May the Fourth be with you, May Day, graduations, weddings, but of all the May celebrations, Mother's Day is spectacularly the best.  

Six years ago, I lost my mother the week before Mother's Day. I was so blessed to spend a great deal of time with her beforehand.Traveling from Virginia to Iowa nine times over 3 months and we got to say everything to one another - she was an incredibly patient and wise person who first persuaded me to become a teacher. 

She knew all along, writing and teaching were my gifts and Mom, thank you for the steadfast encouragement - I still hear you from heaven.Happy Mother's Day to all those with children to love.


Cooking Tip of the Day: CAMP C.H.E.F. 2019 @ Short Pump Town Center

NEW THIS YEAR!!! Edible Ed has rented a storefront inside of Short Pump Mall as a West End camp location for July and August!

Located inside the old Lily Rain Store, next to Cold Stone Creamery and South Moon Under, we are offering our crazy fun, hands-on, healthy cooking classes in the West End. After 8 successful years in Midlothian, we have made the exciting leap over the river – join us! Come and cook with us – you will be amazed at what your child can do in the Kitchen.

Join the over 37,000 students who have taken a delicious Edible Education cooking class!!!

Click here to find out the exceptional themes we will be running at Short Pump Town Center!

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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 tsp 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.