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Friday, August 22, 2008

Solar s'mores

After a cranky day on Wednesday, I decided to just let the kids have what they want-everything from Doritos to s'mores in the solar oven. Its Baal Tashlit-using up leftover marshmallows. We made motzarella, basil and tomato, pizza bagels and matza, was a fun day. Learning about staying organized. We all have a gift to give, we all have a life to live, so open up your heart and let it shine.

Monday, August 11, 2008

lovin it!

how cool is this? I'm running a camp on eco kosher cooking for kids. I have 5 engaged students. we started off the day with some games-name game tossing a lemon, and what are you doing. we went on a tour of the big kitchen and checked out the ingredients. we made lemon water, helped Carla prep for the senior lunch, walked to a garden and met Fred who shared his garden. along the way, we found a blender, and I said we could use it to make paper. We picked up chicks and tasted tomatoes and blueberries and Mango the parrot sat on our shoulders. We ate lunch in the gaga pit and I was curious to know where people's lunches came from. After lunch, we made local lemonade with lemons and mint from the garden with an addition of lavender. I put a pot of rice to cook in the solar oven. Asa, Fred's son came with his biodiesel camping stove to make popcorn. he explained what biodiesel is. and we went outside to make popcorn. a lot of it got burnt. Oil works better than butter. Asa brought all kinds of condiments in addition to brewers yeast-dulse, blue green algae, parmesan cheese. There was a lot to clean up afterwards. where's my slave?

off to sleep, chocolate factory tomorrow.

Friday, August 8, 2008

shopping for supplies

Its erev shabbos and I'm chilling on the grass. Have several things to do before candlelighting. Went to Grocery outlet and bought tasteless gluten free waffles, Trader Joes because things are cheaper. I bought some good supplies for camp, like maple syrup. these kids are going to have an education!

Got a pickle bucket. Lots going on sprouting, fermenting...going to read cookbooks on shabbos.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the tooth fairy

I've been overdue for a teeth cleaning. the excuses are many-I don't have insurance, I don't want to go to an office, but I know I HAVE to, there's a hole in one of my teeth, I'm going to need a root canal. bum. Last week I saw a sign that a woman will do teeth cleaning for $40. I contacted her, and she said she will come to my house. She has great energy. She brushed my teeth with a regular toothbrush, no machine, no sucking up of saliva. It was a very pleasant experience!

da edible schoolyard

hugging an Alon tree. flirting with nature