Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta

It is Holiday Party season, and Captain Create loves to make easy appetizers or snacks to share. Today’s recipe is a no-rules recipe based on an Italian tradition of eating things with bread and olive oil. Bruschetta can be anything from fresh or roasted tomatoes, to a whole bunch of vegetables, to tomatoes, olives, andContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs

Captain Create is learning about a truly American food this week in the state where they were first recorded to be grown for market. He’s in Massachusetts learning about the cranberry! The Algonquin, Chippewa, and Cree people gathered wild cranberries where they could find them in what is now Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Wisconsin,Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali

Today in India it is the first day of Diwali, a five day festival to celebrate the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. This festival is celebrated and is known worldwide as one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The first day of the festival, celebrants prepare byContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!

Way back in the springtime we planted turnips in Grandpa’s Garden. All summer these tiny humans helped in the garden by watering and pulling weeds, and now we get to eat all the things they grew. One of the seeds they planted grew up into this giant turnip! How do you cook a turnip? TurnipsContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!

There are no rules when you make tacos, and every family has their own secret family recipe… What do you add to your tacos? You can add an entire rainbow of veggies to keep your body healthy and moving. October 4th is National Taco Day (sometimes it is even on a Tuesday!) and Captain CreateContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!

The end of the summer growing season means that our gardens, and farmer’s markets are full of fun and colorful veggies like the eggplant! Eggplants grow all over the world with a lot of different names, and historians all seem to agree that they don’t know who grew it first. There are records of themContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!”

What’s For Dinner Wednesday- Veggie Pizzas!

Need a quick and easy dinner any kid can help put together!? How about a build-it-yourself pizza? If you have a pizza crust, then great! Use that! If that is not something you’ve got already, you could build mini pizzas on a flatbread or english muffin or even a bagel. Smaller humans love to helpContinue reading “What’s For Dinner Wednesday- Veggie Pizzas!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!

Peas are a spring fruit (yes! a fruit!) that add a bright green flavor and lots of nutrients to any dish they are in. They’re easy to grow and you can pick a whole lot in a hurry. How much is in a peck though?! A peck of peas is 31 cups! Many children (andContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!

Rhubarb is a tart, sweet, and crunchy spring vegetable that tastes like nothing else. It is full of vitamins like C and A, as well as potassium, calcium and fiber. It grows in a lot of different states and countries all around the world, so almost anyone can try it out. Have you seen rhubarbContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!”

Find Foods that are In Season // Strawberries

Its getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means spring fruits and veggies are here! An easy way to get all the nutrition and flavor of your favorite foods at a lower cost is to find fruits and veggies that are in IN SEASON. In season means that they are growing at theirContinue reading “Find Foods that are In Season // Strawberries”