Captain Create is on an island in the South Pacific while we are all in Utah in the snow... She's gone to Okinawa, Japan today! While Okinawa is the smallest and least populated of the five islands of Japan1, it has a lot of cool stuff going for it, including being the birthplace of Karate,… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Okinawa, Japan
Captain Create is on the east coast of the USA, in Philadelphia, for National Pepper Pot Day! While here to learn about stew, there are many other things to see in the city known as the Birthplace of the United States. Some researchers have dedicated their lives to studying the history of "Philly" and the… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Welcome to the northernmost country on the African continent: Tunisia! It is directly south of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, and is in between Algeria and Libya. People have lived here for a really really long time; since about the 10th century BC, but much of the information on the city then is only written… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Tunisia
Autumn has officially begun, and that means the beginning of one of Captain Create's favorite seasons: SOUP SEASON! Warm days, pretty leaves, and crisp evenings make autumn ideal for serving soup for dinner. Not only can all cooks take advantage of all the harvest has to offer, cooks can also cook once and eat twice!… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Farro Soup
Its cooling off outside now that autumn has officially started. This means Soup Season has also un-officially started, and its a really good season! Creating meals with your family is a fun and tasty way to get everyone involved in lunch or dinner, and helping to cook encourages kids (and grownups) to try new foods.… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Create a Soup for Family Mealtime Month!
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 living… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa
Ola from Brazil! Today Captain Create is in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil. In Colonial times, this coastal city was the hub of all commerce and activity because ocean travel was the only way to get in and out to go far away. (No airplanes in the 18th century!) As you can… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Brazil for Feijoada and Pão de Queijo
How many of you have noticed it getting colder this month? How would you describe the weather? Crisp? Brisk? Nippy? Chilly? Well, whatever you decide, a nice warm bowl of our 3 Bean Monster Chili is just what you need as the temperatures continue to drop this October! Not only does chili help warm your… Continue reading It’s A Bit “Chili” Out // 3 Bean Monster Chili