Edible Rhody KIDS: TOMATOES (Summer 2014)

[ 0 ] June 24, 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!

 

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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