Fall Cooking & Gardening
YMCA Cooking Class
Grow La Crosse leads cooking classes for teens at the Teen Center at the YMCA. Cooking seasonally has been a big focus of this class. Program Director Josh uses vegetables when they are ready in the gardens. Some of the recent menu items have been:
Pan Fried Fish, Baked Acorn Squash
Chili & Cornbread
Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans & Brats
We hope to come out with a recipe book in the future. It’s nice to have local and seasonal recipes on hand.
Frost and colder temperatures
Vegetables, herbs and Perennials
It’s starting to frost. It’s time to cover crops to see if you can extend the season or start preparing beds for the winter.
Here are some tips. This site includes what to do with herbs and some perennials. More here.
Also, is fall the best time to plant wildflowers? Some say it is. If you have a spot you want to do wildflowers in next year, you might give this a try.
Recap on Apple Coleslaw
At the beginning of the taste tests at State Road Elementary School, only 42% of students said they liked coleslaw. After they helped us prepare the apple coleslaw, almost every student tried the coleslaw. We had multiple classes that had a long line for a second helping. “Can we have 3rds?” was a comment we were pleased to hear.
Comments from the taste tests:
- This is the best thing I ever tried.
- This is the best thing in the world!
- Can you make this again?
- Can we have 3rds?
- Remember to give me recipe.
Here is a link to the Apple Coleslaw Recipe.