The Cooking Journey


The Apple Tree part 2

Our Heirloom Apple Tree After writing about our wonderful apple tree from which we made 25 gallons of apple sauce this year, a past teacher let us know about a project through Colorado University.  The Boulder Apple Tree Project were looking […]


Children’s House in the News

Farm to Early Childhood at Children’s House Inside Boulder News – Children’s House Preschool from City of Boulder on Vimeo. The best way to create healthy eating  habits in children is to start young and have them involved in every […]


The Apple Tree

In our yard lives a 120 year old apple tree. The lower branches have been worn smooth by 2 decades of children who love to try their climbing skills. One branch is at the perfect angle for children to climb […]


Sunflower Sushi

Sunflower Sushi

The Sunflower Sprouts Despite it being the middle of winter, our children have been enjoying the chance to see life grow.  We planted 2 tubs with sunflower seeds that the children had harvested from our garden last Spring.  The children […]


Kale Chips – a sensory experience

Kale chips are a long time favorite, and while they can be bought pre-made and prepackaged, there is nothing difficult enough that a 3 yr old can’t help make fresh ones with you. One of the greatest things about using […]

Kale Chips

Beans

Beans and math

One easy cooking activity for children is preparing green beans for snack.  The first step is to top and tail the beans, which is a great way to teach self control as children need to resist the urge to cut […]


Breaded Yellow Squash Rings

With the abundance of fresh vegetables that we grow, or get donated to our school over the harvest season, we are always looking for ways to involve children in the cooking of new snacks.  When the children get involved in […]

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Latkes

Drawing a recipe – Latkes

Sarah Spencer, a graphic recorder and artist from Phoenix, Arizona, visited CHP to draw our recipe for latkes as an illustration for our cookbook. Graphic recording is the art of listening and drawing a conversation or event in illustrations as […]


Pupusas!

by Jen Swezey CHP parent, Marisol, originally from El Salvador, came to school on Tuesday to teach the children and teachers how to make pupusas!  Pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran masa cake, made with a variety of fillings including, but […]