Edible Rhody KIDS (Spring 2016): The Importance of Breakfast

Edible Rhody KIDS (Spring 2016): The Importance of Breakfast

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42cf4404-bd31-4cfe-81d7-d1a0b3d75e59Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. We love getting kids involved with all things local! Food, farm life, recipes and produce for every season are all here to inspire our up-and-coming foodies to enjoy the bounty of Rhode Island.

This seasons’ topic is “Breakfast”. Hot or cold, the first meal is the most important of the day and gives us energy and brain power!  Make it count by dishing up something healthy, delicious and fun! Check out this beautifully poster (Download a printable version here.) illustrated by Jessica McGuirl. Find the ER spring issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.
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Edible Rhody KIDS (Winter 2016): Slurpilicious Ramen!

Edible Rhody KIDS (Winter 2016): Slurpilicious Ramen!

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eRhodyWinter2015coverWelcome Winter! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. We love getting kids involved with all things local! Food, farm life, recipes and produce for every season are all here to inspire our up-and-coming foodies to enjoy the bounty of Rhode Island.

This seasons’ topic, “Ramen”, shows us there is more to this Asian noodle meal than what comes prepacked from the grocery store. Check out how easy it is to make fresh delicious ramen at home! Find the ER winter issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.
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We’ve got more delicious recipes online. Just click on the chef’s hat at EdibleRhody.com

Edible Rhody KIDS: ICE POPS (Summer 2015)

Edible Rhody KIDS: ICE POPS (Summer 2015)

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Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Ice Pops”, celebrates one of our favorite summer treats by sharing the origin story along withall natural yummy options that do not contain chemically-colored fruit flavored pops! Check out the ER summer issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.77838_EdibRhod_I055

Ice Pops
Depending on size of mold, makes 6 ice pops

  • 1/4 cup diced kiwi
  • 1/4 cup diced peaches
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, cut in halves
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orange juice

Toss cut fruit together in a bowl and then spoon into popsicle molds. Pour enough juice so it comes slightly below each rim. (Pops will expand a little as they freeze.) If you’re using paper cups, cover with aluminum foil (to hold sticks in place). Insert Popsicle sticks. Place on a tray in the freezer for 5 hours or overnight. Run under warm water for a few seconds to release pops from their molds. Enjoy!

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When making ice pops at home, you will need a container or mold to hold the liquid while it freezes and a stick to hold your frozen treat while you eat it!

  • Homemade Molds: Freeze liquid in a small paper cup with a wood popsicle stick.
  • Store Bought Molds: Many shapes and sizes to choose from including rocket ships!

Some store bought molds (like Zoku) even come with their own storage container.

Shop Local: Stock on Hope Street in Providence carries a variety of ice pop molds. StockPVD.com

HISTORY

Folks have been enjoying frozen syrupy treats since as far back as Ancient Roman times but it was not until 1905, when Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy from California, discovered the fun of eating this treat on a stick. He accidentally left a glass filled with water, powdered soda mix and a wooden stirring stick outside overnight, and it froze. Voila-the Popsicle was born!

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We’ve got more delicious recipes online for fresh fruit ice pops. Just click on the chef’s hat at EdibleRhody.com

Edible Rhody KIDS: SPRING CHICKS (Spring 2015)

Edible Rhody KIDS: SPRING CHICKS (Spring 2015)

Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Fair Trade Means Fair Business for Farmers”, makes us think about the people behind the food we eat. What are their lives like? Do they get paid enough to live a decent life healthy life? Learn what Fair Trade certified means and how we play a part in the food chain. – See more at: http://kidoinfo.com/edible-rhody-kids-fair-trade-means-fair-business-for-farmers-spring-2014/#sthash.lkMle0E6.dpuf
Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Fair Trade Means Fair Business for Farmers”, makes us think about the people behind the food we eat. What are their lives like? Do they get paid enough to live a decent life healthy life? Learn what Fair Trade certified means and how we play a part in the food chain. – See more at: http://kidoinfo.com/edible-rhody-kids-fair-trade-means-fair-business-for-farmers-spring-2014/#sthash.lkMle0E6.dpuf

Screenshot 2015-04-30 08.38.17Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Spring Chicks”, celebrates these adorable little furry friends! Check out the ER summer issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.

Fun Facts About the Rhode Island Red:

  •  The first Rhode Island Red was bred in Adamsville, Rhode Island in the 1880s.
  • The Rhode Island Red Hen became Rhode Island’s official state bird on May 3, 1954.
  • Rhode Island Reds are friendly chickens and have become the most popular breed in the U.S.
  • One reason Rhode Island Reds are so popular is because they’re good at laying eggs.

