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September 20, 2011

The cool weather is fast approaching but the garden doesn’t have to be put to bed, just yet. Cool weather crops are a great way to keep your garden going. They can also add a splash of color and provide your family with produce for healthy snacks!

Broccoli, beets, carrots, spinach and swiss chard are all great cool weather vegetables. The edible leaves, stocks, and roots of these vegetables can be explored with children. Most of these vegetables are fast growing so involving children in the planting, watering, and harvesting process can be rewarding and done in a manageable time frame.

Help your youngsters with math while they are out in the garden! With school back in session, fall gardening can also be a great way to exemplify lessons on counting, measuring and weighing. But gardening can also be just a great form of rewarding exercise with snacks to look forward to! Healthy salads, stir fries, and veggies to dip are all treats to look forward to this fall!

Honey Glazed Carrots:

12 -15 carrots

1 tbsp of soy sauce

2 tsp of butter

3 tbsp of honey

 

1. Wash and peel carrots

2. Steam carrots until tender, rinse in strainer with cold water

3. Cut cooled carrots to desired size

4. Mix soy sauce and butter in a saucepan, over medium heat

5. Add honey once the butter has melted

6. Stir in carrots covering carrots in the glaze, serve warm

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