Katelyn Cross of Belington was recently named a winner in National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for the large cabbage she grew. Her cabbage was selected by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Cross will receive a $1,000 savings bond from Bonnie Plants to be used for education. She grew the oversized cabbage as part of the Kids Grow Green: Cashing in Cabbage, a hands-on gardening and education program.
Third-grade teachers may register for the 2013 contest at www.bonnieplants.com.
Kids cooking class
West Virginia University's Kanawha County Extension Service is offering hands-on cooking classes for middle school students during "Early Out" days. They will learn about cooking, menu planning and nutrition as they prepare foods.
The first meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at the extension office, Suite 101, 4700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., in Kanawha City. Additional meetings will be Feb. 27, April 24 and May 23.
There is no cost to attend the cooking club, but space is limited to 12 students. Registrants must be willing to attend all four classes in the session. Call 304-720-9573 or email KanawhaCountyExtens...@mail.wvu.edu to register.
Tuesday lunches at the Civic Center
The Charleston Civic Center is open to the public for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays only. In house caterer Distinctive Gourmet will change the menu monthly. January's menu is pulled pork or turkey barbecue sandwich, chips, slaw and drink for $7. Wraps and salads are also available.
Save the water tip
The recipe calls for a cup of the water used to boil the pasta, but you once again dumped the pot of pasta into the colander and watched the water drain before you remembered to save a cup. Next time, place a measuring cup inside the colander as a reminder to save the required amount of pasta water before you drain it.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.