Sow, grow and eat with kids: carrot and broccoli recipes

Sow, grow and eat with kids: carrot and broccoli recipes

Spring is really here now, the sun is out, temperature is up, some paddling pools have even come out already! The fun in the vegetable garden can really begin now! Because it has become warmer, the vegetables grow so much quickly, finally things are really moving. It is the perfect time to think about what you will be cooking with all those lovely homegrown vegetables. Last week I started to write a list of recipes for homegrown produce. In part…

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One pot veggie pasta

One pot veggie pasta

. This one pot veggie pasta is a quick and easy meal to make that the kids will love. It is ready in less than half an hour and you won’t have heaps of washing up to do afterwards. The veggies blend in with the spaghetti, so it feels very natural to eat them for picky little vegetable eaters. You boil the vegetables in the same water as the pasta, you simply add them later as they need less time. Use…

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Sow, Grow and Eat with Kids: Recipes for the produce

Sow, Grow and Eat with Kids: Recipes for the produce

If you have started growing vegetables in early Spring, May is the month you might be enjoying your very first harvest. Depending on the weather it may take a bit longer still. If you have the kids involved they may be getting a little impatient by now or worse, they might have lost interest!? This is probably a good time to look forward to what you can be looking forward later in Spring and in the Summer. I made an overview of…

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Celery and apple crackers

Celery and apple crackers

Celery is one of those vegetables that are tricky for many children. How many kids do really like celery? I do wonder! Most adults do, so when does it change and how? How can we help kids to learn to like it? That is the question I ask myself all the time and for many vegetables. Celery is just one of them, but definitely a tricky one. Follow

3 Ingredient Rhubarb Compote

3 Ingredient Rhubarb Compote

I have got another rhubarb recipe for you today, just because I am totally in love with rhubarb at the moment! I love it! This time I made the most easy rhubarb compote possible. Our own rhubarb has only just started popping out of the soil now, but on the market and in the shops it has been available for a few weeks now. I hope ours will look as lovely as the one on the market, but last year…

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Rhubarb crumb bar

Rhubarb crumb bar

Pinks and greens Rhubarb is back in season, already! It is such a pretty vegetable, I absolutely love the combination of pink and green in it. We do eat with our eyes as much as with everything else don’t we? But how do you eat this fruity vegetable? Yes, technically it is a vegetable, not a fruit, because it doesn’t have seeds in it.  Nevertheless, we tend to eat is as fruit. Follow

Leek in Ham Gratin

Leek in Ham Gratin

Chicory or Belgian endives in ham gratin is a traditional Belgian dish. We Belgians love chicory, cooked or raw in a salad, we eat lots of it. Because chicory is a fairly bitter vegetable not many kids go crazy for it. Neither did my husband when he was a kid. So as mums sometimes do, his was flexible about it and made some rolls with leek instead of chicory. Follow

Venezuelan Arepas or corn cakes

Venezuelan Arepas or corn cakes

Venezuela These corn cakes are a traditional recipe from Venezuela recommended by a lovely Venezuelan friend. She used to have them every day in Venezuela, just as I used to eat bread every day in Belgium.  ‘Arepa’ is simply the Spanish name for these corn cakes as used in most of South America. Follow

Soaked Pancakes with Grapefruit and Blackberries

Soaked Pancakes with Grapefruit and Blackberries

    Pancake Day Pancake Day is coming up, so I want to share my latests favourite recipe for pancakes. Any excuse is good enough for pancakes for me, but which one is better than Pancake Day?? At the moment I love our soaked pancakes with grape fruit and blackberries. I make part of the batter on the night before I bake the pancakes, leave then to soak overnight and add the fruit in the morning. Follow

Nutty Jammy Dodgers with Chia Jam

Nutty Jammy Dodgers with Chia Jam

Valentines Day So next week is Valentines Day!  Are you celebrating Valentines Day this year?  Maybe you have some time off next week with the kids and you have time to do some baking? Making these jammy dodgers will provide some fun entertainment for at least half a day, that is for sure. These heart shaped treats would also work great on a Alice in Wonderland themed party! Valentines Day is just another date in the calendar for me really, but this time…

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