12A / THE FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES / January 28, 2009
McDowell Mountain Elementary School is proud to present Austin
Johnson (ﬁrst grade), Haley Willibey (second grade) and Luke
Giger (kindergarten) as Terriﬁc Kids for the week of Jan. 18.
FHHS teacher Gary Abud and his science students visit La Scala Creamery near the Fountain for a day of hands-on learning.
Cream of the crop
Milking out food science experiences at La Scala
Fountain Hills High School rice, soy bean-based sauces and
teacher Gary Abud’s chemistry vegetables.
students topped off the semester With their curiosity piqued,
with a trip to La Scala Creamery students responded enthusiasti-
From left, Four Peaks Elementary School is proud to present for a full morning of hands-on cally as Abud suggested a sequel
Kymberley Rodrigues (ﬁfth grade), Strawberry Christie (fourth lessons about living foods, a ﬁrst to this ﬁeld trip: fast food created
grade), Michael Maldonado (third grade) and Benny Chen (third in a series of food science topics with an understanding of the
grade) as Terriﬁc Kids for the week of Jan. 18. introducing students to scientiﬁc way art, science and tradition
methods used for researching meet.
and manufacturing foods. This will be a summer science
Fountain Hills Just before eight in the morn- camp hosted out of La Scala
ing, students settled around the where students can explore in
ice cream cases at LaScala for a more depth the relationship be-
why series of lectures on fermented tween food science and human
Pedicure more food from around the world health.
parents made from dairy, meat, leafy Beyond observing ﬁrst-hand
Combo plants and grains. the qualities of various foods,
turn to Abud, a new addition to the students also used their knowl-
Hair, Nails & Massage Sylvan than
FHHS science faculty, said he edge of food science to create a
837-7343 any other tutor.
likes to ignite the joy of learning recipe of their own.
science by making it relevant They were provided with a set
Owners April & Roseann Serving Fountain Hills
11046 Saguaro Blvd. 480-614-3185 and fun through methods such of ingredients that could be used FHHS students take turns serving European yogurt.
120th St. & Shea Blvd. as this new food science curricu- to make Tzatsiki, a traditional
lum. Mediterranean dish made with
The students made ice cream yogurt and cucumbers.
in class early this academic The students were given
Great Opportunity year to learn about chemical
solutions and concentration, as
the basic recipe projected on a
screen, but the activity required
well as built structural atomic them to balance the recipe using
models out of cereal, chomped their knowledge of the proper-
on Life Savers in the dark to ties of each ingredient.
see how light is generated from A taste test was performed to
spearmint oil molecules and determine which group had cre-
distilled Cherry Coke to obtain ated the most balanced Tzatsiki
puriﬁed water. using freshly made keﬁr, garlic,
Drawing from resources avail- red wine vinegar, lime juice, sea
Bank Owned in Rio Verde with lots of potential. able in the Fountain Hills com- salt and olive oil.
Local bank representation will provide quick response munity, Abud collaborated with Cordon Bleu-trained chef
volunteers from the QMG Foun- Nancy Banner and nurse/coun-
to offers. $349,900 ~ mls#4096686 dation and the staff of La Scala selor Nancy Field helped stu-
Creamery to create a hands-on dents balance their Tzatsiki
Judy Brown CRS food science experience for his dishes with both volunteering
Premier Marketing Group students. with the QMG Foundation.
Ofﬁce 480-837-2288 • Cell 602-377-7687 Biochemistry concepts came The program concluded with
alive for the students as they a lunch buffet that consisted of
explored the world of traditional the Tzatski the students cre- Another one of La Scala's own brews, Sea Bees is a refreshing dairy-
foods prepared in the artisanal ated, homemade tortilla soup free alternative to keﬁr with similar probiotic qualities. Students
FREE DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULT way with the aid of modern tech-
nology in the La Scala kitchen.
prepared by La Scala staff,
piping hot handmade pita bread
viewed the live cultures through the one gallon glass jar.
If you suffer from any of the following, you During their ﬁeld trip, students fresh from the brick oven of
also examined and tasted an ar- Euro Pizza Café and, of course,
may beneﬁt from dental implants: ray of traditional, pure, health- a sampling of the artisanal
giving fermented foods made gelato for which La Scala is M r. A bu d p a s s e d a ro u n d
missing tooth (single or multiple) with meat, sea foods, grains, known. a sample of kefir cultured
fruits and vegetables. Students left La Scala with at La Scala Creamery with
fractured teeth From the animal protein full minds and bellies, delighted the authentic kefir culture
sore or loose partial dentures category, there was garum, by a fun-ﬁlled day of education.
also called liquamen, an Italian For further information on from the Caucasus (Eastern
sore or loose complete dentures sauce of fermented anchovies, La Scala, located right here Europe). Students learned
Call today to schedule your which is also a favorite season- in Fountain Hills, visit las- that the yogurt-like drink is
ing for those living in the Asia- calacreamery.com. For ﬁeld trip free of lactose and ﬁlled with
complimentary consultation to see Paciﬁc region. and internship opportunities, beneficial probiotics to help
if you can beneﬁt from implants. From the plant category, contact lascalacreamery@gmail. the body digest and absorb
students examined fermented com. nutrients
We look forward to helping you obtain your optimum oral health.
R Kevin A. Rauter, D.D.S., P.C.
Arrgh! Let’s get hospitable
16921 E. Palisades Blvd., Suite 111
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Register for Chamber
& Community updates at:
Shop Fountain Hills
837-1654 • Closed for Lunch 12-1
PO Box 17598 • Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Transportation Captain Claire McWilliams Buccaneer Clark Rowley of
$ 00 $
1st person Fountain Hills
1st person Verdes
welcomes visitors to the
pirate brunch where students
learned about the industry of
Scottsdale Camelback Resort
was the day’s keynote speaker,
sharing his experience and
hospitality, enjoyed a piratey history in hospitality with all
meal, watched skits and took who attended.
480-982-8551 part in themed activities.
Claire McWilliams’ high school hospitality students recently
24 hr Live Dispatch hosted their annual industry brunch to welcome visitors from
the industry as well as encourage local students to check out the
Online Reservations at program. Above, Lauren Madden, Zach Hineman and Ben Barry
www.arizonavalueshuttle.com get into this year’s pirate theme and pass out booty for correctly
answered trivia questions.