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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Poke is a traditional native Hawaiian dish consisting of raw chopped fish, rice, vegetables, seaweed, and different seasonings (such as furikake, shoyu, and spicy sauce). The word “poke” means “to...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Sage: I really enjoyed making Poke Bowls and Poi, especially because I haven’t tried many traditional Hawaiian dishes. I love fish--ahi tuna is one of my favorites--so I was super excited to make Poke....

Capellos GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Capello’s GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

If you like easy-to-make, fancy-tasting pizza… let me put you on a fabulous discovery: Capello’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust. If you like popovers, this crust tastes eerily similar to a popover, however,...

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Steamed Chicken Dumplings (w/ Pork or Vegetarian option)  Dumplings are a famous traditional northern Chinese food. They are half-moon-shaped, soft, stuffed pasta - like ravioli. Dumplings are named...

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Sage: I’ve made fried potstickers before, but I thought that the experience making these steamed dumplings was much more immersive. Since Betsy has made them before, she taught me all of the techniques...

Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

If you ever watched the classic Nickelodeon show “iCarly" growing up, then you certainly remember the famous spaghetti tacos. The seemingly absurd combination was invented by Spencer Shay (played by...

The recipe can be found on Food.com and the ingredients used in the cup above were 1% milk, Medaglia d’Oro Instant Espresso, Reddi Wip, and Lunds and Byerly’s Decadent Fudge Syrup.

Try Robby Ray’s Infamous Loco Hot Cocoa

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

Loco Hot Cocoa is a drink created in the famed 2000s Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. It is Robby Ray Stewart’s signature hot cocoa recipe. While the drink should probably be described as more of...

Challah bread and apricot jelly were used to make this sandwich, but you can use whatever type you’d like.

B&PJ’s PB&J Offers Delightful Taste

Emily Rotenberg, Student Life Editor February 25, 2021

In the final episode of "Good Luck Charlie," PJ Duncan creates a food truck that sells peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Him and his dad, Bob Duncan name the food truck "B&PJ's PB&J". The show...

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

Dylan Gainsley, Arts & Culture Editor February 25, 2021

In the Disney series “The Wizards of Waverly Place” season 1 episode 2, Max Russo makes a sandwich for a competition to have a chance for it to be the New York Mets official sandwich. Max chooses to...

Casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish usually featuring some form of meat, Gallo pinto (rice with beans, vegetables, and citrus), sweet fried plantains, and greens.

Change Up Usual, Cook Casado

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Ingredients for the chicken: 1 whole chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken which made the recipe not take as long) Cooking oil (I used avocado oil) Chipotle Sauce 1/2 Medium onion 1/2 Red bell pepper Salt...

Molly Seidel ‘24 ordered the Chorizo Sausage Arepa served with a side of yuca fries, chimichurri sauce (vegan) and aioli verde (tangy house mayo) sauce.

Say Warm Hello to Hola Arepa

Molly Seidel, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

I ordered lunch from Hola Arepa and had a great experience. According to their Instagram, Hola Arepa is a "Latin Street Food" restaurant located on Nicollet Avenue. My experience ordering from Hola Arepa...

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Clara Lee Molina, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

For thousands of years, indigenous communities across Latin America perfected their agricultural practices to yield corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and a number of other tubers and grains. Some...

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