Hello everyone, we’ve got a guest blogger today. Finwe, one of my music students and a budding chef, got to have lunch at the White House this summer. Her mother Kristina shares their adventure below. Read on!
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge was a contest made possible by a collaboration between Epicurious, the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture (where the MyPlate eating guidelines originated), and the office of The First Lady. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 were invited to create a recipe with the help of an adult and submit it for the chance to win a trip to the White House. My daughter (Finwe Wiedenhoeft, 4th grade) and I retooled one of her favorite recipes, spicy Cajun chickpea burgers, into something she thought would be more widely appreciated: barbecue cheddar chickpea burgers. We submitted her entry, and left for our annual early-summer vacation.
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Hello everyone We have a special treat for you this week– guest blogger Rick Terrien, the Iowa County Area Economic Development Director:
Early Spring at the Bures Berry Patch.
Acres of delicious strawberries getting ready to come to life!
Hi. I’m Rick, and I’m working on an amazing opportunity to celebrate and create commercial opportunities for local, healthy, artisan foods.
I work for a local non-profit (social-profit) economic development organization, the Iowa County Area Economic Development Corp (ICAEDC) as its Executive Director. We started in December of 2008, and I have worked on some exciting local foods initiatives during this launch.
First to emerge is a wonderful new facility opening in Mineral Point this summer. The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen is the name for the Hodan Center’s new commercial food processing facility, now being completed on the site of the former Dairy Queen on Dodge St. in Mineral Point. I get to help organize and evangelize for this amazing artisan foods opportunity. The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen will be a new kind of value-platform for launching artisan foods enterprises of all kinds and scales. The number and scope of the opportunities for artisan food entrepreneurship emerging through this facility will be amazing.
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