Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Yesturday, the students went to a farm and we picked peaches. The peaches were fresh and sweet. Today we made chicken stock, did green beans, and we made salsa. Tomorrow the group is going to the pool and have a pinic for lunch. Just having a fun tomorrow. This week been good esperince working at SLU.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Today was a huge learning experience for everyone today. Chef Steve taught us all how to make pasta from scratch and also how to make ravioli's and tortellini's starting off with flattened dough making rectangles , stuffing the dough and folding one half over to close into a ravioli or tortellini. We also made sauces marinara sauce, a carbonara sauce that has bacon in it and a basil sauce to put over the pasta. Today was a good day the food we made was excellent.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday what more can I say. Today we were broken up into two groups. One group helped make icing and a garlic spread for a trans-fat study, and the other group processed beets. The beet group had to peel, roast, and slice beets so that they could be packaged and frozen. The icing group had to make a vanilla icing and a garlic spread and put them in individual cups for the trans-fat study. Today was pretty straight forward until it came to the cleaning up part. I didn't know how hard it was to clean up beet juice and sticky icing but I sure did find out. My hands are still sticky as I write this post.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Today we visited the fresh gatherings garden. It was very hot outside so the walk seemed longer than it really was. When we got there we were introduced to a women named Marilyin who gave us a tour of the garden. We got to see all the different types of herbs, fruits, and veggies that were grown in the garden. We got to try some of the things in the garden like, fresh mint, citrus, and my favorite tomatoes. After the tour was over we went over to the fresh gatherings building and took a brief tour. The food was great there and it really did taste fresh. We came back to peel and process lots and lots of corn.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Today we did a lot of baking. Vanilla, and cinnamon muffins to be exact, we helped Kim bake off muffins for a trans fat study. Although it took awhile and a few tweaks we finally had a good muffin mix. I had the pleasure of cleaning and organizing the walk-in refrigerator. It was a very cold job but, luckily it wasn't that much to be done. We also made some chicken stock for the stew we will be making for our lunch tomorrow. As usual we cleaned up the kitchen and called it a day.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Today we helped Kim make over 400 muffins for her SLU study. We used a lot of eggs, milk, and flour. We also learned that you never want to over knead your dough because the muffins will end up being too tough to eat! Chef Steve taught us about different types of flour and the different uses each one has according to its gluten content(higher for breads and lower for muffins). Thanks Chef Steve! We also made salsa from tomatos, cilantro, onions, spices, and jalapenos. Then we packaged it all up for Fresh Gatherings.