Kids in the Kitchen- Spring Break!

Kids in the KitchenAre you looking for something to do over spring break?  Join us at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County for a fun Dips & Dippers workshop.  We will make a variety of dips to sample with vegetables and fruit.  April 29th, 11-noon.  No charge!  Children must be accompanied by an adult and per-registration required by April 27th.  Register here!

 

Veggie-Centric Entree at Latitude 44

Lat 44 Eggplant Roulade & Sweet Potato SpaetzleOur final demonstration in our 3 part Latitude 44 series was today… Delicious as the first two demonstrations, but with a lot of technical instructions, so I will do my best to report….

The first thing Chef David Allen worked on was an eggplant roulade stuffed with fresh mozzarella..  Though this tasted phenomenal and looked complicated, it was pretty simple.  First David sliced the eggplant (roughly a 1/4″) lengthwise and seasoned it with oil, salt and pepper and then grilled the slices just enough to leave grill marks and soften the slices enough to roll.  Then placed fresh mozzarella marinated in olive oil and fresh basil and parsley on the eggplant slices and rolled them up.  As the meal was coming together, these rolls were baked just until the were hot through but before the cheese completely melted.  We discussed the added taste through grilling and trying this with summer squash as well.

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Upcoming Classes

CCE Clinton County will be hosting 2 cooking classes for adults this month, each class is $5, will be at CCE Clinton County office, taught by Jordy Kivett and preregistration required:

Greens: Kale and spinach and chard, oh my!  Whether you are looking forward to the bunches of kale in your upcoming farm share or wondering what to do with the chard that turns up at the early farmer’s markets, join us!   Learn at least 3 ways to prepare greens in this hands on workshop. April 8th, 12-1

Register for the Greens Cooking Class here!

Non-Starchy Vegetables:  The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend we fill half our plate with vegetables and fruit, this class will help make that easier to follow.  This class will focus particularly  on using non-starchy vegetables and would benefit not only local vegetable lovers, but also people at risk for or living with diabetes expand their options for sides.  April 14th, 12-1

Register for the Non-Starchy Vegetable Cooking Class here!