Monday, 13 June 2011

Fruit faces at Thirsk Children's centre

On Saturday I took part in Thirsk Children's Centre Family Fun Day. I set up a table where children could make Fruit Faces and try different types of fruit and vegetables in a fun way. We also made some guacamole with avocado and tried that too. 

This format can be used where there is an event with no access to cooking facilities and gets across the healthy eating message in a fun way.  

Here are some of the fruit faces created by chilkdren at the event.

WW2 cookery workshop at Yorkshire Air Museum

Last week I took part in the Flightpath event that NYBEP organises for primary schools in the York area. I ran a WW2 cookery workshop where we looked at rationing and tasted some WW2 recipes - Woolton Pie and Eggless Cake. We time travelled back to my 1942 kitchen and I stayed in character for the whole workshop showing amazement that they had bananas in their lunchboxes.

If any school would like a similar cookery workshop linked to WW2 or any other historic period, please contact me.