The Cooking Journey


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 […]


Zucchini, Apples, and Pears, Oh My!

The children and the teachers jumped right into cooking.  Apples from our 120+ year-old-tree on the playground were gathered, washed and cooked down in a slow cooker, for applesauce.  Zucchini was harvested from the CHP garden, and giant zucchini donated […]


Cooking in the Garden

On June 21st, the first day of summer, 5 CHP families met Elaine and Jen at the CHP community garden to harvest herbs and lettuce to make “First Day of Summer Salad”. It was already very hot at 9 am! […]


The Garden Grows and Rhubarb Fun

Will (Ruby’s dad) put his exceptional wood working skills to use to create a wonderful gate for the Children’s House Garden.  Delphine, Gabriel (4) and Romain (7) joined Elaine and Michael at the garden today. Romain watered the garden beds […]


Teacher Appreciation Rice Noodle Salad

In honor of teacher appreciation week, CHP bought the ingredients for Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad and the children made the salad for their teachers.   Children peeled and cut up carrots, beets, scallions, cucumbers, tofu, Thai basil, cilantro and mint.  […]


Homemade Gnocchi with the children

We made ricotta squash gnocchi using the mystery squash from Kristi’s garden. Children first wrote out the menu. 3 cups gluten free flour plus extra for dusting the gnocchi to avoid sticking. 2 eggs 1/2 cup cooked purred squash 2 […]


Harvest time in Boulder

With the abundance of fresh food this time of year, we have enjoyed bringing new flavors and food experiences to the children.  In the last 2 weeks we have shared the following snacks: Squash Gnocchi with sage butter and fried […]