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.
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!)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add bananas to the saucepan and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the cooked tapioca pearls and gently stir to combine. Cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and set aside to cool and thicken.
- Spoon into individual bowls, sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with mango slices. Enjoy!
Deena and I are excited that camp will be starting in a few short weeks. We are busy getting our shopping lists finalized, recipes written, and art projects planned!
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Everyone who votes, will be entered to win a FREE week of Summer Camp from Trackers Earth!
Looking for a fun summer job working with kids?
Turnip the Heat Cooking and Camp Colorwheel are looking for an amazing summer camp counselor to help us out during our summer camp program.
Week one: June 26th – 30th 9am-3:30pm
Week two: August 7th-10th 9am-3:30pm
Counselor will be in charge of running sports/ activity/ movement section of our summer camp.
There will be 3 daily groups of 10-14 kids.
Must have experience with children.
Must have 2+ references.
Must pass a background check.
Hourly pay negotiable.
Please send letter of interest and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
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! email@example.com
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. 🙂
Plan ahead for April! Another preschool class is ready for registration: http://turniptheheatcooking.com/events/246/preschool-class-smoothie-inventing/
We are currently booking private cooking events for April, May and June! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice day announcement!
Are you dreaming of summer? We just posted our 4-day August Summer camp dates! 4 days of art, games and cooking around the world. Where will we go this year? OOOHHHHH.
PS: Session one is almost full. If you are interested in the June date, please register here.
Turnip the Heat Cooking will be partnering with Deena Raphael from Camp Colorwheel to offer another round of cooking and art camp.
Our hands-on, 5-day summer camp explores world cultures through art, food, games, folktales and music. Each day we will discover a new country. Colorful art and craft activities will be led by Camp Colorwheel; Joanna Sooper will help campers prepare and cook their own lunch and snacks inspired by the day’s global destination.
Camp runs 9am -3pm, Monday – Friday.
Here is the link for registration
If your child attended last year, don’t worry, it is a big world and we will be exploring new countries!)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their 2017! I am trying out a whole new cuisine this month – vegan! So far it has been delicious and fun, and really, really eye opening! I will hopefully have some experiences and recipes to share.
Turnip’s calendar is filling up with private events! Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in scheduling an event. Children and adult birthday parties are always fun, but so are book groups, family get togethers, co-worker groups, or just friends that want to do something different for a night out! Turnip is always open to developing a class that fits your interests and culinary desires.
Preschool classes will be posted soon, as will a few kid, teen, and adult classes. As always, leave a note if you are looking for any particular class.
Happy New Year!