Lock Down – great time to get kids cooking!

Before I say anything more – I know lots of parents are currently buried. Trying to keep full time jobs going, home school, cook, clean etc. One more suggestion of what to do with this wonderful extra family time could get me a bit of a virtual slap in the face! But really, getting the…

#NutriKids Twitter Chat: Socially Distant CPD

The world is facing a huge challenge right now in the face of Covid-19. I am in France and I can’t leave my house or garden unless I am out to get food or for a health need. If I am out in breach of the rules that’ll be 135 Euro fine! So I am…

What about really, really, really fussy eaters?

This infographic is a summary of advice for handling fussy eating. But what if you have tried all these things, and more, but you still feel that your child is eating very little and making no progress to eating new things. What if you feel that they are getting worse? What should you do? When…

Indian themed cub sleepover

We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night.  We had a sleepover at the church where we meet.  An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. …

Paleo baby food. Whatever next?

There are, thankfully, more stories exposing restrictive eating styles as the Fads they are and not the automatic route to wellness as promised by the self styled, unqualified gurus. A lovely article in the Irish Sunday Independent when I was in Dublin a little while back, picking apart the Gwynneth Paltrow, Goop image of what…

El Salvador Pupusas

I promised some recipes after camp which seems like a long time ago.  Autumn is coming and it is getting cold.  School has started and holidays are over so seems a good reason to revisit good times in the Summer. The first recipe I promised was pupusas from El Salvador. Pupusas are like maize tortillas with…

Scout camp kitchen, Interamericas style.

19 people to feed for a week when the kitchen is a gazebo, a couple of fold up tables and 2 sturdy, double gas burners with 14 of those being fed are 6 to 13 years old, one of whom does not eat gluten or dairy. A culinary challenge you might say….especially when you add…

How to Cook an Egg in an Orange…

…did I tell you I was a cub leader?  Had so much fun on Friday evening building fires and cooking on them.  The cubs loved it. I made damper dough so they could wrap it around sticks to cook it over the hot embers – something that could be done over a BBQ.  Simply mix…

Make it up as you go along chicken noodle soup!

If there is one thing I love about the cold weather is pulling out the biggest pot I have and throwing together a large quantity of soup.  There is nothing quite so comforting as a big bowl of soup on a cold day with a nice big chunk of crusty bread and maybe a bit…