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  • Summer Cooking Camps for Kids!

    Camp2015Are you looking for something fun, educational, and really different for your kids to do this summer? Why not try enrolling them in a cooking camp.

    The Essentials: July 11-15

    During this week-long camp, kids will learn all about kitchen safety, proper food handling, preparation, and presentation, as well as table setting and manners. But that’s not all, explains No Thyme to Cook’s owner and chef Gwyn Novak, “We’re going to visit a local farm so the kids can see where their food comes from. Then we’ll browse the aisles of a grocery store to see how food is marketed and sold to us. We’ll also cook for a greater cause in which we’ll make lunch for the folks at Farming 4 Hunger so the kids get a bigger sense of the world beyond themselves. And finally, we’ll end the week with a luncheon that they prepare for their parents based on what they learned that week. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”

    The Essential Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $425/chef. But if you bring a friend, you and the friend each receive $50 off of your registration.


    The Adventurous Palate: Around the World in 5 Days: July 25-29

    Take a trip around the world with us in just five days – a culinary adventure that is! Each day we’ll visit a different ethnic restaurant, get a tour of the kitchen with the chef and watch as he or she demonstrates how to make their favorite dish. Then the next day back in our kitchen, we’ll try our hand at re-creating it. From Mexican and Italian to Japanese and Thai – this will be an adventure you won’t want to miss!

    The Adventurous Palate runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost for each week-long camp is $425/chef. But if you bring a friend, you and the friend each receive $50 off of your registration.

    In addition to having a lot of fun, the young chefs will learn a skill that will last them a lifetime. “Research indicates that when kids help prepare a meal, they are much more likely to eat it, and it’s a useful skill that seems to build self-esteem,” Novak points out.

    Cooking camps are designed for children ages 8-13. Each chef will receive a personalized apron, diploma of completion, a cookbook of all the recipes prepared throughout the week, and lunch each day.

    To learn more about No Thyme to Cook’s cooking classes or to register, visit them on the web at www.NoThymeToCook.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/nttcook or call 443.624.5048 or email info@NoThymeToCook.com.

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  • No Thyme to Cook Launches New Series: The Tasting Club!

    How often do we really stop and taste our food? Is one chocolate truly better than another? Can you detect the difference between various olive oils and salts? How about apples or different types of cheeses? Turns out small twists in taste and quality can make a big difference in your overall dish as a cook. Join us as we begin a new series of classes this year – The Tasting Club. Each month we’ll dive deeply into one particular food learning how to savor and serve it. And at just $25/class, they’re a steal – for the novice or the experienced cook.

    Tasting Club classes are held on Friday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.

    Chocolate barJanuary 29: Chocolate

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll explore the velvety decadence of six different types of chocolate from the deepest dark to milk and white.



    CheeseMarch 18: Cheese

    Camembert, Maytag blue and gouda – cheeses come in all shapes, sizes and smells! Let us walk you through a proper tasting from soft to hard and everything in between.



    Olive OilApril 8: Olive Oil

    Much like fine wine, olive oil derives so much of its inherent flavor from the soil or terrior in which the olives are grown. From light and fruity to musky and peppery, we’ll explore the murky world of olive oils.


    teaMay 6: Tea

    White, black and green – tea is an exotic blend. In this special tasting, we’ll explore some of your old favorites and plenty you might never have heard of before.



    applesSeptember 23: Apples

    From gala to honey crisp, there is an apple for every dish – but which one works best?? Join us for this very special seasonal tasting and never have to guess which apple to use again.



    saltOctober 21: Salt

    Himalayan sea salt, fleur de sel, sel gris, kosher – it’s all just salt right?!?! Not exactly. We’ll walk you through the flavor profiles of each and how best to use them in your next meal.



    To be part of the fun, just click on www.NoThymeToCook.com/calendar/. But hurry! These seats will go very quickly.

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  • No Thyme to Cook Offers Singles Classes

    Singles Class

    Do you love food but are tired of cooking for one? No Thyme to Cook is bringing singles together in a class designed to help students meet their match in the kitchen. Join us for a no-pressure combination of cooking, wining, dining and dating, as you make gourmet dishes, and hopefully a few new love connections. Over the course of the evening we will prepare a three course gourmet meal, while mixing and mingling, cooking and eating!

    Classes take place Friday, August 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 20-30-somethings and Friday, September 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 40+ year olds. The cost is just $70/person.

