We have over 10 summer camp locations this year and having a blast teaching kids to cook with the freshest, summer produce.  Whether your child can attend a camp or class, or not – summer is the perfect time to enjoy the extra daylight and laid back schedules to have great food for the whole family.
In addition to the Central Virginia classes, we have partnered with a national online children’s summer learning game – Brain Chase!  The adventures just began June 20th, so there is still time to get involved in solving weekly challenges to earn clues that could lead one lucky and smart kid to $10,000.  Check out Brain Chase for more information.
                                                              https://brainchase.com/register/summer-2016/
Enjoy!
Chef Ann Butler
Founder – Edible Education

Cooking Tip of the Day: We love tomatoes!

Whether grape, roma, beefsteak or early girl – nothing tastes like summer more than a backyard garden tomato.  If Bon Appetit ever asks – what is always in your kitchen – tomatoes are definitely the answer.  Their versatility is amazing and easy to use in many recipes. Check out our easy Pico de Gallo recipe for your next tortilla chip snack.

Pico de Gallo

Serves 10   You’ll need:  6 medium tomatoes – diced, 6 scallions, chopped, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 2 small red peppers, 2 limes, juiced.  Assemble all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 15 minutes before eating. This is a super kid snack when they get to assist in cutting!Pico de Gallo

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Monthly Recipes: August

Power Bars

Prep Time: 35 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: I hour, 10 minutes
  • 1/3 cup of whole grain Kamut flour, or All-Purpose flour
  • 1/8 t baking soda
  • 1/8 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups toasted and chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, or almonds,
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 12 Medjool dates (about 1 cup), chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 T almond milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • Equipment: baking sheet, parchment paper, whisk, mixing bowl, 9x9-inch pan, bowls to stir
  • Step 1 Make flax egg by combining 1 T ground flax with 3 T water; let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2 Toast walnuts for 8-9 minute at 325-degrees; chop.
  • Step 3 Whisk together flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in nuts and dried fruit.
  • Step 4 Mix vanilla into the flax; add almond milk.
  • Step 5 Line the pan with parchment paper and spread mixture into the pan.
  • Step 6 Bake for 35 minutes at 325-degrees.
  • Step 7 Let cool, and enjoy!

Edible Education TV

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…)