What a fantastic 2012 Summer Cooking Camp! I think this was the best one yet, even though I seem to say that every year. The kids and staff had so much fun with our theme of “Farmer’s Markets-Knowing Where Our Food Comes From.”
What a great experience! Summer Cooking Camp is so much more than just a “keep ‘em busy” kind of camp. Tons of food was cooked, great life lessons learned, laughs shared, new friends and yummy memories made…way more than cupcakes and novelty food. I think of it as Fun Food Literacy.
Each day brought a different focus. Day 1 was all about Fake vs Real Food, Day 2 was composting, Day 3 was Go, Slow, Whoa Foods, reading labels, and healthy portions, and Day 4 was the Growing Cycle.
Here’s a few snapshots of what 2012 Summer Cooking Camp looked like:
we mashed up blackberries for cobblers
made healthy key lime raspberry tarts
cooked up heart-loving fish sticks
had fun making meatloaf muffins with potato frosting
smartypants stuck out their tongues
made the best dill pickles ever!
learned about composting, then made compost stew
learned how to build cherry cheesecake parfaits
chopped veggies for a summer frittata
made strawberry balsamic vinaigrette for the salad
and planted pizza gardens.
There was so much more, just not enough time and space to tell about it.
What a blast! Thank you parents for letting your kids cook with us at Cook, Learn, Grow!
Cooking, it’s about:
Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Community, Life!
Now, it’s time for Fall which means all new lessons, recipes, locations, laughs, friends and experiences. Check out the Fall Food Literacy Class line up here.