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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Week 5 of Kids in the Garden

I realize that week 6 of Kids in the Garden is later today and I have yet to share the blog post from the last week!  So sorry about that.  I’m not sure where the time has gone!

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And last week was a super special week.  Chef Matt from the wonderful Monty’s Blue Plate Diner came visit us.  He made us two special treats using produce that the kids help us grow, take care of and pick!

Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardHis first treat for us was nice refreshing, blueberry lemonade.  It was perfect for the super hot day that we were ‘enjoying’.  Earlier that morning, my girls and I had picked the berries from our patch.  Cheff Matt came with a container full of freshly squeezed lemons.  Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardAfter he blended the berries, a little lemonade, and some sugar together he strained the mix into the container of lemon juice.  With a few tests by the Chef he found the perfect combination of juiced lemons, blueberries and sugar!Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's Orchard

Baby Pip decided she didn’t want to nap during the program this time and she enjoyed a refreshing glass of blueberry lemonade.

18 kids liked the Blueberry Lemonade, 4 not so much

Next up – pesto!

Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardChef Matt had the kids pick a bunch of basil and mint from our herb garden.  I’m not sure of his exact recipe for pesto but it looked pretty simple.Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardHere it is all blended in the food processor.Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's Orchard

He served it on a toasted baguette with a piece of fresh, locally made mozarella.  Seriously – amazing!

12 kids liked the Pesto, 10 not so much, all the Moms LOVED both!

We all loved that Chef Matt came to visit and cook with the kids!  It was such a wonderful treat for all!Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardAfter we had our snacks it was time to measure the sunflowers.  We headed out in the heat and took three measurements – 36”, 39” and 48”.  They’re starting to get taller!Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardWe also wanted to check out how our kids vegetable garden was doing.  There are some baby tomatoes growing, some of the onions are getting close and the peas are nearing their ends.  Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardDid I mention that it was hot?  After our snack and checking out the gardens it was time for a water break!  Many of the kids came in swim suits and I think even the mom’s enjoyed a bit of a spray down.Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's OrchardIs there anything better than drinking nice cold, well water from the hose?  Tee Tee enjoyed it!Week 4 of Kids in the Garden at Lapacek's Orchard

And Georgia discovered one of our newest kittens!  We just got some for you all to enjoy this apple season.

With that – what a great day of Kids in the Garden!  Thank you Chef Matt and Monty’s Blue Plate Diner for helping make it so special!

Does this sound like fun?  Bring your kiddo’s to the orchard today from 2- 3:30 and enjoy some time in the gardens! ($5/kid)

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