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….


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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