Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quinoa, Fennel, and Lentils... Oh, My!

Tuesday got off to a great start with a lesson on Grains presented by Elena. Over 25 different types of grains – from common white flour to the more uncommon quinoa and hominy grits - were passed around for the campers to look at and touch. The campers also learned an easy homemade bread recipe from Chef Corr, which many of them made to take home and share with their families! Next, the campers learned all about vegetables from Dana. Trays of fennel, broccoli-flower (a cross between broccoli and cauliflower), orange cauliflower and orange grape tomatoes were passed around so the campers could try some new veggies! Many campers were also surprised to learn that a serving of beans or legumes is not only a great source of protein, but also count as a serving of vegetables. Finally, it was time to cook! Eager to get the finished dishes on the table (and in their mouths!), a lot of campers finished early and were able to play video games or make an extra “Wildcard” recipe, such as Puppy Chow or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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