Cooking with Kids: Cauliflower Soup

A bowl of warm soup is comforting and healthy. We made a batch for lunch this past week, and you might like to try this at home over the weekend. Remember that the steps in italics are for adults only.

You will need:
1 head of cauliflower
2-3 cups vegetable broth
1 yellow onion
3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
Olive oil
Salt

To make the soup:

Clean and chop all the vegetables and herbs.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and a pinch of salt.

Cook garlic and onion, stirring occasionally until soft and beginning to brown.

Add cauliflower and rosemary

Turn the heat up just a little bit and cook the veggies for another 3-5 minutes. Add just enough vegetable broth to cover the cauliflower. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat so the broth is simmering.

After about 5 minutes, remove the soup from the heat. You can also choose to blend the soup until it’s creamy and smooth in consistency.

Taste for seasoning

Why Kids + Music = Magic

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At Elements, the students love their time spent listening to music. It’s wonderful to watch how they respond to tunes.  And it’s even better when they can join in.

This video tells us how music benefits a young child’s brain:

And this one tells us why learning to play an instrument is even better:

More Resources:

Good Music Brighter Children: Simple and Practical Ideas to Help Transform Your Child’s Life Through the Power of Music by Sharlene Habermeyer 

The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child’s Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music by Don Campbell

Music from the Trenches: Everything you need to know to ensure a rich musical life for your children by Mary Jane Wilkie