On November 11th, the Grade 7/8 class accepted the challenge to make a new and improved Academy Hot Sauce! Learning from last years’ experience and the reviews from our loyal customers the students made several changes to our secret recipe.
This year’s goal was to lower the acidity and vinegar taste of the hot sauce, while trying to keep its ability to last the same, some of the changes that were implemented include:
- Changing from apple cider vinegar to regular vinegar
- Lowering the vinegar amount
- Adding carrots for sweetness
With several stations’ setup, the class made quick work of defrosting the frozen hot peppers which were harvested at the end of summer from out rooftop garden. We then proceeded to chop and sauté the peppers, while adding onions and tomatoes. Eventually boiling it all down and blending the fiery mix into our new and improved hot sauce mix, canned into mason jars and ready for sale for $7 each or 2 for $12 and all profits will go back to the garden fund.
This was a fun activity that had many curriculum connections. These connections were:
- Math: Measurement and Volume
- English: Blogs, read and writing the instructions
- Science: PH levels
- Business: Marketing, Brand management and Advertising
Check out more photos from this event on our Facebook page!