Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday!
Summer is underway and we are all adjusting to our new summer schedule. Emmet is attending a cool Digital Moviemaking for Tweens Camp at NW School of Film this week. He is really enjoying it and I am excited to see the movie at the end of the week.
Make a dramatic movie in five days! The pace will be fast, but you'll learn the basics of working together as a movie crew, operating a professional-level digital video camera, directing actors, sound recording, and digital editing with Apple Final Cut Pro. At the end of the week, a short drama will be "in the can." The week will culminate in a family screening, complete with popcorn. Completed films will be uploaded to a special class online video album.
Zoe and I have been hitting the tennis courts daily and she has really got the tennis bug. It is exciting to see her improvement day to day. We also have been talking a lot about health and nutrition and one of Zoe's questions was, "What does Gluten-Free mean?"
I explained that gluten is a protein found in certain grains: wheat, barley, rye, tritacale, spelt, farro and kamut and that some people have celiac disease and need to steer clear of anything that contains gluten. It made her sad that some people can't eat bread and then she remembered seeing all the different gluten-free options at Whole Foods. She then wanted to try some gluten-free bread and thought it would be fun to make gluten-free banana bread! We had a pack of spotted bananas so we went town and made a loaf of Banana Chocolate Chip Bread that was free of gluten as well as vegan. Zoe
suggested we put in some chocolate chips just in case the bread didn't taste good: ) A little chocolate makes everything better and I believe that the Trader Joe's brand of Chocolate Chips are vegan or I hope so since I am claiming that this is a Vegan recipe.