Tag Archives: cooking with kids

Today is Food Day!! October 24

Today is National Food Day, a celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Sounds like my kind of celebration!! http://www.foodday.org/ I celebrated by heading out-of-town, beyond the wheat fields and into the apple orchards, to fill my car with crates of Olympus pears.  The Korean variety of asian pear is to be this […]

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Taste of Washington Day at our Local Schools

Today was Taste of Washington Day in cafeterias all over the state.  Over 300 schools and at least 30 local farms will participate in Taste Washington Day to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity and encourage healthy eating habits. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are partnering with […]

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omelette-making class

We made omelettes this week with my high school students.  Most, if not all, of the students had never eaten, or even heard of omelettes before.  They were a little skeptical at first, but really got into it when the skillet came out. Each student made their own personal omelette, adding their own flavor. The […]

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Making cinnamon rolls with kids

I made cinnamon rolls with my kids cooking class at the Y.  They enjoyed the gooey fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls, while they watched the other kids run.  Go kids! Go! Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe courtesy Alton Brown Ingredients Dough: 4 large egg yolks, room temperature 1 large whole egg, room temperature 2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 […]

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Evolving our Personal Food Identities

Have you ever stopped to think about why you eat certain foods and dislike others? We all come into this world under different circumstances, different cultures and traditions.  Our parents are our first food teachers, passing down their knowledge and preferences with what they eat and prepare for us.  We learn with and without words […]

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Feliz Dia de los Muertos/ Happy Day of the Dead

Yesterday we made sugar skulls in my daughter’s class, to celebrate Day of the Dead. Not too many folks know about the holiday here in Walla Walla, but in Los Angeles it was a big deal. All of the dual language classes in our school would build altars to honor friends and relatives who had […]

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More Veggies Please!

Leaves are falling, temperatures dropping, and things are slowing down in Walla Walla. Without the demands of weekend catering and preparing meals for others, I have time to focus on my own family’s needs. A leisurely visit to the farmers market last week was a rude awakening and realization that my own children need my […]

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Harvest of the Month: Asparagus

Our Harvest of the Month for April is asparagus.  Local farmers provide seasonal produce to our schools through the Network for a Healthy California program.  How lucky we are!  Free box of produce! to teach our children about healthy foods through hands-on learning/tasting. We cleaned, trimmed, and sliced the asparagus at a diagonal.  I like […]

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Birthday pizza-making party

My garlic olive oil crust with fresh arugula, burrata, and tomato!  Mmmmm! It was even more delicious than it looks, and it looks amazing!  It was THAT good! My son with his cheese pizzas.  He couldn’t wait to eat them, they looked so good! My son’s friend wants to dive right in!!

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Birthday Cupcakes

It’s that time again for our family!  Birthday season!  And with it comes homemade cupcakes to share with classmates at school, and homemade cakes, layered high with frosting, decorations, and candles.  Yum Yum!! My daughter’s birthday comes first, with the best vanilla cupcake I have ever made!  The day before, I picked up Nick Malgieri’s […]

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