Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

Today, we had a visit from Mr. Bang and Ms. Miranda, Food Corps Service Members working with the Captain Planet Foundation. They taught us how to make cauliflower soup! First, we diced one whole onion. We used our handy (and safe) hand-powered food chopper but at home, you could simply use a knife (with adult supervision, ofContinue reading “Recipe: Cauliflower Soup”

Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: A Kitchen Classroom Lesson

I recently sat amongst some of the luckiest students in the world in a kitchen class at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.  The day I attended, eighth grade students were working on a unit about corn. Walking around the classroom, it was evident that students’ experiences with corn would connect to what they were learning in theirContinue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: A Kitchen Classroom Lesson”

Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Pineapple Guava Tasting

On my recent visit to the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, I had the opportunity to sit in on a 6th grade garden class. They engaged in a powerful, interactive lesson on greenhouse gasses, shared ownership over multiple garden tasks, then at the end of class, enjoyed a tasting out of the garden together. On this day,Continue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Pineapple Guava Tasting”

Harvest of the Month: Apples

The Harvest of the Month for September is APPLES! Apples are a great snack because they are high in dietary fiber which keeps you feeling full and a good source of immune-boosting Vitamin C. Most of the fiber and vitamins are found in the skin so don’t peel before you eat! This month, submit kid-createdContinue reading “Harvest of the Month: Apples”

“How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?” Lesson

This lesson is based off of the book, “How Did the Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food” by Chris Butterworth. Students learn how bread, fruits, and cheese gets from the plant or animal source to their plate. Then we tasted bread with goat cheese and a slice of peach. We also added honey onContinue reading ““How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?” Lesson”