“One of the best ways to ensure that children develop healthy eating habits is to instil a love of cooking” says food writer Hattie Ellis in The Independent on Sunday and she then goes on to recommend a number of cookery schools for children.
I don’t have that problem in my house – I have found that if you prove to be a rubbish cook yourself, your children learn a new skill pretty quickly.
It’s my 12 year old who is the best chef in da house. He loves cooking. Always has. Unfortunately for him the temptation is to cook huge enormous cakes for us all to eat for spurious reasons like “Happy Cake Day” and “Happy Found Two Socks The Same” day….so I have to limit cake cooking skills to birthdays, weddings and Christmas.
That said, it’s getting a good balance and he is constantly finding healthy savoury meals to cook us all when the mood takes him. The other day we were given some samples via a friend of friend to try out. A new baking mix range for children to encourage them to get active in the kitchen. You can make delicious energy bars, chocolate brownies, muffins and cookies with your children all made in the UK with 100% natural ingredients.
They were a really good idea and completely delicious – not found very easily yet but I’m sure they will be soon. I’ve added the list of stockists at the bottom but you could order from their website and trust me you won’t be disappointed www.cookiecrumbles.co.uk. A pack of 4 mixes on the website costs £17.50
Stockists so far:-
RRP for all mixes is £4.95 except for the muffins £5.50
Look out for Cookie Crumbles in Whole Foods, High Street Kensington soon.
Partridges of Kensington 17-19 Gloucester Road London, SW7 4PL
Grove Park Deli
22 Fauconberg Rd
Chiswick W4 3JY
364 Upper Richmond Road West
East Sheen SW14 7JU
13 Clifton Rd Maida Vale London W9 1SZ
113 – 115 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ
2-4 Eton Street Richmond, TW9 1EE 020 8332 3030
Eddie Catz Putney
68-70 Putney high St London SW15 1SF
Primrose House Home farm shop
North dean High Wycombe Bucks HP14 4NQ