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Get Kids Cooking, Muddy Fork Bakery, Brussels Sprouts

Parents often struggle to get kids to be adventurous eaters. Our experts have some ideas. Bread baking at Muddy Fork, and Brussels sprouts paired with polenta.

I think all parents are always dealing with kids not wanting to eat things and a great way to get them to get over their aversions is to get them to understand food and taste the food and get into the kitchen and prepare all sorts of things.

Author Sarah Elton’s new book encourages kids to do just that. She tells us what happened when she sat back and let her kids prepare sushi.

Before that, Staci Radford-Vincent and her son Forrest give us some tips for inspiring the young chefs in your house.

Spring planting season is here and farmers in Colorado are working to get their irrigation networks up and running. Luke Runyon with the story.

Whipping up some polenta and Brussels sprouts with Chef Daniel Orr.

And then a visit to the Muddy Fork Bakery for a lesson in bread baking.

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Recovering From Flooding, Farmers Hope For Enough Water

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Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.

Lessons From A Young Chef (And His Mother)

kid making food in his kitchen

Staci Radford-Vincent taught her 7-year-old son how to help in the kitchen when he was just a toddler, and now he values healthy eating and home cooked food.

Polenta With Brussels Sprouts

polenta with brussels sprouts

The slice of taleggio cheese on top of this finished dish is what puts it over the top.

Muddy Fork Farm & Bakery: Local From Flour To Fire

baking bread at muddy fork farm and bakery

Muddy Fork Farm & Bakery discovered that buying ingredients from local sources wasn’t just good for the local economy, it was good for their products.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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