Allergic To Salad

Intrigued y the name? Allergic To Salad trains children to become young chefs while eating healthy. Chef Sharolyne Ramirez offered a demo on how to do fruit-kebabs! Almost twenty children participated, had fun, and learned how to be creative when making a fruit salad. Thank you, Andrew Maslowski, for assisting on that day.

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Cucumber Avocado Chilled Soup

A perfect summer recipe, refreshing and comfortable for the children to make on their own. The children learn how to cook and bring the methods back home to teach their parents how to go from garden-to-table! This is was our last class with Dianne Bliffeld, our Board of Education teacher who so generously donated her…

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Tabouleh Salad, a Lesson on Inclusion

This salad is one of the children’s favorite and brings an opportunity to learn about different cultures through food. The students learn about Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, among other countries where this salad comes from, all the vegetables and herbs come from our garden making this recipe an authentic garden-to-table recipe. Another enjoyable experience with Dianne…

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Homemade Pesto Sauce

One of our staple recipes is homemade pesto sauce. We use basil, parsley, cilantro, kale, or spinach. This summer we made a basil pesto sauce kindly donated by Gotham Greens, a worldwide pioneer in hydroponic agriculture using clean energy. #GothamGrows has been one of our sponsors for some years now supplying greens and herbs seedlings…

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Garden Kitchen Lab – St. John’s on BRIC TV

We are very proud Garden Kitchen Lab was featured on BRIC TV’s Brooklyn Stories. This local initiative is now offered at Red Hook Recreation Center, Sunset Park Recreation Center and McCarren Playground Recreation Center. This is just the beginning of what Garden Kitchen Lab has to contribute to the communities and NYC Parks, stay tuned!…

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Beet Bop A Lula

The children harvested their own beets and used them to make a banana-blueberry-beet smoothie. This has been a popular recipe for a few years now, and we will be introducing other flavor smoothies in the future! Dianne Bliffeld, a new Board of Education volunteer, did an excellent job leading this class.    

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~ GROW Brooklyn Festival 2017

The Friends of Garden Kitchen Lab was honored to host the second “GROW Brooklyn Festival” on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We were delighted to receive 19 different local organizations that offered engaging, interactive activities for the community. This year’s theme was Diversity Through Food. A…

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GROW Brooklyn Festival featured on BRIC TV

Earlier this year, the Friends of Garden Kitchen Lab and Oxfam America Action Corps decided to share the philosophy and activities of the Garden Kitchen Lab program with the broader community. We set about to create a festival, in collaboration with NYC Parks, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Seniors Group of…

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Swale Food Forest & Garden Kitchen Lab

This fall Swale and the Garden Kitchen Lab hosted a free public meal showcasing salads, herbal teas, and roasted butternut and delicata squashes from Swale’s floating food forest and the Garden Kitchen Lab. The event took place at Pier 6 in Dumbo. We had hundreds of people enjoying an afternoon of foraging and harvesting in…

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“I smelled peppermint leaves and tomatoes, it was fun.”

“In gardening class, we made pesto sauce, beet-berries-banana smoothie, steamed broccoli, quinoa salad, radish avocado toast, and tabouleh. We collect vegetables from the garden, then we went upstairs to cut the vegetables like radish and cucumbers.” “I liked the beet banana smoothie because, to me, it tasted like a strawberry smoothie. I loved the quinoa…

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