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Victoria Day Weekend

With Victoria Day weekend finally here, summer is just around the corner! This means more amusement parks, beach outings, strolls around the beautiful city landscape, farmer’s markets, and so much more! If you’re planning on spending your long weekend enjoying the warmer weather, think about bringing along your own meals and snacks. It’s a less expensive and a healthy alternative to restaurant dining, plus you can pack up some delicious picnic style foods to enjoy on your busy outings!

Try making the Kidco Kitchen delicious Dijon Potato Salad recipe. It’s a yummy and healthy alternative to traditional mayonnaise based potato salads, and you can use any fresh herbs your kiddies enjoy for seasoning.

Your children have been enjoying watching grow carrot tops, potatoes and beans in our weekly nutrition curriculum.  This long weekend your kiddies would love to plant a garden in your backyard or a container garden! Plant your favourite herbs and use them all summer long to spice up your family favourites. Your little ones would love to help out with the gardening and involve them in the picking of herbs for our potato salad recipe.  It is important for them to understand how their planting and tending to their herb garden enhances the foods that they eat.

Have a great Victoria Day Weekend everyone!


Kidco Kitchen Dijon Potato Salad

*Makes 6 portions

 

What you need:

-          2 pounds red new potatoes, scrubbed and halved

-          1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp white-wine vinegar

-          1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp Dijon Mustard

-          1 tablespoon olive oil

-          ½ cup of chopped fresh herbs (parsley, dill, basil, etc.)

-          Salt and pepper to taste
What to do:

  1. Make sure you wash your hands before you begin
  2. Put potatoes in a pot with cold water to cover by 3” and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 12-17 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Add hot cooked potatoes; toss. Let cool, tossing occasionally.
  4. Add oil and fresh herbs to cooled potato mixture and toss.

 

From our kitchen to yours…… Enjoy!

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Cheers,

Chef Lisa Ruscica

Chief Food Ambassador

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