Family cooking class this summer
For awhile there, it looked like budget cuts would starve out the popular family cooking classes offered by the Pinellas County Extension office. But I'm happy to report there will be at least one summer series after all, maybe more.
I did this class with my kids last fall and we loved it. They learned a lot about whole grains and healthy food choices. And I would never have thought my finicky boys would eat Brown Rice Vegetable Stir Fry or Zucchini Pancakes. But that shows you what pride of ownership can do.
The classes will be Thursday nights from June 11 to July 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the All Children’s Education Center, 701 Fourth St. S in St. Petersburg. The cost is $25 for one parent and child and an addition $5 per person in your party. That's $30 for five weeks of class -- a real bargain.
You can register online at the Pinellas Extension's site. Click on “Online Class Registration” and look for Step into the Kitchen. Or call (727) 582-2100.
Coordinator Karen Saley tells me she is trying to get a couple more classes up and running this summer, so don't be discouraged if it fills up.
-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne
[James Borchuck of the Times took this photo of Andrena Woods helping her 8-year-old son Michael stir vegetable fried rice while her 12-year-old son David and 10-year-old daughter Lydia prepare other ingredients during The Family That Cooks Together Class at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, also put on by the Extension office.]