Kitchen With a View

18 Jan Kitchen With a View

When I first saw the Urban Cooking School kitchen, it was love at first sight. I knew I would enjoy teaching there. I knew the kids would love cooking there too, and taking breaks on the huge balcony. I also knew the parents would enjoy the homey feel and warmth inside the kitchen, and the breathtaking view outside the windows (lake of Zürich and surrounding snow topped mountains). And, as always, I was right 😉


Ally knitting the pizza dough

Two lovely ladies joined us on the course, who I had the luxury of cooking with twice before already; Grace and Ally. Two witty, cheeky and hilarious sisters (one of which is turning 8 on Thursday, happy birthday Gracy!!). We also had two boys join us as well, both new to our courses; Joseph, a smart little man with an adorable smile, and sweet Alex who was oh so very tired 🙂 Two boys and two girls, can’t get any better than that!

So after showing off the kitchen, deciding where we prefer working, and going over knife safety rules, we washed our hands, pulled up our sleeves, and started working. On our agenda was a lovely 100% homemade pizza (Grace: “Really? We’re going to make the dough too? AND the sauce?), oatmeal cookies, and delicious energy balls.


Grace and Joseph working on their masterpiece

The kids were doing such an amazing job! Measuring, mixing, smelling, tasting, rolling out and preparing fresh pizza from scratch! And the results looked and smelled divine.
[pullquote-left]Grace: ‘Really? We’re going to make the dough too? AND the sauce?'[/pullquote-left]
After a little intermission (kids paying out on the balcony while we chat and clean up a bit), we moved on to the energy balls. Little bite sized balls made of dried fruit, nuts/seeds and a few other delicious and healthy additions. Rolled in coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon or flaxseeds the options were endless! This recipe is so great, as you can change it whichever way you like. Not into coconut? Don’t put it in. Have a nut allergy? use seeds instead (which we did this course as Joseph is allergic)! By now it seemed like we were running out of time. But we somehow managed to squeeze in a super quick super healthy oatmeal cookie recipe. Measure, mix, whisk, and into the oven. Eight minutes later the kitchen was smelling incredible, and suddenly everyone was packing their food to go and show-off to dad.


Great job guys!


That’s how today’s course ended. We all had a really great time together, and I’ve already received a couple of emails letting me know the delicious menu has already been devoured by the entire family. And those emails are exactly what keeps me going. well, that and the adorable kids I get to work with every single weekend. I’ve had such a lovely day, and can’t wait for next Sunday’s course!


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  • Eileen @ Wellness and Workouts
    Posted at 20:49h, 22 January Reply

    Wonderful to hear of more children learning to cook healthy foods!
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    • Danna
      Posted at 20:54h, 23 January Reply

      Thanks Eileen

  • Andrea Fabry
    Posted at 00:20h, 23 January Reply

    I love to see kids in the kitchen!
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    • Danna
      Posted at 20:54h, 23 January Reply

      Isn’t it the best?

  • Masha
    Posted at 19:25h, 23 January Reply

    So excited to go on your course this Sunday! I can’t believe the size of those pizzas – definitely can feed a family!
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    • Danna
      Posted at 20:56h, 23 January Reply

      Depends which family you’re talking about 😉 My family are a real bunch of adorable pigs. But most of the parents tell me the whole family enjoyed it (and the rest of the menu) for dinner that eve 🙂

  • Debi @ Life Currents
    Posted at 21:46h, 23 January Reply

    What a fun day! Everyone loves pizza, and to teach kids to cook their own is awesome! Such an important thing to be able to cook for yourself, and thanks for teaching the next generation to do so!
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    • Danna
      Posted at 12:08h, 26 January Reply

      Thanks Debi 🙂 The kids love it, and so do I

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