BC is blessed with a bounty of good food grown right on our doorstep. We get to enjoy what our farmers grow and producers make throughout the year. Many of these ingredients we recognize right away but others may cause us to pause, look at carefully and do a little research to find out what they are and how can we enjoy eating them.
A favourite food-related book that speaks to the importance of friendship is Enemy Pie by Derek Munson and illustrated by Tara Calahan King (2000, Chronicle Books). This picture book tells the story of a boy who had a new neighbour on his enemy list. Hoping that a secret recipe that his dad offers to make will help him get rid of his enemy, he discovers Enemy Pie helps him make a new friend.
Learning at home can provide so many opportunities to learn about cooking and food. You can explore what is interesting to you and can even involve your family in what you are doing. Cooking at home can give the chance to slow down and think about what you’re eating, to be curious about food, and examine what’s in your fridge or garden with new questioning eyes. Best of all, when you are learning about food, the results are delicious. What’s stopping you? Get learning and eating!
Let’s get growing! You do not need a yard or a balcony for this garden project. These little bites pack a punch — more flavour and more nutrition than the average salad green. Adding home-grown microgreens will definitely make salad a new favourite. Food tastes so good when you grow it yourself.
Let’s get started with two varieties that are sweet tasting and nearly failsafe growing. Easy peasy!