When it comes to spending time with your family in the kitchen, reading and writing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, making bread and even whipping up some mac n’ cheese isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Getting kids into the kitchen with you at any age is a great way to hold class without them (or you) ever knowing that you’re schooling them on anything. But, while you’re whipping up some tasty treats, you all are gathering around the cutting board for a bit of a story.
Recipes are filled with stories of tradition or happy moments, favorite tastes and a few experiments too.
As part of Comox Valley Family Literacy Week, LUSH Comox Valley is hosting Cutting up in the Kitchen to get your family cooking together. In the LUSH Valley Kitchen- How to follow and prepare recipes for winter vegetable soup and buns, learning knife skills, cooking terms, recipe reading and sequencing steps, using wet and dry measurements, fractions and ingredient substitution.
Cook together & bring some home!
When: Friday, Jan. 27
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free! But please register in advance to reserve your spot. 250-331-0152 or [email protected]
Meanwhile, there are lots of ways to get into the kitchen for a little food literacy. Here are a few projects to get you started.
- Baking The Alphabet. With an easy bread recipe, you can whip up some dough and bake the alphabet for a tasty snack.
- Homemade Butter (then make some tasty scones) – You have a simple recipe and some fun making butter, then whipping up scones is great fun too.
- Simple Soups – Easy soups that can take as little time as 20 minutes are a great way to get the family in the kitchen together.
So, if you are into it, head on over to LUSH Comox Valley this week or get the family cooking together. Another great journey to learning.