Category: Kids in the Kitchen
|October 21, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 1 - 2, 4-5, By Age, Food, Good Stuff, Home Learning, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet I love a good recipe book. Actually I love going through a recipe book and gleaning great ideas to adjust and adapt to our family’s way of cooking and eating. People often comment about how much I do with my girls, and how busy we always are, but the truth is, a lot of […]
|May 9, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Carnivals, Festival of Food, Food, Kids in the Kitchen, On Mama's Mind|
Tweet It’s Festival of Food time, and I’ve decided to share our Frozen Yoghurt recipe with you over on my new Keeper of the Kitchen blog. As part of the carnival, my co-host Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares Coconut Milk Popsicles, a super easy creation that is customizable. Seems Jennifer and I have similar […]
|April 27, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet Have you ever opened your store cupboard to find that each pasta container has too little pasta left to make up a meal? That’s what happened to me tonight, so I ended up making different pastas! There was gluten free and normal, white and whole meal, long, spirally, and shells. I popped each pasta […]
|March 9, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Find Me On The Web, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet We did some baking together recently for the first time in ages. This not-very-healthy, but yummy and super fun for little people recipe is great for engagement in the kitchen!
|November 18, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet Lazy Sunday Buckwheat Pancake (Flapjack/Crumpet) Recipe Author: Luschka Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Print Ingredients 250g (1 cup) buckwheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp date puree (or sugar of your choice) ½ tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup milk of your choice 2 Tbsp melted […]
|November 4, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Kids in the Kitchen|
Nothing sets you up for a busy day like a good breakfast. An occasional cooked breakfast is always a treat around here, and one the children can help with all the more!
|October 17, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Carnivals, Festival of Food, Food, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of autumn and Halloween, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthy treats, or anything you would enjoy this time of year. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published […]
|October 14, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Kids in the Kitchen|
Tweet We’re huge chocolate fans around here, to the extent that I’m sometimes a little worried about it, because it’s just not that good for us. I found some organic, vegan, good for you chocolate bars in our local health food shop, and nice as they are, I don’t think my bank balance can handle […]
|October 7, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Kids in the Kitchen, Seasonal Cooking, Summer|
Tweet My daughter, Ameli, like most toddlers, loves ice cream. I don’t want to deny her the fun things in life, but I certainly don’t think she has any lack of sugar intake. I came across this recipe for frozen banana ice cream a couple of months ago, and it’s been a regular staple in […]
|August 14, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Carnival of Natural Parenting, Cooking, Discovering Nature, Food, Foraging for Food, Incidental Learning, Kids in the Kitchen, Seasonal Cooking, Summer|
Tweet Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer’s Markets This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about something new they’ve learned about their local farmers. *** We receive fortnightly organic food deliveries, […]
Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer’s Markets
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about something new they’ve learned about their local farmers.
We receive fortnightly organic food deliveries, a frugal luxury that is essential to our family’s healthy eating. We don’t get the box with fruit, however, so every now and then, we like going to one of the many local Pick Your Own farms. Sadly, this, again, is a financial luxury, but as Ameli is growing and able to appreciate it more, I hope we’re able to do so more often.
Last week we went for a fruit picking session, with strawberries and raspberries on the menu.
I love how Ameli engaged with it. I love how initially she needed to check with me whether they were pink enough, or too white, but in the end she was picking all the gorgeous red berries.
I also love the fact that at almost three, my little girl knows where food comes from and that she doesn’t assume it comes from the shelves in supermarkets.
We picked courgette (zucchini) flowers, washed them, stuffed them with Mozzarella and anchovies, dipped them in ice cold tempura batter and deep fried for a deliciously scrumptious dinner.
Does this count as ‘real food’? I don’t know. But I do know we picked it, and we cooked it, and we ate it, and we made an afternoon of family fun out of it, and that’s pretty real to me.
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