I had the great pleasure of spending some time at the exquisite Blue Hill at Stone Barns today.
Mark Shriver (Save the Children’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs), Marty O’Gorman (General Manager of Frigidaire), Jennifer Garner, and Adam Kaye (Chef/Kitchen Director at Blue Hill)
The day started with a farm tour which I sadly missed due to a scheduling mishap. Fortunately, I had a great travel companion in Katja, so this meant a little more time getting to know her. She’s awesome and doesn’t live too far away from me; I hope I get to see her again soon.
When we did finally arrive at Blue Hill and hooked up with the rest of the group, there was a cooking demo by Adam with Jennifer…
…then the kids in attendance (not mine: they had to go to school today!) got to make three dishes with farm fresh ingredients.
Jennifer was lovely and gracious (just like the last time I met her), and took the time to visit with each child as they prepared their food…
The quick baked zucchini and the salad with edible flowers seemed to go over pretty well with the kids, but their favorite was definitely the macerated strawberries with almonds, honey, and yogurt.
After the cooking session, we had a beautiful and healthy lunch (served on compostable plates)…
…where I was able to spend some more time with Katja and Kate. I met Kate at the last Frigidaire event and absolutely LOVE her blog. If you aren’t familiar with it, please go NOW. Her recipes are delectable and her photography is amazing.
For dessert, I got to have one of the strawberry and yogurt treats for myself (ps I’ll post a version of these on the blog soon- hopefully tomorrow- they are so easy and so so good).
I love how they served them in Weck jars, and I went ahead and ordered some of these jars for myself as soon as I got home.
To help give more children access to fresh foods, Frigidaire has partnered with Gowalla, the social media guide for people on the go. When users check in at their local Farmer’s Markets via the app, Frigidaire will make a $1 donation to Save the Children, as part of their $500,000 commitment to the cause. People can also make a commitment to eat fresh at here to trigger a donation (plus, they’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Gallery® French Door Refrigerator).
My participation in Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Summer Session was sponsored by Frigidaire who provided me with travel arrangements to and from Westchester County, NY.