Ernie's birthday is coming up soon (seven!!!!) so I kidnapped her last week for a surprise cooking class at our food co-op. We made tart crusts and filled them with chopped strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. We had cucumber, carrot salad, and egg salad sandwiches. We had mint chamomile tea. It was all so fun, and E did a great job chopping and stirring and mixing and TASTING :) She was so cute after the class- half an hour after everyone else had finished eating and gone home, Ernie was studiously filling out her "how'd we do" survey, writing down all the recipe titles we made and rating them with "smiley face" bubbles.