Tag Archives: Food Revolution Day

healthy herbs

17 May

photo-36In honor of Food Revolution Day, we would like to inspire our readers to go out there and plant something edible!

Planting fresh herbs in Spring is a satisfying experience for both adults and children alike.

Getting your hands in the soil, being outdoors and absorbing some unintentional exercise provides a host of benefits.

Planting your very own herbs not only give you a sense of satisfaction, but they also provide great nutrition and flavor to various dishes.

We recently had the opportunity to plant herbs and flowers at one our schools, and the children had a blast!

We first roughed up the soil, removed rocks and roots, finding worms, grubs and slugs along the way, then we dug some holes, and pressed our flowers and herbs into the soil. We finished off with a nice watering session to satiate the plants’ thirst, then cleaned up.

The students were so excited to see the finished product, while also having thoroughly enjoyed the process.

As the soil warms, and the sun shines, take this time to plant something in the soil. There is no better time than now!

food quote inspiration

13 Mar

Jamie-Oliver-3From the man whose Food Revolution is raising awareness worldwide, comes a wonderful quote that we hope will inspire you to do some home-cooking with your children.

“I love roasting because you can give it love, get it in the oven and go and play with the kids or whatever you’ve got to do, and then hours later you’ve got a lovely dinner.” – Jamie Oliver

Spring is coming, so get as much as you can out of your oven before we turn to lighter, brighter ingredients and methods of preparation.

Here’s a collection of our blog recipes involving roasting:

And don’t forget to get involved in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 17th!

Photo courtesy of chocotheclown.com