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Italian Pizza and the story of Niccolo Pesce

It’s Thursday again, and I held my little cooking class with my 5 y.o. and her friend. This week I decided to let them do pizza, and tell them the story of Niccolò Pesce or Colapesce. From a website on Neapolitan stories, I found this: The legend of Niccolò Pesce, … Continue reading

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology for Kids

My 6 year-old has been in love with all things Egyptian for several years now. I previously wrote how her love for history and the Egyptians helped me steer her away from Disney Princesses and onto new interests. A few weeks back I found National Geographic’s Treasury of Egyptian Mythology, … Continue reading

Chasing Degas eating Cheating Chocolate Croissants

On our cooking class through books, today we went on a tour of Paris. We read Eva Montanari’s Chasing Degas, while waiting for our Cheating Chocolate Croissants to be ready to come out of the oven. I love Eva Montanari, and I’ve also reviewed another book by her here. Her … Continue reading

Movie Class – If I had a Super Power…

The First Script After last week’s exploration of why conflict is important in telling stories, today we had the first script written down. And this triggered the search for “If I had a super power… what would it be?” Little Miss I diligently wrote down her story for the class … Continue reading

Science of Yeast Image Gallery

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A couple of days ago I posted our Experiments with Yeast. Here’s the Science of Yeast Image Gallery with photos and videos of the three different types of yeast we had seen through a good microscope. Thanks to Bill Carter for all the images!             … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake to Celebrate Friendship

Celebrating Friendship It’s almost Valentine’s day, and for cooking class I wanted to do something special to cherish love and friendship. In my country that’s what Valentine”s day is actually called: “Day of Love and Friendship,” therefore I chose to do Strawberry Shortcake, my husband’s favorite treat, pairing it up … Continue reading

Discovering the Science of Yeast

Playing with Yeast It’s been a long time since we last had Make Day and cook up some science experiments for the kids, so we decided to literally cook this time and explore the Science of Yeast. To do so, we planned to do the same bread recipe 3 times, … Continue reading