Rhubarb Compote

It’s a true sign of spring when rhubarb pokes its head out of the ground. This BC vegetable grows all over, including in many school gardens, yet we’re surprised that many children don’t know what it is when we introduce it to them. Tart when fresh, to be sure, but when cooked with a little sweetness, oh what a difference!

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Super Fast Guacamole

This is one of our favorite ways to spice up a Friday night dinner when we are all too tired to be fancy in the kitchen but want our food to feel like a celebration. You can use guacamole in many ways including as a dip, spread on toast or tostadas and serving it with tacos or quesadillas. This recipe is often one that kids make again and again after completing our classroom program.

Yield: About ¾ cup

Preparation Time: About 10 minutes

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BANANA SUSHI

Banana sushi is a healthy snack and it’s super quick to make. As an added bonus, it offers learning opportunities to practice fractions while cutting it. How will you portion your sushi to make sure all the pieces are the same size? You may use any seed butter or nut butter you have at home. This recipe is a real fuel-me-up snack.

Yield: 1 serving

Preparation Time: about 5 minutes

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Bird’s Nest Cookies

The smell of cookies baking in the oven is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Fill your ‘nest’ with chocolate or berry flavours, or maybe both! The whole process from preparing to eating cookies is a joyful time and one that should be experienced by families together at home.

Yield: About 27 cookies

Preparation Time: About 30 minutes

Baking Time: About 15 – 20 minutes

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Soda Bread

Bread is “very satisfying” to make, our young chefs tell us. This whole wheat and oats soda bread is a wholesome, hearty bread , especially good made with BC local ingredients. Perfect any time of day.

Yield: 2 X 6-inch loaves

Preparation time: About 20 minutes

Baking Time: About 45 minutes

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