Green Science Adventure Camp 2013: Week 3, Day 4

Hi Peppers!

It was fishing day at camp! We saw lots of things in the pond too.

The big turtle we caught in the pond.

The big turtle we caught in the pond.

The Orange Peppers are excited for fishing.

The Orange Peppers are excited for fishing

A Red Pepper shows off her fish.

A Red Pepper shows off her fish.

We made seed balls this morning too! We picked out our seeds to put in our balls of clay and had lots of fun getting messy.

Red Peppers get their mud for their seed balls.

Red Peppers get their mud for their seed balls.

In morning Garden Kitchen we made potato pancakes and applesauce. It was so yummy!

A Yellow Pepper chops up apple for their applesauce.

A Yellow Pepper chops up apple for their applesauce.

We spent more time in the afternoon by the pond and looking for more critters! We always find lots of snails.

An Orange Pepper shows off a test tube of snails.

An Orange Pepper shows off a test tube of snails.

We spent a little more time in the children’s garden. We explored and played some games.

Yellow Peppers explore the children's garden.

Yellow Peppers explore the children’s garden.

In afternoon Garden Kitchen we made sushi with real seaweed! Some people were a little nervous at first to try it but as soon as they did they were asking for seconds.

A Red Pepper adds the veggies to her sushi.

A Red Pepper adds the veggies to her sushi.

Don’t forget our skits tomorrow at 3:30! The groups have been working so hard all week on them.

Garden Kitchen Recipes

Homemade Potato Latkes & Applesauce

-2 lbs russet potatoes

-1 medium onion

-1/2 cup scallions

-1 large egg

-Salt / Pepper

-Vegetable Oil

 

Peel potatoes & put in a bowl of cold water.

Using a grater or food process, coarsely grate the potatoes and onions.

Place mixture in a tea towel and squeeze all liquid out into a bowl.

Pour off the water, leaving only the potato starch at the bottom of the bowl.

Mix the potato and onion with the potato starch.

Add scallions, beaten egg & salt/pepper

Heat griddle and coat with thin film of vegetable oil.

Take 2 tbsp of potato mixture in the palm of your hand and flatten into a pancake.

Place the pancakes on the hot griddle, flatten with a spatula and fry until golden.

Flip pancakes and brown the other side.

Remove pancakes and drain on paper towels.

 

Garden Vegetable Sushi

-2 cups Japanese white sticky rice

-12 roasted seaweed sheets

-1 large cucumber

-4 fresh (small) carrots

 

Cook rice until tender and let cool.

Wash and peel large cucumber.

Slice cucumber in half lengthwise & peel 12 large slices from the center.

Chop remaining cucumber into small bite-sized pieces.

Wash and peel fresh carrots. Using peeler, create long thin strips of carrot.

Chop remaining cucumber into bite sized pieces.

Lay out seaweed sheets and lightly brush with warm water.

Lay out cucumber & carrot slices for each camper.

Place a spoonful of rice on each seaweed sheet/cucumber & carrot peel then add toppings.

Roll and enjoy!

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