Green Science Adventure Camp 2013: Week 3, Day 3

Hello Peppers!

Today was livestock day at camp so we focused on learning about Murphy and the goats!

We had livestock time where we looked at a model to see the four stomachs that ruminant animals have.

Yellow Peppers look at a model of a stomach.

Yellow Peppers look at a model of a stomach.

Orange Peppers check out Murphy while learning about him.

Orange Peppers check out Murphy while learning about him.

We spent a little time orienteering today. Groups went on different ventures to find a surprise at the end.

Mr. Geoff shows the Yellow Peppers how to use the compass.

Mr. Geoff shows the Yellow Peppers how to use the compass.

Ms. Rachel helps the Orange Peppers begin their orienteering course.

Ms. Rachel helps the Orange Peppers begin their orienteering course.

Garden Kitchen was really fun because we made homemade crackers for our cheese! We heated up our milk to 165 degrees and then added vinegar to form the cheese.

Ms. Katie adds vinegar to the hot milk to form cheese curds.

Red Peppers watch Ms. Katie add vinegar to the hot milk to form cheese curds.

An Orange Pepper cuts the crackers.

An Orange Pepper cuts the crackers.

We learned about sheep in the afternoon when we got to play with wool! We used soap and water to agitate our wool to felt bracelets. After we felted our bracelets we put them in dye for tomorrow.

Mr. Geoff shows the Yellow Peppers raw wool.

Mr. Geoff shows the Yellow Peppers raw wool.

Red Peppers felt their bracelets.

Red Peppers felt their bracelets.

We practiced casting today for fishing tomorrow. We liked to see how far we could cast by counting the cones at the bottom of the hill!

A Red Pepper practices her cast.

A Red Pepper practices her cast.

In Garden Kitchen we made some delicious vegetable stir fry! We used our fresh veggies and put them over some whole grain rice. The campers couldn’t get enough of it!

Ms. Katie helps the Yellow Peppers peel their carrots for their stir fry.

Ms. Katie helps the Yellow Peppers peel their carrots for their stir fry.

 

Garden Kitchen Recipes

Ricotta Cheese

-4 cups whole milk

-1 tsp kosher salt

-1/2 cup white distilled vinegar

Chives

 

Set a large sieve over a deep bowl and line the sieve with the cheesecloth.

Pour the milk and cream into a glass bowl. Stir in the salt.

Microwave the milk mixture until milk reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Pour in vinegar into glass bowl and slowly stir. Once it separates, pour mixture into sieve.

Squeeze out liquid and add fresh chives, then serve!

Homemade Rosemary Honey Crackers

-1 cup + 2 Tbs all-purpose flour

-1/2 tsp salt
-2 Tbs butter

-1/4 cup water

-1 Tbs chopped rosemary

-2 Tbs honey

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In the food processor, combine 1 cup of flour, salt and the chopped rosemary.

Pulse a couple of times to combine.
Cut the butter into 8 pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the honey, and then the water, and pulse a few more times to make a dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or counter.

Roll out with a rolling pin to 1/4″ thickness.

Using a knife or a cutter, cut to desired shape.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Remove to a rack and allow to cool slightly.

 

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice

½ zucchini

½ summer squash

1 large carrot

½ head of broccoli

1 Bell pepper

1 cup fresh peapods

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

4 cups whole grain instant brown rice

1 ¾ cup chicken broth

Fresh herbs

 

Wash and peel carrot, then mince with cheese grater.

In sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil then add carrots, cooking on medium.

Wash and chop zucchini and summer squash. Add to pan.

Wash and carefully rip broccoli florets then chop broccoli stalk. Add to pan.

Prepare instant brown rice according to packaging.

Wash and chop bell pepper into small pieces (use food processor if necessary).

Wash and rip fresh herbs then add to sauté pan.

Wash and add fresh peapods to sauté pan.

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