Community Kitchen

Paula_and_Jennifer-sWe’re firing up a Community Kitchen where neighbors come together to cook, learn, save money, have fun and promote good health.

In our go-go world, fast food and processed foods can be tempting time savers.  Cooking might seem like too much trouble or create too much waste in one and two person households.  Or maybe your little edible garden patch is pumping out more produce than you know what to do with.

Together, we’ll learn (and teach!) how to prepare healthy, yummy and economical dishes, for one or for a crowd, using local, organic products.

True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities.


Our Community Kitchen might take many forms:

  • Learning kitchen skills like canning, herb drying and knife sharpening
  • Preparing dishes using abundant local produce, like zucchini, rhubarb, apples, tomatoes, plums, squash450px-Kari_and_sarah-s
  • Cooking a meal to be eaten together
  • Preparing ready-made dishes to take away and bake or freeze in family portions or single servings
  • Cooking together for the purpose of feeding others, such as homeless or elderly community member
  • Sharing food prepared at home, such as soup swaps
  • Learning to cook outside the recipe – improvising to use what’s in the fridge
  • Easy cleanup meals – one pot dishes
  • Canning, pickling and preserving
  • The mystery basket – bring an item from your pantry that you don’t know how to use – and we’ll make something with it

There are many ways to get involved!

  • Join our Facebook Group
  • Not on Facebook?  Email Chris to subscribe to email updates
  • Attend our monthly gatherings – our first one will be an outdoor potluck picnic at the Ballard P-Patch at 7:30 on Wed 7/30
  • Volunteer your space for a Community Kitchen event
  • Lend your expertise to teach a skill or lead an activity
  • Keep your eyes on our event calendar