Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Food and Friends
This week has been all about food. We really loved our Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer) with the yummy coconut milk. We made a cherry galette from France and pitted all the cherries ourselves. We also made some very yummy hummus which we served in scooped out cucumber slices with a garnish of scallion and red pepper. We also concocted some silly things, like fish from sugar snap peas, with olives for eyes and yellow peppers for fins, and strawberry mice. In the midst of all of this, our school is getting new flooring and we had to switch rooms! You know how important the sense of order is to children and adults alike when you have to set up a room that has all the materials and shelving shoved in one corner--with the children in attendance. Everyone is doing well though, and we love to eat! We are trying to take time with our meals and our treats--enjoying the company of our friends, and the exquisite taste and smell of our delicious food. We sometimes rush through our meals in the United States, and forget to give our food and our companions the respect they both deserve. Good food and good company is a gift.