Oconee CultivaTeen Project
Updated: Jul 25, 2019
What was I thinking about when I made my artwork? I was thinking about the crepes I made with the Oconee Cultivation Project at the Creating Food Through Community workshop. We made this recipe with blueberries, strawberries, and homemade whipped cream for the base of the crepe. This recipe is a French dish.
This recipe was with blueberries, strawberries, and homemade whipped cream…
I really liked this recipe because it was not too sweet; it had just the right amount of sweet flavor. The base (crepe) looked a little like a pancake. It was made of egg, whole milk, water, flour, melted butter (unsalted), and salt. (See below for full recipe.)
For a sweet crepe, I helped make a berry compote. What did I use to make the compote? We used blueberries, strawberries, sugar, and water. The compote is used as a topping for the crepes along with the whipped cream.
I was surprised to find out how easy it is to make homemade whipped cream!
I was surprised to find out how easy it is to make homemade whipped cream! So, how do you make it? OCP's associate director Mandolin showed me how to use heavy whipping cream and sugar, mixed fast with a whisk or KitchenAid. And with that, we had our crepe!
So when it came time to make art at the Rensing Center based on our favorite workshop, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I made sustainably minded art by using fruit people didn't eat because it was ugly. In CultivaTeen, we don’t waste ugly food and throw it in the trash. We use it with projects and recipes. If we sometimes don’t need them, we'll put them in the compost. To represent the crepes, I made a French flag using blueberries, a paper towel, and strawberries (while snacking on them!).