Dust settles after cooking bonanza

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The October holiday program was awesome – we had kids from all over the place cooking up amazing meals, spoiling their family with stunning barbecues, doing random acts of kindness by cooking food for family and friends, harvesting potatoes – and planting more for Christmas dinner… and much much more… check out this video or pop over to this summary page and you can see some of the wonderful entries we got in our challenges!

GO HERE TO SEE MORE! I  would love you to join me next year!

Stay in touch

Claire

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registrations open for next holiday program

Bosch School Holiday Program Oct 13 AM

October Recipes and Tips

Great prizes, great fun, something different to do in the holidays, get to meet new people and eat great food… some of the reasons kids want to join in our program!

Registrations opened today for Oct 2 – 4 School holiday Program. The new eBook is bulging with delicious food ideas and easy kids recipes which are bound to impress both your taste buds and your family!! I have made lots of new look and cook videos  (these will be made ‘active’ in the holiday program).

Find out how the program works, what prizes you could win and the fun sort of stuff we will get up to HERE.

 

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Spuds in a bucket growing well…

spuds in a bucket at 5 weeks

spuds in a bucket at 5 weeksFor those of you on the School Holiday Program you will know that lots of us planted potatoes in a bucket to harvest in the next School Holiday  Program ( October 2-4) …

Well I did too and just wanted to show you that mine are going well!!! With any luck they will be ready to harvest in 6 weeks at the program and I intend to make a scrummy potato based meal – or maybe just enjoy them boiled and drizzled with olive oil or tossed in butter!

Just need to make sure I keep the cat away and that I remember to bring them in so they don’t get frosted!

I will keep you posted!

 

Want to plant your own???  This will tell you how…how to grow spuds in a bucket!

or you can see my little You tube about it…

 

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Dust settles after awesome Holiday Program

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That was so much fun – it is always really good when doing something that is good for you is also really enjoyable!!! Sorry it has taken me a couple of weeks to do a post but honestly that was a whirlwind!!! We had over 750 families all cooking together and getting food savvy…. pretty cool really – and I know from your e mails just how many of you loved it.  If you haven’t taken the time to look back at this video then you really must – odds are your face might be in it!!! And I sure hope you have downloaded your certificate –  here is the link if you haven’t.

potato in bucket 3 AugustI also wanted to show you  how my ‘spud in a bucket’  is growing… little shoots are all through the surface and the leaves are getting bigger by the day!  I know those little potatoes will be getting ready to grow in there… very exciting my first attempt at having green fingers???

Can’t wait for the harvest  in October! If you haven’t planted your spuds yet,  get into it…. see the sheet on how to do it and the video below!!! You can catch up and have a crop to harvest!!! YUM YUM.

Down load your how to grow spuds in a bucket here

how to grow spuds in a bucket!

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Save the dates… 15 – 17 July!

July Holiday Program

July Program

Juggle your life and do what it takes to join me… I mean – look at the prizes I have got for you!!!

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Joining the Food Revolution!

Food revolution

Mark 17 May in your diary…

We are going to be part of Jamie Olivers Food Revolution Day to celebrate real food, where it comes from and how to cook it!

I will be running an afternoon cooking session at 4pm 17 May on this site.  It will run pretty much like our school holiday cooking program and will be a short, sharp and seriously fun session!!

More details will follow – but  I will have you cooking up a meal that your family will LOVE – I am thinking of something that is totally iconically Kiwi!

This will be our second year of supporting this day!

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Milk Matters – we need to drink more!!

On Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the launch for Anchor’s big news – hey I’m a student I was impressed. The ‘Triple layer, light proof bottle’ is a new bottle which is cool and smart thinking!

Milk goes bad for one of two reasons – heat (the one we all know about) but also light. Anchors new bottle that is three layers and lets in absolutely NO light. This way milk can stay much fresher for longer!! I tasted it, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! Be sure to get your hands on one of these babies when it comes out on the 8th of April!!!

Studies show that we should be drinking more milk, so to help you guys out, check out my simple smoothie recipe that will come out in the It’s My Turn To Cook Tonight Bosch School Holiday Cooking Program, on the 22 to 24 April (perfect timing to use Anchor’s new milk!!!)

Join me in the program – we are having a milk mustache competition!

 

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I’m in the apple iBookstore!!


Wow I’ve done it
– I have my first book in the iTunes Apple iBookstore!

I’ve spent much of my university holidays working on a series of new publications for you – this first one is now available.

You are going to love this – for any of you are iPad fans this is so so cool! This first book is summer stuff – light summery food, barbecues, salads and in of course there are some sweet treats too!

I have five review copies to give away – if you would like a free copy to review please email  glenda@foodsavvykids.com and she will send you a code.

Click here to see the blurb etc in iTunes…
It's My Turn to Cook This Summer - Claire Gourley & Glenda Gourley

Teenager Claire Gourley shares her food discovery journey with easy, quick recipes and tips to get kids food savvy. For kids aged 9 – 16, this book reflects Claire’s food motto – “I don’t do complicated” and is all about making cooking fun and achievable.
Claire recipes work, taste great and are really really easy. If she didn’t find them reliable, tasty and easy, she ditched them! She has added lots of photos, tips and things kids will probably want answered as they are cooking… for anything a bit tricky she links to her YouTubes.

Claire wants to know enough about food to take good care of herself. She figures lots of kids are the same as her – they love eating food but they’re always busy with friends, school and sport, so they can’t really be bothered spending too much time cooking – but that doesn’t mean want to settle for average food!

It’s My Turn To Cook takes kids on Claire’s food journey as she has worked out what she needs to know to get food savvy! She has gathered quick, easy recipes made a lot of YouTubes, and asked a lot of questions. She intertwines food and nutrition tips so that while kids are cooking they also get skills to make good food choices.

Many cookbooks are written by adults for adults and while they may look beautiful they are often boring… Claire doesn’t do boring!! This informal chatty approach has much appeal with kids of all ages.

The other two titles are now finishing off are

  • It’s My Turn to Cook Quick Food and
  • It’s My Turn to Cook Bread

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NEW YEAR EQUALS NEW YOU

This is the perfect time of year to clean up your lifestyle and start fresh. (I know January is over – but I am only finishing my holiday!) I’m  into goals because they help me move towards achieving what I want.

Life is all about setting goals and defining who you want to be. Dream your goals, then do them. Martin Luther King said a ‘I have a Dream’ speech not an ‘I have a Plan’ speech. Similarly you don’t need to plan out every step of the way in order to achieve your goals. Take each day at a time, start small and then build big.

The healthy living experts say it takes about 21 days for your New Year’s resolution to become a new habit. So, if you actually do want to do it, you have to stick to it. Don’t try to hard, just do it. Surround yourself with positivity and believe in yourself. “Whether you believe you can or you cant your probably right.” Henry Ford So I dare you, take out a pencil and sheet of paper right now and just dream.

Do you want to be a better cook, try more foods, eat healthier, create masterpieces, experiment more or become a chef? Whatever you decide, ACT NOW. Look around my site – I can help you!

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Holiday program lots of fun!

Hey I have just finished the holiday program… it was heaps of fun and I am really pleased how much everyone liked my new eBook – the Christmas edition – you can download a copy here if you want one – it will give you lots of great of recipes to make over summer.

But kick back and what this little snippet of what kids got up to! hope you can join me next holidays!

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Dust settles after cooking bonanza

Dust settles after cooking bonanza

October 18th, 2013

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