Cooking with Kids: Bruschetta

Aug 21, 2014
Visitors the Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland can learn to make bruschetta Saturday, Aug. 30 using ingredients grown in the nearby garden.

Rockland — Children and their caregivers are invited to make a tasty treat picked fresh from garden at the Coastal Children’s Museum Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m.

City Councilor and amateur chef Louise MacLellan Ruf will be on hand to make bruschetta using tomatoes from the Coastal Community Children's Garden which MacLellan Ruf has been helping to tend throughout the spring and summer.

She is also known for her cooking prowess and won best lobster mac and cheese at last September's Lobsterpalooza! Bruschetta, an Italian antipasto dish, consists of chopped tomatoes on lightly toasted bread and can be made easily and with great results.

The Coastal Community Children's Garden was conceived and planted in collaboration with the Good Tern Co-Op's Educational Outreach Committee in Rockland on the hillside of the Sail Power Steam Museum in a plot donated by Capt. Jim Sharp of Sharp's Point South. The patch is growing tomatoes, basil, chives, coriander, zucchini, potatoes, beans, peas, carrots and chard with a purpose to introduce children to gardening and the joys of eating vegetables in a fun and hands on way. A harvest celebration with Uproot Pie pizza made with ingredients from the garden will be cooked up at the museum Oct. 8 in concert with the Good Tern's Autumn Social.

A great way to connect where food comes from and how good fresh fruits and veggies can taste, this workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members.

Located at 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, The Coastal Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to providing an opportunity for children and their families to learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast.

For more information call the museum at 596-0300, email info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org, visit coastalchildrensmuseum.org or find them on Facebook.

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