Well, we had chosen a recipe which fitted all of our criteria - except mine.
I hated broccoli with a vengeance. I knew it as the devil's vegetable. If there was a fifth horseman of the apocalypse it would be called BROCCOLI! I think you get the idea. Then I was introduced to this recipe, and I've got to admit it is tasty. The broccoli is broken into very small pieces, is only cooked for 1 minute and the taste is very fresh rather than sweaty and mushy
So, we had a run through of the recipe at Squarefood HQ, with Barny and Boram as our pupils. All worked brilliantly and we got through the session in a comfortable 18 mins.
I wasn't as confident with the recipe as others so I ran through it at home with my sons Luke and Sam (see #kidsandfood) and then organised to try the recipe with Sam's class at Brentry Primary (Year 4).
What did I learn from cooking the recipe at Brentry? -
* It took about 30 mins (not the hoped for 20 mins)
* Although the kids had little cooking experience, they coped amazingly and were very open to new experiences, flavours and techniques. Introducing the knife skills went quickly and well, with NO ACCIDENTS!
* Even with racing through the sessions a fair amount, I still had lots of opportunities to chat about food at home, where food comes from and other food topics with them.
Keep watching this space to find out how the Square food project goes.