Congratulations to Kristine "Loved the craft book sister to this one - would love to get my hands on this one! Thanks for the chance - and by the way I think your blog is awesome!"
Please email me at [email protected] to claim your prize.
The world of blogging is truly a unique place to be. I started doing this six months ago as a way to document the recipes I was making for and with my family. I was also planning cooking classes for young children and wanted to use this space as a way to share information about them. Several-hundred-readers-a-day and one hundred and thirty shared recipes later, I'm so happy that I have embarked on this journey.
Aside from having a place to document what I love doing, one of the most rewarding aspects of this thing I do is making contact with people all over the world who share the same love for food and children that I do. To those who have emailed and commented, thank you, for I'm so happy to have others to share this experience with. One person in particular though has become an inspiration and we have shared emails and comments on each other's blogs. She offers plenty of encouragement and kind words, and just happens to be an author....an author of a cook book written specifically for children. How lucky for me to have come into contact with her.
This lovely lady, Rae Grant, was kind enough to send me a copy of her cookbook, Cooking Fun for KIds, and my children and I have read, re-read and enjoyed it immensely. I was incredibly attracted to the vintage look and feel of the book. Colourfully illustrated in a retro style, reminiscent of an old-fashioned children's book, I was hooked from first sight. You will be too, once you turn the front cover. Filled with tips on kitchen safety, kitchen equipment and "green" cooking, you and your children will have learned plenty even before you start at the stove.
The recipes inside are a collection of something from a grandmother's kitchen and contain comforting foods like beverages, cakes, cookies, quick breads, simple suppers and much more. Recommend for use with an adult's help, this book will provide you and your kiddies with plenty of memory-making fun while conjuring up yummy, yummy foods (that's the Hot Milk Sponge Cake featured above). There is also fun ideas like how to customize scrambled eggs and spaces for young children to begin keeping track of their own recipes. I'm particularly fond of the spiral bound pages, inside the hard cover, that allow you to lie the book flat while cooking from it. I find this very functional for cooking with children, as there is nothing worse than trying to keep your pages at the exact recipe you need, while you're cooking.
So, aside from letting you all in on the secret of this gem of a book, I also have one copy to give away to a lucky winner. To enter, please leave a comment in this space and I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning. To receive additional entries link to this post via your facebook or twitter account and leave a separate comment letting me know that you've done so. Good luck to all of you. Oh, and with the holiday season fast approaching, this would make the perfect gift for any little children or cooks on your list. Enjoy.....
For more information on Rae and Cooking Fun for Kids please visit here.