Dessert Edition! Plus #Scatico Blog!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Hey all!  It’s been so much fun interacting with these kids this year.  Last year I didn’t know what to expect.  This year my expectations (set by my over-achieving self!) were high.  It’s been so much fun having a whole new crop of kids this year, plus enjoying my minor upgrades, like the awning over the cooking cabin and the hydroponic tower garden, which continues to be a hit.  (We recently made lettuce wraps to go with the sushi the kids are now expert at making.)  But I wanted to include some photos of our fabulous desserts for this post.  In total, we’ve made chocolate chip cookies, S’more brownie bites, chocolate chip banana bread, mini red velvet cupcakes, and a lot of smoothies.  (Do you think those count as dessert?  I would qualify them as a healthy treat.  Dessert doesn’t have to be bad for you!)

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

And while I apologize for my relative silence on the blogosphere, I urge you to check out Camp Scatico’s excellent blog about the activities at camp!  You will find updates about the infamous Scatico Color Wars, the CIT trip, Tribes and many other #Scatico traditions.  (Unfortunately, no pictures of desserts are featured.)

An annual favorite: the S'mores brownie bites!

An annual favorite: the S’mores brownie bites!

Warning: Don’t Read This While Hungry!

Yum.

Back by special request, S’more Brownie Bites!!

First of all, my apologies for the long blog silence.  Herbnpeach has been remarkably busy this summer!  Usually city catering businesses slow down this time of year, but not for me. While keeping a handle on the New York end of things, I have challenged myself to make this year even better than last year for my #Scatico campers.  I am happy to report that, with the help of my amazing team, we are succeeding on all levels!

I have some really talented and dedicated cooks in my kitchen this year.  I can’t believe how much I love teaching kids how to do what I do.  I feel as though I get back so much from them!  Sometimes I literally get so much back from them, meaning in the form of food.  Let’s just say no one’s going hungry at Camp Scatico.  I hope you aren’t hungry right now, because the following dishes were just as delicious as they look…

Made with love.

Made with love.

In the first couple of classes, we took note of everyone’s allergies and talked about our favorite foods.  It turns out the campers have similar favorites: sushi, pickles, pizza, plus desserts.  (No surprise there.)  So we spent the next few weeks learning how to make our favorite foods.

The hydroponic garden tower has allowed me to really emphasize herbs this year.  We started with an herb tasting, but kicked it up a notch with fruit smoothies and some farm fresh snacks: kale chips and watermelon, feta with arugula salad.  The arugula was from our garden!

Keep an eye out for more photos, blog posts and details of our Camp Scatico adventures!!

Healthy snacks!

Healthy snacks!

Everyone loved making the sushi.

Everyone loved making the sushi.