IT’S THE END of summer, the grass is dry, and the Clallam County Fair wrapped up last Sunday.
Next thing you know the kids will be back in school.
I had the honor this year of being the judge for the 4-H cooking class at the Clallam County Fair.
In addition to showing their animals and archery posters, and participating in a talent show and archery, some kids signed up to demonstrate the making of their favorite after-school snacks.
I was lucky enough to be on hand to witness their skills and sample their results while they did the cleanup.
Here are two classic recipes. Both are delicious, reliable and easy for your 12-year-old to make on their own.
Kyrie Bergen opted for the no-nuts version of Oatmeal raisin cookies, and made them using coconut oil instead of butter.
It was a great substitution.
The cookies were perfect.
Another simple snack or breakfast that anyone with a blender can make in a quick minute was the fruit smoothie Norah Schmidt made.
Norah, who could probably make a smoothie in her sleep, explained that you can combine any type of fruit (fresh or frozen) but be sure to remove the skin.
Betsy Wharton is a Port Angeles Farmers Market vendor, Washington State University Extension food preservation information assistant and a registered nurse at First Step Family Support Center. More about her pickling enterprise can be found at www.Clallam CanningCompany.com.