It’s chicken season! We have so much fun with our chickens and are expecting new ones later this spring – wouldn’t you love to have us visit your school with our fun and fluffy friends?

Spring brings more classes at Source Kitchen, area schools and visits to Camp Fairs. We hope to see you around central Virginia soon!

Please join us!
Chef Ann Butler
Founder – Edible Education

Cooking Tip of the Day: Asparagus is Here!

469631828   Did you know there are male and female forms of asparagus?  And generally, we are purchasing male asparagus – who knew?  Whether it is green, white, male or female, asparagus is a fun, spring vegetable to eat – as it is proper protocol to actually eat with your fingers.  Try this crazy easy recipe for your next asparagus side dish.

Sauteed Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise – serves 4

1 bunch of asparagus – prepare by bending the stalk and it will automatically break at tenderness part to discard the woody stalky portion

1 T. butter

6 egg yolks, 1 cup of melted butter, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, dash of hot sauce

In a large pan, add 1/2 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of butter and bring to low boil – add the asparagus stalks and cook until bright green – only 3 to 4 minutes.  In a blender,combine 6 eggs yolks, 1 t. Dijon mustard, 2 T. lemon juice and whirl in blender a few seconds.  Slowly add in to whirling blender – 1 cup of melted butter to form the sauce ( emulsion 101).  Keep the blender in a hot water bath and pour on asparagus just before serving – Yum!

 

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Monthly Recipes: May

Banana Blueberry French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 really ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk or regular milk
  • 2 T. Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tea. Vanilla
  • 6 slices of baguette bread
  • 3 T. butter
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • Natural syrup

Equipment: Skillet or Panini maker, Mixing bowls, Knife, Cutting board, Measuring cups & spoons

In a shallow bowl, crack the egg and add milk, cream and vanilla and whisk together. Smash/mix cream cheese, banana and blueberries together in a separate bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the egg mixture and place onto a pre-heated skillet or Panini grill. Spread smashed fruit mixture onto the other side of the bread and top with another slice of bread with egg mixture face up. Cook 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Serve with pecans—melt butter in skillet and add brown sugar and pecans and warm everything together and top with natural syrup.

 

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Edible Educator Affliates program

6502e929-bd0c-4ad3-a0d2-ee0c3558d072Want to help the kids in your area learn to cook real food? Become an Edible Educator!

Who: There are three groups of people who are successful Edible Educators™.

  • Foodpreneurs  These serious foodies are people with a passion for changing how the next generation thinks about food.
  • After-school Providers — These folks love working with kids and benefit greatly from bringing the Edible Education™ experience to their program. Not only do they add a wonderful regular educational activity to their curriculum, they earn extra money for their program during the school year, and during summer’s, too!
  • Dieticians and Health Coaches — These experienced professionals are able to couple their deep knowledge of nutrition with our proven chef-created curriculum. We not only teach the how to be chefs, we help them add a hands-on cooking lessons to their sessions with adult clients, as well as hospital and aging patients.

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School Enrichment

kids measuringSchool enrichment classes never tasted so good.  Our classes are one hour and are offered in 4, 5 or 6 week sessions. Students enjoy themed cooking lessons with seasonal and sensational foods, for students K-G8.

The Edible Education hands-on curriculum gives students confidence in the kitchen. Students prepare three to four recipes per class.

Our trained chefs provide step-by-step, age appropriate, hands-on instruction for your kids, which makes learning to cook real food fun for everyone! (more…)