Alan can also be found at Roberts Roost writing about his families adventures on their micro-eco-farm.
October 20, 2009 by Alan from Roberts Roost
Our kids cook a lot. We started out having them help us with what ever we were making. They learned to mix, measure, crack eggs, identify ingredients, etc. Gradually we did less and they did more. Now JJ, who is 11, can make many things from scratch without any help from me at all (except getting a few things off high shelves she can’t easily reach.) Lot’s of people think cooking is too hard or too dangerous for kids. It’s not. It does take some training (which is good, fun time spent together) and it takes a certain amount of willingness to accept messes (kids can’t cook without covering everything in flour and goo) and occasionally odd results.