This week our focus was APPLES! Students made microwave apple crisp (we use the microwave because of time constraints) and did an apple tasting of seven apple varieties, including a brand new apple out of Summerland called Summerland Sunset.
This week we will be completing the Food Studies Olympics to focus on a few important topics before starting cooking labs next week.
**Reminder to all students that a parent/guardian signed welcome letter needs to be returned to Mrs. Luthin before you can participate in a cooking lab. Extra copies are available in the foods room or see the previous blog post for a pdf version to print.
This week students will spend time navigating the enhanced safety and sanitation procedures that are an important part of our classroom learning this year. We will also go through the course outline and students will be given a welcome letter to share with their parent/guardian. This letter must be signed and returned in order for students to participate in upcoming cooking labs.
This is our last week of quarter 1 exploratory classes! Students currently in Food Studies will be moving to Tech Ed classes with Mr. Smith beginning Tuesday, November 17.
For our final week we will have 2 labs with no demonstration; carrot pineapple muffins and twice baked potatoes. During our final class students will complete a course reflection and work on kitchen cleaning/organizing/sanitizing.
I hope you all had a great time in Food Studies and that you consider taking Home Economics courses in high school!
This is our 2nd last week for quarter 1 exploratory classes. This week we watched a video on produce in BC and completed a cross-contamination lesson in preparation for our taco salad lab. This is a big lab with a lot of components so I'm looking forward to seeing how students do.
This week we made cheesy breadsticks using a yeast dough recipe. If you make this at home you do not need to let the dough rise overnight, just let it rise until it has doubled in size. You can substitute all purpose flour for bread flour, they will be a denser bread.
This is our first week with an extra rotation of Food Studies exploratory so students will have 4 classes this week! We will have 2 labs - jalapeno popper wonton cups and lemon butter scones. Remember that all of the recipes are on the website under Food Studies Recipes.
There is no school Friday, so enjoy another long weekend and I will see you all next week!
This is another short week, with no school on Monday for Thanksgiving. This week we are making stovetop mac 'n cheese, always a student favourite! If you make this recipe at home, don't forget to think about adding different types of cheese to add your own flavour spin to the recipe.
**Please bring a takeaway container, as we may not have time to eat in class.
This week our focus was APPLES! Students made microwave apple crisp (we use the microwave because of time constraints) and did an apple tasting of six apple varieties.
Have a great long weekend!