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Kale Chips And Hot Chocolate, Carbon Cycle, Kids Get Cooking

Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.

These kale pieces are seasoned with curry and garlic powders, olive oil and just a pinch of salt and pepper.

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 to taste the food and to get in the kitchen and prepare all sorts of things.

Sarah Elton has written a book about kids and food. She tells us what happened when she sat back and let her daughter prepare sushi.

More young people in the kitchen today, with Staci Radford-Vincent and her son Forrest.

Who doesn’t love a warm cup of hot chocolate? Chef Daniel Orr makes us a Caribbean-inspired drink.

Equally spicy and flavorful are his kale chips that are being popped into the oven today.

Harvest Public Media takes a closer look at the role the Corn Belt is playing in the carbon cycle.

And, early spring is on the horizon. We’re already starting to think about tapping maple trees, with Mike Bell.

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Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

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.

Crunchy Curry Kale Chips

Who needs potato chips when you have these! A dusting of curry and garlic powders give these kale chips a great flavor.

Feel The Flow: Tapping Maple Tree

'Tis the season for making maple syrup! Michael Bell demonstrates how to tap a maple tree, and Chef Daniel Orr sweetens some turnips and pears with local syrup.

Caribbean Inspired Hot Chocolate: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Once, hot drinks were a necessity; but these days, they're mostly celebratory. Give this Caribbean hot chocolate recipe a try on the next cold winter night.

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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