Category Archives: Cooking Class

img_1313 Ugly Vegetables!

October 10th, 2016

“What makes this carrot prettier than that one?” “Believe it or not, this carrot tastes exactly the same as that one!” “That’s a pickle? But why is it so… white?” Oh I get it… It tastes just like a pickle, it’s just an ugly pickle.” As we are fully immersed in San Francisco Fall – … Continue reading Ugly Vegetables!

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img_20160915_114649382_top Salad Days at John Muir

October 10th, 2016

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente Community Benefit Program, CommunityGrows is able to continue offering Salad Days at John Muir School. With a great donation of organic greens, carrots and cucumbers from Veritable Vegetable. Salad is prepped in the Parents’ Room of the school and taken to the cafeteria at lunch time. We make three … Continue reading Salad Days at John Muir

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8.31.16-CJ-Cooking-SFW_IMG_3835 A Taste of Summer

September 4th, 2016

While we weren’t gone long for summer break at the Edible Schoolyard, we were gone just long enough to come back and be welcomed by a bounty of mature summer crops – cucumbers, lush ears of corn, squash, peppers, as well as multiple varieties of the sweetest cherry tomatoes. So much so, that in the … Continue reading A Taste of Summer

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Club members try to guess what fruit or veggie is above their head, using clues given by their peers. Cooking with Crystal at Willie Mays Clubhouse

August 7th, 2016

“Can you see peace and quiet?” This is the question that was posed by a visiting clubhouse member upon entering the Willie Mays Edible Schoolyard Garden for the first time this July. When new members are welcomed into the garden we try to introduce it to them as a place of safety, a place of … Continue reading Cooking with Crystal at Willie Mays Clubhouse

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6.30.16-ESY-SFW-1 Cooking in June at Willie Mays

July 16th, 2016

Report by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Cooking Coordinator: Summer at the clubhouse has felt much like camp over the past few weeks. Lots of foot traffic around, high energy, and though the days are longer, the assortment of activity has allowed it to feel very fast paced. Amidst the rumble, in the cooking department we’ve been … Continue reading Cooking in June at Willie Mays

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RawBeets-SFW_IMG_2094 Cooking Report for May by Crystal Jones

July 4th, 2016

“Why’s it look so weird? It’s fun to harvest because you don’t know what you’re gonna get!” “Yeah, it’s kind of like opening a present…” “Oh my gosh it kind of looks like a hairy creature! Or like an octopus!” When you’re out in the garden, pulling plants out of the ground, I suppose “legs” … Continue reading Cooking Report for May by Crystal Jones

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5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_8273 Visiting the Giants Garden!

May 15th, 2016

Report by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Coordinator. Tuesday May 2nd was a very exciting day for youth in the Seed to Mouth – Edible Schoolyard Program at the Boys and Girls Club. A group from Willie Mays had a chance to invite the Tenderloin Clubhouse to join them on a field trip to the Giant’s … Continue reading Visiting the Giants Garden!

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4.29.16-JMES-SaladDay_IMG_6684 Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School

May 1st, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 was Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente, CommunityGrows is able to provide delicious salad for all the students at John Muir. The students and teachers love to partake and come back for seconds. We were very fortunate to have a huge donation from Gus’s … Continue reading Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School

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IMG_6325 Vegetarian Tacos at Hayward Rec Connect

May 1st, 2016

On Monday, April 18, 2016 the kids at Hayward Rec Connect after-school made delicious Vegetarian Tacos. The students learned about the beauty of vegetables when slicing into a beet, and the healthy benefits of combining foods, like beans, rice and salsa with other vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and spinach, to name a few. After … Continue reading Vegetarian Tacos at Hayward Rec Connect

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4.14.16-PlazaEastCooking_IMG_6277 Crispy Quinoa Patties at Plaza East

April 17th, 2016

On Thursday evening, April 14, 2016 residents and youth of Plaza East cooking class made delicious Crispy Quinoa Patties. Crystal Jones, our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Coordinator, led the youth in preparing the ingredients and putting the patties together.Another delicious dinner enjoyed by all.Here is the recipe! Crispy Quinoa Patties Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa (can … Continue reading Crispy Quinoa Patties at Plaza East

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