Fizz, Boom, Read! And In the Kitchen With Laura Ingalls Wilder

Next on my reblog list is this description of my favorite new program “In the Kitchen With Laura.” I really enjoy it and I think you will too.

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In the Kitchen

Every year I introduce a new program, a new way to tell the life story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’m especially pleased with this year’s program with a completely different take. It mixes stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands on cooking. It’s the 1930s and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden.

During the program I bring volunteers on stage to do things like:

  • Mix up a batch of biscuits
  • Make ginger water
  • Dry Wild Plums
  • And more (some seasonal considerations will determine other activities)

Afterward everybody can try some of the ginger water. It’s been a big hit.

This program is all interactive, no PowerPoint, and all you have to supply is a table and 2 quarts of water.

This program will work especially well with the theme of…

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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