Authors Articles by Elaine McCarthy

Articles by Elaine McCarthy

Elaine McCarthy
21 Articles
Elaine McCarthy is the Co-ordinator of the PC Cooking School, located upstairs at the Great Canadian Superstore at Lansdowne Place in Peterborough. Elaine has been cooking professionally for over 20 years and running the cooking school for five years. A mother of two girls, she has a passion for healthy eating and for teaching children about the importance of the food that we consume. Be sure to check our column about the PC Cooking School and facility rental. You can follow Elaine on Twitter at @PlanxtyIrwin.
Pack these healthy-but-tasty Lentil Granola Bars into your kids' lunch or serve them as an after-school treat

kawarthaCHOW: Back to (cooking) school

Cooking classes this fall at PC Cooking School and a recipe for Lentil Granola Bars.
This mushroom risotto is made with short-grain Aroborio rice, but you can make a healthier version by substituting quinoa

kawarthaCHOW: PC Cooking School offers children’s classes in French this summer

Featuring a recipe for Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
The key ingredient in all types of bread recipes is the flour. If you're a beginner, Chef Stefanie Martin offers a class at the PC Cooking School where she'll show you how to make a basic bread recipe. And make sure to try Elaine's recipe for fresh pizza dough -- you'll never look at a frozen pizza again!

kawarthaCHOW: Learn the art of bread making

Tips for making great bread, a class at PC Cooking School in March, and a recipe for pizza dough.
Bring a taste of the Caribbean to your table with Jamaican beef patties

kawarthaCHOW: Spice up your January with PC Cooking School classes

Featuring a recipe for Jamaican Beef Patties.
There's nothing like a traditional gingerbread house to get you in the Christmas spirit

kawarthaCHOW: Build your own gingerbread house this Christmas

Or join the PC Cooking School for one of their gingerbread house decorating workshops in December.
Italian-Style Lentil Soup (photo: President's Choice)

kawarthaCHOW – Keep healthy with nutrient-rich foods

Register for "Superfoods for the Season" cooking class on October 23 and try this recipe for lentil soup.
During a visit to Israel and Palestine this past March, Elaine McCarthy was fortunate to enjoy some amazing Middle Eastern foods

kawarthaCHOW – Lemon Couscous

Experience A Night in the Middle East with Chef Stefanie Martin at the PC Cooking School on August 14
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

kawarthaCHOW – Summer cooking classes for kids and adults

Featuring a recipe for pasta with fresh tomato sauce.
Saigon Shrimp Cakes

kawarthaCHOW – Saigon Shrimp Cakes

Chef John MacKinnon takes you on a culinary tour of the world at the PC Cooking School on June 17.
Chef Amanda Harrison is one the amazing instructors at the PC Cooking School upstairs at the Real Canadian Superstore in Peterborough (photo: Ash Nayler, Ash Nayler Photography)

kawarthaCHOW – Ceviche de Camaron with Plantain Chips

You can learn how to make Chef Amanda Harrison's recipe at the PC Cooking School on June 5th.

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