Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
In June, Kyla participated in her first of three sessions at the Franklin Public Library to learn about gardening.
In July, we returned to weed the beds and harvest some of our crops. Because things were doing so well, we got to bring home basil, cilantro, and a banana pepper. Kyla was extremely proud, particularly of the pepper. It was the plant she got to actually put in the soil all by herself. We even made a pasta dish together with all that basil!
On Wednesday August 21st we returned for our final session: The Salsa-and-Pizza-making party. We did a “blind taste test” of four Franklin-area pizzerias and voted on our favorites. Fresh, hot, tasty pizzas were generously donated by:
Then we made three different batches of salsa. The kids guided Miss Keri and Miss Sarah as to what ingredients they wanted. We sampled the fruits of our labor, literally. Fresh tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, banana peppers, cilantro and green onions combined in different ways to make a trio of delicious bowls.
After THAT, we made individual pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. I wasn’t terribly surprised when Kyla chose to top hers with banana peppers. ;-) Somehow, the kids all had room for dessert which was an unexpected treat: Klondike ice cream bars almost as big as the children themselves!
In addition, there were buckets of markers and coloring pages that the kids could help themselves to. They had a great time coloring garden-themed pictures. Kyla loves to color pictures for her friends and family and this time was no different. At the end of the afternoon’s festivities I helped her write “Thanks for everything!” on her page and she proudly gave her picture to Miss Keri and Miss Sarah.
I just can’t say enough about this fantastic three-session program. It was well-organized, fun, informational & educational. I appreciated this opportunity to introduce Kyla to the basics of gardening since (as I’ve mentioned before) it’s not exactly my favorite pastime. Thank you again to everyone who made it possible!