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Kitchen Science: Making Ice Cream In A Bag with...

Kitchen Science:  Making Ice Cream In A Bag with Kids
Why am I not surprised that my What's Cooking summer camp kids loved making ice cream more than any other recipe?   It was real life science in action, and a perfect way to beat the summer heat. Recipe: Ice Cream in a Bag Why don't YOU give it a try?  Here's the recipe and a description of how it works: Ice Cream In a Bag: Kitchen Science What's Cooking with Kids: www.whatscookingwithkids.com Serves 1 Ingredients: 2 Tbs. sugar 1 cup half and half ½ tsp vanilla extract 1/2...

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Extracting DNA from Strawberries – Food Science

Extracting DNA from Strawberries – Food Science
I originally published this post back in 2011, when I was teaching biology in a nearby town.  Since then, I left that school, went to teach in my hometown, and then promptly found myself unemployed.  Now, I am resuscitating my online presence and am thrilled that I can blend my 16 years of teaching science and cooking with kids into curriculum development. Given the my experience teaching children to cook and eat healthy foods, it should come as no surprise that I liked to include food...

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The genetics behind taste – kitchen science

Cilantro. Most people either love it, or they hate it. I grew up with a mother who disliked it so much that she would often tell the waitstaff in restaurants that she was allergic to it, just so that it wouldn't accidentally end up as a garnish on her plate. Sadly, I inherited her aversion to the herb...and not just because I was influenced by her bias against it. As much as I adore Mexican food, you would think that I would look forward to a taco topped with a heaping mound of salsa fresca. But...

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Kitchen Science: Cabbage Juice Chemistry

Kitchen Science: Cabbage Juice Chemistry
[caption id="attachment_5313" align="alignnone" width="717"] Using Cabbage Juice as an indicator solution for a pH lab with my High School Biology Students[/caption] After teaching cooking classes to children for 8 years, I didn't realize that I'd ever head back to the traditional classroom to teach biology again.  But I have good news on many fronts: I love it.  Even more than I thought I would. All of my recent experience setting up cooking classes for children has made it much much...

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