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National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!

Today we celebrate our little aspiring chefs because it’s National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day.  This day is observed annually on September 13th.

As a parent, we all know our children love to join us in the kitchen when we are cooking.  They are so curious and wanting to do what we are doing like chopping ingredients for dinner or baking cake.  Besides watching us, they are really eager to do it themselves, which is so adorable.

Nowadays, we only don’t encourage our children to learn how to cook, but they are so willing to learn and be like the little chef they see on tv, watching Masterchef Junior.  Masterchef Junior is a show wherein you can see a young aspiring chef who is so amazing to watch because they can actually cook gourmet foods, I guess I should say better than me.

It is also fulfilling when your own children start to show interest in joining you in the kitchen and learn how to cook and this is also a way to educate them the importance of food that they eat.  Having children is not easy, especially at mealtime when your kids are a picky eater, but when you encourage them to join you in preparing your dinner, they enjoy it and taches them value of the hard work you do in preparing dinner and appreciate the food and have an enjoyable family dinner because it makes them proud that they made it.

Nowadays, if your toddler shows interest in cooking, you can buy them a play kitchen equip with little stove, pots, pans, and toys imitating dishes.  This encourages them to play like mommy in the kitchen, also encourages them to be helpful in the kitchen and help rather than just playing video games.  Early learning and encouragement also show them responsibility.

Nowadays, there are schools for the young aspiring chef that you could enroll your children if they want to learn more about cooking and their acquired culinary skills.  Young Chef Academy is a school where aspiring chefs starts.  Its mission is to teach children the joy and value of cooking providing them interactive learning hands-on experience which gives children the skills to develop a life-long love for culinary arts at a young age.

So, today, celebrate this day by inviting your little ones to cook breakfast or dinner with you.  It would be an honor for every parent if their children show an early interest in culinary arts.  We can encourage them to learn how to cook and teach them the value and benefits of eating real food.  Share on social media some photos of what you cooked with your little ones using #KidsTakeOverTheKitchenDay.

1993 Israel-Palestine peace accord signed

After decades of bloody animosity, representatives of Israel and Palestine meet on the South Lawn of the White House and sign a framework for peace. The “Declaration of Principles” was the first agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians towards ending their conflict and sharing the holy land between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea that they both claim as their homeland.

Fighting between Jews and Arabs in Palestine dates back to the 1920s when both groups laid claim to the British-controlled territory. The Jews were Zionists, recent emigrants from Europe and Russia who came to the ancient homeland of the Jews to establish a Jewish national state. The native Arabs (they did not yet call themselves Palestinians) sought to stem Jewish immigration and set up a secular Palestinian state.

In May 1948, the State of Israel was proclaimed, and five Arab nations attacked in support of the Palestinian Arabs. The outnumbered Israelis fought off the Arab armies and seized substantial territory originally allocated to the Arabs in the 1947 United Nations partition of Palestine. In 1949, U.N.-brokered cease-fires left the State of Israel in permanent control of this conquered territory. The departure of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs from Israel during the war left the country with a substantial Jewish majority. Israel restricted the rights of the Arabs who remained. Most Palestinian Arabs who left Israeli territory retreated to the West Bank, then controlled by Transjordan, and others to the Gaza Strip, controlled by Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of exiled Palestinians moved permanently into refugee camps.

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