Carrie Fehr

Kitchen Garden Food

Tag: Recipe

Blue Corn Blueberry Pancakes

Fresh in season from the farmers’ market are summer blueberries.  These dark blue polka dots burst into a flavor explosion of blueberry heaven, when you bite into them.  And they come with benefits too.

Blueberries are a super food filled with nutrients that strengthen the immune system, improve memory, promote heart health, and offer a generous dose of antioxidants that help to slow down the aging process.  Yes please!

The possibilities for how to enjoy blueberries are limitless.  A  kid-friendly treat, snacking fresh from the container makes them a healthy fast food.  Sprinkle in cereal, salads, or smoothies, add blueberries to baked goods, or toss them into a sauce pan to make a topping. To celebrate the summer berry season, try this family-friendly recipe for Blue Corn Blueberry Pancakes.

Food Memory

When Marcel Proust dipped his madeleine into his cup of tea, a powerful memory from his childhood emerged that led him to write the classic novel, “Remembrance of Things Past.”  Imagine such a table from nostalgic past, set for afternoon tea, bursting with memories, sparked by the delicate flavor of this simple yet elegant, shell-shaped cake. A modern twist on a classic, here is my recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Madeleines.

The Mathematics of Cooking

The cooking classroom is a perfect learning environment for students to see their academic lessons come to life.  Students develop cooking skills while connecting core academic subjects with healthy food.  It allows students to practice important concepts through hands-on cooking activities focused on math, science, or language arts.

In cooking class, students apply their math skills as they combine ingredients for a recipe using a variety of measuring tools. The ingredients in a recipe have an important relationship to each other that is similar to concepts in math, and as a result, in math, equations express those relationships.  In the recipe, Honey Oat Topping, students learn there are different ways to express the same units of measurements using the concept of cooking equivalents, equal but different such as 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon, or 1/4 teaspoon = 1 pinch.