This is the last kitchen for the season before the break for summer. The South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club celebrated a successful season with great leadership from Michelle and Stella. We also want to thank our volunteer, Rula.
We made some wonderful sandwiches, homemade Ranch Salad dressing and a strawberries dessert.
Jeff were able to get Starbucks to sponsor coffee for the kitchen. A great thank you to Starbucks and Jeff.
Mila made a Filipino dessert called Biko. It’s made with sweet rice, coconut milk and condensed milk. What a sweet ending to a meal. Thank you, Mila.
Michelle came up with a cooking challenge for the participants to do in summer. The participants were given a random pick of grain and a recipe with the grain to try. The participants will give feedback of their challenge when they meet again in Fall. The grains include spelt, split peas, barley and lentils.
We also harvested some kale and garlic scape from the senior garden. The yield of the garden is to be donated to the food bank.
Michelle demonstrated an effective way to dry kale. Kale is a hardy green and drying by rolling the kale tightly with tea towel will not bruise the kale.
Michelle made kale chips and roasted the tender part of the garlic scape in the oven. Roasted garlic scape is a favourite in Michelle’s family and her kids cannot get enough of them.
The recipes for the sandwiches, salad dressing and strawberries dessert will be posted in the next few days.