Molecular Gastronomy for Kids and Home Cooks

June 15th, 2013

Remember Pop Rocks? The crackling sugar candy that explodes on your tongue? Well, Popping Sugar is Pop Rocks for foodies.

popping sugar

popping sugar

Packaged up for home chefs, this sweet, crackling sugar behaves like popping candy, snapping and crackling when it hits your tongue. (How great would this be on top of your kids’ birthday cupcakes?) The fancy sugar comes from a Montreal company aiming to make molecular gastronomy more available to home cooks. Families with older kids might want to check out their molecular gastronomy home starter kit, too with ingredients, tools and full instructions. Popping Sugar, $29.95 for 1.2lb package by


How to Make Play Dough for Kids

April 29th, 2010

This simple playdough recipe is easy to make and stays soft and pliable for a long time. It’s not toxic (which is a good thing, because kids seem to love to eat it) and can be coloured any way you like. After preparation, store it in an airtight container or a plastic sandwich bag.

How to make Play Dough

Homemade Playdough


Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe: Cooking With Kids

April 29th, 2010

This simple quick bread recipe makes a tasty banana bread loaf that is essentially fool proof. If you like cooking with kids (or more to the point, if they like cooking with you) then this recipe is great.

If Cooking With Kids, the Kids Can:

  • mash bananas
  • dump in cups of dry ingredients
  • sprinkle on teaspoonfulls of baking soda, salt
  • stir, stir, stir
  • eat too many chocolate chips

    Easy quickbread to make with kids

    Banana Bread