To say that this week has been a whirlwind is an understatement.
Finding myself in the Camp Scatico’s serene setting after things were so hectic in New York City, I feel a little disoriented. Not from the change of pace (we are PLENTY busy out here in the woods!), but due to the drastic change of gears.
Instead of serving Manhattan food editors and top chefs, I am teaching the pickiest people of all: children. Last year my cooking classes were a hit. (Pat self on back!) Can I repeat the success this year? So much pressure!
The summer has definitely started off with a bang. The Cook Shack is totally ready thanks to my amazing team of helpers. The first lesson dealt with kitchen rules, of course. My favorite rule: have fun! But my second favorite rule is, “If something drops, let it fall.” I find that one useful throughout life.
I also decided to take some time to talk about the five senses. I thought about doing it last year, but this year Camp Scatico has provided me with this SUPER COOL hydroponic tower garden. We can see, touch, smell and taste all that it produces while they listen to what I share with them. The kids are loving it, and so am I!
Pictures of the opening night campfire soon to come!