Tiny Chefs were n a very long break - gymnastics practices on Sunday, loads of homework and flu... I am happy to have them back! Just before Christmas we were building Gingerbread Houses and they turned out beautifully!
Tiny Chefs and their creations!
Icing was really thick and hard to work with - but they managed!
Class 5 with the Tiny Chefs was outstanding! The main event - our wonderful, creative Mom Katya started Russian Class with Tiny Chefs. Yes, this is the language we speak during our classes, some better, some not that much, but this is not the point - now all the little chefs have the opportunity to perfect their reading, writing and speaking skills along with hearing some amazing stories.
Other event, not as significant as the previous, but still fun - Tiny Chefs got their new Chef Hats - don't they all look amazing? And then we cooked a bit and had fun eating what we cooked, and even played some soccer afterwards! More pics and video below
Here is a little video
And some pics:
Reading story in Russian with Katya
Learning to write with Katya
Our Tiniest Chef
Do you think rolling out pelmeni dough was easy?
This is the size pelmeni should be!
They are not perfect, but they are made from scratch by Tiny Chefs where the oldest one is 10
Yes, cooking is pretty exciting!
A little messy, but this fun!
Proud of their creations!
Nothing tastes better then a meal cooked and eaten with good friends!
At our Class 4 Tiny Chefs learned how to make yeast dough from scratch - they mixed all the ingredients, watched the dough raise and grow, learned to form round buns, flower buns with jam, porcupines and braids.
We made basic yeast dough - no milk, no eggs, just flour, sugar, yeast, salt and sunflower oil.
We learned that yeast dough is "live" and can breeze, that it likes delicate touch and positive attitude. In all my baking experience I never saw an angry evil person who managed to make a beautiful breads or buns. Here is your personality test!
All our dear Tiny Chefs are a great treat to work with! And you know, the food prepared with heart will never harm!
Next Sunday we will be making traditional Russian food - pelmeni, of course, from scratch, as we like to know what goes into our buddy. Also, I have a great surprise for the Tiny Chefs - see you all on Sunday
Another class with Tiny Chefs Club - we learned to make crepes, 3 different fillings: apples, sweet cottage cheese and chicken&rice. We even cried a little while cutting onions. Now all the little chefs' families can have delicious crepes at any time. Great job, girls!
Next Sunday we will be working with yeast dough! Pastries, rolls and much more - see you, Tiny Chefs! E-mail, call or text to register. Boys and girls are welcome!
I would like to thank all of my 8 tiny chefs who came on Sunday and worked very hard at mastering their fruit and vegetable decorations (may the video below bring some happy memories). We learned how to make: 1. Orange Spider 2. Pear Porcupine 3. Healthy Apple Cupcake 4. Cute tomato-cucumber mushrooms Hope, your fruit and vegetable salads will never look boring again and see you all next Sunday - we will be making crepes and pancakes!
E-mail, call or text to register. Boys and girls are welcome!
I still can't believe they were quite and paying attention for the whole 3 hours! It was great experience - we baked pastries, and performed some kitchen experiments, learned safety rules. My little bakers now know where hot air goes from the oven and why you don't leak your fingures, they know how baking soda works and why merengue dough is so puffy! Hey, parents, do you know all of this stuff? We might need a session for you as well! For now - enjoy a quick video of our cooking in progress!
Next Sunday we will be working on salads and also creating pretty fruit and vegetafle decorations.
What an amazing days full of amazing events! A little earlier today I was granted a VIP access to great preconstruction condo sales and now I am really proud and excited to announce that my long dreamed about "Tiny Chefs" program will kick off this week!
"Tiny Chefs" program was created for our beautiful sons and daughters who are interested in:
Origin of dishes
Reading and Understanging recipes
And much more
I will be personally teaching and instructing. As some of you might know, I have formal education as a pastry chef and extensive experience in baking, pastry making and cake decoration. Unfortunately my full time job as a Real Estate Agent does not alow much play time in the kitchen anymore. But, I've made a decision to take Sunday out of my work schedule and invest this time into our future - our children. Kids will gain hands on experience in cooking, baking, serving the food, table manners, and, of course, will have fun eating all of their creations.
I will run the program free of charge to all pre-registered children for as long as I can afford it :)
Language of instruction will depend on the registered participants and for this week - Russian.
Classes will run on Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm, starting this Sunday, September 28th from my very own kitchen in Long Branch.
This week's projects would be as following:
I am asking all participating kids to have aprons and hairbands or hairnets. For girls - hair tied in a bun.
For this week, all spots are already booked up, but if you interested to register your children for the upcoming events - please, contact myself directly.
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty, Proud Mother of 2 amazing Children and Crazy Bake-o-holic