Family Food Time
Bannock – A Northern Favourite
Bannock is a common food in all three of our northern territories as well as the far north of the prairie provinces. It’s popularity was born out of necessity, but it remains a common food today. Bannock is a type of biscuit or bread made with all products that were easily transported. The First Peoples could have what they needed to make bannock in their pack when they were out hunting or trapping and could make this quick and filling meal over the fire.
Brownie vs. Blondie
Brownies are a pretty common dessert, but have you heard of blondies? What is the difference between the two? The key difference is cocoa. Brownies are made with cocoa, but blondies (what is also known as the “blonde brownie”) are not. We get the name “blondie” because it has more of a vanilla taste as opposed to its brownie comparison.
Family Kitchen Time – Sharing Traditions
Family recipes are one of the many ways we keep our family history and heritage alive. Recipes that are passed down from one generation to another bring, not only delicious food, but also the history and story of their family.
Smoothies, Shakes and Juices, Oh My!
An awesome way to get kids helping in the kitchen and also consuming a larger variety of healthy foods is to make tasty nutritious drinks. There are three different types of juiced and blended beverages that you can make: shakes, smoothies and juices. The definition of these have changed and evolved over time. At one time, just having a splash of milk in your drink turned it from a shake to a smoothie! But lately as these types of beverages have become so popular, that is changing. Did you already know this? Have you been properly labelling your beverages? Let’s clear up the difference between the three and then share some favourite recipes of smoothies for kids.
Three Cheers for Plastic Bag Ice Cream!
Who doesn’t like ice cream?! Here is an awesome recipe for making homemade ice cream without any fancy machines or ingredients. With just a few common ingredients, a little time, and some energetic kids, you can whip up this yummy snack in your own home. And as a bonus, it might tire the kids out for you! You can even turn this into an educational activity by utilizing the questions listed after the recipe!
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Traditional or Change It Up
This is a cookie recipe that guarantees a pick-me-up when needed. There’s something about warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies that melt away all the troubles of the world. Chocolate chip cookies seem to be the standard in most households. But what happens when there is someone in your home who doesn’t like chocolate? Or maybe you’ve got someone who is allergic to it?
The Difference a Flour Makes
Not all flours are created equal. Choosing the best flour for the job takes a bit of learning so we’ve got the quick review for you here to get you and your children a bit more informed for top-notch baking. From the way it is processed to the way it will rise, each type of flour has a specific use and will help you produce better baked goods and give your homeschool a food science lesson.
Kids Quick Cook: Loaded Vegetable Soup
Soup on a cold day is a refreshing way to warm up. Vegetable soup is an easy and delicious way to bring warmth to your whole body. Vegetables pack a punch with nutrients galore, and the addition of cannellini beans brings even more health to this soup. Vegetable soup is a great source of fiber, protein and vitamins A and C.