The community minded 5th graders contributed a soup to our Westminster Center School Open House last week. They combined fresh onions, garlic, tomatoes and coriander from our garden for this yummy offering. In teams, the class came together to read recipes, dice, and pulverize ingredients. They found out that the cilantro they used to make their salsa earlier had produced seeds. These seeds had a new “spice name”: coriander! As they ground the seeds with mortar and pestle, the aroma reinforced the reincarnation.
They also learned about the “magic wand,” a blending tool that is soo easy to use, we rarely pull out our blender anymore!
Some of these hard working children also helped take down tomato stakes in the garden. They piled them in the shed for next year.