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Cooks’ Corner putting the spice in life

The best way to introduce new foods to someone is to cook it for them. That's what the North Central Seniors Association does once a month during a lunchtime Cooks' Corner, held in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church.
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David and Wendy Wlasitz make lunch during Cooks’ Corner at the North Central Seniors Association on Jan. 8.

The best way to introduce new foods to someone is to cook it for them.

That's what the North Central Seniors Association does once a month during a lunchtime Cooks' Corner, held in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church.

Each month, someone volunteers to cook a meal with the theme of being something people may not have tried before.

On Jan. 8, there were 27 people who took the dare as Wendy and David Wlasitz volunteered to be chief cooks for Cooks' Corner.

The recipe they made was Rockin' Moroccan Stew by Janet and Greta Podleski, found in their recipe book The Looneyspoons Collection.

The recipe is not only flavourful, it's healthy.

There's chick peas and onions, green peppers, ginger root, cumin, coriander and curry and just to throw a twist in there add a bit of peanut butter and a smattering of raisins into the mix.

The reaction of the guests was generally one of surprise. There were a lot of spices going into the pot but, while flavourful, the general consensus was the dish was not too spicy for anyone.

North Central Seniors Association has 75 members and groups or couples usually volunteer for the Cooks' Corner. The association pays for the supplies and people provide the know how.

Next month the Bad Angels of the North Central Seniors Association will make an appearance during Cooks' Corner. Be on the look out for Loretta Sin, Tammy Why Not and Polly Farton as they rustle up some grub for the Cooks' Corner gang.