Sumer Camp: Lemonade Stand!

This week was all about experimenting with soda syrups, making water kefir, and developing recipes for baked goods to sell at our stand on Friday! Thanks to our campers hard work, and excellent sales skills, we raised $155 for C.H.A.P. and Zenger Farm. Way to go!

Below are some of the many recipes we made this week. Most of the drink recipes (including the fruit syrups, Sour Cherry Cola, and Root Beers) came from an excellent cookbook, called Homemade Sodas. If there is a particular recipe that your camper wants to recreate at home, but you don’t see it below, please email us and we’ll make sure to share the recipe. Happy cooking!

Lemon Bars - we made the “thicker bar” version

Popcorn Powders

for Pizza Popcorn -

3 T cheese powder (cheddar or parmesan)

1 tsp each: paprika, onion powder, dried oregano, dried basil

1/4 tsp each garlic powder, pepper

if you can find it, add 1 tsp dried tomato powder

mix all ingredients, sprinkle over popcorn

Pickle Popcorn

1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, salt

1/4 tsp citric acid

1 tsp dried dill

Mix all ingredients in mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder.

Sprinkle over popcorn!

Seaweed Popcorn

several sheets of seaweed snacks

a few shakes of furikake

1 tsp dried mushroom powder*

Optional: 1 packet from organic seaweed flavored ramen, skip mushroom powder if using (found at New Seasons)

Mix all ingredients in spice blender or mortar and pestle. Grind until a powder is formed.

Sprinkle over popcorn!


200 g butter

475 g sugar

125 g cocoa

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

128 g all purpose flour

170 g chocolate chips

  1. Heat oven to 350.

  2. Prepare a 9 x 13 inch pan: coat with butter or oil, then line with parchment (not absolutely necessary but will make getting brownies out of pan very easy).

  3. Melt butter in medium saucepan (needs to be large enough to fit all remaining ingredients)

  4. Stir in sugar over low heat until glossy. Turn off heat.

  5. Add cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.

  6. Stir in eggs.

  7. Stir in flour.

  8. Mix in chocolate chips just until combined (you don’t want them to melt).

  9. Spread in prepared pan, chill in fridge for 10 minutes.

  10. Bake 24 minutes at 350 degrees. Wait until completely cool before cutting and removing from pan.

Basic Cookies

(mix-ins included chocolate chips, puffed rice, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, oats, & crushed pretzels)

8 oz butter

3/4 cup each: sugar and brown sugar

2 eggs

Flavorings: cinnamon, almond extract, or vanilla

2.5 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup total mix-ins

  1. cream together sugars and butter

  2. add eggs and flavorings

  3. mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, add to egg mix. stir until combined (don’t over stir!)

  4. Add in any additional mix-ins

  5. scoop into balls, chill for 20+ minutes.

  6. bake at 350 for about 10 min

Meredith Mortensen