One of the greatest things kids can learn is a love of food and how to cook somethingthey can be proud of. You’ll quickly find that kids love helping to preparemeals, as it gives them a sense of confidence and autonomy. Ask what they’dlike to make and watch them light up as they bring the various componentstogether. Here are some easy serving suggestions to get them started.
Cherrytomato and herb puff pastry tarts
Roasthalved cherry tomatoes in the oven until charred and soft. Scatter them overrectangles of puff pastry, along with crumbled feta and rosemary. Brush thepastry edges with egg wash. Bake for 10-12 minutes until pastry is puffed andgolden.
Combinecut strawberries, mango, kiwi fruit, pineapple, blueberries and whole grapes ina bowl. Squeeze over the juice of half a lime and drizzle over a little honey.Stir to combine the flavours. Serve.
Smoky,cheesy corn cobs
Combineparmesan, sweet paprika and salt into softened butter. Rub the mixture over thecorn and place over the barbecue until bright yellow, charred and tender.
Roastpumpkin and feta penne
Roastcut pumpkin and halved roma tomatoes on a tray, drizzled with olive oil, for anhour or until tender. Transfer the pumpkin, tomato and crumbled feta into ablender and blitz. Combine the pumpkin sauce with cooked penne. Top withparmesan to serve.
Placepeas, finely chopped onion, garlic and mint in a blender and pulse untilchunky. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Drizzle with olive oil toserve. Serve with tortilla chips.