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  • No Thyme to Cook Launches Junior Chef Series

    Kids Camp pasta


    No Thyme to Cook, Southern Maryland’s premiere cooking studio, now offers monthly Junior Chef cooking classes specially designed for children ages 9-13. Covering such topics as Fair Food, Burgers, The Great Pumpkin & the Best Ever Christmas cookies, there’s something on the menu to please every palate.

    “Kids love being in the kitchen creating and cooking,” No Thyme to Cook’s chef and owner Gwyn Novak explains. “We had so much fun during this year’s summer cooking camp that we decided to create an entire series devoted to kids and their passion for cooking. They bring an infectious energy to the kitchen.”  

    Classes are typically held on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in No Thyme to Cook’s Prince Frederick kitchen. No cooking experience is necessary to take part. Classes are just $45/junior chef. However, if you register for two or more classes, you can take $10 off the cost of each class. And the best part is, they get to enjoy all of the fruits of their labor. So parents don’t have to cook dinner that night.

    For the full schedule of classes and to register, go to www.NoThymeToCook.com.

    Cooking Birthday Parties

    In addition to the monthly Junior Chef classes, No Thyme to Cook also offers cooking birthday parties for kids. This year, why not skip the superhero and princess themes? Come party with us instead!

    You pick from one of our many themes (Mexican Fiesta, Breakfast/Brunch, Chopped Chef Challenge, Tea Party or Mangia, Mangia), and No Thyme to Cook provides all of the ingredients and materials – you supply the kitchen and hungry guests. All parties include a customized menu, cooking-themed party favors, birthday cupcakes to decorate, paper plates, napkins, utensils, cups, beverages, personalized apron, as well as all of the set-up and clean-up, not to mention – cooking fun and instruction with a chef.  Every child leaves with homemade goodies, a keepsake apron, and a taste for cooking that will hopefully leave them hungry for more. The two hour party is recommended for children ages 6 and up.

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  • Free Cooking Demo

    Come meet us in person this Friday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m. at Barefoot Wellness on Main Street in Prince Frederick. We’ll be preparing a delicious appetizer that takes advantage of the best summer has to offer. Come early for yoga demos, refreshing smoothies, Thai bodywork demos, and later in the afternoon a fashion show by Charity 23. For more information, visit their website BarefootWellness.org.chef2

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  • On the Radio!

    If you’re up early this Sunday morning December 21 (and who isn’t right!?!), be sure to tune in to hear Chef Gwyn on Southern Maryland Perspectives with Dr. Gottfried, President of the College of Southern Maryland, as they discuss holiday menus and how to get rid of those unwanted pounds in the new year!
    7 am: WKIK 102.9
    7:30 am: The Rocket WMDM 97.7
    8 am: WSMD STAR 98.3

  • Blog
  • An Apple a Day!






    With all of the talk about pumpkins this time of year it’s easy to forget there are other seasonal favorites out there – namely the apple! While no one seems to be making a latte out of it, there are a ton of interesting varieties to pick from and just as many ways to use them. So be sure to check out our article in this month’s Chesapeake Current Cuisine. Here is the link but you can always get your paper copy free at newsstands around the county. Enjoy!

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  • Do You Want to Be a Food Network Star??

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    This is your chance to work with a culinary icon! Outlast your competitors in this high stakes cooking competition and you could go home with bragging rights and a HUGE CASH PRIZE!

    FOOD NETWORK and the producers of GUY’S GROCERY GAMES and THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE are on a quest to find home cooks for a new competition show!

    Are you an amazing home cook? Do your friends BEG to be invited to your dinner parties? Do you love to talk about flavor profiles and favorite cooking utensils to anyone who will listen? 

    If you are a Food Network fanatic and a truly skilled home cook who prepares elevated dishes completely from scratch, this is your chance! Maybe you abandoned your dreams of culinary school to take care of your family. Maybe you have racked up a collection of state fair blue ribbons, taken home the trophy at a cooking competition, or earned local celebrity for your food. Whatever your story, we’d love to hear it!

    To apply, please respond to this e-mail or give me a call at 978-530-7732 (Mike)

    TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE INCLUDE your CITY/STATE in the subject line of the email. In the body, we will need your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and CURRENT OCCUPATION, a description of your COOKING SKILLS, a RECENT PHOTO, a few PHOTOS OF DISHES you have created, and why you think you have what it takes to win!

    **Amateur home cooks ONLY, please! You must have NEVER graduated from culinary school or worked extensively in a professional kitchen to be considered**