This week in my school is a week of Intensives. Basically we have none of our regular classes for a whole week, twice a year, and we are placed in learning about one thing the whole week. As for example I was placed in a Blogging Intensive, that’s why I created this blog! There were other intensives such as “Women Warriors” where girls are learning about their body, self-defense and relationships, also “Knit and Crochet for Change” where students are taught to knit or crochet scarfs and donating them to a charity, and many more. But the only one that will make sense for me to blog about is the intensive called “Farm to Fork” (hence the title). This is a week long intensive where they learn where their food comes from and get to visit a garden. They realized how efficient it is to have your own garden because it saves more money and you’ll have the vegetables or fruits available.
I was able to go visit them today, take some pictures, talk to the students and see what they were making. I felt like a paparazzi 😀
Some dishes they were making were Potato Pancakes, Vegetable Dumplings, Mini Lasagna and last but not least Empanadas. I was able to get pictures of all the students because they are “camera shy”. Here’s a few.
The Lasagna mix, includes onions, mushrooms, spinach, tomato sauce, pepper and other condiments.
Prepping the wonton wrappers to make the Mini Lasagnas.
“I like cooking because I like experimenting with different ingredients” ~Israel Dones
“I like cooking because I love food and I love the different flavors 😀 ” ~ Kanisha Wise
Students prepping to make the Vegetable Dumplings.
Students makes the mix for the potato pancakes and empanadas.
I was told by some students that they had fun in this intensive and some were even thinking of being chefs! That is so awesome to hear!! Sadly enough I wasn’t able to taste any food but it smelled amazing!! 😀
FOOD. Who doesn’t love food? Yesterday was one of my most marvelous days ever, even though I felt like I was going to explode. My mom and I dominated the kitchen. We made hamburgers, Chicken cutlet sandwiches, a Mexican dish called “Pipian verde” with black beans and green rice (I know what you’re thinking ‘eww green rice’ but NO it’s delicious trust me). To top it off we made JELL-O!!
Pipian verde is a Mexican dish. This dish includes green tomato, green pepper, sesame seeds, onions, garlic,and a Mexican pepperleaf. Combine these together at a right temperature and you make this delicious plate. If you want the recipe don’t hesitate to ask. Here is a picture of the Pipian verde with green rice and black beans.
Green rice is sort of similar to white rice but it has a kick of green pepper which adds more flavor to it and my god makes a hell of a dish.
This is a chicken cutlet sandwich. Or as we say in Spanish “Torta de Milanesa de Pollo”. In case you don’t know, a chicken cutlet is a slice of chicken that has been breaded and then fried. In this case then put in a sandwich with mashed beans, cheese, avocado and mayo. ( Of course bread.) This is easy to make and very delicious.
We also made Cheeseburgers! If you look at my previous post you shall see a picture of my magnificent cheeseburger. Yum! Here are some pictures of the hamburgers and the french fries on the pan 😀 .
To finish it off we made Jell-o, lime and grape
Hope this made you hungry and inspires you want to make some food ^.^ have funn !! 😀