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July 4, 2015
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“Old-Type,” heritage-breed Rhode Island Red, pay a visit to Living History Farm at the South County Museum in Narragansett. it hosts the annual Independence Day Chick Hatch where children of all ages can watch eggs hatch and hold the fuzzy little baby chicks.

Local Book: R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet
by Mark R. Allio
Illustrated by Mary Jane Begin
Discover the wonders of the Ocean State letter by letter.

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We’ve got a delicious recipe online for a cheddar cheese omelet. Just click on the chef’s hat at EdibleRhody.com.

Visit Edible Rhody KIDS for more spring chick fun including recipes and a word sort!

 

Edible Rhody KIDS: APPLES (Fall 2014)

Edible Rhody KIDS: APPLES (Fall 2014)

73373_EdibRhod_I042Welcome Fall! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Apples”, celebrates this delicious fall fruit in all its many shapes, sizes and colors! Check out the ER fall issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.

Why we LOVE apples!

• Super yummy!
• Easy snack to pack—no utensils needed!
• Full of healthy nutrients to make your mind and body strong!
• There are 7,500 varieties (different kinds) of apples grown throughout the world.
• It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
• Apples are a member of the rose family.
• Apples come in shades of red, green and yellow.
• Eat the peel too! Apple peels are loaded with fiber and vitamins A and C.

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is delicious all by itself, with yogurt or on top of waffles, pancakes, ice cream, pork chops and more.

  • 73373_EdibRhod_I0413 pounds (8-9 medium) apples (Cortland, Macintosh or your favorite)
  • ½cup water or apple cider
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or white granulated sugar)
  • ½teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

• Peel, core and cut apples into l-inch chunks.
• Combine apples with remaining ingredients in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are quite soft (about 25 minutes). Allow to cool before proceeding.
• Carefully puree using a food mill or a food processor or blender. A potato masher works well too. Store applesauce up to 1 week in clean glass jars or containers in the refrigerator.

We’ve got more helpful tips and fun recipes online including applesauce parfaits and applesauce cake. Just click on the chef’s hat at Ediblerhody.com.

Pick your own: Visit the RI Fruit Growers website for a list of Pick Your Own orchards. RIFruitgrowers.org/pickyourown/

Edible Rhody KIDS: TOMATOES (Summer 2014)

Edible Rhody KIDS: TOMATOES (Summer 2014)

Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Fair Trade Means Fair Business for Farmers”, makes us think about the people behind the food we eat. What are their lives like? Do they get paid enough to live a decent life healthy life? Learn what Fair Trade certified means and how we play a part in the food chain. – See more at: http://kidoinfo.com/edible-rhody-kids-fair-trade-means-fair-business-for-farmers-spring-2014/#sthash.lkMle0E6.dpuf
Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Fair Trade Means Fair Business for Farmers”, makes us think about the people behind the food we eat. What are their lives like? Do they get paid enough to live a decent life healthy life? Learn what Fair Trade certified means and how we play a part in the food chain. – See more at: http://kidoinfo.com/edible-rhody-kids-fair-trade-means-fair-business-for-farmers-spring-2014/#sthash.lkMle0E6.dpuf

Edible Rhody Summer 2014Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Tomatoes”, celebrates this delicious summer fruit in all its many shapes, sizes and colors! Check out the ER summer issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.

For many people, a fresh tomato is the perfect summer treat. Some like to eat their tomatoes the way you eat a whole apple, and in fact tomatoes were once referred to as “love apples.” Even if you don’t love to eat them whole, there are many ways to enjoy tomatoes in your favorite summer meals.Tomatoes_Growing

Get kids cooking!

Summer Salsa

salsaAn easy way to use tomatoes is to make a fresh summer salsa. Be sure to ask for help from an adult when using a sharp knife
for chopping.

  • 3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (optional)
  • 1 mango, peach or seeded pomegranate, chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. If you are going to use jalapeño, be careful not to touch your eyes after chopping, and wear rubber gloves. Add a small amount at a time so your salsa doesn’t become too spicy for your taste buds. Let sit for an hour for the flavors to combine. Enjoy with tortilla chips, eggs or just plain with a spoon!

If your child is a bit “picky” about what they eat, we suggest reading one of our favorite picture books, I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child to help your child see food (including tomatoes) in a whole new light.

Visit Edible Rhody KIDS for more tomatoe fun including recipes and a word sort!