Camp season is finally here! We are humbled by all the new and returning campers who are joining us this summer season. While a few of our camps have already filled up, it’s not too late to squeeze in a week of culinary fun. We are hosting camp at locations all around the Richmond area so we’re sure to have a week/theme/location convenient for you.

We are excited about our first 3 day/2 night over night camp at Independence Golf Course.  It’s full of good food, cooking fun, gardening, fishing and more.

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: June

Peach Chutney

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded & diced 1/4" (1 cup)
  • 1 medium red onion diced (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 lbs chopped peaches*
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)

Equipment: Saucepan, Spoon, Cutting board, Knife, Measuring cups & spoons, 12—4 oz canning jars

Combine vinegar and both sugars in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the bell pepper, onion, raisins, garlic, salt, chili powder (if using) and simmer 15 minutes. Add chopped peaches and accumulated juices and simmer an additional 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. If mixture seems a bit thin, continue to simmer until it thickens to desired consistency. *Slightly firm peaches are best for this recipe. 

Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • 10 small freestone peaches
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 T agave nectar
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup of quick oats
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Equipment: Measuring spoons and cups, 9x13 glass pan, mixing bowl, spoon, knife, cutting board

Heat oven to 375 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of a square 9×13 glass pan with butter. Hand each student 1 whole peach.  Refer to page 32 for Peach Cutting 101 info. Instruct the students to place their knives on the suture line of the peach. This will keep the knife from sliding as they turn the peach, cutting it in half. Students should always cut with the flat sides after the pit is removed. Place sliced peaches in buttered pan and add blueberries.  Mix the remaining ingredients, in a separate bowl—the mixture will be lumpy.  Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.  Bake 30 minutes until topping is golden brown.

 

Peach Lemonade

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • 3 peaches
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 7 cups water divided
  • 1 ½ cup fresh lemon juice (8-10 lemons)

Equipment: Saucepan, Spoon, Cutting board, Knife, Measuring cup. Juicer, Blender, 2 quart pitcher

Cut the peaches into quarters and place in a saucepan with sugar and 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.  Let the mixture cool for 5-10 minutes.  While the mixture is cooling, juice your lemons.  Place 1 ½  cups of fresh lemon juice into a pitcher.  Set the pitcher aside.  Pour the cooled contents of the saucepan into a blender and blend until smooth (approximately 1 minute).  Pour the contents  of the blender into the pitcher with the lemon juice.  Add the remaining 5 cups of water.  Stir.  Pour into cups filled with ice. Enjoy!

 

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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…)