I am a firm believer that if kids grow it they will eat it.
However, it’s still fun to find “sneaky” ways to disguise vegetables into tasty treats. A healthy dose of carrot cupcakes is always a fun way to use the root vegetables and actually a common cake flavor today. However, topping it with a tomato frosting is a bit shocking and surprisingly yummy!
Try serving the carrot cupcake with tomato frosting as a side dish at dinner and surprise them when you tell them it’s their side of vegetables. Of course, I would also include the raw versions of the vegetables on the plate too and ask them to compare and contrast the flavor profiles between them. But that’s me!!!
Tomatoes have glossy, thin, smooth skin. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are oval, some are tear-dropped shape, and a lot are the same size of a tennis ball.
The tomato will start to grow and actually turn red inside the bottle. Once the tomato looks fully ripe, ask an adult helper to carefully snip it from the stem. Screw on the cap and there you have it – a tomato in a bottle. Go impress your friends and family!
Adult Helpers: Try this with fruits your yard too. Apples, pears or peaches are great. Just make sure they have a long enough stem that would look extraordinary in a bottle.
Adorable and fun, these little gardens are tiny dioramas for your favorite future paleontologist!
After a quick run to the garden center, we chose Celosia to create a burst of color. This ornamental flowering plant is known for it's flame like appearance and is also edible. Lisa also selected some bold succulents and easy to grow ground cover that will fill in the spaces around your prehistoric friends.
Speaking of dinosaurs, they can usually be found at a 99 cent store in the toy section, or you can recycle some old plastic toys if you have any. We also recommend on your next hike outside picking up a few rocks on the trail to include in your mini-garden.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.