By Melanie Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC
This season we have been holding amazing, fun cooking classes, just for kids at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, just a mile from my home. I’m sharing this blog because I’m in awe and so inspired by the kids cooking and wanted to share some inspiring photos by Nath Rocha.
The intention of the fun, hands-on cooking classes are for the kids to have fun with food, and we prepare the same food that adults prepare, with a kids twist. Plus, my 11-year old niece, Meredith and her friend, Kaitlyn assisted, for their first time, in teaching the class. Kids teaching kids!
The morning of the class, I shopped at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market for the goodies for the class including just harvested dinosaur kale, rainbow carrots, bell peppers, lemons, and edible flowers.
The beautiful, outdoor farm “cooking classroom”.
Getting set for class, with gloves and beautiful food.
In our Spring Kids Cooking Class at The Farm, the kids made their own salad dressing with fresh, local Arizona lemons, and herbs including dill, cilantro, and parsley. Squeeze lemon, add olive oil, taste, shake, a little salt, shake, taste.
Meredith showed the kids how to easily take the stem off the kale. Fun! And, the kids took turns massaging their kale for about 7 minutes.
The kids spiralized colorful zucchini, sweet potatoes, and apples for their salads.
And, look at the amazing salads created by the kids!
Our final classes for the 2017 season are Sunday, April 9, 11:30-12:30 and May 6, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm.
Hope to see you!
Have fun cooking with your kids!