The Foodie Kids Club, by Abbey O.

A place for kids who love healthy, creative food

FENNEL!!!!!!!!!!! June 4, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 9:04 pm

Fennel is one of my favorite foods.  It tastes almost like an onion but has a little  licorice kind of flavor.  My mom used to make it and I couldn’t stand it! I can’t even believe that once was true! We grow our own but sometimes we buy it from our local grocery store.  We usually saute our fennel with a little olive oil and salt and put it hot on top of our salads, or, we make a delicious pizza with the fennel as a topping.  Any way, did you know that ancient Roman warriors used to eat fennel for strength?  Here is one of my favorite recipes for fennel:

You will need:

One fennel bulb

Fig reduction or paste

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Roma tomato

Basil – torn or shredded

Pizza dough ( you can make your own but you can also buy some bagged and frozen at your grocery store).

Fresh buffalo mozzarella

Salt

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Take your pizza dough and knead it until all the air is out.  Make your pizza dough thin.  Saute your fennel with a pinch of salt and some extra virgin olive oil until toasty brown.  Slice some mozzarella and lay it on the dough.  Wash your basil and tomato.   Slice your tomato and place the slices on your pizza.  Take some of your basil and sprinkle it on your pizza as well.  Take your fennel and put it on.  Drizzle Extra virgin olive oil and the fig (what ever one you use).  Bake your pizza for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Slice and plate.  Buon Appetito!

 

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival May 24, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kcoleary @ 1:02 pm

Hi!  I just found one of the best trips ever!   If you have nothing to do next week-end you should check out the International Cheese Festival.   It is held on Prince Edward Island in Canada from  June 1-3.  Go to http://cheesefestival.ca and check out the details! Speaking of cheese, my current favorites are….  Lambchopper, a very mild, buttery  sheeps’ milk creation.  If you don’t like sheeps’ milk you should re-think that and give this one  a  try!  Etorki, is a sheep’s milk French basque cheese.  I love it straight up on crackers, flat breads , or rosemary flavored crostinis.  Try some – I’d love to hear what you think of them!

                

 

Welcome! May 23, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kcoleary @ 5:43 pm

Welcome to my blog, and welcome to Strawberry Season!!  I love Strawberry Season.  We are  growing some strawberries on our farm, although, some little rabbit friends are really enjoying them!   For this Strawberry Season, we have some tasty, fun recipes.  I would suggest getting a few boxes of fresh strawberries, because we are going to have a Strawberry Extravaganza!!!!  Buon Appetito!

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (serves 6-8)

What you will need:

2 stalks rhubarb, washed and chopped

1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and chopped (include green tops for extra vitamins)

1 T all natural cane sugar

3 T water

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Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min., stirring occasionally.

Let the sauce cool.

Use as a topping for your favorite Vanilla Bean ice cream!

Buon Appetito!

 

 
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