Farm Camp.....aka foodie adventure

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by shroomgirl, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

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    Well.....farm camp finally started last week, I cooked with the kids for 3 hours on Friday. They had visited the farm and were working with the farmers all week.....so I made....
    lemon verbena ice cream (they liked it dispite the herbaceousness
    zucchini bread (again a fav)
    beet salad....3 had had canned beets before and the others had never tried beets at all...they liked the chevre/beet/basalmic salad
    Fingerling potato salad
    Green Mayo from James Beard
    squash....pittypan, babies and big

    So...there have been a few changes and instead of my cooking 2 (3 hour sessions) with 14 (9-11 yr.olds) I'll be cooking 6 hours Monday and Thurs as well as 3 hours on Wed!!!
    Monday will be egg day..
    fritata
    deviled eggs
    angel food cake
    pastry cream/then a tart with puff (bought)/topped with berries
    Peach ice cream from a custard

    Lamb sausages, mint couscous, fennel salad/fennel cooked

    slides and a talk about other farms....

    Wed.
    Jam....I got blackberries, peaches and will scrounge blueberries
    biscuits
    fruit syrup
    maybe a jelly roll...

    Thurs....
    Crisp
    Pie
    Cobbler
    Potato tasting with 5
    Ice cream....I just love ice cream

    So throw in 2 clients on Mon and Wed and a picnic for 150 on Friday as well as market on Sat....and you have my week.Whew.

    *****So what really hits home is these kids are not only trying and LIKING beets they are honed into seasonal shtuff.What an incredible experience. I recommend it highly. If you've turned kids on to great food give us the dirt....
     
  2. isa

    isa

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    Wow Shroom it sounds so great. To get so many kids to try new things is quite an accomplishment. Goes to show how open to new things kids can be.

    Congratulations on your success Shroom!


    P.S. Will there be an adult food camp too? :lips:
     
  3. mezzaluna

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    Absolutely brilliant! Kids will learn to pay attention to their palates if they are taught to do so. Some of us are fortunate to have brown up in homes were eclectic flavors and cuisines were commonplace; others of us learned elsewhere- if we were lucky. Your students will have greatly enriched lives for your efforts!

    BRAVA!!!
     
  4. shroomgirl

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    Actually I have market cooking classes, pulling foods from the farmer's market and teaching around it. (3 this summer) Also have a farm picnic Aug 11 at an educational farm with Joan Dye Gussow. Also the weekly cooking demos at the market...