Chocolate chip cookies are a Canadian favourite

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Classic chocolate chip cookies
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Level 2

Who invented the chocolate chip cookie?

Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie in 1924.

Ruth and her husband ran a tourist lodge. Ruth made very good desserts for her guests.

One day she did not have powdered cocoa for her favourite cookie recipe. Instead, she found a chocolate bar. She cut it up in small pieces.

She thought the pieces would melt.

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Chocolate chip cookies are yummy!
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The chopped up chocolate bar did not melt. The small pieces only softened. The result was a chocolate chip cookie. They were a big success.

Follow this simple recipe on the next page and make your own chocolate chip cookies.

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Simple steps to composting

An organic garden grown with compost (Photo: Lafayette College / CC, Flickr)

An organic garden grown with compost
(Photo: Lafayette College / CC, Flickr)

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What is compost?
Nature makes compost naturally all the time. Leaves, grass, and branches die and pile up. Slowly they turn into dirt. That dirt feeds the living plants. It is called compost.

People make compost by piling garden and kitchen waste in piles, bins, or barrels. It’s easy to make! Feed your plants with it. It is satisfying to see how well plants grow.

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How to make apple butter

Ready to eat!   PHOTO – ERINSIKORSKYSTEWART / CC, FLICKR

Ready to eat!
PHOTO – ERINSIKORSKYSTEWART / CC, FLICKR

Adapted from wikiHow
Level 2

ELSA students at the Collège Éducacentre in Vancouver made apple butter.

The students peeled, cut and boiled apples.

They poured in honey.

They added cinnamon and cardamom.

They canned the apple butter.

Each student got a jar of apple butter to take home. It was the most delicious English lesson of the year!

Would you like to make apple butter?

Follow the recipe described in the PDF. It is easy!

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