Posts by Shayna M. (24)

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If you like sweet beets, nourish your literacy with extra flavor and spice! Brocc out with the Veggie Rap! It's a jam, and it might even make you feel butter. Lime for lime you can… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Veggie Rap!

By written by Shayna M.    November 12, 2021   

Teens recently joined the Field Teen Center and Nourishing Literacy teams for a SWEET Make and Take project! Candy buttons are small dots of colorful sugar candy attached to a strip of paper.… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Create Your Own Candy Buttons!

By written by Shayna M.    October 26, 2021   

What shapes, sizes, and colors are the leafy greens that you enjoy eating, or would like to try? The following recipe uses the leaves and the stems of the vegetable. Try eating these greens over… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | We Are Green Machines!

By written by Shayna M.    October 4, 2021   

Books and Cooks, a collaboration between the Parkway Central Library Children’s Department and the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team, offers an afterschool series of… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Books and Cooks: Strong Rocks

By written by Shayna M.    September 17, 2021   

Mashed, chopped, whole, frozen, fresh, or dried—bananas are a whole food that are nutritious to eat and flexible to use in cooking! This snack is made with just two ingredients, banana, and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | That's Bananas!

By written by Shayna M.    August 20, 2021   

The Nourishing Literacy team and friends have created color-coded spice blends for our Rainbow Pantry. What colorful spices do you enjoy using?   Black Spice Blend Toni created a black spice… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | The Rainbow Pantry: Spice Blends!

By written by Shayna M.    August 11, 2021   

Beans bring a lot to the table! Taste, color, and flavor are among their positive qualities. They add nutrition to meals, containing protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These burgers in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | How Have You Bean?

By written by Shayna M.    August 6, 2021   

Tomatoes are available in different sizes and colors—canned, dried, powdered, juiced, sauced, or fresh—and can be found in many different recipes and preparations. The tomatoes in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Talking About Tomatoes!

By written by Shayna M.    July 30, 2021   

Broccoli is a delicious, nutritious flower! With its different textures, vibrant green color, and good flavor, broccoli can ignite ideas both in and out of the kitchen. Blanching is a way to… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Broccoli Has Flower Power!

By written by Shayna M.    July 23, 2021   

Inspired by June’s Pride month and our LGBTQIA+ community members, we are celebrating the Rainbow Pantry again! Check out previous blog posts for more ideas on keeping and using colorful… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | The Rainbow Pantry... from Scratch!

By written by Shayna M.    July 8, 2021    2

by Kait P. with meaningful contributions by Chrissy D. It's Alright to Cry!  Have you ever wondered why onions make you cry? When was the last time you shed some tears while just… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Cooking with Onions: Multi-Layered!

By written by Shayna M.    May 12, 2021   

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities and approaches… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Greens Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    April 13, 2021    4

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities and approaches… continue reading Squash Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    January 20, 2021    2

Pomegranates! They are unique red fruits filled with many juicy seeds, with a sweet and tart taste. While these fruits grow in warmer climates, they can be available in some local Philly stores in… continue reading Cooking with Pomegranates: Seeds the Day!

By written by Shayna M.    December 11, 2020    1

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    November 6, 2020   

Hello to our friends of all ages! The Nourishing Literacy team is in the process of creating a series of printed learning materials and we would be thrilled to include your artwork! Call for… continue reading Call for Artwork: Nourishing Literacy Series of Printed Learning Materials

By written by Shayna M.    September 2, 2020   

With the close of Pride Month last month, we continue to celebrate and be inspired by all of the stripes found on the Pride flag, and all of the people who are represented by this flag, throughout… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry Comes Back for Seconds!

By written by Shayna M.    July 22, 2020    4

by Nourishing Literacy  staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in… continue reading Making Sense of Food Scraps

By written by Shayna M.    May 18, 2020   

Have you seen a rainbow lately? Maybe you have noticed one after a recent April shower, or maybe you have spotted rainbow artwork displayed in windows of buildings and homes. For many people,… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry... with an Equally Colorful Playlist!

By written by Shayna M.    April 14, 2020