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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Roast Potatoes

Each Spring, many of our classes grow potatoes with the Spuds in Tubs BC Agriculture in the Classroom program. Their joy when harvesting potatoes is contagious. After counting the harvest, we have helped the students trade their gardening hats for chef toques to cook up their crop. If you want to try growing your own potatoes at home, check out our Potato Planting Activity.

Yield: 6 servings
Preparation Time: About 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 – 40 minutes at 425 F

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Spelt Bread

We love making bread and eating it warm from the oven is such a delight. Practice measuring dry and wet ingredients with this recipe. Spelt is considered an ancient grain and is a type of wheat. Like wheat, spelt contains gluten. Fun fact: In Greek mythology, spelt was a gift to the Greeks from the goddess Demeter. Grab your ingredients and enjoy the wonderful and satisfying process of bread making.

Yield:1 round loaf
Preparation Time: About 15 minutes
Cooking Time:About 30 – 35 minutes 

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Herby Egg and Collard Green Wraps

Collard greens are a member of the Brassica Oleracea family of veggies that include cabbage, broccoli and kale. This dark green leaf grows right here in BC and you often find them at the farmers’ markets. They’re high in vitamins A and C and they can be eaten raw or cooked. In this recipe we roll up herby scrambled eggs inside a big, raw leaf like a burrito. If you don’t have collard greens, can you think of some other large, leafy vegetables to use? You can even roll the eggs up in a flatbread.

Yield: 3 wraps
Preparation Time: About 10 minutes
Cooking Time: About 3 minutes

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Whole Wheat Baguette

Today’s delicious baguette is a whole grain recipe. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that about a 1/4 of our plate should be whole grains. Grains are made up of three parts, the Germ, the Bran & the Endosperm. Each part contains different and valuable nutrients to keep us healthy. White breads have the germ and bran removed. Does it make sense to take away two parts of the nutrition before eating it? We recommend eating whole grain breads to fuel your body with all three parts of nutrition from the grain. Try baking this French style of bread.

Yield: 1 baguette

Preparation time: About 2 hours

Baking time: About 45 minutes

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Farm Fresh Omelette

If you are searching for a delicious breakfast recipe to add your repertoire, look no further. This omelette recipe will walk you through the steps of making a new breakfast-time favourite. Do you have any herbs growing in your garden? One of the best things about this recipe is that you can change the filling depending on your preferences and what’s available.

Yield: One big serving or two smaller portions
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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Whole Wheat Pancakes with Very Berry Blueberry Sauce

Hands up if you enjoy eating pancakes! Making pancakes from scratch together is a lot of fun. Flipping pancakes takes confidence, and with practice anyone can master this skill. This special Project CHEF pancake recipe is made with THREE whole grains. Grains are made up of three parts, and when eating WHOLE grains you are giving your body all three parts of nutrition including fibre, protein & healthy fats and carbohydrates. As a bonus, we have a Very Berry Blueberry Sauce to go with it.

Yield: 20 pancakes

Preparation Time: About 15 minutes

Cooking Time: About 25 minutes

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Eggy Bread Egg Nests

With signs of Spring popping out around us, making bread nests with eggs tucked inside is a perfect family activity for the long weekend. We like to use colourful shelled eggs from Vancouver Farmers’ Markets but any eggs will do. Did you know that the colour of the shell tells you the type of hen that laid the egg? Hen eggs with different coloured shells have the same nutrition inside. This recipe originally came from teacher Laura Clancy who made the nests with her kindergarten class. We have cooked up these nests with other classes and the precious results were taken home as gifts for family members.

Yield: 6 egg bread nests

Preparation Time: About 4 hours in total (25 minutes for dough preparation, 2 one hour periods for dough to rise, 30 minutes to shape dough)

Cooking Time: About 20 minutes

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Maple Sticky Buns

Do you have a sweet tooth? This guide will walk you through making our finger-licking-good Maple Sticky Buns. Are you ready to fill your house with the sweet cinnamon aroma?

Yield: 8 sticky buns

Preparation Time: About 3.5 hours (including rising time)

Baking Time: About 35 minutes

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Smoothie

Smoothies are a versatile, healthy and delicious drink that can be made with fresh or frozen ingredients. It’s also a great way to experiment flavour combinations also. Give it a try! Remember it is important to ask an adult helper to be with you and make sure you share some of that smoothie with them.

Yield: 1-2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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