Category Archives: Kids

Day One of Summer Camp 2017

Today we “traveled” to Vietnam for our first day of Art and Cooking Summer Camp. We have a big group this year, but they are fantastic group of kids.

Our menu today was salad rolls with peanut sauce, chicken bahn mi sandwiches and a fantastic tropical tapioca.

I like Bob’s Red Mill’s tapioca, but I did find some really fun multi-colored tapioca at Fubon. We mixed them together for the pudding pictured.

 

Tropical Tapioca

1/2 cup tapioca pearls
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas , peeled, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds , toasted
1 mango or other seasonal fruit (or more bananas!)

  1. Soak the tapioca pearls in cold water for at least an hour prior cooking. They will swell to almost double in size, so check to keep the water level up.
  2. Drain well. Put in a big saucepan with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 10-15 minutes until the tapioca pearls are opaque and softened. Drain. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the coconut milk, water and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add bananas to the saucepan and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked tapioca pearls and gently stir to combine. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool and thicken.
  7. Spoon into individual bowls, sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with mango slices. Enjoy!

 

March 2017 Turnip the Heat Cooking Updates

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a little bit less rain, snow and cold and a little more sunshine and cherry blossoms. I love March in Portland because the days start to get a bit longer and the flowers start to bloom.

Turnip is continuing to focus on customer created events. I am now booking for April, May, and June (but April is almost booked, so act fast!) If you have a class you would like to see, please email us! Does your kiddo want to learn to make a special meal for their birthday? Is your scouting group working on a healthy eating badge? Looking for a unique way to celebrate a new baby, new friend, or even your book group finishing a favorite read? Email us! turniptheheatcooking@gmail.com 

Upcoming Classes

These are limited due to the fact our calendar is filling up with private events. Are you dreaming of a class idea? We just need 6-10 friends and your dream can come true!

If you are interested in summer camp, please sign up soon. Camps are filling up.

March 2nd – Southern Thai Cooking (This is TONIGHT! I have a few spots left, email me if you want to join in! It is always fun!)

April 8th – Preschool Class at Seahorses

June 26th – 5 day Art and Cooking Summer Camp: Session One

August 7th – 4 day Art and Cooking Summer Camp: Session Two

PS. I am sorry if you received a strange newsletter this morning. My newsletter server appears to be on the fritz and I am working it out. 🙂

Here Comes Summer

Farmer's Market

Summer is nearly here and I am gearing up for summer camp! My camps are full – but if you are interested in getting on a waiting list, please email me at turniptheheatcooking@gmail.com

I will be doing kid-friendly events at the Hollywood Farmers Market the 2nd Saturday of each month – come say hi!

Stay tuned for our Fall schedule, things are changing! 

Class day will be switching to Thursdays at Old Salt Marketplace.
We are also going to be doing some REAL farm to table classes with The Side Yard Farms and adding more preschool classes with Seahorses!

Upcoming Classes for Spring!

Our Spring schedule is ready for sign ups!

And don’t forget our Art and Cooking Summer Camps!

Session One: June 20th – 24th (Only one spot left!)

Session Two: June 27th – July 1st

School of Oysters for Families!

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Do you have a little oyster lover in the family? Or an adventurous eater who wants to explore the culinary world? Foster’s Craft Cooking​ is partnering up with Turnip the Heat to offer School of Oysters for families!

Class is Saturday, March 26th at 10am. Check out the menu and register here.

(photo care of Foster’s Fine Cooking)

After-School Cooking Classes

Our second 6-week after-school cooking session starts in one week! Classes are Tuesdays at 3:30-5pm at Old Salt Marketplace. Each week we will taste the cuisine of a different country while practicing our kitchen skills. Students will learn different cooking techniques, knife use and kitchen safety. Each class ends with us sitting down to enjoy a meal together.

Only THREE spots are left! Sign up today! Class starts Tuesday, January 26th.

Turnip the Heat Cooking at Preschool!

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Eating the parts of a plant!

I have been stretching my Turnip roots a bit these last few months and have begun teaching in a local preschool. My bi-monthly classes include lots of tasting new foods, vocabulary, and a little bit of off-key singing. I have worked for 14 years with elementary and middle-schoolers, but this is my first foray into preschool! I love it! They are so curious, chatty, and engaging!

 

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Chopping apples for apple handpies.