Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe, in the southern part of the African continent! The capitol city, where Captain Create is visiting, is called Harare, and is home to many people, including professors, researchers, accountants, restaurant cooks, and bus drivers (just like we have here in Utah). These folks have to get up and attend school or workContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe”

Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread

Creating a quick bread is a fun way to get the whole family involved in the kitchen. Quick breads are an easy and tasty way to combine the grains group with fruit or veggies (or both!). Quick breads are just like the name implies: quick to make! Unlike the yeast-risen breads we are used toContinue reading “Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa

Captain Create is south of the equator this week in a tiny, but very cool country called Ecuador. Its located high in the Andes Mountains, near Peru and Colombia. The capital city of Quito is the second highest city in the world at 9350 feet (that’s almost two miles up!). There have been people livingContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa”

Tip of the Week: Create a Dessert for Family Mealtime Month!

While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, dessert is the most fun to make! This week, Captain Create has a fun activity to make getting dinner on the table something your whole family can help do, and it can make choosing what you’re having after dinner a lot more fun! Everyone canContinue reading “Tip of the Week: Create a Dessert for Family Mealtime Month!”

Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma

This week, Captain Create was gifted an eggplant from a neighbor’s garden. What in the world do you do with an eggplant?! The Italians have lots of great ideas, because eggplants grow really well there. From grilled slices, to layers in lasagna, to crispy fritters, eggplant is part of Italian summer cuisine almost as muchContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Helsinki, Finland// Karelian Pasty

Captain Create is in the far north again, this time tasting all sorts of Nordic foods in Finland! This Nordic country is famous for a few things, including the Northern Lights, herds of wild reindeer, and it has over 180,000 lakes1! You’ll need to be tough to swim in the lakes here; The water isContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Helsinki, Finland// Karelian Pasty”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Great Grill Skills

July is National Grill Month! Its a great way to cook for quite a few reasons. Grilled food tastes great, grilling is an easy way to cook for a crowd, and many folks choose to cook outside to not overheat the house in summertime. Grilling uses direct heat to cook foods and requires a watchfulContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Great Grill Skills”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season

Summer is a busy time for everyone, but especially for farmers and gardeners! So many things are growing, and there are more fruits and veggies ready to eat every day. The cooler weather veggies, and the fast-growing veggies are ready first like asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, spring cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, salad onions, peas, early potatoes,Continue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season”

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!”