Wow…my friend and her family brought me back NASA oven mitts and space ice cream!

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Look at these great oven mitts I got as a gift and space Ice Cream from NASA when my friend and her family went to Florida and visited the Kennedy Space Center.  The ice cream tasted like a meringue and melted in your mouth.  I can’t wait to cook with them.

Thank you to Salem Elementary for having me!

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I would like to thank everyone at Salem Elementary for having me to the Town Hall to talk about healthy eating and making your own breakfast, lunch and snacks.  I had a great time with you and hope that you enjoy the recipes we made and that you enter my cooking competitions.  For breakfast we made yogurt parfaits with Chobani Champions, La Farm Granola, strawberries and blueberries; next was La Farm Croissants with egg, cheese and ham.  Lunch was up next with several varieties of La Farm bread with egg salad and we even added some diced pickles for a twist and fruit kabobs with Chobani Champions as a dip.  A big hit was the salad made with Organic Girl Kale and a wide variety of vegetables including three types of radishes.  Snacks included La Farm bread with cream cheese and cucumbers…mmm.  cheribundi cherry ice tea was served to all of the chefs that helped us cook.  Don’t they look great in the aprons donated by Horizon Products USA?  As always, I am very grateful to Whole Foods in Cary who donated food used in the demonstration   Please stop in their store to try all of the delicious food I shared with your children today.  They also have cooking classes for kids.

Sydney’s day with Whole Foods and Ms. Carrie at the Western Wake Farmer’s Market 9/8/2012

Sydney was invited by Whole Foods to be the guest chef at the Western Wake Farmers Market for Potato Day.  Sydney and Ms. Carrie, from Whole Foods, cooked a delicious breakfast hash brown with sizzling bacon and vegetarian potato salad with vegetables.  The ingredients were bought from the local vendors at the market.  Whole Foods also raffled off a Potato gift basket.  The food was delicious and Sydney met so many fans and new friends.  Thank you Whole Foods for having Sydney as your guest chef.

Vote for my Bird Lasagna Recipe which would benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Chefs for Humanity

  I have been selected as a one of ten national finalists in the Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook ‘Favorite Childhood Recipe’ Contest for her Bird Lasagna recipe.  My video is featured on their Facebook page.   If I were to be selected as the winner, my recipe would be featured in a Loukoumi cookbook which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Chefs for Humanity which will also include recipes by celebrities.   I would also get to cook my recipe with Iron Chef Cat Cora.  
The video with the most “likes” on the LOUKOUMI facebook page will count for 1/3 of the vote. The other 2/3 will be selected by their judging panel. You can also “like” the LOUKOUMI facebook page itself so you can follow the results. The final winner will be announced in September.
Please go to their page today and vote for me if you like my video and leave a comment.  Tell you friends and family, post on your Facebook page as voting will go until next Tuesday, July 22 Tomorrow morning my video will be moved to the right hand column and will go down the page as more videos are featured later in the week.  Below is the link.
Thank you for all of your support!