Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Strawberry + Pear Crumble | Kids in the Kitchen

For Hug's homeschool day this week we cooked individual Strawberry and Pear Crumbles!

I prepared all of the ingredients and equipment on 2 trays before gathering the boys. I figure that they already know where to find everything in our kitchen and this helped them to stay focused (as opposed to running off while Mama worked out what was needed ;). This tray has some of our yummy organic frozen strawberries + chopped butter + vanilla + an assortment of crumble ingredients.

Here we have the pears, some tea-towels to be made into 'aprons' & amongst other things our cool apple slicer.

After we all washed our hands (note to self - I must revisit hand-washing exercises! I saw this blog post about illustrating the germs that need to be washed of by using cinnamon & I'll be doing it this week :) Hug insisted on peeling his pears. Actually, I was surprised as he's been frustrated by this task in the past. He did about half of a pear which is a big improvement. I must remember to get him peeling some carrots when I'm cooking one night. I'll buy some extra peelers I think so that we can do it together.

Lovely wanted to get in the action too & did amazingly well for his first go. He mostly struggled with keeping the pear under control! It kept escaping from him.

Using the apple slicer. I love this baby.


Hug checking up on Lovely & his work. Sweet ;)

Using tongs to add the strawberries.

Measuring out scoops of crumble ingredients. We used a mix of organic oats, kamut flour, rapadura sugar, LSA, walnuts and cinnamon.

Mixing in the butter by hand. The boys were both surprised that I told them to get their hands in there! Actually, Lovely didn't like it and changed back to the spoon. What funny creatures.

Layer the crumble topping on & bake. Yum! Practical Life par excellence :)

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  1. That was great! I especially loved the chubby little baby hands in the picture of cutting pears. :)

  2. That's a great idea. Getting the ingredients all out before hand. They seem like such good helper and very independent.

  3. Can we join you on your homeschool day?! Such a great activity for kids...

  4. Hi there! I have just found out that I don't have your blog on my blogroll. Shame me! Do you mind I add you to my list? Thank you, Miri

  5. Oh- thanks for finding me so I could find you! What a happy family! I think we're going to homeschool too.


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