After school cooking

Teaching children to cook, really is a gift that lasts a lifetime. This is Titan – he is one of our after-school cooking class students. His family was planning a dinner party for friends, and he decided to prepare the three bean salad and caprese bites that he had learned to make in class, for his family’s friends.

Here is the recipe:

Three Bean Salad

2 cups green beans

2 cups butter beans (or garbanzo beans)

2 cups kidney beans

1/2 cup red onion

2-3 Tablespoons chopped chervil (parsley also works)


1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste


Remove the tips from greens beans, and shell butter beans. Prepare cold water bath for the beans. Blanch beans in hot water, and once they are cooked, shock them in cold water. Mix the beans together with the vinaigrette, and enjoy!

Titan’s father: We are great fans of both the class and the lunch menu.  It is certainly a fabulously innovative and healthy way for our children to eat, and learn more about food. Titan is very much enjoying the classes. In fact Titan’s mum, Elissa, is also learning – now knowing how to blanch tomatoes, and poach pears.