Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Roots Cooks!

As part of our ESL curriculum, we held a cooking class this Monday. We used vegetables unfamiliar to some of our growers: parsnips, celery, turnips, and leeks (and red peppers, cabbage and carrots!) and recipes that we will be giving out to our CSA members and market customers. It was fun to break out of the mold of the classroom and put our words to use. We even put on the matching aprons that our market volunteers wear.
Here are some of the ingredients ready to go!
Zawadi was in charge of the Creamy Cauliflower and Lettuce Salad. It had crisp apples and was really yummy!

Beh Paw made the potato leek soup that was creamy and just spicy enough. Isha (in the background) is cooking the beef cabbage wrap.

Pelagie, Khadijo and Nyakang representing Burundi, Somalia and Sudan. One of the most rewarding parts of this program is the relationships that have developed between women across cultures.

Pelagie cleans up!

Part of the gang after we finished eating our creations. It will be much more fun when we can cook with the vegetables that we have grown.

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