured to speak at the launch of this exciting venture, as a parent and culinary educator, in September 2018. It is a School-Community-University partnership that will build a new food environment in our public schools here in Nova Scotia that is fundamentally health-promoting, all with fervent support from government, NGOs and private foundations. It’s an inspiring and achievable goal: we CAN make the healthy choice the easy, natural and available choice. In May 2019 the Canadian Minister of Health announced that the Public Health Agency of Canada is committing 5 million dollars to this project. I’m so proud to be a part of this great new initiative.