Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Arboretum’s Gardenlicious Kids Cook-off – Entries due June 8

Gardenlicious Kids Cook-off 

Have you heard it yet?  “I’m bored.”  Are they already getting on each other's nerves?  Then give them a project!  Have your 1st-8th grader find or create a recipe to submit for the Arboretum’s first Gardenlicious Kids Cook-off.  Even if you don’t submit a recipe, join in the fun at the Children’s Adventure Garden and attend the event on Sunday, June 29 from 1-3pm – tickets range from $5-$30.

Young cooks, entering grades 1-8, are invited to enter their culinary creations in this fun, inventive cook-off for children using at least one ingredient represented in the Incredible Edible Garden (i.e., corn, blueberries, carrots, beans, avocados, etc.) in the Dallas Arboretum’s new Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Whether as a group representing their school, with a sibling or friend looking for fun or as an individual who wants to exercise his/her creativity in the kitchen, young students throughout the North Texas area are invited to find out what three local food celebrities have to say about their delicious and healthy concoctions. Then, the kids become the jury as they test and critique the offerings of the three celebrity judges. Visit the Arboretum’s website and choose Gardenlicious Kids Cook-off for a list of plants in the Incredible Edible Garden and to sign up to compete. All rules and the contest format are also included on the website. An added attraction to this fun food event on Sunday, June 29 is that guests and contestants will be treated to snacks by our celebrity judges, Kent Rathbun, Scott Gottlich and Lynae Fearing.

If you cannot make it on the 29th, make it to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at some point this summer.  It is a wonderful and activity-filled destination for kids of all ages to explore.

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