Spring is one of my favourite times of year for veggies, I am totally addicted to green veggies (as you have probably gathered!). Asparagus, peas, spring greens, they are full of hopeful fresh life and the promise that summer is just around the corner. Thank goodness! They are absolutely at their best right now and probably on offer due to their abundance.
Some Mums can’t believe that Bella and Poppy will help prepare our fruit and vegetables willingly – it’s really not so much help out, as the little tasks we share together are not chores but fun, confidence building, and highly satisfying. Understanding the importance of where food comes from and respecting it is fundamental to appreciating food. Kids of all ages are capable of helping, or should I say getting involved!
I purposefully purchased a bag of fresh peas for Poppy to shell this week. Both Bella and Poppy wanted to help and of course it’s no surprise that all peas were eaten off their plates for tea!
Fresh peas – shelled
- Cook in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Test to check they are cooked to your liking, I like a little crunch, this al dente approach helps preserve the vitamins and minerals in the vegetables.
- Run under cold water to ‘stop’ the cooking if you are not eating immediately.
How kids can help:
- Shelling the peas
- taste testing
What are your kid’s favourite tasks in the kitchen? Do you have any tips to share? I’d love to hear from you V x