By Agnes Jekyll
Even if extolling the advantages of a contented breakfast tray, conjuring up a wintry weather picnic of figs and mulled wine, sharing scrumptious Tuscan recipes, or suggesting a last-minute pre-theatre dinner, the gleaming writings of the society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe foodstuff for each conceivable social gathering and temper.
Originally released in The Times within the early Twenties, those divinely witty and brilliantly saw items are nonetheless enjoyed this day for his or her heat and pleasant suggestion and, with their emphasis on clean, easy, trendy dishes, have been years prior to their time.
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You might wish to consult your GP or health visitor first – the NHS might test for allergies but they will not test for intolerances. indd 27 17/02/2010 21:06 5-a-day For Kids Made Easy Name: Age: Most hated fruit or veg: Why? Most loved fruit or veg: Why? What’s your favourite 5-a-day For Kids Made Easy meal and why? indd 28 17/02/2010 21:06 3 Let them eat veg! If you find that your child always leaves their vegetables on their plate, but demolishes everything else, this chapter will help. Here, we give you tried and tested advice and tips to get veg into your kids, in a variety of creative ways.
Going to pick fruit at the local farm can be made into an afternoon out that keeps the children occupied and doesn’t cost much. Making cakes at home with the children, even if only for the summer fête or Christmas draw, can be satisfying and rewarding (for the children, if not for you), and growing one pot of herbs or a few tomatoes each year still gives children the experience of growing their own food, without wearing you out too much. Some tasks, such as making jam or freezing fresh vegetables, have a long-lasting benefit that can give you a feeling of satisfaction even weeks or months later.
Bananas can be mashed and used as sandwich filling, chopped in a fruit salad or blended into cake mix before baking. Banana split is a fun dessert that most children love. Grapes: small, sweet and seedless, they are lovely in a fruit salad or on their own. Kiwi fruit: packed with vitamin C, make sure they are well ripened and add to yogurt and fruit salad or blend into smoothies. ). Make sure they are well ripened but not overripe, cut out the stone and serve in slices, chopped in yogurt or added to fruit salad.
A Little Dinner Before the Play (Penguin Great Food) by Agnes Jekyll