Saturday, March 19, 2011


Well, my two-week cooking courses are over... and I'd say they went pretty well. We made a whole bunch of healthy kids snacks, some of which include the following: "ants on a log," applesauce, berry muffins, turkey rolls, basil tomato pasta, strawberry banana smoothies, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and fruit and yogurt parfaits. In the older kids class we also learned about several kinds of herbs. I hope everyone came out of the class more informed about nutrition and empowered with the tools to cook healthy foods for themselves and others.

 I was so excited about teaching the kids about herbs that I bought some of my own herbs from Osh last weekend to plant in my yard. I will post a picture of them when they start to grow more. I am just really excited about the idea of having fresh herbs available to cook with whenever I want.

Speaking of green, St. Patricks day at school was lots of fun. I made the kids cupcakes and they loved them. They were so fun to make, too.. especially putting on the frosting.

So, things are pretty good here... looking forward to the next holiday to celebrate! :)


  1. Hello Jen, I love your updates, and visual aids are MAGNIFIQUE!

  2. Thanks :)
    I love posting pictures, especially of pretty cupcakes.

  3. Hi Jen!

    Couldn't agree w/Meesh more--MAGNIFIQUE explains your devotion to your students, the task at hand and longterm benefit for all. It's so encouraging to see you doing something you like, and making a significant difference in the lives of others. Hope the success of the last couple of weeks carry over into the Summer months as well, when you began teaching full time. Now, about those Mmm, mmm, good cupcakes, thanks for the picture you promised, and I trust if they tasted as good as they look here in your pic, they are a distant, pleasant memory on the taste buds of your students. Keep up the great work. Best Wishes!

  4. Hi Jen!

    Saw your encouraging comments over at Deidre's place. Invited her over to take a peek at your St. Patrick's Day themed cupcakes. Ventured in today to see what was up next on the menu here at Epic Treats. Before stopping over I thought to myself you would have either a main course dish serving of lamb, or several edible desserts featuring jellybeans, chocolate bunnies, marshmellow peeps, etc...will have to come back and find out just what's on tap. Meanwhile, safe travels through the holiday season.