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Welcome to my Kitchen

A complete, full-course meal in 30 minutes?
You bet! Joan McElman shows you how to prepare simple meals for the whole family with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. You provide the ingredients, we'll provide all the thrills and spills on Welcome To My Kitchen with Joan McElman. Common sense cooking, with a down-home flavour.

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Biography of Joan McElman

Joan McElman

Joan McElman was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. As the youngest of 10 children,she discovered learning to cook was a necessity. Joan became seriously interested in cooking while living with her oldest brother and sister-in-law in logging camps during the summer months. While at the logging camps, Joan worked with her sister-in-law who cooked for between 10 and 30 men.

Joan married a Canadian Airforce pilot in 1963 and developed a love of cooking ethnic meals and exotic food from the diversity of people they met during those years. While her husband traveled with the military, he would gather different recipes for her from the various places he visited, which led to a very extensive recipe collection.

In 1983, she took over the show; "Cable Kitchen," on Mid-Valley Cable in Aylesford, N.S. Joan was the third host of the show, the other two went on to other things within the cable station. Today, Joan continues to volunteer as the host of "Welcome To My Kitchen" on Eastlink TV where she can be seen every week preparing a variety of easy-to-make recipes.

Currently, Joan and her husband Bob are retired and live in the central Annapolis Valley, a place where they thoroughly enjoy the pace of life and the people. Joan is the mother of a daughter and a son, and grandmother to 5: 2 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. Joan loves cookbooks and reads them like novels. Her friends know her passion for cooking and cookbooks, as she always loves receiving different cookbooks as gifts.

Click here to download Joan's Apple Blossom 2015 special recipe for Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding!



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Show Times:

Sundays at 6:30PM

Repeated Monday-Saturday at 1:00PM


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Show Producer:

Joan McElman

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