Let’s Check in On Days of Taste Spring 2022

Spring 2022 brought several transitions for Days of Taste. It was the first season without the leadership of Riva Kahn, who ran the program for more than 20 years, and who knew the details of it all inside and out. It was a time of transition from virtual sessions back to in person and sometimes…

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What’s Happening on the Farm in June?

Hi there all my future farmers and gardeners! You may be thinking to yourself how could I be a farmer? There are many ways to farm, While we farm on several acres and use large equipment, that is not the only option. Did you know you can create your own container garden? You can use…

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What’s Happening on the Farm in Late Spring?

Hi Folks, welcome back! Did you remember the flower from our last get together? Do you know what type of flower it was? It was a strawberry!  Local strawberries are a market favorite, because store bought strawberries are often trucked far distances to reach their destination. They are picked green and allowed to ripen on…

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Chopped Salad from Culinary Architecture

This month we’re excited to be joined by the talented Chef Sylva Lin of Culinary Architecture to bring you new and delicious salad recipes to add to your recipe collection. Culinary Architecture is an old-fashioned neighborhood market with a modern, bringing artisan products into the kitchens of home cooks in Baltimore. You can download and…

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Some Lettuce Literature

It’s National Salad month which means we celebrate all things salad, green and growing. While TasteWise Kids’ content is focused on students, we know that adults love to learn and read too. So we are sharing some of our favorite books plus a few podcasts to explore if you are more of a listener than…

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Jocelyn Reflects on Her TWK Internship

For six weeks in January and February, I had the pleasure of working with TasteWise Kids on a farm programming internship. Visiting Baltimore (and the USA!) for the first time from my home city of London, I was looking to get involved with an organization or project that related to my background in farming and…

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What’s Happening on the Farm in Early Spring?

“I know the seed may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not what it is, It’s about what it can become.” -The Lorax. This is one of my favorite stories because it shows how amazing the living world around you is. As a farmer, my job is to take an active role and help grow…

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Regan’s French Potato Salad

This riff on a French potato salad was created by my daughter, Regan, who is a restaurant cook in Portland, OR.  Even though I am her mother and theoretically helped her begin her journey in the kitchen, it is me who has learned so much from her in the years since.  She has taught me…

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Francisca’s Spinach Garbanzo Salad

Francisca Maxima was born on the west coast of Guatemala, then relocated to Finca Azotea as her husband obtained work on the coffee farm. She started cooking meals and selling them to farm workers a few days per week to earn a little money and everyone enjoyed her home cooked meals. In 2017, she began…

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Irena’s Basmati Rice

Basmati Rice

Our next recipe to celebrate Women’s History Month and beautiful food passed from cook to cook, woman to woman comes from Irena Stein, Founder and Creative Director of Alma Cocina Latina. According to Irena, this recipe is the only rice recipe you’ll ever need and is sure to be on frequent rotation after your first…

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Marisa’s Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Marisa's Obahchan

My Japanese grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015. One of the quirks of this illness is that because she can’t converse about her day, she shares much more detail about times of her life that she can remember. My grandmother was never one to talk about herself or her feelings, so it feels like…

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Welcome Salina Duncan!

Salina Duncan 2022

Also new to the TWK team is Salina Duncan who is joining us as the Days of Taste Program Manager. With her teaching experience and love of hands on activities we know Salina will shine in this role. Give her a warm welcome and get to know a bit about her with these classic food…

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