Monday, 12 July 2010

Rather more successful kitchen escapades

Dot and some of her friends are hoping to create a school magazine and unsurprisingly Dot will be writing the book review page and the cooking page so the other weekend she decided to test some recipes with her little helpers while I took the photos.

The starter was "Tomato and Mozarella Bruschetta"


And the main course, which I forgot to photograph "in process" as it wasn't going in the magazine was Tortellini bake with mediterranean vegetable sauce (including the first courgettes from the allotment!!)


And pudding had to be "Eton Mess" because of all the strawberries we are getting from the allotment and this is where the little helpers really came in to their own:




The mix may have been stirred a little too vigourously but it still tasted delicious! Next time we'll aim to have bigger pieces of meringue though!

And just to finish the children helped make the first batch of jam too!


We've made a further two batches in the last week and there is still more to be made - so it's a shame I've run out of jam jars.

At least there was no green pond slime this time!

14 comments:

dottycookie said...

All looks gorgeous and very industrious! Our strawberries have finished now - I must plant a later cropping variety next year to complement them!

wonderwoman said...

eton mess is one of my absolute favs! pics are great - food looks scrummy!xxx

Jan said...

What a wonderful entry ,how nice to see children involved this way ,not only preparing delicious food, but presenting it so nicely What time is dinner tonight ? ,..love Jan xx

French Knots said...

Mmm looks very tasty, could you send them round here as I have lost my cooking mojo!?!

Sarahs House said...

Looks lovely, my DD is looking for some new book inspiration so I am sending her over to the Little Lockets book review blog ;-)... I was telling her about it in Waterstones at the weekend.
S x

Cass said...

Yum everything looks great

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Dear -- now I'm very hungry. It all looks wonderful. And how fun to see your little angels cooking!

Gina said...

Now that all looks much nicer than the green slime drink! Save me one of those bruschettas will you?

Lina said...

Yum. All looking very delicious indeed...I could live off bruschetta!

periwinkle said...

the little lockets can come and cook for me anytime - looks delicious

silverpebble said...

Good grief - it looks delicious! I WANT that pasta vegetable wotsit. I oculd gobble it up right now! What clever Lockets they are.

ladydi said...

Three children who like to cook - a dream come true! It all looks delicious. What time shall I stop by?

melanie said...

Oh wow, would delicously scrumptious food! :) xxx

Moogsmum said...

Oh my word, I want your allotment if it gives you all those strawberries and beautiful flowers too!
Those Little Lockets are very talented chefs and I'm most impressed with Dot's culinary skills.

xx