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Homeless women find recipe for independence

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Topic: Homeless women find recipe for independence
Posted By: JunTak
Subject: Homeless women find recipe for independence
Date Posted: Feb/24/2013 at 8:16am

Homeless women find recipe for independence at Scadding Court

By Catherine Porter

"Eight women and one little boy gathered in the basement kitchen of Scadding Court Community Centre to make Tisa George-Ouellet pizza.

Most, like George-Ouellet, are homeless. They live in shelters — specifically the big women’s shelter nearby.

You can’t cook in a shelter. The food is cooked for you and you are lucky to be getting food at all.

But George-Ouellet’s passion is cooking, and it was her 26th birthday. She wanted to bake a pizza and she brought her little brother Josiah along for the celebration.

So we tied on aprons, poured cups of herbal tea and started chopping garlic and green peppers and broccoli on the big wooden table in the centre of the room."

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