Hot Weather Snacking

Today’s weather, hot, sticky with a chance of lightening, thunder & rain… a great day for cooking  inside in an air conditioned daycare!

We headed to our garden way before rain arrived to pick some Kale & turn it into :


  • Bananas
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Chobani  plain yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • Kale leaves with veins removed
  • Put all in a blender and turn into a smoothie
  • Delicious… would we do it again YES!!

(Experiment with other fruits) 


We have made pretzels before & “The Little Peeps” love it!

Easy to make. One recipe is enough for 4 kids to get a hunk of dough which  they pat, roll, twist or shape anyway they choose. 

  1. Heat oven:  425 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl dissolve 1 teaspoon yeast in 1/2 cup warm water
  3. Add:  1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon salt
  4. Add: 1-1/3 cup flour
  5. Knead & then divide equally & pass out to the kids. Give them a bit of “how to” & then leave them to create
  6. Brush with a a beaten egg.
  7. Bake 10 minutes

I read to the children each week, but today it just felt like the best thing to do on a Sweltering Summer’s Day.