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Fun Cooking with CulinaryOn

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Doggie boy and me- Picture by Culinnaryon
Doggie boy and me- Picture by Culinnaryon

 

The kids and I enjoyed a fun cooking experience with Culinaryon this January. We were invited to learn how to make pasta and chocolate lava cake from the culinary chefs  at the cooking school.

Located at One Raffles Place the studio occupies 7000 sq ft  and has 4 event areas with 16 cooking stations, 4 chef tables and a well stocked bars.

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

We were treated to light refreshment with  some Hors d’oeuvre before the cooking session started.

The boys with their chef
The boys with their chef

It was a hands on workshop and the adults and kids were separated into different groups.

Monkey boy whisking the egg in a bowl.
Monkey boy whisking the egg in a bowl.
Tiger girl watching how the chef whisks the eggs
Tiger girl watching how the chef whisks the eggs

We started off making the Chocolate lava cake and were shown the steps that are taken to create the cake.

Melting the chocolate in a double boiler
Melting the chocolate in a double boiler

Making the chocolate that went inside the cake was a fun task. I got to see how the chocolate bits slowly melt under heat to form the chocolate sauce that was to ooze out from the cake.

Tiger girl seeing how the pasta dough was made
Tiger girl seeing how the pasta dough was made

Once the lava cakes were ready and placed in the oven to bake we started on pasta making.  The chef showed us how to make a well with the flour and place the eggs within it. Kneading it carefully the ingredients combined to form a dough.

The chef putting the dough through the pasta maker
The chef putting the dough through the pasta maker

Once the dough had been made it was  cut into mini blocks before being sent through the pasta maker attachment to flatten it into sheets.

One flatten sheet of pasta
One flatten sheet of pasta
Pasta cutter
Pasta cutter

After the pasta had been flatten it was put through a cutter so that you get the noodle like pasta that you eat.

Monkey boy examining the pasta
Monkey boy examining the pasta
Monkey boy separating out the pasta
Monkey boy separating out the pasta

Once the pasta was made it was time to cook it.

Cooking the seafood pasta
Cooking the seafood pasta

The adults had seafood pasta while the kids had two choices. They had either cream based pasta or tomato based one.

Seafood Pasta for the adults
Seafood Pasta for the adults
The two different pastas for the kids
The two different pastas for the kids

Doggie boy loved the creme sauce based pasta while Tiger girl preferred the tomato based one.

Monkey boy and me had the seafood pasta and it was certainly yummy!!

The chocolate lava cake served with ice-cream
The chocolate lava cake served with ice-cream

After pasta it was time for dessert  and the kids love the fact that they were served freshly made ice-cream made with nitrogen.

Tiger girl tucking into her dessert
Tiger girl tucking into her dessert
The molten chocolate oozing out from the cake
The molten chocolate oozing out from the cake

 

The kids watching the magic show
The kids watching the magic show

There was an entertainer there who put on a magic show for the kids after the food had been made. All of them were engrossed with his performance.

The boys seeking time alone with the magician
The boys seeking time alone with the magician

You could say that the boys were more interested in magic then cooking as they sourced out the magician halfway into their cooking lesson.  They were thrilled when he taught them a few different card tricks.

The certificate that all of us received
The certificate that all of us received

The afternoon ended off with the distribution of certificates which marked our participation in the class.

Have you attended a cooking/baking class

with your kids before?

 

Culinaryon Singapore

#04-63 Tower 2 , One Raffles Place

Singapore 048616

Disclaimer: We were invited to attend a cooking sessions for parents and kids at Culinaryon. All opinions are 100%  mine.

 

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Strawberry Picking

Strawberry that has yet to be plucked
Strawberry that has yet to be plucked

One of the activities which I always wanted to try as a kid is picking strawberries from a strawberry farm. Doggie boy and Tiger girl love eating strawberries.  They loves all forms of strawberry from the actual fruit to its jam and ice-cream.

The kids getting ready to pluck their strawberries
The kids getting ready to pluck their strawberries

All of us were really thrilled when the opportunity was presented to us  personally experience plucking strawberries.  There are many such farms in Taiwan and I requested that the we visit one.

Tiger girl deciding on where to pluck the strawberries from
Tiger girl deciding on where to pluck the strawberries from
Getting ready to pick with her basket
Getting ready to pick with her basket

We randomly stopped by a strawberry farm to pluck strawberries. What we learned from the farmers that we need to use scissors to cut off the strawberries with the stem intact. This  prevents the plant from bruising  and keeps it in prime condition.

The strawberry plant
The strawberry plant

It was extremely hot that day so we didn’t spend  much time picking strawberries.  Even though there wasn’t really a limit on  the amount of strawberries we could pluck  I gave the kids a quota.

bees on the flowers
bees on the flowers

While selecting the strawberries to pluck I came across quite a few bees buzzing around the flowers. I manage to capture this shot of a bee who rested for a few seconds on a flower.

Have you been strawberry picking before?
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