Farm to Fork

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.

MINI LASAGNA!

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The Lasagna mix, includes onions, mushrooms, spinach, tomato sauce, pepper and other condiments.

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Prepping the wonton wrappers to make the Mini Lasagnas.

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“I like cooking because I like experimenting with different ingredients” ~Israel Dones

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“I like cooking because I love food and I love the different flavors 😀 ” ~ Kanisha Wise

 

                                                                               VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS!

Vegetable Dumplings

Students prepping to make the Vegetable Dumplings.

OTHERS:

Potato panckaes and empanadas

Students makes the mix for the potato pancakes and empanadas.

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 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!! 😀

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Being Introduced to the wonderful world of Food

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

One experience that really changed my life was the day I was told what ‘cooking and baking’ is. That day was the day I knew what I wanted to do in my life. I was only 9. My mom had told me that one day, when I grew up I would have a family of my own and I had to learn how to cook. She told me that cooking and baking takes patience and creativity. I had a passion for art so I knew this was going to be a piece of cake. [ Get it (; ] I made cakes, cupcakes and of course FOOODD. Such as Rice, beans, pasta. Of course my mom helped me the majority of the time while I just stared at her and obviously took all the credit for it. I mean come on I was only 9. As the years past by my love for food grew and GREW. ‘Till this day I bake and cook. ( Mostly Bake ) Everything I bake or cook I always give credit to the woman that taught me what I know, My Mom :D. If it wasn’t for her I think I would be a regular teen sitting behind a computer screen complaining about everything in the world. This changed my life because it has taught me that not only does drawing and actions show creativity but also FOOD can show creativity and a different side of me. That day/experience is also what made me want to create this blog on food. I want to share some of my favorite recipes and foods. As well as the different types of food that people should go and try.