Cut the beef across the grain into into 1/2-inch pieces. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper and the flour and toss to coat the pieces. Set aside.
STARTING THE STEW
Try the bacon in a heavy pot until done then remove it with a slotted spoon, leaving the bacon drippings in the pan.
Working in batches and being careful not to overcrowd the pieces, generously brown the beef on all sides. Transfer the beef to a plate and repeat until all the beef is browned.
FINSIHING THE STEW
Add the onions and fry them, adding more oil if necessary, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes. Return the beef and bacon to the pot along with the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Add stock a little at a time and deglaze. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer as long as possible. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix wet ingredients in a bowl and then add dry half at a time and folding. Then using a spoon drop 1-inch pieces into stew and cover with pot and let cook 15-20 mins before serving. Top with parsley.
My 11 year old daughter was born to cook and she had the time of her life!
She learned a lot of cooking skills, made a ton of great food and played games in the process.
They also gave her a very nice printed booklet with recipes, and made a wonderful YouTube video of the class.
Lindy, San Mateo
I used them last week for my twins (boy/girl) 9th birthday party. It was fantastic!
The location, decorations, etc. were all top notch.
They handled all the details from start to finish (set up and clean up too!)
Carolyn, Redwood City
Best summer camp my 8 year old daughter ever had! She's comfortable and confident in the kitchen now,
either cracking eggs, or rolling cookie dough, or mixing on the side.
She is always so happy at the end of day talking about what they learned!
Our kids are 14 and 12, and enjoy cooking immensely.
This is a wonderful little school - easy-going and knowledgeable instructors,
inviting little kitchen, very clean and friendly.
Lisa, San Jose
I love to cook with my daughter.
She has taught both my husband and her friends how to cook these dishes.
Her confidence in the kitchen is astounding.
This is the ONLY camp that she has asked to repeat next year.
My 7 year old son has been begging for cooking lessons. He had a blast!
They made so much food, Dad enjoyed it for dinner and
he was so impressed that his son had made it all from scratch.