The process of direct seeding (also called direct sowing) involves planting seeds in the garden, rather than buying small plants or starting seeds indoors and transplanting them outside. This lesson will walk you through the steps of direct seeding so you are ready to direct seed something yourself!
Did you know that seed packets contain a wealth of information on how to grow the seeds they contain? This lesson will introduce you to gardening vocabulary terms that will assist you in reading seed packets. Knowing how to read a seed packet will help you become a great gardener!
Building a planter box is a simple way to start gardening. This lesson will help you build your own planter box using a few simple items that you can get at any hardware or garden store or by upcycling things you have already.
Sautéing vegetables is a great way to prepare a quick, healthy side dish. Now that you know How to Flip Food (if you haven’t yet completed this lesson, do it before continuing here) you are ready to sauté! Sauté means to leap or jump in French.
Have you eaten pesto before? Traditionally, pesto recipes are made with basil. In this recipe, we encourage you to experiment with different kinds of greens and herbs! In this lesson, you will practice the cooking skill of emulsifying by making a pesto.
Sometimes the best recipes begin with the ingredients you happen to have in your house. Along with some essential tips, and, if you need it, help from a friend, you can create and discover new recipes all on your own!
As a final project, you will be demonstrating your improved kitchen abilities by making a recipe of your choice and documenting your cooking process. This is an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned by making a dish that is meaningful for you.
The ingredients we put into our cooking can sometimes have deep personal meaning behind them. Chances are you already have some ingredients with a special place in your heart. This lesson gives you a chance to reflect on those ingredients.
In this lesson, students create their own yogurt sauce recipe and practice mincing fresh herbs. This is a very flexible recipe and a good example of how ingredients can be substituted, omitted, or added.