Summersgiving is a new holiday that can be celebrated the first Saturday after the summer solstice. To make this tradition a special holiday, you can try cooking a meal that welcomes the summer solstice, such as an old family recipe or a meal that celebrates a different culture.
Here is my vegetarian interpretation on the Persian split pea soup- Khoresh Gheymeh.
Salsa, written by Jorge Argueta, and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, is a bilingual treat. The book is poetic and introduces children to Latin American culture and vocabulary words such as molcajetes (an authentic lava stone used in Latin American dishes), as well as the concept of reusing material to respect Mother Earth.
The Foodnetwork Magazine the Big, Fun Kids Cookbook is a fun way to introduce kids to cooking. The book contains easy recipes such as S’mores muffin, Microwave frittata and snacks such as strawberries with yogurt dip and berries on a branch.
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard is a wonderful book that celebrates fry bread in relation to Indegenious culture. Fry bread brings people together for special occasions and holidays. Fry bread is the history of the Native people, as well as their future. The illustrations are rich and portray families enjoying fry bread during dinner, festivals and Powwows.
We are Grateful is a book about Cherokee traditions, language and rituals. Children will learn vocabulary words such as Otsaliheliga-which the Cherokee people say when they are grateful. Kids will also become familiar with The Great Moon Ceremony in fall, sharing meals such as buttery bean bread and hominy in winter and gardening in spring.
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