Cake With Cherry

Yesterday we started learning in our geography about the food we eat. At the end of the chapter we discovered some food sayings, like “That’s not my cup of tea” and “Hunger is the best sauce”. We also looked in our Peannaireacht book because there was some food sayings in there as well. We asked our followers on Twitter (@mrquinnsclass) if they knew any other food sayings. Today people on Twitter came up with many more food sayings to help us out. People all over the world came up with lots of sayings. If you want to look at all the food sayings we gathered on Twitter go to #foodsayings We enjoyed doing this very much and we hope you enjoy it too.

By Rang II & Rang III

Pomegranate tasting 01

Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

Today we tasted pomegranates in school. 22 people liked them and 5 people didn’t like them. We were tasting them with two other schools in America on Twitter. The schools we were tasting them with are in Indiana, USA. We ate the seeds, they were nice and juicy. Some people didn’t like the seeds but liked the juice. Lots of people thought they tasted like grapes. They also tasted like cranberry. The schools in America thought that the pomegranates were really nice and they didn’t like the seeds.

Pomegranate Tasting 02

Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

Earlier we went to the halla to find out five pomegranates facts each. We used our iPods to go onto the internet to find out the pomegranate facts. Here are some of the things that we found out:

  • We found out that the word pomegranate is from the Latin “Pomum Granatum” which means “apple of many seeds”.
  • The Romans called the pomegranate a “punic apple”.
  • The ancient Egyptians were buried with pomegranates. (Weird!)
  • The pomegranate is also known as “Granada” in Spanish and “Grenade” in French.
  • The pomegranate can cure kidney disease
  • The most popular thing is pomegranate juice but there is also pomegranate jellies, pomegranate wine and even pomegranate salad dressing.
  • Pomegranates are actually not a fruit, they are a berry.
  • The pomegranate tree can grow between 20 and 30 feet tall.
  • A lot of people don’t know that it’s only the juice and the seeds that are edible.

 

Pomegranate Tasting 03

Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

Pomegranate Tasting 04

Rang II Pomegranate Tasting

Near the start of the year we were doing science work on how food goes off. Sam brought in a Galia melon that was starting to go off. At that stage it looked like a normal melon with a bit of mould on the bottom. We left it on the window sill since then and we have been keeping an eye on it ever since. Now it doesn’t look like a normal melon at all. It has become very mouldy and mushy. It has also shrunk and got wrinkly. There is only a little smell from it. This is Science Week and we thought you’d like to see a photo of it.. This is what the melon looks like now:

The Rotten Melon

By Sam and Joshua

Vegetable Print  01

We did fruit and vegetable prints at school. Some of the vegetables we used are potatoes, carrots, bananas, radish, pepper and onions. We used different paints and put the vegetables in the paint. We stuck them on the wall in the classroom when they were dry. The vegetable prints were great fun to make.

Vegetable Print 02

By Aidan D and Ciara Mc