What Can You Make in a Tiny Kitchen?

Hi Students!

Welcome to your blog!

What is tiny Kitchen? Tiny Kitchen, created by Tastemade, is all about creating real, edible tiny food made with tiny tools in a tiny (dollhouse-sized kitchen).

The idea for a tiny cooking show came from one of Tastemade’s Japanese partners, who sent them a box filled with a tiny stove, tiny utensils, and a set of tiny cutting boards.

Miniatures have long been popular in Japan due to the cultural dominance of kawaii, or all things cute, but making minuscule edible food — rather than polymer clay copies — is the newest incarnation of that trend.

A lot more goes into creating a new recipe than math. In addition to rewriting existing recipes to fit the mini serving sizes, jury-rigging ways to fry teensy taco shells (bending a paperclip into something like a frying basket) or figuring out how to deal with eggs (use part of a quail egg, the smallest commercially available variety) is part of the process.

And forget gas or electricity — this mini stove is heated by a tealight. Since the volume of food being cooked is so small, the candle provides more than enough energy to melt butter or boil water. In fact, things often cook too quickly. Burgers take no more than a few seconds on each side. (Tastemade)

Is this something you would like to try to do?
How difficult do you suppose this would be?
What would be challenging about this? Think. Anything easy?
If you were to prepare something, say a favorite meal or food item, in a tiny kitchen, what would that be? What would you need?

1. Be sure you are logged into the blog before writing. (Check upper right hand corner for your name.)
2. Open Pages and type. Use spellcheck and read aloud with a partner to check for run-on sentences.
3. Clink on the Comments link under the blog title to post.
4. Copy your writing from Pages and paste into text box. (You may have to scroll down the page to get to it.)

One good-sized paragraph that answers to all of the above prompts. You must write in complete sentences using correct punctuation.

ONLY when you have posted to the blog may you watch some other tiny Kitchen videos via the link below.


Which Core Value is You?

Hi Students,

I define a Core Value as a central belief that is deeply understood and shared by every member of an organization or community. At Shorecrest, we are focusing on these five Core Values this year: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Knowledge, and Compassion.

In one or two good paragraphs, pick the Core Value that is the most important one to you and tell how you will model this Core Value this year. How will you demonstrate this Core Value? What will you do? How is this Core Value you?

Be sure that how you model your Core Value is doable, and any goals you may set for yourself reasonably attainable.

Remember to begin with an interesting lead and finish with a concluding sentence leaving the reader with something to think about. Also, add in an extra return to indicate a new paragraph should you write more than one.


Which Faction Defines You?

Hi Students,

Since many of you have read this book, Divergent (or series), and with the movie just released, I thought it would be a fun prompt to write to. It certainly is one that will make you think. Even if you are not familiar with the book, answering to this prompt will not be a problem.  (To be selfless means putting the needs and wishes of others before yourself; erudite is pronounced:  ˈer(y)əˌdīt – (er/eye/e/dite)

Which faction would you choose to belong? Why? (Read the definitions on the image.)

What appeals to you about that virtue (desirable quality) compared to the others?

What do you think life would be like living with people who are solely dedicated to that virtue?

Three small paragraphs, please skip a space to indicate a new paragraph, and no silliness.

Warning to those who have the book (series) NO SPOILERS! If I have to delete all or part of your response, that will earn you a zero.)


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What’s Your Alibi?

snowman_cYour footprints have been discovered at a crime scene, which has stirred the nation: the theft of Frosty the Snowman’s nose! You claim you didn’t do it. Give your alibi and explanations as to why your footprints were found at the crime scene.

This is a creative, persuasive write. You need to convince me that you of all people did not steal Frosty’s nose. Make sure your alibi is a good one!