Courses

Our courses integrate principles of nutrition throughout the program. We teach you basic cooking techniques and home-style recipes as well as cooking with herbs and canning. We respect the cultural traditions and diversity of all our students.

Home cooking classes offer nutritional awareness, life skills and feeling the family, and environmental responsibility in the home.

Our classes may include:

  • vegetarian cooking
  • special topics encompassing therapeutic nutrition
  • the kitchen as the medicine cabinet
  • the healthy home: cleaning and caring


Winter and Spring Courses 2021

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Classes and Workshops

Educational Evenings

Mary Jane’s Cooking School will be launching a series of Educational Evenings providing information on health, nutrition and /or cooking-related topics once a month for small groups. Each monthly evening will feature a guest speaker on a wide range of holistic topics followed by a nutritious and delicious lunch. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the evening will stand in for the fundraising Fall Suppers of the past three years. We will begin with two educational evenings described below and plan to have 5 events during the year which will be posted on our website and Facebook.

  • Principals, Values and Health
    April 30. Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

  • Our next educational evening, a repeat of the last one (held on March 26), will highlight the values and principles of Mary Jane’s Cooking School and will also share some vital but lesser known nutrition information that could have a major impact on health—we are talking here about vitamin K2 and its companion vitamins, vitamin A and Vitamin D3. A light nutritious and delicious vegetarian dinner will be served. Cost is $35.

Previous Courses

Click links below for more details. If you are interested in a previouse course, please contact Mary Jane at mjcookin@mymts.net.

  • Talking Ancestral Health
    February 26. Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

  • Jan Pangilinan, health coach and holistic nutritionist and Bruce Berry, local farming and health advocate will talk about their workshop series Tribe Health Coaching which takes a community- based approach to health and wellness involving ancestral health principles for eating and living.
  • Principals, Values and Health
    March 26. Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

  • In this workshop Community Nutritionist Mary Jane Eason, MSc. will highlight the values and principles of Mary Jane’s Cooking School, and will also share some vital but lesser known nutrition information that could have a major impact on health.
    Healthy Cooking and Eating for Body and Mind
    A continuation of the Session 3 cooking and nutrition classes will resume on Wednesday January 13, pending regulations. Community Nutritionist, Mary Jane Eason and Mental Health Worker Chantal Driedger will be facilitating the classes that involve discussion, nutrition information, and journaling and mindfully cooking nutritious and affordable meals using whole foods. A continuation of Session 4 which addresses the needs of newcomers to Canada, many of whom are refugees will also resume on Sunday January 17, pending regulations. This program will be facilitated by Mary Jane Eason and Ariana Yaftali who has lived refugee experience and training in mental health services. A continuation of Session 4 which addresses the needs of newcomers to Canada, many of whom are refugees will also resume on Sunday January 17, pending regulations.
    Super Soups and Stews
  • Tuesdays afternoons: Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23. 1:00 - 3:00pm

  • Super Soups! Step inside from the cold and learn to make a range of flavourful vegan/vegetarian soups representing a wide range of foods and styles.

  • Festive Fizzy Fermentation: Naturally Carbonated Soda-Pops by Edible Alchemy
    (Class: Thursday Dec 8. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Cost: $40.00)

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