Category Archives: Cook and Learn

Cook the Common Core

Cook the Common Core
I keep forgetting that some people totally freak out when they hear anything about Common Core standards.  I recently shared show excited I was to be speaking at the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Conference on Facebook.  When I said that my workshop would be called "Cook the Common Core," someone replied, "Oh no!"  I didn't put two and two together, and asked her why she responded that way.  Her simple reply was, "you mentioned something about common core." My...

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Pumpkin Cook & Learn Activities for Kids

Pumpkin Cook & Learn Activities for Kids
Fall is in the air and Halloween is approaching.  To be honest, it's not my favorite holiday, but I do love the excuse to make a good pumpkin pie...and use pumpkins as a teaching tool for kids!  While you are picking out your fall-themed decorations, remind your kids that pumpkins are food!  They are a variety of squash and grow in low bushes or vines like zucchini and cucumbers.  While we don't tend to eat the pumpkins that we carve for Halloween, there are edible varieties of pumpkins,...

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Dim Sum for Everyone {Dumpling Recipe}

Dim Sum for Everyone {Dumpling Recipe}
Dim Sum might just be my perfect food.  It is made from fresh ingredients, typically loaded with a variety of fresh vegetables...and best of all, it can often be eaten with my fingers!  I find it very appealing to eat at a restaurant where I can peek at the foods as they travel past our table on a cart, and choose the ones that I'd like to try. Dim Sum has several translations, one of which is "touches the heart" because customers choose whichever dishes their hearts desire. In this story,...

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Cook & Learn: Jewish High Holidays

Cook & Learn: Jewish High Holidays
I'll start this post with a little disclaimer.  I am Jewish.  Culturally Jewish, at least.  I don't go to temple very often, but I always feel a sense of family and camaraderie when I am with members of my tribe.   When I was a child, I used to attend Sunday school, and then when I got older, I went to Monday night school leading up to my confirmation.  I went on an amazing 6-week long trip to Israel when I was 16, and to this day, I still cherish those memories.  When college came along,...

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Coming Soon: Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle

Coming Soon: Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle
My Kids Cook with Books tribe has spoken.  In our recent survey, the participant feedback on the contents of our Bonus Bundle was quite clear!  You know what you want, and I am happy to deliver... Get a sneak peek of the contents of the Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle.  It includes a variety of fun and engaging activities to go with our first three featured books: Blueberries for Sal, The Big Hungry Bear and the Red Ripe Strawberry, and How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans. While...

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