On an unusually hot evening in April, we got invited to attend the Cutco Foodie Forever Event. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the friendly ladies from Cutco.

We took no hesitation of trying the hors d’oeuvres as we mixed and mingled with food bloggers.
The main event of the evening included cooking a healthy dinner along with simple knife lessons from Cutco. Everyone was grouped into small teams and taken into the kitchen.

When Sabrina cuts an orange, everyone watches

When Sabrina cuts an orange, everyone watches

For dinner we tossed up some kale citrus salad, savoury quinoa, and a baguette with hummus. It was light and healthy, however not filling for a regular meat eater like myself.

As we settled down around the table, two different white wines were being served – 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and Aligote. Of course, this was the most exciting part of the evening. Sauvignon was my personal favourite of the two as it was refreshing and complemented well with the salads on the table.

As for the dessert we made tangy poppy seed fruit salad. Cutting these fruits were quick and simple using Cutco knives. Just place the tip of the butcher’s knife on the melon and push along the edge.

Tonight’s guest speaker was Lorraine Thornhill – Lifestyle and Personal Development Coach who shared her experience of switching to a gluten free diet. Lorraine carries an “eat to live” attitude when it comes to making food choices. Her number one rule to live by is to pay attention to details on the nutrition labels. Most foods are based on the first two ingredients on the list and the rest mainly contribute to longevity of shelf life.

Sabrina Zh (BestofToronto.net), Lorraine Thornhill (Lifestyle and Personal Development Coach)

Sabrina Zh (BestofToronto.net), Lorraine Thornhill (Lifestyle and Personal Development Coach)

The evening concluded with a raffle. There were a lot of great prizes and a lot of winners. One lucky blogger walked away with a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.

Cutco: www.CookingWithCUTCO.ca
Chateau des Charmes: www.chateaudescharmes.com
Lorraine Thornhill: www.lorrainethornhill.com

Photos by Sabrina Zh

AWHL Gala 2013
Photos from Saddle Towne