This week we welcomed this summery weather with a refreshing and delicious taste test...lemonade! But it wasn't just plain, old lemonade...it was lemonade infused with an herb. When asked to name some herbs that we might have used to liven up the lemonade students responded with lots of ideas. Oregano, rosemary, parsley, mint, thyme, sage, lemongrass, basil, and lavender were all suggested. But when they took their first sip their taste buds picked up on the subtle flavor...MINT! It was a huge hit (thumbs, fingers and toes up!) and students were begging for more.
You can find the recipe on this page in case you'd like to try it out at home! http://www.vermontharvestofthemonth.org/june--herbs.html
Last month, Mrs. Kent responded to lots of persuasive letters, written by second graders, by making some additions to her already delicious lunch menu. Among these additions were some very special, delicious, and secretly healthy chocolate brownie cookies. This delightful treat was suggested by a persuasive letter from Haley Kaleita. Students have been demanding the recipe so here it is!
Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
1 can no
salt added black beans, rinsed well
2 Tbsp. milk
peanut butter/nut butter of choice
(wesubstituted 3.5 Tblsp Butter for the
nut butter and olive oil)
flour(Whole wheat or white whole
wheat can be used)
unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup + 1 T.
sugar (see note)
⅓ cup dark
chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top
oven to 375 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
black beans, milk, nut butter, and olive oil (or butter)in a food processor and process until
smooth. 3. Add in flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and
continue processing until combined and mousse like.
4. Stir in ⅓
c. dark chocolate chips.
5. Spoon 16
dollops evenly spaced dollops of the batter onto the baking sheet and sprinkle
with the extra chocolate chips.
6. Bake for
7. Let cool
slightly, then put on a baking rack until they are cooled completely.
in the refrigerator due to the black beans!
in this recipe can be reduced to about ⅓ c. if you prefer the cookies to be