Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Spice of Life

As you can see by this blog, I love to cook. I want to transfer that passion for cooking on to my son, and thankfully he has taken quiet an interest in cooking. Cooking is special because you have to do it to sustain yourself, so the better you are it then the more enjoyable the experience is going to be. I want to teach Little BBQ about spices and the way they melt together to creating exciting culinary achievements. To help him appreciate spices we did a spice collage today. We smelled and identified each spice before he was allowed to dump it on his collage.

He really liked the scent of cinnamon, but he was not a fan of curry which is ironic because he loves Indian food. The end result was a highly fragrant collage that is hanging in Little BBQ’s “art gallery.” This activity was another great rainy day activity.


Paper (we used red construction paper but you can use any type of paper)
Variety of ground herbs and spices (we used oregano, curry, lemon pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, mustard, and garlic)


1. Make a glue picture or pattern on the paper.

2. Smell an herb or spice and identify the herb or spice.

3. Place the herb or spice on top of the glue.

4. Brush off any excess herb or spice into a trash bag.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 until the picture is complete

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