Earth Day Solar Cook Class with Bowman School

Happy Earth Day! This is the last of three classes we did for the 2012 – 2013 school year – a collaboration of Chefs Move to Schools (Michelle Obama’s program) and Bowman International School in Palo Alto. It started with a school garden harvest of collards, radish, chive and flowers.

Image 2 Image 3 ImageBack at the classroom, we washed, chopped, sauted, and decorated our way to Backyard Sunshine Frittatas, made with eggs from Teacher Ryan’s chickens.

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While the solar ovens were heating up….

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We learned why it is important to “look alive and whisk those eggs!” Scramble eggs are lighter and tastier with more air in them, so don’t be shy – gives those eggs a good whirl around!

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The frittata was poured and decorated with borage, pineapple sage, calendula and chive.

IMG_4846 IMG_4855And brought out to the solar ovens – CAREFUL! Don’t spill it!

IMG_4865After reviewing the ABC’s of solar oven cooking, our Backyard Sunshine Frittatas cooked for about 30 minutes. The sun was hot enough that the ovens got to 350 degrees!

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The moment of truth?    Ahhhh….. Yummy!

IMG_4868Happy Earth Day Everyone!! See you next year with Chefs Move to Schools!

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