Happy Harvest Day!

This morning we had a little difficulty deciding what to do because of the high chance of rain, but after some contemplation and waiting around in the cafeteria, we decided just to head down to the garden anyway! Fortunately for us, it started raining just as we were heading back up to the main building.

Today was Harvest Day in the garden when the kids harvest the food that is grown so that it can be taken to market and sold. We harvested carrots, potatoes, green beans, and some herbs! The kids had a great time getting their hands dirty and learning all about producing your own home-grown produce :)

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Right after harvesting in the garden, we headed up to the kitchen where a professional chef, Chef Steve, helped the kids make homemade mozzarella! The process is fascinating and it tastes even better! We also made our own personal English Muffin Pizzas and a Caprese salad (Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil). We ate these for lunch along with another lettuce-based salad and a fruit salad. How delicious!

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We then took the kids out for physical activity to burn off some steam with a huge game of freeze tag. Once we were finished, we went back up into the food labs for one more round of cooking for the day. The kids learned some knife skills today cutting up tomatoes and cucumbers making a Mediterranean Couscous Salad. They also mixed and rolled together some Peanut Butter Energy Bites (although the kids had plenty of energy without any help!)

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Tomorrow is Pool Day so don’t forget your bathing suits! See you then :)

About Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp

Saint Louis University's Culinary Camp is a week-long program in which campers will prepare and cook a variety of meals, learn from professional chefs and registered dietitians, and learn the principles of good nutritian, gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Children will be taught basic cooking techniques, understand the importance of sustainable local agriculture, participate in a Disability Awareness Day and learn food & kitchen safety procedures. For ages 7-12 with a special teen week for ages 12-19. Sessions are from June 510 - Aug. . On the Health Sciences campus of Saint Louis University.

Posted on July 10, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great pictures! I heard there were dog biscuits, too. :)

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