The Cooking Journey


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 […]

squash

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 […]


Green Tomato Chutney at the Children’s House Cafe

Our garden has been dictating our cooking projects so far this year, providing us with produce that is ripe and ready to cook with.  However, what do you do when a cold snap is predicted, and there are still loads […]

Green Tomato

Connecting Over New Food From our Bountiful Harvest

Our snack menu continues to follow the season as we harvest the final veggies from our garden. One creation the children made was pickled vegetables. The children worked diligently slicing radishes and white turnips with plastic knives for pickling. We talked […]


Bugs and Kale Chips

Cooking the chips With fresh kale growing in the garden, Michael biked over to cut some kale leaves. Four children volunteered to wash and cut the kale. Some specialized words associated to this experiential job were “kale”, “rib”, “half”, and […]

Kale Chips

Market Story

Veggie Bucks at Boulder Farmer’s Market

Oh, what fun Elaine and Michael had biking to the Wednesday afternoon Farmers Market in downtown Boulder.  First stop was our community garden plot to turn the water on for our garden beds.  Then we were off, Burley in tow […]