Enjoy a cook-along session with kid-approved recipes that make dinner a group effort. Here’s some dishes we have done.
We did a series of classes in 2019 with the new library in Half Moon Bay. This was one of my favorite photos from the year. Watch out for the new girl group sensation – Laura and the Cooktops!
“Laura, this was amazing! Thanks to you we had another successful Family Halloween. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this event. It was one definitely to remember. Everyone ***loved*** the spread!” Halloween was celebrated with high style this year with Seeing Eye Cookies Mummies in a Blanket Pumpkin Throwing… continue reading
Tasting Week believes educating children about taste is the best way to get them to love food and at the same time fight obesity. This year’s assignment was to a Palo Alto, CA school. We always do a safe cutting skills demonstration this time followed by the “secrets of vegetables,” and assembly of Asian Lettuce… continue reading
The assignment was a “back-to-school snacks,” for the children’s cooking class at Northside Santa Clara Library. We made Watermelon Radish Rollups Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bites Scrambled Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Banana Ice cream out of the Champion Juicer (made with just frozen bananas – what a taste and flavor!) An ol’ fashioned Champion juicer We also… continue reading
Well, the boys are all grown up. No more tweens – all teens (15 and 13 years) and what a difference! No more breaks every 15 minutes, no more inability to concentrate – C and D stayed with the class the whole time. This week it was Indian food. We made Chicken Tikka Masala Palak… continue reading
Green Ninja: To design learning experiences that inspire student engagement in solution-based science Green Ninja is an educational initiative to inspire interest in the science and solutions associated with our changing climate. Adventures of the Green Ninja – a superhero – are told in a youth-oriented and humorous way, but grounded in science and data…. continue reading
Here we go again! 2016 with my boys – now a little older and wiser. A little better cooks too! Make sure to view Part One and Two of this series. I’ll keep adding photos as our monthly classes happen throughout the year. January: We made Corn and Pinto Bean Stew with Savory Pumpkin Cheese… continue reading
Cooking with the boys got easier this year, they were older and more able to concentrate for a given period of time. But I also think they started to get into it. Enjoy it. We had a lot of fun. Homemade pasta Tempura Avocado Tomato Crostini Sundried Tomato, Basil and Pinenut Baked Brie Chicken Cacciatore… continue reading
Tasting Week is an all volunteer, food educational effort for students, taught by local chefs in local schools. This year I was placed back at Juana Briones in Palo Alto. We started off with a class about the hidden sugars in snack foods Then did a cooking demo of Asian Lettuce Cups for the kids… continue reading